Tag Archives: Ben Tobias

Armed Woman Detained at RTS Bus Depot

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

A woman with a handgun and ammunition was kept from boarding a Gainesville RTS bus after pulling the gun on her girlfriend.

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Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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Police: Gainesville Shooting Victim May Have Shot Himself

By and on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

A man’s possibly life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s afternoon shooting in Gainesville may be self-inflicted, police said Wednesday.

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Gainesville’s Weekend Burglary Crimes Seemingly Linked To Nationwide Spree

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.

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Why Florida’s Texting And Driving Law Might Be Ineffective

By and on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” will become effective Oct. 1. Some North Florida law enforcement officials, however, already believe the law will be ineffective.

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Iraq veteran Larry VanTassell found dead in Gainesville

By and on May 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.

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Even with students emptying out of Gainesville, a week of freedom and possibility

By on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

As students trickle out of the city after exams, streets are empty and the city of Gainesville becomes a ghost town. But instead of wallowing in the emptiness, there is a variety of events to be visited.

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GPD investigating Advantage Towing

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

Advantage Towing & Recovery Inc., a Gainesville-based towing company, is being investigated by the Gainesville Police Department for illegal actions. Multiple complaints from residents led to the investigation.

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GPD names a person of interest in armed burglary and sexual battery case

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Andre Locus, 19, may be connected to an April 15th residential burglary and sexual battery case. He was arrested Tuesday for a 2011 sexual battery case.

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Bound and gagged, woman escapes attack at Campus Lodge

By and on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.

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