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Pasco K9 and Deputy Split Up to Catch Bad Guys from Stolen Vehicle

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: On 2/24/18 K9 Deputy Carmack pursued a stolen Ford Expedition. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole on Denton Avenue. The driver then fled on foot and K9 Shep was deployed to apprehend him. As Deputy Carmack was attempting …

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Strikes More Locations

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the serial robber pictured below is now responsible for more robberies in the Wesley Chapel area. The last week or so the suspect has committed armed robberies at numerous stores and businesses in and around Wesley Chapel. He has …

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Wesley Chapel Man Arrested for Armed Burglary Attempt (Video)

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: During the early morning hours of 12/5/17, the arrested male, James Pietracatella, was observed on video surveillance entering his neighbor’s back porch with several steak knives in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. James attempted to gain entry into the home …

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Car Burglars Targeting Wesley Chapel Communities Last Few Nights

There have been several car burglaries in the Seven Oaks, Northwood, and Lakes communities in Wesley Chapel. The Sheriff’s Office has gone as far as posting electronic signs asking residents to lock their vehicle doors but that has not helped, and residents of Wesley Chapel …

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Sinkhole Guide for Florida

Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation, according to the local agency that oversees insurance regulations and compliance. Why so many sinkholes? The bulk of Florida’s peninsula is made up carbonate rock (limestone and dolostone) overlain by variable thicknesses and mixtures of sand …

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Gas Leak Closes Bruce B Downs in New Tampa

Tampa Fire Rescue is reporting that they are on scene Bruce B Downs/Amberly for a high pressure gas leak. Although there are no evacuations, there are significant delays as Bruce B Downs is closed in both directions between 46st & Tampa Palms.

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ALERT: Wesley Chapel Burglary Suspect

According to a post on social media, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a Wesley Chapel Burglary Suspect. “PSO searching for two males who committed auto burglary in Wesley Chapel.  The first male was driving a brown, 2016 Hyundai SUV, Florida tag # EVWU62. …

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Burglary Suspects Targeting Wesley Chapel Area

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is alerting locals to be on the lookout for these criminals. In a statement posted to facebook earlier they provided the following: Can you identify these suspects? On Thursday, September 15, 2016, in the early morning hours, the three (3) males photographed …

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More Unlocked Car Burglaries in Seven Oaks, Wesley Chapel

More unlocked car burglaries in Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel. When will folks start to lock their car doors? “PASCO SHERIFF –  Surveillance video from a residence on Firebush Drive shows a white male walking east on Firebush Drive around 0340 hours on 06/18/16. The …

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Land O’ Lakes man runs over couple on motorcycle on US 41

The collision happened after “a few choice words” were traded, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report. It was captured on video, in a clip that lasts about nine seconds. That footage shows a silver car near a motorcycle on a Florida road. Suddenly, the car swerves toward …

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