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Updated: 10/05/2022 - 11:39 am
The Tampa Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning on the 2200 block of N Oregon Ave, leaving a pregnant mother injured.

At approximately 4:30 AM, a family of five was sleeping in their vehicle…
Updated: 10/04/2022 - 03:38 pm
Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2022) - Just before midnight on August 24th, 2022, officers were dispatched to a ShotSpotter detection at the Shell Gas Station on N. 50th St. where they located a victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, laying on the…
Updated: 10/04/2022 - 02:11 pm
The Tampa Police Department arrested a man caught burglarizing vehicles designated for Hurricane Ian repair work.

At approximately 4:30AM on Tuesday, October 4, officers responded to 701 E. Bird St, a staging area for hurricane relief…
Updated: 10/03/2022 - 09:27 am
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Chief Mary O’Connor & Chief Barbara Tripp
DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2022
TIME: 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Emergency Operations…
Updated: 09/29/2022 - 09:28 am
MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor
DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2022
TIME: 12:30 PM 
LOCATION: Meet outside the City of Tampa EOC (711 E. Henderson…
Updated: 09/28/2022 - 06:13 pm
Be aware of hazards, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and electrocution. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use the generator.  FEMA's Generator Safety information
Updated: 09/24/2022 - 06:53 pm
Mayor Jane Castor will be available to speak about the City of Tampa's efforts to ensure the community is prepared for potential severe weather on Sunday, September 25 at 9:15 AM at the MacFarlane Park Sandbag Distribution Site. In…
Updated: 09/22/2022 - 04:30 pm
Tampa Police have arrested a suspect linked to at least four business burglaries in the city.

Just before 5 AM on September 16, 2022, the front glass door of the Vincent & Tampa Cigar Company, located at 3103 N Howard Ave, was…
Updated: 09/21/2022 - 01:38 pm
The Tampa Police Department issued six warrants, primarily on employees working at bars in Ybor City, following a two-month drug-buy operation dubbed "Operation Last Call." Detectives were made aware of several individuals selling drugs inside…
Updated: 09/19/2022 - 02:32 pm
The Tampa Police Department has arrested a group of teens linked to multiple overnight auto burglaries. Just before 2 AM on Wednesday, September 14, officers responded to the 7500 block of S Kissimmee St after a victim reported seeing multiple…
Updated: 09/17/2022 - 03:14 pm
The investigation continues into an early morning homicide in Tampa. Tampa Police detectives have learned that the individual shot was a current student at the University of Tampa. According to witnesses, the individual was hanging out with friends…
Updated: 09/16/2022 - 10:45 am
In April of 2022, the Tampa Police Department received a cyber tip regarding a person in Tampa who was sharing child pornography via social media.
Through investigative means, Tampa PD officers were led to the home of Anthony Pendleton III,…
Updated: 09/15/2022 - 11:26 am
The Tampa Police Department has arrested a 13-year-old student who lit a classmate's clothing on fire on Wednesday. Tampa Police and Tampa Fire investigators were called to North Tampa Alternative School, located at 8602 N Armenia Ave, at…
Updated: 09/15/2022 - 11:24 am
The Tampa Police Department arrested a 10th grade student at Blake High School on Wednesday afternoon, after he was discovered with a loaded gun on campus. On September 14, 2022, multiple students were reprimanded by school staff for hanging out in…
Updated: 09/12/2022 - 04:08 pm
Tampa Police detectives are working to identify the suspects, seen in this video, who burglarized the Burger King at 2513 N 50th St in the early hours of September 7. One suspect can be seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, gloves, goggles on his…
Updated: 09/10/2022 - 02:00 pm
Tampa Police are investigating an early morning commercial burglary that occurred on Armenia Avenue at Quick Pick Liquors. Video surveillance shows the suspect wearing a black hoodie with a large blue and white graphic on the back, and a white…
Updated: 09/07/2022 - 08:41 pm
The Tampa Police Department arrested a middle school student on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, after locating a gun in his backpack on campus. The school resource officer at Franklin Middle School, located at 3915 E 21st Ave in Tampa, was advised by…
Updated: 09/07/2022 - 07:24 pm
Tampa, FL (Wednesday, September 7, 2022) - An arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Derick P. Bowden on the charges of First Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a firearm. Just before midnight on August 24th, 2022, Tampa Police were…
Updated: 09/07/2022 - 03:36 pm
The Tampa Police Department has arrested three teenage suspects linked to burglaries in Tampa and Temple Terrace. Shortly after 11 PM on September 6, 2022, an auto burglary was reported at 8424 Mission Court. After canvassing the area, officers…
Updated: 09/07/2022 - 02:30 pm
Tampa Police continued to follow up on community concerns of criminal activity taking place in local hotels and motels. As the Tampa Police Department’s Safer Summer Initiatives continue, officers obtained probable cause for search warrants for…
Updated: 09/03/2022 - 09:13 pm
The Tampa Police Department is investigating a shooting that left an infant injured on Saturday.

