Tag Archives: Gainesville Police Department

Another victim tied to serial rapist

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says another attack has been tied to the suspected serial rapist, now potentially linked to 5 sexual assaults over the past few months in Marion and Alachua Counties.  Detectives leading the investigation held a news conference this morning with more information on the latest attack and prior …

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The dilemma of missing traffic signs

Gainesville has a traffic sign problem. It’s not that citizens are all disobeying the signs, it’s that people are stealing them. According to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn, more than four dozen traffic signs have been taken this past year… some more than once in the same location. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kareem Sandy reports.

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Four men arrested after panhandling detail

Following concerns about the increase in panhandling in Gainesville, Gainesville Police Department arrested four people in an undercover detail on Wednesday. As Paula Cunniffe reports, some homeless advocates do not agree with the operation. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP panhandler arrests WRAP.mp3]

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Strap in and save lives

It takes just a few seconds but can save lives. The Gainesville Police Department is joining the national Click It or Ticket campaign urging motorists to buckle up, and GPD Corporal Tscharna Senn says the benefits from wearing a seatbelt far outweigh the risk. “The younger a person is, the …

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Bounty issued over Pastor Terry Jones head

Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones is causing a stir again this time with target on his back. Hezzbollah has issued a $2.4 million-dollar bounty over the pastor’s head. Gainesville Police Department Public Information Officer, Tscharna Senn says short of Jones requesting help GPD will not take action. “Really it’s not something …

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Crime down in Gainesville

More crimes were solved and fewer committed in Gainesville last year. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Tscharna Senn says this is the result of some specific action by the department, including increased patrols on the street and more community involvement. “When we plugged those numbers in we were happily surprised. We …

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