Friday, May 17, 2013
A heated argument over a family car turned violent when a convicted felon pulled a gun out and threatened a woman, according to authorities in Largo.
A heated argument over a family car turned violent earlier this month in Largo when a convicted felon pulled a gun on a woman, cocked the trigger, and it placed it on the victim's chest. Samuel Maldonado, who was previously arrested for DWI, battery, arson, and violation of probation on a lewd and lascivious child abuse battery charge, is accused of aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm for an incident that occurred on May 1st in Largo. According to the police report, Maldonado, 44, got into a dispute over the car when the victim left the defendant's house on Strema Road in Largo with her daughter in tow. As they were walking away from the home, Maldonado ran towards the pair, pulled out a black semi-automatic …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nicholas James Stadtler of Indian Shores was recently arrested following the April 3 incident at Largo Mall, according to Largo Police.
An Indian Shores man was recently arrested after he allegedly tossed a tape measure at a truck and attacked the driver at the Largo Mall on April 3. Arrest records show Nicholas James Stadtler, 34, was standing outside a vehicle parked in front of Famous Footwear at the mall when he began yelling at another driver to go around his vehicle. As the other vehicle drove around Stadtler's, he threw a metal Stanley measuring tape at the victim's truck, striking the back window and damaging the glass, according to a Largo Police report. After the elderly victim got out of the vehicle, police say Stadtler struck and kicked the victim to the ground, injuring the man. Although Stadtler fled the scene before authorities arrived, they were able to use…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nathaniel Dane Bragg, 29, stole a checkbook from an elderly man to write himself nearly $2,000 worth of forged checks, according to the Largo Police Department.
A Largo man stole a checkbook from an elderly man to write himself nearly $2,000 worth of forged checks, according to Largo Police. Nathaniel Dane Bragg, 29, was arrested and charged with forgery, grand theft and grand theft from a person over the age of 65 on April 23, according to Largo Police Department records. He also was charged with violation of parole stemming from a prior DUI arrest, according to the police report. Bragg admitted to stealing a checkbook from an unnamed victim, forging the victim's signature on 13 separate checks and making them out to himself; he also admitted to cashing $1,810 worth of checks at a local bank, according to investigators. Bragg also admitted to stealing checks valued at $30 from a person over the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sara Rivera, 49, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated domestic battery after using a screwdriver in a fight over beer money, according to Largo Police.
A Largo woman used a screwdriver to stab a victim in an argument over beer money, according to police. Sara Rivera, 49, got into a fight with the victim about his use of money on a debit card to buy more beer around 6 p.m. April 28, according to Largo Police. The argument escalated, with Rivera and the victim both hitting each other, Rivera's daughter said in the police report. During the fight, Rivera picked up a screwdriver and stabbed the victim in the back of the head and right arm, causing minor injuries, according to the investigators. Blood was found on the floor of the Jasper Street apartment, and Rivera attempted to clean up another area of blood, according to police. A small screwdriver was found on a nightstand in a bedroom, …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A Largo woman kicked out of Mako's Bar yelled, caused a scene and tried to kick a Largo Police officer in the groin, according to investigators.
A Largo woman kicked out of Mako's Bar yelled, caused a scene and kicked a Largo Police officer in the groin, according to investigators. Michele Lorraine Leppert, who uses the last name Bowman as an alias, was causing a disturbance at the Walsingham Road bar April 19, according to Largo Police. A bouncer at Mako's Bar tried to remove Leppert from the bar, according to arrest records. As the bouncer took her outside, Leppert hit him and continued to yell obscenities, according to investigators. Leppert was put into custody and continued to yell and "cause a scene," police say. While officers tried to search Leppert, she pulled away and attempted to knee the officer in the groin. She missed, hitting the inside of his thigh, according to …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The score was 27-14 in the game held at Bright House Field Saturday to benefit victims of domestic violence.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The run, which spanned Pinellas County and included law enforcement officals from eight different agencies, is designed to help raise awareness for the developmentally disabled
A number of Pinellas County police departments and law enforcement agencies took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida on Tuesday. Officials from three area departments — Largo and Pinellas Park police and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office — participated in the statewide event, which began locally in St. Petersburg and ended in Tarpon Springs. Two Largo PD officers who carried the torch between Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School and the Bayside Bridge told Patch what it means to be part of such an important event. “This is the third or fourth one I’ve done,” officer Amanda Misner said at the conclusion of her leg. “It’s a good cause, so we come out to support it.” Largo K9 officer Jason Misner said even…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The suspect entered the lobby of an office complex on Lightwave Drive, began shooting at the lobby doors and windows, then shot himself in the abdomen, Largo Police said.
Update, 1:10 p.m.: Police have identified the man who they say fired several rounds at the windows and doors of a Largo office building lobby Wednesday morning, then shot himself in the abdomen in an apparent suicide attempt. According to Largo Police, Fred Michael Sumner, 52, entered the lobby of the BayView Pavillion Office Business Complex, 1550 Lighwave Dr., just before 9:30 a.m., pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and begin firing at the windows and doors. "He did not aim or threaten anyone in the lobby area," Largo Police Lt. Mike Loux said in a media release. "After firing several rounds at the windows and doors, he fired a single shot into his own abdomen area." Sumner was flown by helicopter to an area hospital, …
The following report shows charges associated with residents in Largo booked at Pinellas County Jail between Feb. 20-25, along with others arrested in Largo.
The following report shows charges associated with Largo residents booked at Pinellas County Jail between Feb. 20-25. All arrests were made by the Largo Police Department unless noted otherwise. Being arrested on charges does not mean a person has been convicted of the crime. The Largo Police Department recorded no felony arrests of Largo residents on this day. Jeffrey Clark, 29, of 7360 46th Ave. N was arrested by Largo Police on charges obstruction, driving with a suspended license, DUI and fleeing and eluding. His bonds have been assessed at more than $10,750 and is currently awaiting trial. April Durham, 32, of 408 Woodrow Ave. NW was arrested by Largo Police on charges of possession of alprazolam, possession of a controlled …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here's a look at some emergency calls local law enforcement agencies responded to in the Largo area from Jan. 23-29, based on Pinellas County crime statistics.
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