Friday, December 21, 2012
A suspect wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies at Pinellas and Pasco county pharmacies was arrested after a short car chase through Clearwater Thursday afternoon.
A suspect wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies at Pinellas and Pasco county pharmacies was arrested after a short car chase in Clearwater Thursday afternoon. Joseph Thomas Young, 37, was seen by Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies driving a silver sedan in Safety Harbor around 3 p.m. As deputies followed him, he sped off, according to investigators. Deputies went in pursuit of Young. The chase ended a short time later when Young crashed the stolen car off U.S. 19, south of Enterprise Rd., according to investigators. Young tried to flee on foot but was quickly found. A BB gun was found inside the vehicle along with numerous narcotic pills that Young admitted to stealing from area pharmacies, according to police. Clearwater …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
According to Pinellas Park Police, one man was killed in an early morning crash, which closed part of U.S. 19 near Bryan Dairy for several hours Thursday.
A motorcyclist died in a Nov. 15 crash in the 12000 Block of U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park, according to a post on the Pinellas Park Police Department Facebook page. Pinellas Park emergency officials were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and car on U.S. 19 early Thursday morning, police said. A preliminary investigation has determined Geoffrey Burton, 53, of Palm Harbor, was killed in the accident as he was headed northbound on U.S. 19 around 3 a.m. Burton's 2007 Suzuki motorcycle reportedly collided with a northbound 2004 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brian Winthrop, 32, of Holiday, police report. The motorcyclist, Burton, was reportedly not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Motorists should expect delays around East Bay Drive and US 19, according to police.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The East Bay Bridge project starts June 14. Officials expect the project to last ten to 14 days. The bridge, which goes over East Bay Drive at US 19, will be painted. The painting project could cause traffic congestion in the area including Roosevelt Blvd. The project work will be every day between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. * Editor's Note- Thanks to the Largo Police Department for providing this information.