Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A Clearwater man is accused of battering a woman and trying to take her purse at a Largo apartment complex, Largo Police report.
A Clearwater man is accused of attempting to steal his ex-girlfriend's purse, grabbing her hair and her body, pushing and punching her, Largo Police said. According to an arrest affidavit, David Michael Eustace, 36, was sitting in the car of a Largo apartment complex Jan. 28 with his ex-girlfriend, who reportedly owed Eustace money. When the woman tried to get out of the car, Eustace allegedly "chased after her and attempted to rip her purse off of her shoulder in an effort to get her money. (Eustace) then proceeded to batter the victim by grabbing her hair and pushing her in an effort to get the purse," police report. The suspect's ex-girlfriend ran up the stairs. Eustace chased her and allegedly continued to batter her "by grabbing her …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Largo man was arrested Jan. 28 and charged with burglary with aggravated assault.
A Largo man is accused of refusing to leave and stabbing the door of a Largo residence several times Jan. 28, according to a Largo Police report. Richard Thomas Bracey, 19, was visiting a woman when she allegedly asked him to "leave the residence due to him becoming 'threatening' per the victim," police said. According to the arrest affidavit, Bracey refused to leave even "after being asked more than 20 times" by the woman. He eventually left but stayed on the door step and kept the victim from shutting door, authorities said. Then Bracey allegedly "pulled out a pocket knife and began to scratch and stab the door several times. (Bracey) then forced his way past the victim into the residence and again refused to leave," according to the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A police dog helped find one suspect with a "firearm in his pants" and another suspect was allegedly seen "emptying the contents of the vehicle's glove box while wearing blue latex gloves," according to arrest affidavits.
A couple of men were arrested Jan. 9 after a reported auto burglary at the Brittany Bay Apartment Complex on Seminole Boulevard, according to arrest affidavits. A police dog "tracked directly to the subjects," according to an arrest affidavit. Anthony Andrew Harris, 18, was found with a "firearm in his pants," police report. Harris reportedly told police he received the handgun from an acquaintance but "he also had female jewelry and a large amount of change on him most likely from auto burglaries," according to an arrest affidavit. Harris reportedly "smelled of marijuana and a small 'joint' of marijuana was found tucked behind his ear," according to an arrest affidavit. Harris is also accused of giving Largo Police a false name and birth …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The victim in an Oct. 18 purse snatching fought back, but suffered injuries after the suspects are said to have dragged her by car through a parking lot.
A shopping trip to the 857 West Bay Drive Publix turned violent Thursday when a woman was robbed and attacked while trying to load groceries into the trunk of her Lexus. According to the Largo Police Department, Amanda Kathleen Ellis, 28, went into the woman's car through the passenger seat and allegedly removed a purse from the car. This happened while the woman was trying to load her groceries, an arrest affidavit said. According to police, Ellis then walked to the "getaway vehicle" where her boyfriend, John Joseph Szymanski IV, 31, of Largo, was waiting in the driver's seat. But the victim tried to grab her purse away from Ellis, who allegedly dragged the victim to the vehicle Szymanski was driving, causing injuries to the victim, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The suspects are accused of taking a large quantity of shoes from a store at the Largo Mall, according to police.
The Largo Police need your help identifying three suspects who allegedly took shoes valued at several thousand dollars on July 21. The subjects allegedly loaded the shoes into an unknown vehicle and fled the scene, according to police. Police said similar burglaries have occurred in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park. The suspects are described as:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Detectives encountered a man trying to sell allegedly stolen golf equipment at Pinecrest Golf Club.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Burglary detectives have been investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Harbor Bluffs and Belleair Bluffs area, according to a news release. Golf clubs, golf bags, fishing equipment and other items have been reported taken in a series of residential garage burglaries. Detectives learned that the burglary suspect was trying to sell the allegedly stolen golf equipment to local pro shops. Around 1 p.m. today burglary detectives Sgt. Jeremy Nygren and Detective Ward Snyder observed the alleged suspect, Gary Nolan, 48, at the Pinecrest Golf Club on 8th Avenue SW. According to detectives, they tried to take Nolan into custody. Instead the suspect left the golf club in a white Lexus and reportedly grazed …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Gold coins worth more than $135,000 were reported stolen from a Largo residence, according to police.
The Largo Police Department requests assistance finding about 50 rare gold coins, which were reported stolen during a residential burglary on June 7. According to detectives, an unknown suspect entered the Largo home and forced open the safe. The suspect "stole approximately 50 collector's grade, certified gold coins valued at over $135,000," according to police. The bounty of gold coins ranged in dates from 1894 to 1933. The coins were identified as $20 gold Liberty and St. Gauden's coins, according to police. Anyone with knowledge of the burglary or the location of the coins is asked to contact Detective C. M. Keeler at 727-586-7475 or 727-586-6730.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Police are looking for suspects in the burglary of the McGough Nature Park Office on July 22.
Largo Police need the public's assistance in identifying two people who burglarized the McGough Nature Park on July 22. Officials said the suspects stole multiple office items. The burglars, who concealed their faces with masks, broke into the office between midnight and 3 a.m. They also wore gloves during the burglary. Surveillance shows that one of the burglars wore a distinctive dark-colored, long-sleeved shirt that had "G Unit" across the chest. The other burglar wore a long-sleeved, dark-colored shirt with the word "Affliction" printed on it. Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to call Detective C. Keeler at 727-586-7475.