Friday, May 17, 2013
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of a man who broke into eight vehicles on Tuesday, May 7. Many of the cars were in the Ridgemoor subdivision.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is hoping surveillance video will lead them to a man suspected of burglarizing at least eight vehicles in East Lake last week. The video appears to be from a security camera inside a garage. It shows a very calm man inside a vehicle. He is going through items in the vehicle and is carrying a bag. The thief broke into the vehicles on Tuesday, May 7 between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m., according to detectives. Six of the vehicles were parked in the Ridgemoor subdivision and two others were parked near Cypress Cove Way, which is just north of Lansbrook. All vehicles were unlocked. A resident reported to Patch that many of the vehicles that were burglarized were parked on Ridgemoor Circle and sheriff's …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Deputies say that when they arrested Kyle Allen Terry, 19, of Palm Harbor, he admitted to breaking in to 50-60 cars and stealing money and jewelry from the cars.
An investigation is under way into more than 50 car burglaries that Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives say a Palm Harbor teenager has admitted to committing. Deputies arrested Kyle Allen Terry, 19, on April 15 on one count of dealing in stolen property. Terry is accused of going to Gold Pros, 27001 U.S. 19 in Clearwater, on Feb. 8 and pawning two gold rings and a silver coin, according to an arrest affidavit. He received $200 for the items. The affidavit also said that Terry knew the items were stolen from a car. Deputies say when they arrested Terry, he admitted to breaking in to 50-60 cars and stealing money and jewelry from them. The burglaries occurred from January to the end of February in 2013, according to the affidavit. A …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies and Clearwater Police Officers attended the special ceremony with their police dogs Tuesday at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor.
Police canines were honored during a special memorial service Tuesday at the Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery in Palm Harbor. Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies and Clearwater Police Officers attended the May 7 ceremony with their police dogs. The service was open to the public. The service canines honored included: Subscribe to the Palm Harbor Patch newsletter to have local news delivered to your email each day. Sign up here.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives have released surveillance photos of the man they believe burglarized Strachan's Homemade Ice Cream in Palm Harbor in April.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are asking Palm Harbor residents to keep their eyes open for the man they say burglarized Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream around 12:54 a.m. April 21. The man wanted in connection with the crime is said to have smashed the front glass door of the 105 Alt. 19 business. He is described as a middle age man who stands about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet in height. He was last seen wearing a hat, jeans, sneakers and a long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Detectives believe he has dark hair and a mustache. If you recognize this man, call Det. Smithies at 727-582-6200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or by going online to www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org. Keep up with what's …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sgt. Denise Nestor from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office recently shared preventative tips with parents and children to help combat would-be child predators.
For Sgt. Denise Nestor, prevention is a family affair. Not just for her, but for all families. Nestor, a mother and Pinellas County Sheriff's sergeant, offered plenty of preventative tips to parents and children during Dunedin's 12th annual Touch-a-Truck on April 27. While honks and toots from nearly 100 trucks and cars echoed across Highlander Park, she stressed the importance of constant dialogue between parents and young children in order to combat potential child predators Saturday during two Pinellas County Sheriff's seminars geared at families. To help, Nestor brought along her husband, also a law enforcement officer, and 12-year-old son. Nestor said her son is able to relate to the children on a kid-to-kid level, which actually …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"They said the gator was snapping at cars in front of the dentist office," said Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Cristen Rensel, referring to the person who called 911 early Tuesday morning.
Ever come across a snarly, 10-foot-long alligator? A cranky whopper-of-a-gator made its way to the parking lot of an East Lake office complex early Tuesday morning, prompting someone to call 911. "They said the gator was snapping at cars in front of the dentist office," said Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Cristen Rensel. The 911 call came in around 5:56 when it was still dark out, which probably made the sight of a 10-foot-long gator in the parking lot of Prestige Dentistry even scarier. Prestige Dentistry is located at 4140 Woodlands Parkway, which is right off East Lake Road's business route. A couple of Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the call along with officers from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The April 27 accident in Palm Harbor left a Tarpon Springs man in serious condition and sent the deputy to the hospital, as well.
A Tarpon Springs man and a Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy both landed in the hospital following an early morning crash in Palm Harbor, April 27. The accident happened as Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Sibley was driving an unmarked patrol car southbound on Alternate U.S. 19 around 12:09 a.m. near Georgia Avenue. Martin L. McFadden, 23, was also heading southbound on a 2001 Honda motorcycle, according to a sheriff’s office media release. When Sibley slowed to make a U-turn, McFadden, who was right behind him, attempted to pass the deputy by driving in the center turn lane of the two-lane road, the release said. McFadden ended up striking Sibley’s car on the driver’s side rear quarter panel, deputies say. McFadden, who was wearing…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Two 16-year-old girls were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Two Palm Harbor teenagers have been taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries following a car crash at the intersection of Curlew Road and Fisher Road in Dunedin. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 56-year-old Robert Wagner was traveling westbound in the curbside lane of Curlew Road approaching Fisher Road with his 1997 Ford Econoline Van. Anna Savchuk, 16, and her passenger 16-year-old passenger Kayla Brock, were heading southbound on Fisher in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, crossing Curlew Road when the Hyundai was struck on the driver's side by Wagner's van, the sheriff's office said. The crash occurred at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say both Savchuk and Brock were taken from the vehicle and were transported by air …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The following report shows charges associated with residents in Palm Harbor booked at Pinellas County Jail between Feb. 26 and March 3, along with others arrested in Pam Harbor.
The following report shows charges associated with Palm Harbor residents booked at Pinellas County Jail between Feb. 26 and March 3. All arrests were made by Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies unless noted otherwise. Being arrested on charges does not mean a person has been convicted of the crime. Anthony Kennedy, 35, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on charges of failure to pay child support and no valid drivers license. He has been released from jail. Steven Silva, 41, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and DUI. He was released from jail on $1,500 in bonds. Douglas Cannaday, 26, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on warrants for …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Deputies said the gun was stolen from the son's roommate in Palm Harbor.
A Palm Harbor mother and son have been arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and charged with stealing a shotgun along with being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the arrest affidavit, Phillip Kesner stole the 12-guage pump shotgun from his roommate and took it to his mother’s home, which is next door. Deputies said Kathy Kesner then intentionally hid the stolen shotgun underneath her bed at her home in the 3100 block of Philox Drive on Feb. 21. Both Kathy and Phillip Kesner have been charged with stealing the shotgun and felon in possession of a firearm. Mother and son both have previous felony cocaine charges. Sign up for the Palm Harbor Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to …