Local Crime Watch: Oct 6

A sampling of police reports from September 27 to October 4 in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.

Source: Pinellas County Crime Viewer, the Gulfport City Manager’s report, the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Heroin Overdose at the Casino

A 46-year-old man who was found unconscious on the floor of a Gulfport Casino bathroom after overdosing on heroin was resuscitated by Gulfport Police, officials said Wednesday, October 5.

Robert Brown, 46, was discovered not breathing around 11 p.m. on Sept. 28, according to Sgt. Thomas Woodman. The responding officer, Scott Hutsko, performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived and determined the man overdosed on heroin. They administered Narcan to reverse the effects of the drug.

“Once Brown could speak, he informed them he snorted heroin,” Woodman said via email. “Rescue stated that they had been out with Brown approximately three hours earlier with chest pains and he refused to be treated.”

No drugs were found and no charges were filed against Brown, who is living with a relative at 5214 27th Ave. S., Woodman said.

Asked whether heroin overdoses are common in Gulfport, Woodman said: “It has occurred but I wouldn’t say often. …The increased use of heroin is a trend all over since the crackdown on prescription pills.”

St. Petersburg Motorcyclist Killed in Gulfport Accident

A 24-year-old St. Petersburg woman died when the motorcycle she was driving and a sports utility vehicle collided on 49th Street South and Jersey Avenue in Gulfport last week.

According the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Armaletha M. Wesley was operating her 2015 Leike motorcycle southbound in the median on 49th Street South at 8:30 a.m. September 30 when 51-year-old Ronald Hillman of Gulfport “made a northbound turn onto 49th Street pulling out in front of the motorcyclist.” Wesley, a resident of 3925 Mohr Ave. N., was not wearing a helmet and died while en route to the hospital, according to investigators. Hillman, 51, who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was not injured.

Investigators said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. The investigation into the cause of the accident continues.




10/1, 11 p.m., 5400 block of 14th Ave. S.

Battery – aggravated

9/30, 5:15 p.m., 5600 block of Shore Blvd. S.

Burglary – business

9/29, 6 p.m., 900 block of 49th St. S.

Burglary – vehicle

10/2, 3:45 p.m., 900 block of 49th St. S.

 10/3, 7:30 p.m., 1000 block of 49th St. S.

Missing person

10/1, unknown time, 1400 block of 59th St. S.

Robbery – unarmed

9/27, 7:40 a.m., 1400 block of 59th St. S.


9/28, 6:20 p.m., 4900 block of 17th Ave. S.

9/29, 10:35 a.m., 4900 block of 17th Ave. S.

9/30, 7:11 p.m., 5000 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

Theft – petit

9/27, 9:30 p.m., 900 block of 58th St. S.

9/28, 12 p.m., 900 block of 58th St. S.

9/29, 3:30 p.m., 1900 block of 52nd St. S.


9/29, 10:42 a.m., 5700 block of Gulfport Blvd.


9/28, 12:30 p.m., 900 block of 58th St. S.

St. Pete Beach


10/2, 7:02 p.m., Corey Ave. and Sunset Way


10/1, 4:19 p.m., 300 block of 75th Ave.

10/2, 6:18 p.m., 6200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft – grand

9/28, 12 a.m., 4100 block of Miller Dr.

10/1, 6:20 p.m., 600 block of 73rd Ave.

Theft – petite

9/29, 12:01 p.m., 4600 block of Gulf Blvd.

10/2, 3:17 a.m., 600 block of Boca Ciega Isle Dr.

10/2, 10 p.m., 3700 block of Belle Vista Dr. E.

Traffic accident 

9/30, 12:17 a.m., 6000 block of Gulf Blvd.

Vandalism – criminal mischief

9/29, 3:55 p.m., 5800 block of Bahia Honda Way S.

South Pasadena


10/2, 12 a.m., 6900 block of S. Shore Dr. S.


10/1, 6:48 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

Vandalism – criminal mischief

 9/30, 10:04 a.m., 1500 block of Pasadena Ave. S.


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