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Authorities Investigating Fatal Crash and Carjacking in Wesley Chapel

Crash Scene

According to the FHP, law enforcement responded to the area of the Wawa at State Road 54 and Wesley Chapel Blvd for a fatality involving a crash with a motorcycle. The suspect that crashed and killed the motorcyclist fled the scene, then carjacked a victim …

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Wesley Chapel Shooting Suspect Dies after Suicide

On Friday at 5:45 p.m., the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office received call about the homicide of a woman at the Pasco Woods Apartments, 6122 Ryerson Circle, Wesley Chapel. This is the apartment complex located behind the Cobb theater. According to police, Karisa Vazquez, 36, was …

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Florida’s wireless communication while driving ban takes effect today.

Wesley Chapel Drivers: Texting, messaging, facebooking, and other forms of intrapersonal communication while driving is illegal. Starting today, a first offense will be punishable by a fine, with a second costing double up to $100+. Court costs and fees also would apply, and points will …

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Near drowning at Epperson Lagoon in Wesley Chapel

According to Pasco Fire Rescue, On June 29th 2019 at approximately 2:20 PM 911 received a call of a drowning at the Epperson Lagoon located at 31855 Overpass Road in Wesley Chapel. A pregnant female was paddleboarding in the lagoon when she fell into the …

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School Resource Officer’s Weapon Discharges at Weightman Middle School

According to a social media post by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, a middle school School Resource Officer was in the school’s cafeteria when his weapon discharged. No one was injured. The official statement is below:

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Burglar used Garage Door Openers inside Cars to Burglarize Homes

ABC ACTION NEWS: Detectives have identified and arrested a burglar who broke into several homes in the New Tampa area. Originally, Tampa police said the break-ins happened on March 10, April 3, 18 and 20. In a separate press release, The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office …

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Shooting reported at Wesley Chapel Waffle House

According to media reports, the shooting occurred at the Wesley Chapel Waffle House restaurant on 5421 Village Market around 5:36 p.m. on Tuesday 4/23/2019. Authorities said that a round from a small caliber weapon, possibly even a pellet gun, struck the outside glass window. A …

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FEMA to test ‘Presidential Alert’ system on all cell phones and TV’s on October 3rd 2018

Everyone in America with a cellphone will receive the same text message on October 3rd. FEMA will conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert test on Oct. 3 at 12:18 p.m. MT that will be followed by a nationwide emergency alert test on broadcast TV and …

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Body Found in Wesley Chapel Community Identified

The sheriff’s office received a call around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday September 22nd from someone who came across the decomposed body near Beardsley Drive and Broughton Place in Meadow Pointe, Wesley Chapel. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has identified a “highly decomposed,” body discovered Saturday in …

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Man arrested for pointing a gun at families at Wesley Chapel Pool

According to media reports, a man pulled a gun at a community pool because he thought they were being too loud. This occurred a few days ago at the Column’s Apartments in Wesley Chapel. Richard Savage pointed a rifle at the family and yelled to …

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