Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville’s Weekend Burglary Crimes Seemingly Linked To Nationwide Spree

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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.

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Larry Whitehead Arrested In S.C., Wanted For Gainesville Murder Charge

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Larry Whitehead, wanted for murder in Gainesville, was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.

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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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