Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

NTSB wants to prohibit cellphone use behind the wheel

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states ban cellphone use behind the wheel. Although the board has no legislative power they are the first federal agency to call for an outright prohibition on telephone conversations while driving.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia spoke with Gainesville Police Department Traffic …

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UF President urges students to be aware

University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent the following e-mail to all University of Florida students to remind them to use caution in light of recent assaults and attempted assaults in or around the University of Florida. Dear students, The armed assault of a University of Florida student that occurred …

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Noise level policy is making noise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Safety Committee and Gainesville Police Department are reviewing the city’s policy towards noise from outdoor concerts.  Complaints aired at a meeting last night stemmed from a concert held at “The Vault” nightclub in September. The noise was under the city’s legal decibel limit but local residents say …

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Occupy Gainesville protestors arrested over the weekend

Gainesville police officers arrested three occupy gainesville protesters early Saturday morning for violation of a city ordinance. The protestors illegally gathered at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza after the park had closed. Vietnam war veteran John Fullerton was among the 23 protestors  arrested Saturday morning. He gave an insiders look at the series …

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A look behind the stables

Many people have seen the Gainesville Police Department’s Mounted Unit patrolling weekend and holiday crowds. But as WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, these four-legged officers are more than just workhorses. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/MountedUnitWRAP.mp3]

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Third arrest in Gainesville home invasion

The Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force has apprehended the third suspect in a series of recent home invasions in Gainesville. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says Christopher Charles Mcintosh was detained without incident and faces charges for aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, false imprisonment, larceny …

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Alachua County law enforcement agencies work together on a series of home invasion robberies

Recent home invasion robberies in Northwest Gainesville may be connected and, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Daniel Landesberg reports, the police department and sheriff’s office are teaming up to bring the criminals to justice. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SerialRobberiesWrap.mp3] ————————————————————————————————————- The Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office are beginning a joint investigation of …

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