Tag Archives: Gainesville crime

Gainesville Police Department search for suspect in alleged attempted rape

By on September 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Gainesville Police Department is investigating a reported rape attempt. Police say registered sex offender Stephon Barnes is the suspect in the alleged attempted rape of a woman in the area of Arlington Square apartments on 2nd Place in downtown Gainesville.

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Police want to know if you’ve seen this man

By on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

By Forrest Smith-WUFT-FM The Gainesville Police Department says 26 year old Omar Jabree Gibson was last seen a week ago, and family members have said it’s unusual for him to be gone this long without any contact.  He was last [...]

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Rape crisis center helps victims heal

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

The arrest of a suspect for a 2008 rape that occured in Haile Plantation in southwest Gainesville is not the end of the case. Authorities are trying to make sure Andrew Payne returns to Alachua County to stand trial.  But [...]

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Recent arrest on cold case in Alachua County, but more are out there

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

The recent arrest in the Haile Plantation rape case in Gainesville  showed that even though a crime is four years old, it is possible to solve cold cases. Currently there are around 30 unsolved cases that are still waiting to be [...]

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UF hit and run victim dies

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Shands Hospital has confirmed that 20 year old University of Florida student Rebecca Harris has died from injuries she suffered after she was struck in a hit-and-run accident on June 23rd.  Harris, from Seminole County, had been in critical condition [...]

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