Shortly after 1 PM on September 3, 2022, officers were called to a home located on the 8300 block of 17th St in Tampa in reference to a 5-…
Updated: 09/03/2022 - 09:10 pm
In anticipation of more motorists and boaters in Tampa for the extended Labor Day weekend, the Tampa Police Department is launching an enforcement operation dubbed "The Heat is On." Holiday celebrations combined with larger crowds often comes with…
Updated: 08/31/2022 - 09:19 pm
A student at Hillsborough High School was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after being discovered with a loaded gun on campus. On August 31, 2022, the school resource officer at Hillsborough High School, located at 5000 Central Avenue in Tampa, was…
Updated: 08/31/2022 - 07:47 pm
The Tampa Police Department has arrested Eric Harris, a Pasco Sheriff's Office deputy, on a charge of felony animal cruelty. On August 21, 2022, Harris was involved in an argument with his then-girlfriend of six months whom he'd recently moved into…
Updated: 08/30/2022 - 01:53 pm
The Tampa Police Department is seeking to hire several civilian employees who will work in embedded positions with law enforcement. Positions are now posted for a victim advocate and behavioral health clinicians. The victim advocate will accompany…
Updated: 08/30/2022 - 12:28 pm
As Tampa Police Detectives continue working to develop leads in an August 27 homicide investigation, they join the victim's family in asking for help from our community. In the early morning hours of August 27, 2022, 45 year-old Willie James…
Updated: 08/23/2022 - 04:16 pm
Arrested:  Brandon J. Baker, black male, 11/23/88 Incident Date/Time:  8/23/2022 at 4:05 AM Incident Type:  Carjacking; Burglary with Battery, Kidnapping; Grand Theft Auto Victim Info:  1/black female, early 40’s’; 2/black female, early 30’s; 3/…
Updated: 08/16/2022 - 03:36 pm
Mayor Jane Castor, alongside the Democratic Mayors Association and Democratic mayors across the country, today highlighted the City of Tampa’s participation in “Mayors Stopping Crime.”  As part of the nationwide effort in which mayors are taking…
Updated: 08/15/2022 - 08:30 am
At 2:43 AM, Tampa Police responded to the area of N 40th St and E. Riverhills Drive for the report of a shooting.  Officers arrived to find a young adult black male with a gunshot wound. An orange Dodge Challenger reportedly fled the scene at a high…
Updated: 08/12/2022 - 04:25 pm
Just after 11:00 PM on 08/11/2022, Tampa Police received a call of a traffic crash on Rowlett Park Dr, just north of Sligh Ave. Officers arrived to find an unresponsive black female lying in the roadway. The victim was transported to the hospital…
Updated: 08/12/2022 - 01:36 pm
After completing an extremely thorough investigation, Tampa Police have arrested two subjects in connection with a DUI-related traffic fatality that occurred in the early hours of July 24 and resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male. The two…
Updated: 08/04/2022 - 09:49 pm
Tampa Police began investigating a homicide yesterday morning in the 1800 block of E. 8th Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a report of a deceased male in the park. Upon arrival they found an adult black male victim with upper body trauma. Patrol…
Updated: 08/03/2022 - 04:41 pm
On the morning of July 5, Tampa Police responded to the 3000 block of Elmore Ave for the report of a deceased person. Officers arrived to find the victim, later identified as 61-year-old Richard Martin, located in his truck with upper body trauma.…
Updated: 08/03/2022 - 09:45 am
Tampa Police are conducting a homicide investigation in the 1800 block of E. 8th Avenue, in Centennial Park. Officers were dispatched to the report of a deceased male in the park early Wednesday morning. Officers arrived to find an adult black male…
Updated: 07/28/2022 - 09:12 pm
Tampa police have been investigating the homicide of 14-year-old Nilexia Alexander, which occurred on May 6, 2022.  After diligent investigation by Tampa Police Detectives, an arrest warrant was obtained for Robert Quincey Creed, Jr. (DOB 10-8-1976…
Updated: 07/25/2022 - 09:02 am
Tampa Police responded to a report of a suspicious SUV with red and blue lights acting like a police officer in the area of New Tampa Blvd and Bruce B Downs Blvd on Saturday morning. Officers had previously been alerted by the Florida Highway Patrol…
Updated: 07/25/2022 - 08:56 am
The family of Antonio Richardson has authorized the release of his information in the hopes that someone in the community will provide tips to investigators that will lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for his…
Updated: 07/23/2022 - 06:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (Saturday, July 23, 2022) - On July 22 2022, at 4:42 A.M., units were dispatched to the 8109 N. 17th Street in reference to the caller advising he and his roommate got into a physical altercation and the roommate had been shot.
