Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department
A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.
Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.
A Gainesville Police Department recruitment video has raised concerns over how it portrays how the police interact with the community. The video included scenes of police officers making arrests, chasing suspects and weapons training.
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.
University of Florida football player J.C. Jackson has been released on $150,000-bond. Jackson was arrested Monday after turning himself in for his involvement in an armed robbery.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
The Gainesville Police Department arrested a 15-year-old male believed to be responsible for the six bomb threats made to local high schools on Friday. He could be charged with six counts of false report of planting a bomb or explosive if he is found guilty.
The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.
The Gainesville Police Department teamed up with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to discuss the relationships between police officers and youths. The Police-Youth Dialogue Program gives police officers and youths an safe outlet to share experiences and misunderstandings.
Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.