Once rescued from the water, the woman broke away from first responders, pulled a knife from under her shirt, and held it at her neck.
The three-plus-hour Gulfport City Council meeting on April 5 had a lot of information – and a lot of public comment and discourse. Here are some of the things people said and did at the City Council meeting.
After two unsuccessful attempts to buy new patrol cars, the Gulfport Police Department will try a third time to buy a third type of vehicle.
But Vice Mayor April Thanos (Ward I) asked if the city could explore finding hybrid vehicles. Thanos often advocates for the city buying electric or hybrid vehicles.
A man jumped the fence at Gulfport Elementary School, but police aren’t sure if the man entered the school.
A Gulfport woman hired a contractor to do some remodeling. She told Gulfport police that the contractor stole between $11,000 and $15,000 from her.
According to police, grocery store employees “reported that they caught a man stealing a large amount of cheese from the store. He jumped into a burgundy Mercedes utility vehicle and fled the scene before officers arrived.”
Depositions of two Gulfport Police officers are scheduled for Feb. 14 and a new pre-trial hearing is set for March 7 for the defendant in the case — Jesse Lee.
There were a dozen bags of dead fish in the van, according to the Gulfport Police Department.
Gulfport police still want to find the driver who hit a scooter on 21st Avenue South last week. The scooter driver has a broken nose and rib.
The alleged crypto theft remains under investigation, according to Gulfport Police Department Sergeant Thomas Woodman.
Gulfport police reported the alleged incident occurred near 7th Avenue South and 53rd Street South and may have stemmed from the two woman “disrespecting each other” via Facebook Live.