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Social Media warns of Local Scam Artist

According to posts on the Wesley Chapel Facebook group, several residents allege that the woman pictured below and her boyfriend have attempted to distract and steal from locals in Wesley Chapel. Others have reported the same woman out asking for rides and begging for money. …

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Double Branch and New River Elementary on Lockdown

According to Pasco County Schools, Double Branch Elementary School and New River Elementary School are both on lockdown due to Law Enforcement Activity in the area. Officials say there is no specific threat to the schools. Updates will be posted as available. UPDATE: New River Elementary …

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Deputy killed by wrong way driver

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy John Robert Kotfila Jr, was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Selmon Expressway, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened Saturday around 3 a.m. on the east end of the expressway. According to investigators, Erik McBeth, 31, entered the expressway going …

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Wesley Chapel Burglars Arrested after Multi-County Car Chase

Wesley Chapel residents might catch a break from a series of crimes in the area. Several suspects were arrested Thursday morning in connection with the Wesley Chapel Car Break-ins. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were conducting surveillance near Northwood Palms Road and …

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Crime Alert: Seven Oaks Area

According to the Pasco Sheriffs Office Facebook Page: On 9/4/15 in the late morning hours, unknown suspects forced entry into two residences in the Seven Oaks subdivision of Wesley Chapel. Items belonging to the homeowners were taken by the suspects. During one of the incidents, …

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Gas station owner removes skimmer in Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel, Florida — A diligent gas station owner in Pasco County is looking out for his customers. He found a skimmer on Wednesday morning then he found another one on Thursday morning and it’s all caught on surveillance video. Just before midnight Wednesday, the …

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Man Arrested for Masturbating in Public in front of children in Seven Oaks

News Alert for all in the Seven Oaks and Wesley Chapel Area: Pasco Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page: “21 year old Alongkot “Kevin” Phongsy has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition on victims under the age of 18. This, after an investigation regarding …

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Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Uber driver Sean Golden from Wesley Chapel

Detectives from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help finding a missing Uber driver. Sean Golden, 39, from Wesley Chapel has not been seen since early Sunday morning. According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, Golden picked up a customer at 3:50 a.m. and dropped …

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Attempted Kidnapping at bus stop in nearby Zephyrhills

On Monday 3/9/15 at around 3:30 pm, an 11 year old boy was dropped off by his school bus on 23rd Street/Darren Drive in Zephyrhills on the east side of the road. He was then approached by a Hispanic male who was driving a dark …

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Wesley Chapel man Arrested for Breaking in to Police Car

TBO – WESLEY CHAPEL — A 28-year-old Wesley Chapel man is accused of trying to sell a gun stolen from a marked Tampa Police Department patrol vehicle in April, a Pasco Sheriff’s Office report said. Ali Muwanga Kiberu, of 4951 Whistling Pines Court, Wesley Chapel, …

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