Tag Archives: GPD

Gainesville Skateboarder Injured by Car, Raises Safety Concerns

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:15 am

A skateboarder is currently in critical condition at UF Health after being hit by a car, and officials discuss ways to prevent such accidents from occurring again.

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Woman Found Dead in Car at Gainesville Hospital Garage

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Police are investigating the probable domestic violence incident that led to a woman’s fatal stabbing.

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Arrests Made After Shoplifting Suspects Lead Chase Near Butler Plaza

By on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Two shoplifters at Kohl’s department store have been arrested for strong-arm robbery after police said they beat a Kohl’s employee who chased them through Butler Plaza and surrounding apartment complexes.

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Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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GPD Responds To Residential Complaints, Installs Speeding Radar

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Gainesville Police Department installed a speeding radar last week in hopes of keeping residents and drivers safer. The radar was placed along Northwest 31st Drive after many residents voiced their concerns.

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How High Springs Police Snagged A $600,000 MRAP For $2,000

By on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

The Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, can safely travel through three and a half feet of water in complete darkness. The 48,000-pound armored vehicle can help rescue people during hurricanes and floods.

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Website, phone app helps Alachua County neighbors connect

By on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

Several Alachua County neighborhoods fight crime by using NextDoor, a website and phone app that helps neighbors connect with each other.

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Iraq veteran Larry VanTassell found dead in Gainesville

By and on May 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gainesville police say Larry VanTassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.

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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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