Police in Gulfport and St. Petersburg are seeing a rise in TikTok-inspired car thefts and break-ins. The TikTok challenge responsible for attempted car thefts doesn’t always work – and it leaves the cars damaged.
The Gulfport Police Department said the accident occurred near 54th Street South and 26th Avenue South when Bruce Plesser was run over while in the street. Police say they have not charged the driver. Plesser had a 0.234% blood alcohol content roughly four hours after the accident, police told The Gabber.
Gulfport Police say the man followed the teenager into a women’s restroom on Gulfport Beach.
Gulfport police investigated a break-in and theft at a Gulfport church. Burglars stole money from the collection box and vandalized some parts of the church.
When activists talk about “Defund the Police”, is this what they mean? The St. Petersburg Police Department has a new program that allows social workers, not sworn officers, to help with calls of a nonviolent nature. Nothing like it exists anywhere else, and the program’s getting national attention.
The Gulfport Police Department said the May 21 altercation took place at Williams Pier “after an unleashed dog ran after and bit at a male riding a one-wheel cycle.” The dog’s owner and his acquaintances took the scooter from the 81-year-old man, who kicked the dog, and threw it into Boca Ciega Bay.
Within an hour, St. Petersburg first responders answered calls for a shooting and fire. The incidents took place mere blocks apart Sunday afternoon.
“He followed them and continued to expose himself even as she was on the phone with police,” Clearwater Police said in a statement.
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.
Scam artists — which can be tied to criminal gangs and international syndicates — frequently target seniors pretending to be grandchildren, long-lost friends or their attorneys seeking financial help.
Gulfport police arrested a Pinellas Park man on Thursday, April 28, for allegedly masturbating in front a woman. The man was just released from prison after serving six of his seven-year prison sentence for two other sex crimes.
St. Petersburg police believe they’ve found the man who shot two men on the street earlier this month. The suspect is currently in jail in Hillsborough County for several unrelated charges.