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To our Tampa community, The Tampa Police Department is deeply concerned about gun violence, especially when young members of our community are involved. Although there was an overall decrease in juvenile-related gun crime between 2022 and 2023,…
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Incident Date/Time: Approximately 4:08 p.m. on April 9, 2024 Incident Location: 1900 block of N. Ola Ave On April 9, 2024, at approximately 4:08 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of N. Ola Avenue…
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Incident Date/Time: March 27, 2024 at approximately 2:40 p.m.
Incident Location: Westshore Plaza (250 Westshore Plaza) Tampa police detectives made quick arrests following a shooting in the parking garage of Westshore Plaza that left one…
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TAMPA, Fla.- The Tampa Police Department arrested a 21-year-old male in connection to a shooting at a parking garage along the 1500 block of East 5th Avenue. Around 2:50 am, officers on patrol nearby in Ybor heard shots being fired from a parking…
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VIDEO LINK On March 16th, 2024, just after 4:00 pm, Tampa Police Officers were dispatched to a call of smoke coming from a home located at 3006 E. Chipco St. Responding officers were informed that a male resident, later identified as 81-year-old…
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The Tampa Police Department helicopter played a key role in the swift and safe apprehension of two individuals involved in reckless driving and a street intersection takeover. VIDEO LINK In the early morning hours of March 16, 2024, Tampa Police…
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TAMPA, Fla.- March 15 is known as “National Shoe the World Day”, a day that sheds light on the importance of footwear and the need for quality footwear for millions of people worldwide who can’t afford or don’t have access to it. This year, the…
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Today, the Tampa Police Department has published its 2023 Annual Report.  The Annual Report highlights the department’s efforts in crime reduction, community engagement, quality assurance, and wellness. To view or download the 2023 Tampa Police…
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  Road closures begin at 1pm on 3/16, and will remain closed until after the parade. It's going to be shamrockin' busy in downtown Tampa this weekend due to the St. Patrick's Day parade, spring break and a number of other events.  The City of…
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TAMPA, Fla.- The Tampa Police Department is pleased to announce its 2024 TPD Community and Resources Enhancing Success (C.A.R.E.S.) grant program. The purpose of this grant funding program is to assist community partners who are engaged in projects…
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Tampa Police detectives are seeking assistance in identifying the subject in this linked video: https://youtu.be/q2R-qxou9OI It is believed that the individual in the video is the suspect in a homicide that occurred on Monday, March 4, 2024, in…
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Incident Date/Time: February 29, 2024 at 8:39 a.m.
Incident Location: Chamberlain High School (9401 N Blvd) Suspects
Name: Jordan Ford (B/M)- non-student
DOB: 09/06/05
Charges (4 total): One Felony Count of…
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As students with Hillsborough County Public Schools head into Spring Break the week of March 11-15, Tampa Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Tampa Police Department, is kicking off the start of extended hours for the Stay & Play…
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Incident Date/Time: February 25, 2024 at 6:28 p.m.
Incident Location: S Morgan St/Channelside Dr Suspect
Name: Shyquan Lee Galon (W/M)
DOB: 02/26/2005
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On March 4, 2024, at approximately 8:04 a.m., officers responded to the 5700 block of N. Nebraska Ave following a report of a deceased subject. Upon their arrival, officers located a white female with upper body trauma. The victim was pronounced…
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The Tampa Police Department successfully executed a search warrant on February 22, 2024, at the Shop Right Food Mart located at 2518 N Albany Ave. This resulted in the arrest of eleven (11) individuals and the seizure of drugs, guns, illegal slot…
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TAMPA, Fla.- Investigators with the Tampa Police Department are requesting assistance from the public following a shooting that injured a juvenile this week. On Sunday, February 11th, at approximately 10:17pm, an 11-year-old boy was standing on his…
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PURPLE ALERT ISSUED AS TAMPA POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN Tampa Police are currently looking for 20-year-old Kiyonna Myers (black female, 10/30/2003) who was last seen late last night and made statements that made her family concerned for her…
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TAMPA, Fla.- The Tampa Police Department Black History Committee is partnering with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to host the Annual Black History Walk for Education & HBCU Homecoming Festival. During the past 80 years, UNCF has helped…
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Incident Date/Time: January 31, 2024 at approximately 1:27 p.m. Location: Hillsborough High School (500 N. Central Ave)   Tampa Police Officers responded to Hillsborough High School at approximately 1:27 p.m., following an anonymous 911 call…
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Tampa Police have arrested 34-year-old James D. Jackson, the suspect involved in a shooting that occurred on N. 50th St. Tuesday evening and left a 4-year-old injured with a gunshot wound. “Our thoughts are with the little girl who was injured in…
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On Tuesday evening, Tampa Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of N. 50th St for the report of a shooting that occurred at 6:13 pm and left a 4-year-old girl struck by a bullet.  Preliminary investigation suggests that the gunfire stemmed from…
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TAMPA, Fla.- Tampa Police have arrested a 14-year-old male in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old male on Friday, January 26, 2024.

