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Updated: 05/24/2022 - 02:10 pm
DATE/TIME:  October 20, 2020 @ 8:25 PM     LOCATION:  5000 block N 32nd St VICTIMS: #1/48-year-old black male; #2/42-year-old black female; #3/56-year-old black female (deceased)  Details:  Tampa Police were dispatched to the report of ‘shots…
Updated: 05/24/2022 - 01:48 pm
TAMPA POLICE, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AND FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL WORK COORDINATED SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS DATE/TIME: July 30 starting at 6:52 PM 31-year-old male arrested after being involved in multiple shootings in the city, county…
Updated: 05/19/2022 - 08:14 pm
MEDIA ADVISORY: Barricaded subject in custody Location: 6300 block of S. Westshore Blvd. Date/Time: Thursday May 19 2022, 12:09 p.m. Preliminary details: Just before 6 a.m. Thursday morning, two women dialed 911 and said they had barricaded…
Updated: 05/11/2022 - 01:49 pm
City of Tampa Shines Blue for National Police Week When: May 11-May 16
Time: Sunset
Where: Old City Hall, Tampa Riverwalk & Downtown Bridges The City of Tampa, including Old City…
Updated: 04/12/2022 - 12:38 pm
The Tampa Police Department is one of several law enforcement agencies in the Tampa Bay Area joining a statewide campaign to keep pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists safe. The goal is to reduce the number of serious injury and fatality traffic…
Updated: 04/12/2022 - 12:27 pm
Between December 16 and 18, three armed robberies have taken place at local smoke shops; two in the city limits and one in Temple Terrace. All of the robberies appear to have been committed by the same armed suspect. During the robberies, the…
Updated: 04/12/2022 - 12:25 pm
SYNOPSIS: Jarda Bradford altered evidence in a Tampa Police Department investigation. After altering the evidence, she submitted official documents as evidence. As a result, a felony warrant was issued for her arrest. “You hear a lot about officers…
Updated: 04/01/2022 - 10:45 am
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UPDATE SUBJECT CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRESTED: Isaac Denmark (black male) 1/23/1964 VICTIMS: Officer 1: 28-year-old white male (4 years @ TPD); Officer 2: 38-year-old white…
Updated: 04/01/2022 - 10:40 am
On 1/27/2007 an unknown male (later determined to be Jared Vaughn, white male, 2/23/1977) offered to assist the victim in getting home, where she was then sexually battered. DNA collected at the time of the sexual battery did not match a known…
Updated: 03/17/2022 - 08:51 am
The Tampa Police Department has launched the SafeTampa app to allow residents and visitors alike to quickly Say Something if they See Something. The app is free to download from the Google Play and Apple stores. It was created in…
Updated: 03/11/2022 - 09:15 pm
TAMPA, FL (Friday, March 11th, 2022) - Xavier Marshall was charged in the shooting death of a man at Riviera Apartments at the 8400 block of Rio Bravo Ct. On 01/03/22 at 2:18 p.m. The victim was driving his vehicle near the entrance of the Riviera…
Updated: 03/11/2022 - 08:45 pm
TAMPA, FL (Friday, March 11th, 2022) - Damien Marshall was charged with murders of Linda Harris and "Jenny" on Thursday. On 9/27/21, Linda Harris was found deceased in an abandoned home that was set for demolition at the 1800 block of E. Sligh…
Updated: 02/25/2022 - 06:32 pm
TAMPA, FL (Friday, February 25th, 2022) On February 7, 2022 around 3:30am, TPD responded to the 8700 block of N. 30th St., where they found a 31-year old man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  The investigation into the homicide uncovered…
Updated: 02/16/2022 - 04:52 pm
TAMPA, FL (Wednesday, February 15th, 2022) The Tampa Police Department will participate in this year’s Leadership Academy hosted by the Hillsborough Co. Sheriff’s Office. Leadership Academy is geared towards high school Juniors, advancing to the…
Updated: 02/08/2022 - 11:28 am
Mary O’Connor served the Tampa Police Department for 22 years, rising to the rank of assistant chief before retiring in 2016.
