Category Archives: Crime
Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.
Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.
A Florida woman was convicted of killing her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York for access to family money. She has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Aaron Hernandez, a convicted murderer, has been charged with trying to silence a witness against him in a double murder case. The former University of Florida football player is serving a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Police released a 911 call today from an incident Monday involving George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was shot at by Matthew Apperson, according to a Lake Mary Police Department press release.
Two people were arrested for armed robbery and assault in Gainesville after a car chase and manhunt on the University of Florida campus. The suspects are being charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and other additional pending charges.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.
Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.