At approximately 3:42 p.m., officers responded to the 8600 block of N Armenia Ave following a…
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Tampa Police were dispatched to the report of a pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck on Adamo Dr. early Monday morning. Although life-saving measures were performed at the scene, the pedestrian later died because of his injuries. The driver…
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With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…
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 In response to discussions of a proposed citywide juvenile curfew ordinance, the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Parks and Recreation are collaborating with a goal of expanding an evening youth program known as "Stay and Play." The Police…
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This weekend is all about the kids as we prepare for another Gasparilla Pirate Invasion. Tampa Police Bicycle Operations and Response Unit will be teaching kids from the community about bicycle safety, including how to properly wear a helmet,…
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The bearded bandits are at it once again! Tomorrow morning, daring and determined warriors from Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla’s elite Plunder-Team Ten Special Operations Unit will infiltrate Tampa’s outer defenses. Witness as they quickly sweep into…
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On January 18, 2024, at approximately 5:57 a.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of E Wilder Ave in reference to a report of a deceased subject. Upon arrival, officers located a black adult male in the roadway with upper body trauma.…
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Tampa, FLA.- At approximately 12:43 p.m. dispatch received a call regarding a shooting inside a residence located in the 10000 block of 23rd Street. When officers arrived, two female victims exited the residence seeking assistance after being shot…
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The City of Tampa Community Engagement & Partnerships team is hosting a panel discussion to educate community members about the proposed citywide curfew ordinance that will impact juveniles 15 years old and under. During the Family Summit,…
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Tampa, FLA.-  On January 11, 2024, the Tampa Police Department terminated an officer for a violation of multiple departmental policies. An internal investigation conducted by the TPD Professional Standards Bureau determined John Holmstrom used his…
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Today the Tampa Police Department announced the arrest of 42-year-old Sonny Gonzalez, Jr. after the completion of a detailed investigation. On July 14, 2023, the adult female victim met with detectives with the Tampa Police Department Special…
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Tampa Police detectives are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect who burglarized Corona Coffee (9307 N. Nebraska Ave) on January 7, 2024, at approximately 1:00 a.m. To gain entry into the establishment the suspect used a brick or rock to…
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Beginning Friday, December 29, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2023, Tampa Police increased patrol presence throughout the city as a part of Operation Countdown to Safety. Focused on promoting responsible New Year celebrations, officers were…
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As we prepare to enter the New Year, the City of Tampa is excited to close out 2023 with yet another weekend full of large-scale, action-packed events. Predictably, these events on Sunday, December 31st will lead to an extremely crowded downtown…
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On December 27, 2023, Chief Lee Bercaw announced an increase in patrol presence throughout the New Year’s Holiday for Operation Countdown to Safety. As a part of Operation Countdown to Safety, officers will be focused on removing impaired drivers…
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Tampa, FLA.- On December 21, 2023, Tampa Police officers arrested a local woman for animal cruelty charges. Investigators say on November 24, 2023, a witness reported three newborn puppies were found barely alive in a garbage dumpster located at…
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On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, Tampa Police arrested 56-year-old Christopher Prater in connection with the fatal hit & run crash that left a USPS mail carrier dead on Monday afternoon. “I hope this swift arrest will provide a small sense of…
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Tampa Police Officers are searching for the suspects involved in a shooting at Chica's Cabaret that left one person injured.

On 12/15/23 at 4:55 am., officers responded to a shooting at the Chica's Cabaret located at 4009 W. Dr. Martin…
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On December 17, 2023, Tampa Police hosted “Santa’s Workshop,” which benefitted local children in need this holiday season. Children and their families got to visit the workshop at Middleton High School, where they had the opportunity to handpick…
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Just before 3 p.m., Tampa Police officers were dispatched to the report of a traffic fatality involving a United States Postal Services vehicle that occurred at the intersection of N. River Cove St and N. Mulberry St. The postal carrier, a white…
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Tampa, FLA.- The Tampa Police Department is searching for a missing endangered adult. Lakayveonna Vontronique Brown, DOB: 08/20/1996, was last seen at 9:00 A.M. on December 18th, 2023 at 3350 W Hillsborough Avenue (Tuscany Pointe Apartments). Brown…
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Tampa, FLA.- Divers with the Tampa Police Department located and recovered a body on board a submerged vessel. The boat's captain, Curtis Lee Cowling, lived on the vessel and was last seen Saturday night around 11:00pm. It's since been confirmed …
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Location: 2600 Block of Causeway Blvd
Date: 12/16/2023
Time: 7:42am
Early this morning the Tampa police department received multiple reports of a shrimp boat being submerged underwater. Tampa Officers arrived on scene and…
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On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, members of the Tampa Police Department will be transforming into Santa’s elves to bring some holiday cheer to over 50 children from the Tampa community.  “Every child deserves to enjoy a happy holiday season, with…
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This evening, Tampa Police detectives have charged 14-year-old Kayden Abney with 2nd Degree Murder, Attempted Aggravated Battery, and Attempted Murder for his role in the death of 20-year-old Harrison Boonstoppel.  The full press conference can be…
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This morning, divers with the Tampa Police Marine Patrol recovered the body of a deceased adult female from the waters off Ballast Point. She has been identified as 72-year-old Miriam Nordlinger. A Purple Alert had been issued Saturday night after…
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This morning, divers with the Tampa Police Marine Patrol recovered the body of a deceased adult female from the waters off Ballast Point. Positive identification is currently pending.  While the investigation is in its early stages, there is…
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Location: Springhill Park and Community Center
1000 E. Eskimo Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
Date: 12/09/2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Details: The Tampa Police Department will partner in the Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs for…