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Tampa Police donate guns to Amish

Armed Amish

Following a successful Gun Buy Back event, the Tampa Police Department announced that they will be donating all the weapons they collected to the Amish community down in Sarasota. “Don’t think of it as us taking guns off the streets; we’re just putting them on streets that are traveled by horse-drawn buggies instead of cars,”…

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Car thief attempts to elude cops by hiding in wood chipper

Wood chipper

Clayton Plateler of Tampa has been arrested after his attempt to hide from Tampa Police Department officers in a wood chipper failed miserably. Police were called to the Mayflower Motel on North Florida Avenue where Plateler had been spotted breaking car windows and stealing radios. When officers arrived on scene, he tried to escape by…

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Tampa Police Ready to Receive Instructions From New Broad

TPD Chief Mary O'Connor

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced earlier today that former Tampa Police officer and deputy chief Mary O’Connor has been chosen to serve as the next chief of the Tampa Police Department (TPD), pending confirmation from the City Council. The selection doesn’t meet all of the criteria set by President Joe Biden, who had taken an…

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Thieves pull off daring art heist in Tampa Heights

Cafe Hey Art

Café Hey, the venerable coffee and sandwich shop on Franklin Street located right on the boundary between downtown and Tampa Heights, was recently victimized by art thieves who law enforcement officials believe used an elaborate scheme to steal valuable works displayed on the establishment’s walls. “No,” said owner Chung Choi. “We’re still easing into being…

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Tampa Police Department announces plan to choose new chief

Tampa's Got Cops

Following Monday’s announcement that Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan is retiring effective September 10th, the department is moving forward with plans to appoint someone new to that position. “It’s a serious job, with a lot of very important responsibilities, especially these days”, said Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. “But there’s no reason why we can’t have…

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Tampa PD foils plot to sabotage Super Bowl

Marchand busted

Tampa police have thwarted a plan intended to ruin the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, arresting a man visiting from Boston at Raymond James Stadium Friday morning. “We’ve been getting reports that some creepy, rat-faced guy was going around licking people”, said police chief Brian Dugan. “At first, we thought it was probably…

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Tampa man helping to develop new identification system

Bradley Beardsley, a software engineer in Tampa, is aiding the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in creating a new means of identifying people. “Everyone is familiar with facial recognition software but that technology has been largely negated by the wearing of face coverings in the age of COVID”, he said. “Even places like banks…

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Tampa PD adopts new traffic checkpoint procedures

Over the weekend, Tampa Police Department tested out a new system for traffic checkpoints. Instead of looking for drunk drivers to arrest and keep roads safe, officers handed out hard seltzers. No need to be alarmed, though. When drivers were suspected of being drunk, they were given a breathalyzer to check their BACs. Officers had…

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Tampa police foil attempt to kidnap Governor DeSantis

Dugan & DeSantis

Three Tampa men have been arrested and charged with conspiring to kidnap Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan announced earlier this morning. The men, identified as Liam ‘Shitty’ Neall, Kyle ‘White Pookie’ Saunders and David ‘Mo’ Lester, were caught in the act of planning to kidnap the governor and bring him to…

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