Tag Archives: Ben Tobias

Gainesville Police Department step up checks on ‘critical infrastructure’ in wake of Boston bombing

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Gainesville and University police departments have been taking extra steps in screening for suspicious packages in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

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GPD releases sketch of suspect in assault and armed burglary

By and on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

GPD released a composite sketch Thursday of a suspect still at large in a case of battery and armed burglary.

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Bread and Roses clinic applies for buffer zone to protect against protestors

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

The Bread and Roses Women’s Health Clinic is requesting protestors stay 35 feet from its property.

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Gainesville man arrested on attempted murder charge

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a man on an attempted murder charge Tuesday night after a dispute resulted in a grazing gunshot wound, according to GPD spokesperson Ben Tobias.

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In the News: Motel surgeon, Gator player arrested, School district complaint, Northeast travel canceled, Suspicious package

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

‘Motel surgeon’ arrested again for silicone injections, deputies say – Deputies say Calvin Edward Butler, 44, a Pahokee man known as “Tamieka,” injected at least three people with silicone, aiming to increase the size of their buttocks, and then sealed the [...]

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Bivens Cove homicide victim’s adopted son charged with murder

By and on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

Suspect in Bivens Cove murder is in custody in Orange County awaiting extradition to Alachua County to face charges.

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Motorcycle theft suspect still sought

By on January 8th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Gainesville police continue to look for a man wanted in connection with a series of motorcycle thefts near the Southwest 20th Avenue area.  Officers have been looking for Larry Eugene Stone, 41, since November, when he was identified as one [...]

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Gainesville elementary schools to have more security starting tomorrow

By on January 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police Department will be greeting students, parents and teachers when public schools resume tomorrow.  In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut last month, local law enforcement will have officers [...]

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Gainesville Police roll out new apps, service for mobile devices

By on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The Gainesville Police Department announced two new apps and a text messaging service that allows mobile phone users to submit tips and receive updates and alerts from the GPD.

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GPD officer shoots man after brief chase

By on December 13th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The Gainesville Police department is currently investigating a shooting by an officer after a car chase, police said. The man is now being treated at Shands at UF.

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