Since then, Mary has spent time extensively traveling the country, teaching and providing subject matter expertise…
Updated: 01/31/2022 - 02:07 pm
TAMPA, FL (January 31st, 2022) - The fingerprinting lab will be closed Friday, February 4th 2022, to make upgrades to the system. Services will resume Monday. Please visit https://www.tampa.gov/police/services/fingerprinting for details and hours of…
Updated: 01/28/2022 - 11:39 am
The Tampa Police Department is encouraging boaters to watch the invasion from land. "The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory for Tampa Bay in effect from 10 PM Friday evening through 7 PM Saturday evening.  Conditions will be…
Updated: 01/28/2022 - 11:35 am
Arrested: Jeannel Louiral D.O.B. 04/25/1997 5044 Millenia Blvd #204 Orlando, Florida Preliminary details: On 01/24/22, the complainant reported a female juvenile (14 y/o) as a runaway after she left home with two other runaway females (14 y/o…
Updated: 01/28/2022 - 11:11 am
One of the victims in the shooting near the 5700 block of Steven Ct. has been identified as Caleb Jefferson.  TPD protects the identities of all victims, but Jefferson's family gave permission to release his name. There are currently no additional…
Updated: 01/28/2022 - 09:54 am
On 1/24/2022 at 0112 hours, the Tampa Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance at Club Eden, 912 North Franklin Street, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL.  Upon arrival, it was determined that two subjects had been shot on the sidewalk outside…
Updated: 01/21/2022 - 03:56 pm
TAMPA, FL (Friday, January 21st) - The Tampa Police Department has created a Kids Safety Card which would help law enforcement contact parents in a timely manner, should their child get lost. This is an additional safety measure which helps to…
Updated: 01/12/2022 - 12:56 pm
TAMPA, FL (Wednesday, December 29th, 2021) - On December 28th, 2021 Officers responded to Takomah Trail Park where they located an individual with no pulse.  Through investigative means, homicide detectives learned that a group of individuals (…
Updated: 01/06/2022 - 04:18 pm
TAMPA, FL (Thursday, January 6th, 2022) - On 12-31-2021 at approximately 4:54 p.m., the suspect, Charles Spigner (D.O.B. 02/08/1992), was witnessed driving a white sedan within the 8200 block of 17th St N. The suspect pointed a firearm outside of…
Updated: 01/04/2022 - 01:49 pm
TAMPA, FL (Tuesday January 4th, 2022) - On 01/03/2022 at 2:18 p.m., the victim was driving his vehicle near the entrance of the Riviera Apartments (Rio Bravo / Riverhills Dr), when a witness stated that a subject from another vehicle exchanged…
Updated: 01/04/2022 - 01:42 pm
TAMPA, FL (Tuesday, January 4th, 2022) On Sunday 01/02/2022, a female victim accepted a ride from a male acquaintance/suspect who then took her to the listed residence without her permission. A male victim was called to the residence at some point…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 10:01 pm
TAMPA, FL (December 27th, 2021) - Corporal John Simpkins has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest from a domestic related incident that occurred while off duty on 12/23/21. Cor. Simpkins has been charged with Battery. He has been…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:57 pm
TAMPA, FL (December 13th, 2021) - On December 10th, 2021 at 12:55 p.m., two Plant High School students, the driver (17 year old male) and passenger (15 year old female) were on a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Bay to Bay Blvd. The driver of a Kia…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:45 pm
TAMPA, FL (December 22nd, 2021) - With the help of the US Marshall Service, Vakarvery Scott (D.O.B. 08/31/2001) was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault w/ a Firearm & Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.   A second man…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (Wednesday, December 1st, 2021) - The Tampa Police Department is enhancing its crime prevention efforts with a new, multi-faceted partnership to improve crime prevention education and strategies for neighborhoods, businesses, apartments…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:32 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 29th, 2021) - R.I.C.H (Resources in Community Hope) House students recently concluded a four week garden project at the Sulphur Springs R.I.C.H House location. This project was created to give the kids the opportunity to gain…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:19 pm
