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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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Pasco Fire/Rescue: Never leave dryer running unattended

Pasco F/R Via Facebook: Pasco Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone to never leave your major appliances unattended. Nationwide there are 2900 dryer fires a year reported that result in $35 Million in property loss. Failure to clean your dryer vent is the leading …

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