Tony Marrero, Day Cops, Hillsborough Sheriff, Tampa Police Department Reporter

Tony Marrero

Day Cops, Hillsborough Sheriff, Tampa Police Department Reporter

A Baltimore native, I've lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1998 and have been a reporter here for nearly that long. I joined the Times in 2009 and have covered beats ranging from from education to criminal courts. I now cover breaking news and general assignment stories in the Tampa bureau, which means I never know exactly what will come my way on any given day. I like that variety and enjoy digging to tell readers more about the big stories of the day.

Plane filled with wrong fuel before crash that killed Tampa plastic surgeon, says NTSB

Dr. Daniel P. Greenwald, a well-known Tampa plastic surgeon, died on Oct. 5 when his twin-engine plane crashed soon after taking off from Kokomo Municipal Airport in Indiana. Greenwald family | Tim Bath/The Kokomo Tribune via AP
An employee at the Kokomo Municipal Airport said Dr. Daniel P. Greenwald told him he wanted jet fuel for the Piper Aerostar. A friend says there’s no way he would have knowingly done so.

Lakeland city attorney arrested in Hillsborough prostitution sting

Timothy McCausland, the city of Lakeland's longtime city attorney, was arrested in Brandon on Wednesday in an undercover prostitution sting, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Timothy McCausland was charged with violating a county ordinance prohibiting public solicitation, records show.

Two dead, two wounded in shooting at Tampa mobile home park

Two people were killed and two injured in gunfire early Thursday at Carousel Mobile Home Park, 5410 N Falkenburg Road. Tony Marrero  |  Tony Marrero
Deputies found one man dead in a common area and another man dead inside a home at the park on North Falkenburg Road.

‘Completely senseless.' Arrest made in punch that killed man in Ybor City.

Dyante “Tay” Neal, 25, appeared to be trying to avoid a confrontation when he was attacked. Tampa police say they arrested his assailant on a manslaughter charge.

Wimauma woman arrested for making two dozen pipe bombs, deputies say

This image was sent out by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office in a news release about the arrest of a Wimauma woman on charges of making pipe bombs. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office  |  Hillsborough Sheriff's Office
Michelle Louise Kolts, 27, faces charges of making a destructive device with the intent to do bodily harm or property damage.