TAMPA, FL (December 3rd, 2021) - Detectives arrested and charged Ja'Marion Strange (DOB 07/26/2005) with 1st Degree Murder, after an ongoing dispute ended in gunfire near the intersection of 22nd St. and 26th Ave. On November 23, 2021 officers…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 09:09 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 24th, 2021) - Detectives arrested and charged Robert Kessler in the homicide investigation of Stephanie Crone-Overholts. On November 11th, a fisherman discovered a human leg in McKay Bay while fishing near the 22nd St. Causeway…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 08:55 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 15th, 2021) - At 10:11 a.m., a small aircraft went down in the water, 500 yards southwest of Peter O' Knight airport on Davis Island. The complained of engine trouble before landing in the water. Both the pilot and passenger were…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 08:45 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 13th, 2021) - The Tampa Police Department joined Rise Up For Peace to celebrate their one year anniversary at MacFarlane Park on November 13th. Over the past year, officers have walked with Rise Up For Peace members to advocate…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 08:29 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 8th, 2021) - TPD detectives are looking for help with tips in the homicide investigation of a 25-year-old transient woman known as "Jenny" in the Sulphur Springs area.  Officers found her dead outside of a home in the 8500 block…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 04:25 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 4th, 2021) - On 11/04/21 at 7:35 a.m., Philip Henkin was traveling NB on Lizards Tail Rd. at a high rate of speed when he failed to observe a bicyclist traveling SB. The driver hit the bicyclist head on then crashed into a tree.…
Updated: 12/27/2021 - 03:19 pm
TAMPA, FL (November 4th, 2021) - On 09/04/21 at 10:23 a.m., a plane with engine trouble landed on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. near I-75. The Tampa Police Department monitored traffic while units tended to the pilot. There were no reports of any injuries.…
Updated: 12/21/2021 - 01:47 pm
TAMPA, FL (September 27th, 2021) - On 9/27/21, Linda Harris was found deceased in an abandoned home that was set for demolition. Construction workers were conducting a walk-through of the home on E. Sligh Avenue, when they discovered Harris. She…
Updated: 12/21/2021 - 12:16 pm
TAMPA, FL (October 22nd, 2021) - On October 15th at 1:27 a.m., Tampa Police responded to the 3600 block of N. 22nd St. in reference to a report of a shooting. Once officers arrived, they located a 15-year-old female victim with an apparent gunshot…
Updated: 12/21/2021 - 12:02 pm
TAMPA, FL (October 18th, 2021) - On October 9th, 2021 at 2:49 a.m., Anthony Carnegie III (D.O.B. 11/04/2004), was walking with two other unknown individuals in Ybor City through the parking lot at the Northwest corner of Angel Olivia St and 7th Av E…
Updated: 12/21/2021 - 10:16 am
TAMPA, FL (October 15th, 2021) - The Tampa Police Department is proud to announce the launch of D.O.R.S. in Spanish. A year ago, the Tampa Police Department launched the Desk Officer Reporting System that allows citizens to file reports online. The…
Updated: 12/20/2021 - 02:09 pm
TAMPA, FL (October 1, 2021) - On August 29, 2021, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Tampa Police dispatch was notified by an extra duty unit working at Tampa General Hospital that a female had been dropped off with a gunshot wound. There were no 911…
Updated: 12/20/2021 - 11:47 am
Officers participated in Tampa Night Out October 5th through October 7th. Tampa Night Out brings Law Enforcement and the community to promote healthier and stronger bonds in a safe environment. Various vendors, and community partners joined us.
Updated: 12/20/2021 - 11:33 am
On 9/30/21 at 6:46 p.m., three males were involved in an altercation at the 3400 block of E. Osborne Ave. During the altercation, shots were exchanged amongst the men, causing injury to all three. Officers arrived on scene and found all three males…
Updated: 11/16/2021 - 07:37 am
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday January 10, 2021. He is currently self-isolating at home. "Being a cancer survivor, I am very aware of the need to protect myself to avoid any possible complications that could…
Updated: 10/02/2021 - 08:11 am
On September 28th, there was a shooting incident inside of the River Oaks Apartments. The defendant, later identified as 17-year-old Aaron D Campbell, believed the 19-year-old victim was involved in that shooting incident. The victim attempted to…
Updated: 09/30/2021 - 03:02 pm
Tampa Police and Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office announce indictment and arrests in the murder of Suni Bell TAMPA, FL (September 30, 2021) – Today, a Hillsborough County grand jury returned an indictment charging five individuals in connection…
Updated: 09/22/2021 - 10:39 am
The Tampa Police Department had two separate laser incidents this past weekend which affected both Law Enforcement helicopter pilots and commercial aviation pilots. Arrests were made in both cases. On 9-17-2021 at 10:08 p.m., Tampa Police…
Updated: 09/11/2021 - 04:11 pm
 On 09/10/2021 units responded to a report of shots heard in the area of the 2900 block of N. 17th St. Upon arrival they found the victim, an adult male, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where…
Updated: 08/31/2021 - 11:20 am
On 08/30/2021, officers responded to a disturbance near the 2900 block of W Abdella St. Upon arriving to the scene, officers located a 28-year-old male inside of his vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a…