Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department
A man’s possibly life-threatening injuries from Tuesday’s afternoon shooting in Gainesville may be self-inflicted, police said Wednesday.
The Gainesville Police Department is investigating a string of recent crimes that fit a national trend called Felony Lane Gang, where burglars break into cars and steal visible purses in an attempt to gain access to owners’ bank accounts.
Larry Whitehead, wanted for murder in Gainesville, was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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A woman at Campus Lodge Apartments fended off an attacker by kicking him and running to her apartment Tuesday, escaping an attempted kidnapping.