The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of a New York City teacher who traveled to Tampa to have sexual intercourse with a minor he met online. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Zeshaan Naqvi, 31, picked the victim up at their Tampa residence andContinue Reading

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a manager at Tyrone Square mall’s Pops 2 Go for repeatedly sexually battering a girl over a 15-month period. Homol faces charges of sex with another minor girl as well. The man, Steven Homol, 35, engaged in illegal sexual acts with a 16-year-oldContinue Reading

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A federal judge today ordered Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (Kidde) to pay a $12 million civil penalty in connection with allegations that the company failed to timely inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about problems with fire extinguishers manufactured by the company, the Department of Justice announced. Kidde,Continue Reading

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:47 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a man for illegally entering the United States. Agents apprehended the man approximately three miles east of the Calexico Port ofContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 37-year-old Thomas Lee Simmons of Winter Haven for Armed Sexual Battery (FL), Armed Robbery (FL), Grand Theft (F3), Dealing in Stolen Property (F2), False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer (M1). The victim called 911 from the Stay Plus Inn inContinue Reading

In Ocala, Florida, 27-year-old Tommy Lee Holt was sentenced to four years and seven months in federal prison for possession of an unregistered destructive device today. According to the plea agreement, on November 5, 2019, Holt manufactured eight “Molotov cocktails” using glass bottles filled with gasoline. All qualified as destructiveContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 72-year-old Gordon Aber of Palm Harbor for Possession of Child Pornography on Tuesday. Detectives began their investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect.Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a Valrico man has been charged with murder following a domestic violence incident that resulted in the death of a woman. On the evening of November 3, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning a domestic violence incident thatContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced today the arrest of 45-year-old Eugenio Rodriguez-Colina for the arson of the Incarnation Catholic Church. Video obtained from the church was used to identify the suspect who set fire to multiple pews on September 18. Four days later, on September 22, surveillance videoContinue Reading

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis  announced new legislation to stop violent assemblies and protect law enforcement. The proposed legislation, the “Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” creates new criminal offenses and increases penalties for those who target law enforcement and participate in violent or disorderly assemblies. “Our rightContinue Reading

U.S. Marshals announced the rescue of 8 “highly endangered” missing children in Indiana over the weekend, bringing their total children rescued in Operation Homecoming to 72. “From August 31- September 4, federal investigators coordinated with IMPD and NCMEC to recover eight highly endangered missing children resulting in one arrest ofContinue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, recognizing this part as a reservation. The justices decided 5-4 in the Jimcy McGirt 1997 child rape case, that Oklahoma’s eastern portion, including Tulsa, will now fall under federal jurisdiction for criminal prosecution and that theContinue Reading

Tampa Bay Technical High School coach Reginald Lawrence will now face more charges of Battery and Exposure of Sexual Organ as new victims have come forward after the man’s initial arrest, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated. Lawrence, 48, a girls’ varsity basketball coach at Tampa Bay Tech was arrested Tuesday andContinue Reading

Washington D.C. police are offering $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection to the shooting death of Davon McNeal of Southeast D.C., an 11-year-old boy murder on Fourth of July. Davon’s grandfather, John Ayala, spoke to WUSA9 about the horrifying shooting, finding Davon dead. “He was just gettingContinue Reading

A Spring Hill woman. Monica Gluck, was arrested for setting a house on fire with a blow torch, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Gluck, 35, of Spring Hill, was charged with one count each of arson to a dwelling and burglary to a dwelling. Police responded to aContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Samuel Friedman (47, Pasco County) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Friedman owned andContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, in 2018,Continue Reading

NBA players’ last names can be replaced with a social justice message, word or phrase from an approved list during the games when play resumes. According to ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Player’s Association, the league’s player union, agreed to 29 words and phrases that can be displayed on aContinue Reading