Thursday, July 19, 2018


Bre Bradham, Times Staff Writer

Bre Bradham is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.

Vandals damaged 18 tombs and statues in an historic local cemetery in the last two to three days, according to the Tampa Police Department [Tampa Police Department]

Vandals damage tombs at historic Tampa cemetery

TAMPA — Vandals attacked multiple tombs at a historic cemetery, possibly with a sledgehammer, Tampa police say.The police need the public’s help solving the vandalism as detectives work to develop leads. The damage occurred within the past two...
Published: 07/18/18
A pair of suspects was caught on camera walking out of a Gibsonton Walmart on Tuesday with $1,200 of vacuum cleaners and $1,700 of vodka. The theft required two trips. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Hillsborough Sheriff’s office needs help finding vodka thieves

TAMPA — $1,700 can buy a lot of alcohol. It’s enough for three-thousand cans of Natural Light beer, 48.5 liters of Bleu Clair vodka or 341 bottles of Barefoot Pink Moscato wine. It’s also how much vodka a pair walked out of a Gibsonton Walmart...
Published: 07/18/18
Residents use technological solution to combat tech-created problem: theft by porch pirates

Residents use technological solution to combat tech-created problem: theft by porch pirates

TAMPA — Four packages landed on the porch of a Palma Ceia home one day last month. Inside were shoes and supplies for a children’s birthday party. At 4:52 p.m. on a Friday, a man in a white hat calmly gathered up the brown boxes.Then he drove...
Published: 07/18/18
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More than 30 Riverview residents awaken to broken car windows

RIVERVIEW — Residents in more than 30 households woke up Monday morning to find their car windows had been smashed in.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it is searching for a pair of males who may be connected to the...
Published: 07/16/18
Photo courtesy of Will O\u2019Shea 
Logan, a 7-year-old St. Bernard that disappeared from a Treasure Island home, was found dead in a neighbor\u2019s yard Friday.

Missing 200-pound dog found dead in neighbor’s bush

TREASURE ISLAND — The 200-pound dog that went missing this week from a Treasure Island home was found dead Friday afternoon, according to a pet detective hired to locate the animal.The body of Logan, a 7-year-old St. Bernard, was found in a...
Published: 07/13/18
Tampa police are reviewing video of a fight that erupted Friday on a street corner near the University of Tampa after two women confronted Tony Daniel, who was holding the sign and a megaphone. The city of Tampa obtained a video from a witness in a car. [Screen grab of video]

Race-baiting Tony Daniel charged with battery after clash over one of his signs

It was not an uncommon sight for Tampa residents. Local provocateur Tony Daniel was standing on a street corner Friday, megaphone and racist sign in hand.But then a woman slapped his sign, police say, and Daniel hit her in the face with his...
Published: 07/13/18
Will O'Shea (right) and his wife Jamie say they're desperately looking for their missing 7-year-old St. Bernard, Logan. He disappeared from their Treasure Island home Monday but should be easy to spot: He weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information about Logan's whereabouts can notify the couple through the owner's Facebook page (search for Will O'Shea in Treasure Island) or by calling the Treasure Island Police Department at (727) 547-4595. [Courtesy of Will O'Shea]

Missing: Logan, a happy St. Bernard — who weighs 200 pounds

TREASURE ISLAND — Will and Jamie O’Shea say they’re desperately looking for their missing St. Bernard, who disappeared from their home Monday.Logan, age 7, should be easy to spot: He weighs 200 pounds.The O’Sheas said they left Logan...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
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Robert Marve talks to the media after participating in the Bucs\u2019 rookie minicamp as a tryout in 2013. He never played in the NFL and after two CFL seasons retired from football in 2015.

Ex-Plant High standout Robert Marve faces battery, sexual assault allegations

TAMPA — Former Plant High School and University of Miami quarterback Robert Marve has been accused of sexual assault and battery, according to police and court records.Channing Tomes, 27, an ex-girlfriend who said she has known Marve since...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Marcia Woodside Rivers was killed by a Tampa garbage truck on June 26. The truck now waits in a city impound lot as investigators and city officials determine what happened.

Woman killed by Tampa garbage truck wore hearing aids, not earbuds

TAMPA — A confused witness reported that Marcia Woodside Rivers wore earbuds the day she was crushed to death on Davis Islands by a city garbage truck.Strangers took to social media to criticize the victim.But Rivers, 65, was wearing...
Published: 07/10/18
Randy Betts, 36, faces charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing after being given a warning. Ashley DeSouza, 33, was arrested on a charge of trespassing after being given a warning. Both were arrested after officials said Betts' dog attacked a Hillsborough sheriff's deputy. These photos are from previous arrests. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Sheriff: Man, woman arrested after dog attacks Hillsborough deputy

SEFFNER — A Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after being attacked by a dog on Monday, officials said, which resulted in two arrests.Deputy Annamaria DiLascio, 24, responded to a complaint at 9:07 a.m. about homeless people...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/10/18