Tag Archives: crime

Yard Dispute Leads To Fatal Shooting In Northwest Gainesville

By and on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

A 47-year-old Alachua county man was fatally shot Monday afternoon after an argument with his neighbor. The suspect was booked into the Alachua County Jail early this morning on charges of first degree murder.

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Bravo Case Remains on Track for Summer Trial

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Pedro Bravo’s trial remains on schedule to begin Aug. 4.

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Record Exonerations Reported In 2013; Only One In Florida

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

A record number of falsely imprisoned people were exonerated, according to a report released this week by the National Registry of Exonerations.

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Suspect arrested in patrol car torching

By on January 10th, 2014 | Last updated: January 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A 21-year-old Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the arson investigation in fall 2013 of law enforcement official’s personal and service vehicles.

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In The News: Alachua Crime Rate Dips, Zimmerman Free Again, Obamacare-Gun Control Debate, Ft. Lauderdale Plane Crash

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

County crime rate dips; officials credit policing tactics – Alachua County’s crime rate for first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent lower than the same time last year. Gainesville Police Department attributed the reduction to community-oriented tactics. Gainesville Sun Rubio stirs […]

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What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.

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Someone Is Stealing Rent Checks From Gainesville Apartment Drop Boxes

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Several Gainesville apartment complexes have been having their tenant’s rent checks stolen from mail boxes.

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Review Underway After ‘Embarrassing’ Escape of Florida Inmates

By and on October 21st, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

In response to an “embarrassing” accidental release of two murderers from the Franklin Correctional Institute, Florida State Sen. Rob Bradley said the senate will meet to prevent future mishaps.

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Traffic Unit Busts Two Men In Marion County For Synthetic Marijuana

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

The Marion County Traffic Unit busted two men Wednesday with 14 ounces of synthetic marijuana. The drugs and various paraphernalia were found in the men’s vehicle.

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Website, phone app helps Alachua County neighbors connect

By on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Several Alachua County neighborhoods fight crime by using NextDoor, a website and phone app that helps neighbors connect with each other.

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