A protester in Plant City, Osvaldo “Ozzy” Banda, surrendered to police after throwing bottles at police during Tuesday’s George Floyd rally. Banda, 21, hid from police in the crowd of peaceful protesters at the gathering held at the RaceTrac gas station on James L. Redman Parkway. It was noted thatContinue Reading

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a St. Petersburg area couple, Samantha Smith and Cody Corbin, charging them with child abuse, hiding the 6-year-old boy’s injuries and scars with makeup. Smith, 26, was charged with one count apiece of aggregated child abuse with great bodily harm and child neglect. Corbin, 31,Continue Reading

The Tampa City Council approved $952,000 to purchase more than 600 body cameras for the Tampa Police Department on Thursday, a move Police Chief Brian Dugan says many members of his force may not like, but if they don’t like it, “then I suggest that you turn your badge in.”Continue Reading

Police details some of the looting and riot arrests from early Tuesday, listing Lady Nicole Nash, Javonta McCloud, and Eddie Bryant among those charges with inciting a riot. Anthony Koedel was arrested for organizing the attack as a “protest” but the event quickly turned violent and dangerous. Koedel, 29, ofContinue Reading

On Thursday night, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s arrested a man responsible for an armed robbery in Brandon. According to authorities, 25-year-old Wilberto Robledo Rios entered the WaWa gas station at 1710 W Brandon Boulevard in Brandon, where he pointed a firearm at employees and demanded cash. Rios obtained nearly $1,000 before fleeingContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced Wednesday the arrest of a man charged with the shooting and murder of a woman in Brandon on April 7. Be’Quadre Jackson, 18, was arrested May 15 and charged with Murder in the First Degree, Robbery and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. OnContinue Reading