Updated: 07/20/2022 - 05:29 pm
On Wednesday, Stanley Clerveaux, 25, was arrested by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on the charge of Solicitation of Prostitution. “To say this is disappointing is an understatement”, said Chief O’Connor. “We saw potential when we selected…
Updated: 07/19/2022 - 10:12 am
Tampa Police are asking the community to notify us if they see 22-year-old Hiro Verdecia. Hiro is a Hispanic male, 5’9” and approximately 135 pounds. Hiro was last seen on July 12, 2022, at his home in the 4400 block of W. Iowa Avenue, where he…
Updated: 07/18/2022 - 06:18 pm
Gavin Alexander Wolden, DOB 5-4-97, 26327 Green Willow Run, Wesley Chapel Benjamin Aakeem Smiley, DOB 7-21-98, 32720 Tyndall Rd, Zephyrhills Israel Montanez, DOB 5-18-99, 13613 N 21st St #202, Tampa On 9/10/2021, officers responded to a…
Updated: 07/18/2022 - 10:52 am
On July 15, 2022 at 11:55 p.m., the victims were attempting to park at the intersection of 19th Street and 8th Avenue. During this time, the defendant, Orson Reuben Charles (D.O.B. 01/27/1991), was also trying to enter the same parking space from a…
Updated: 07/16/2022 - 07:25 pm
Tampa Police Homicide Detectives, after developing leads, interviewing witnesses, and collecting evidence, were able to arrest and charge 22-year-old black male, Kristopher J Chandler (11/24/1999), in relation to the homicide that was reported early…
Updated: 07/15/2022 - 01:55 pm
Tampa Police responded to the report of a “male down” near a neighborhood lake dock in the 8000 block Hampton Lake Dr early Thursday morning. Tampa Police and Tampa Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased…
Updated: 07/11/2022 - 12:24 pm
On Sunday night, at 7:46 PM, the victim was riding a blue Huffy bicycle eastbound across 50th St at East 23rd Ave. A 4-door black sedan was driving northbound on N. 50th St in the outside lane. The car struck the bicyclist, and the driver fled the…
Updated: 07/10/2022 - 08:54 pm
Tampa Police are currently conducting a fatal Hit & Run investigation on N. 50th St. between Melburne Blvd and E 26th Ave. Tampa Police were dispatched to N. 50th St and E. 23rd Ave for the report of an adult black male who was struck by a…
Updated: 07/08/2022 - 12:57 pm
Just before 3:00 AM on July 8, 2022, the Tampa Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a male who had been shot in the area of 401 S. Howard Ave. Officers arrived on scene, located a 22-year-old black male victim with multiple gunshot wounds, and…
Updated: 07/07/2022 - 10:34 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (Thursday, July 7, 2022 ) - Ronny Walker was arrested and charged with Premeditated First Degree Murder on Thursday afternoon, in connection with the murder of Nilexia B. Alexander. On May 6, 2022 at 3:58 a.m., Tampa Police discovered a…
Updated: 07/04/2022 - 06:06 pm
VIDEO LINK Tampa Police Detectives are working to identify the suspect seen in this video. On two different occasions on 6/5/22, he approached two different females in the Villa Sonoma Condos (4221 W. Spruce St). He grabbed one female by the wrist…
Updated: 07/01/2022 - 05:17 pm
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In 1965, while responding to a burglary call, Officer William Krikava of the Tampa Police Department was tragically killed in the line of duty. After being granted a change of venue, one of the defendants was tried in Duval…