Tag Archives: GPD

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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Gainesville man jumps through window after eating psilocybin mushrooms

By on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Nicholas Koster, a 20-yar-old Gainesville man, stripped down naked and jumped through a window after eating psilocybin mushrooms. Police found him around 4 a.m. Saturday with a cut on his back from the window.

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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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In the News: GPD sketch, Boston brothers, Satchel’s sodas, Miami Children’s Hospital, 3-year-old found dead

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

GPD releases sketch of attacker in sexual assault family and classmates – Gainesville police released a sketch of the man involved in the sexual assault and burglary of a UF student. Officer Ben Tobias said Thursday morning that detectives continue [...]

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