Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville’s gun-related crimes slowly decreasing

By and on June 4th, 2013 | Last updated: June 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

From Jan. 2008 to March 2013, there were 1,577 reported gun-related crimes. In 2008, 309 gun-related crimes were reported. In 2009, the number increased to a reported 367 crimes. Since then, it has been decreasing.

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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: Campus Lodge attack was made up

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

An attack at the Campus Lodge apartments was made up by a resident of the complex. Tanya Borachi said the story was supposed to be a lesson to women that an attack in the area is possible.

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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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Apr. 26, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

By on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: Boston bombing suspect moved, Gainesville prison conversion, footage of sexual battery and burglary suspect, Mississippi River flooding, the Great Balloon Fest.

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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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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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In depth: Guards in schools and the costs to tax payers

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Florida Senate bill 514 in legislature would allow counties to create independent districts that impose taxes to pay for school safety and mental health services.

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