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Top 10 Crime Stories 2012

Here are the local crime stories that caught the attention of Gulfport readers in 2012.

Gulfport is not known for big crime stories. Quality of life is important to folks in this coastal town.

But occasionally, a local crime story hits the news and captures the interest of readers.

Here are the Most Read Crime Stories of 2012, listed in the order of reader interest:

1.) ER Doc Arrested for Child Sex Battery

 2.) Gulfport Hardware Owner Charged With Arson After Shop Burns Down

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4.) Police Chase Hits 90 Mph With Toddler In Stolen Car

5.) 16-Year-Old Arrested For Nearly 50 Grams of Marijuana

6.) Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Gulfport Man

7.) Former Gulfport Parks Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

8.) ATM Robber Bites Man Trying to Help Eldery Victim

9.) Underage Sex Sting Nets 43 in the Tampa Bay Area

10.) Is There a Serial Arsonist in Gulfport?

Linda Craig December 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM
What happened to the hardware story? Never any follow up. Why is that?
Barbara Purtee December 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Many would like to know what happened....... and why?
Cherlene Willis December 31, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Hey Linda and Barbara, Will check into the case after the departments open up on Wednesday. Hadn't heard of anything, but we'll see - thanks, Cherlene

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