Tampa Police say a missing runaway, Bryana Lemaire, has been found safe Wednesday morning and that Antwoine Noland, the “dangerous suspect” connected to the murder of Alica Fussell is in custody. Lemaire, 17, has been missing since July 17, reported missing by her family on July 22. Late yesterday, police announced thatContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office identified the two victims shot in Tampa early Thursday morning as Banessa Herrera and Christian Picazo-Guzman. Police have issued a warrant for Antelmo Ontiveros and was still at large at this writing. Ontiveros, 28, faces second-degree murder with a firearm and attempted second-degree murder with a firearm charges. An arrestContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detailed the arrest of a Riverview man who was shot during a gunfight with deputies early Sunday and now faces two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Jamil Alejandro Valladares, 26, pulled his gun on deputies who were investigating a domestic dispute reported by Valladares’ girlfriend.Continue Reading

Hillsborough County detectives charged a Tampa man for running a human trafficking, prostitution ring at the La Quinta Inn near the Florida State Fairgrounds. Brandon Jackson, 30, has been arrested for holding a 32-year-old woman against her will, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “Jackson was discovered hiding in a lockedContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, one of the country’s largest sheriff’s departments, is critically short on deputies, creating a major stress for coverage against threats of terrorism, drunk driving, and general public safety. “We do have a shortage, but I can tell you right now we have no shortage of dedicationContinue Reading

On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) arrested a man for selling narcotics outside a North Himes Ave laundry mat thanks to information via tip 411. 33-year-old Angel Manuel Sanchez Acosta of Tampa was observed by HCSO deputies retrieving a small bleach bottle and removing a plastic bag containing marijuana. Deputies took the suspect intoContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Sheriffs (HCSO) deputies responded to the scene of a residential fire at 906 Homewood Drive in Brandon Sunday. When deputies arrived, the home was partially engulfed in flames and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel were on scene extinguishing the fire. While inside the home, firefighters discovered two rooms convertedContinue Reading