Local Crime Watch: Oct 19

A sampling of police reports from October 5 through October 12 in Gulfport, South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach.

Sources: Gulfport Police Department, Media Alert and Pinellas County Crime Viewer


10-5 – Petit theft in the 5600 block of Tangerine Avenue South. A resident locked his bicycle to the outside of his front porch overnight. In the morning, he found that the seat and the headlight were removed and stolen from the bicycle.

10-5 – Burglary to a vehicle in the 4900 block of Jersey Avenue South. A resident reported that someone broke a window in his vehicle parked in front of his house in the early morning hours and stole some items from inside.

10-5 – Grand theft in the 1400 block of 59th Street South. Narcotic medication was reported stolen from the medicine room at the Boca Ciega Nursing Home. There was no forced entry, so employees with keys were considered the suspects but no arrests have been made yet.

10-5 – Burglary to a residence in the 3000 block of Dupont Street South. A resident reported that his bicycle was stolen from his screened-in patio overnight.

10-5 – Burglary to a residence in the 5300 block of 27th Avenue South. A resident reported that someone entered his apartment at Twelve Oaks while he was on vacation and stole his television.

10-6 – DUI in the 2500 block of 49th Street South. Alfred Holcombe was operating a scooter without a tag. He appeared to be intoxicated. After a DUI investigation was conducted, he was arrested. His breath alcohol content was .101/.103.

10-7 – Narcotics at Save-A-Lot. A caller reported that a female in a Jeep Cherokee was shooting up drugs in the parking lot. Officers arrived and found Jennifer Taal slumped over in the driver’s seat with a shoelace around her arm and a needle in her hand. She was also in possession of crack cocaine. She was evaluated by medical rescue and arrested.

10-7 – Burglary in the 1800 block of 56th Street South. A victim reported that sometime in the last four days someone cut a cable lock on his trailer and stole an Echo brand lawn care blower.

10-7 – Vehicle crash in the 1200 block of 58th Street South. Officers responded to an accident that was blocking the southbound lane of the street. The vehicle in the northbound lane attempted to make a left turn into a driveway on the south side of the street. While turning, the driver was struck by a southbound driver. Both vehicles were rendered inoperable and all parties refused medical treatment. The driver attempting to turn was cited for failure to yield to right of way.

10-9 – Burglary to a vehicle in the 4900 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. Officers arrived on scene and met with the caller who stated that her wallet was stolen from her car. The caller stated she went home and looked in her car and realized her wallet was missing. Nothing else in the car was reported missing or stolen. This case is still open at this time.

10-9 – Battery in the 5100 Block of Gulfport Boulevard South. A fight broke out between juveniles on the school bus. A window was broken during the incident but no one else was injured. The bus pulled over into a parking lot until officers arrived. The juveniles were taken off the bus and released to their guardians. Several other juveniles were having panic and anxiety attacks and they were attended to by medical rescue.

10-10 – Supplement report in the 5600 block of 17th Avenue South. Officer Smith closed an auto theft case he had been working on by arresting Jacob Zigmund, a juvenile, for the offense. Zigmund’s DNA was found in a stolen vehicle that was recovered by the Gulfport Police Department. He was unknown to the victim and was never given authorization to have been in the car.

10-10 – Criminal mischief in the 4600 block of Tifton Drive South. A padlock to a gate at the Gulfport Lions Club was found to have been cut off.  However, nothing was stolen from the property and nothing else was tampered with.

10-10 – Fraud in the 4700 block of Baywood Point Drive South. A resident attempted to call Amazon about a purchase by dialing a phone number she found online. The person she spoke to claimed to be an Amazon employee but then scammed the victim out of $1,000 by convincing her to sign up for Bitcoin and provide access to the account.


10/9, 10:33 a.m., 5600 block of 29th Avenue S


10/8, 4:30 p.m., 52nd Street S & Gulfport Boulevard S

Burglary – residence

10/10, 7 p.m., 5700 block of 17th Avenue S

Burglary – vehicle

10/8, 2:30 a.m., 2700 block of Beach Boulevard

10/12, 10:30 p.m., 4600 block of 29th Avenue S

Theft – grand

10/8, noon, 5100 block of 14th Avenue S

10/10, 4:14 p.m., 4700 block of Baywood Point Drive S

10/12, 11:30 a.m., 4700 block of Baywood Point Drive S

10/12, unknown time, 1400 block of 59th Street S

Theft – petit

10/8, 5:10 p.m., 4900 block of Gulfport Boulevard S


South Pasadena

Burglary – vehicle

10/8, 7:56 a.m., 7000 block of Sunset Drive S

Theft – grand

10/12, 3 p.m., 1800 block of Shore Drive S


St. Pete Beach


10/8, 4:32 p.m., 600 block of Corey Avenue

10/9, 9:11 p.m., 6800 block of Sunset Way

10/11, 2:01 a.m., 7600 block of Blind Pass Road

Theft – recreational vehicle

10/9, 4:47 p.m., 6300 block of Gulf Boulevard

Theft – shoplifting

10/8, 3:10 p.m., 300 block of 75th Avenue

Theft – vehicle

10/10, 9:37 a.m., 5000 block of Gulf Boulevard

Vandalism – criminal mischief

10/10, 9 p.m., 7200 block of Bay Street

10/12, 11:30 a.m., 1500 block of Pass-a-Grille Way

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