Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Teens Stole Samurai Sword, Gun From Gulfport Homes, Police Say: Two St. Petersburg teens were arrested by Gulfport Police for stealing thousands of dollars in cash and weapons from a person they knew in Gulfport. Deputies Suspect Foul Play in Death of Gulfport Woman: The 24-year-old victim had attended Boca Ciega High School and was a youth cheerleading coach. Jail Bookings Report: Jan 1 - 6: The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between January 1 - 6, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Gulfport Police Chief to Lead Police Chiefs Association: Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent will serve as president of the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The 24-year-old victim had attended Boca Ciega High School and was a youth cheerleading coach.
Homicide detectives suspect foul play in the death of 24-year-old Destynee Nekole Burkes of Gulfport, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. Deputies had responded to the La Quinta Inn, located at 4999 34th St. N, Monday afternoon after motel staff discovered a woman's body in one of the rooms. The family of Burkes expressed shock over her death. The family told The Tampa Bay Times Tuesday that Burkes was active in the community and had a bright future. Rawn Godwin said that his stepdaughter lived in Gulfport at the family's home. She had been a student at Boca Ciega High School, a debutante with the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and worked as a home health care aide for senior clients. She also coached cheerleading. Homicide…
Monday, January 7, 2013
A 24-year-old woman was found dead in a St. Petersburg motel room.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide at La Quinta Motel. Officials say Destynee Nekole Burkes, 24, of Gulfport, was found dead in a motel room at 4999 34th St. North, in St. Petersburg, on Monday afternoon. The motel is in the Lealman area. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Detectives are currently on scene. Stay with Gulfport Patch for updates.