Tag Archives: GPD

Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

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.

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Concealed Carry Law Leaves Unanswered Questions

By on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

Governor Rick Scott passed a bill May 22 that will allow for concealed carry of a weapon without a license for 48 hours after a mandatory evacuation has been ordered during the state of an emergency. Although it is already a law, some are questioning details pertaining to certain aspects of the bill.

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City Commission Grants Gainesville Management Of Dignity Village

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Gainesville City Commission passes a motion for the management of Dignity Village. The motion begins the process of addressing safety issues and concerns regarding the logistics of the community.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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Gainesville Police Department Recruiting Video Raises Concern

By on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

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.

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Suspects Involved In Armed Robbery Arrested On UF Campus

By and on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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.

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UF Football Player Arrested After Armed Robbery, Released On $150,000-Bond

By and on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

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.

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GPD and UF Report Prowling And Exposure Incident

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.

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‘Home-Free’ Squatters Find Community In Gainesville

By on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

An abandoned house in Gainesville became a home for a group of individuals that call themselves “dirty kids.” The dirty kids feel that they are different from homeless people.

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GRACE Marketplace To Improve Security

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.

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