Thursday, May 23, 2013
The two men were traveling on Gulfport Boulevard "at a high rate of speed" when they lost control of their bikes, authorities said.
Two people were hurt when their motorcycles crashed late Wednesday night in Gulfport, authorities said. The two riders were traveling east on Gulfport Boulevard at a high rate of speed as they approached the curve at 59th Street, according to Gulfport Police. One of them, a Suzuki driven by Marcello Ciampolillo of Belleair, slid out of control. That caused the driver of the other Yamaha motorcycle, David Heyveld of Largo, to also slide out of control. Both men struck the south curb of Gulfport Boulevard, east of 59th street and suffered "significant injuries," according to Sgt. Robert L. Burkhart. They were taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where they were in stable condition, authorities said. [Editor's note: An earlier version of this …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police will be on the lookout for drivers who aren't wearing their seat belts as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign.
Buckle up or beware, Gulfport! The Gulfport Police Department will be on the lookout for drivers who aren't wearing their seat belts as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign around the clock from May 20 through June 2. "Wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but not wearing it will," said Sgt. Thomas Woodman, police spokesperson, in a media release. "So unless you want to risk a ticket, or worse, your life, please remember to buckle up!" Sign up for the Gulfport Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The majority of city leaders do not believe the city should borrow $3 million dollars to move the Gulfport Police Station to 49th St. What do you think?
Immediately upon taking office, Councilor Michael Fridovich suggested moving the Gulfport Police Department to 49th Street. Frodivich believes more police presence will help tackle crime and the perception of crime along the border corridor. During the most recent council workshop, on Thursday, May 9, Fridovich also expanded on how the move could lure more businesses to the area. "It's totally underutilized," Fridovich said. He added that he's spoken to businesses owners and residents in that area who agree with him. Despite his efforts and suggestion to borrow $3 million for the project, the remaining councilors disagreed with taking out a loan of that amount. During the workshop, Mayor Sam Henderson said he didn't want to commit future …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Gulfport Police arrested a man after they said he had sex with a girl between the ages of 12 and 15.
A 20-year-old St. Petersburg man is charged with having sex with a girl between the ages of 12 and 15, according to Gulfport Police. Philip Charles Corson, 20, of St. Petersburg, was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery, a felony, on Wednesday, May 3, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office bookings report. According to the arrest report, Corson told authorities he had consensual sex at the victim's home on April 17. The girl's parents were not home, the report states. On April 30, investigators held a controlled phone call between Corson and the victim. According to the report, Corson admitted to having sex with the victim. Corson is being held in the Pinellas County Jail awaiting trial. Bail is set at $20,000. …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between April 23 and 30, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, April 23 Dennis John Derouin, 44, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of FTA False Verification of Ownership, a felony. Bail is set at $30,013. Derick Lee Gamble, 24, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of Stalking, a misdemeanor. Gamble posted $1,000 bail. Cassandra R. Goodman, 27, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of FTA Possession of Marijuana and FTA Possession of Paraphernalia, both misdemeanor charges. Tyler Marquis, 19, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of Dealing in Stolen Property by Use of Internet, a felony, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, a felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, Grand …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Gulfport Police helped collect unused prescription drugs as part of the semi-annual Operation Medicine Cabinet event on Saturday.
Since Operation Medicine Cabinet began in May 2009, officers across Pinellas County have collected nearly 13,000 pounds of medications including the collection from this past Saturday. On April 27, officials across the county collected 1,545.5 pounds. The event is held twice a year to encourage people to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications. It is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. If you missed the event, you may drop off medications at two Pinellas County Sheriff's Office locations during regular business hours. The Sheriff's Administration Building The Sheriff's North District Office …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Although many have come forward with speeding concerns, Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent says you may be surprised by the numbers.
Although the Gulfport City Council adopted a Traffic Calming Program in January, Police Chief Robert Vincent says based on about two dozen traffic surveys his department has conducted since 2010, very few streets would actually benefit from such a measure. Of those streets targeted, Seventh Ave South between Gulfport and St. Pete has been the only one to warrant a traffic calming construction project, the chief says. "Seventh Avenue has the volume of vehicles and the speed to warrant speed humps," Vincent said. Vincent says for years residents have shared concerns about speeding in residential neighborhoods. Until January, Gulfport Police didn't have a process in place that would allow residents the opportunity to request a traffic …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between April 1 and 8, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
April 1 Zachary J. Galpin, 20, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of DWLSR (driving while license suspended or revoked), a felony. Galpin posted $5,000 bail. April 3 Joshua Eugene Taylor, 25, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of battery domestic, a misdemeanor. April 5 Mandy Adell Mertz, 30, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of felony DWLSR- Habitual Offender. Mertz posted $5,000 bail. April 7 Seth N. Cottrill, 31, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of petit theft, a misdemeanor. Kirt Rosamilia, 25, of Gulfport, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor and possession of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Anthony Dixon, 24, confessed to fondling the girl, according to Gulfport Police.
A 24-year-old man faces charges of sexual battery on a 12-year-old girl in Gulfport, authorities said Tuesday. Anthony Dixon, of St. Petersburg, confessed to fondling the girl, whom he knew, according to Gulfport Police. Dixon was arrested Friday and was already in jail on separate charges of possession of marijuana and misuse of the 911 system when he was interviewed by police. The alleged battery took place sometime in the week prior to his arrest, officials said. The alleged victim's relation to the suspect and further details were not released. According to police, Dixon was arrested April 2010 on a sexual battery charge, which was reduced to felony battery and for which he is still on probation. Dixon was being held at the Pinellas …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between March 25 and 31, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, March 26 Amber Nicole Jacobsgraves, 19, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of failure to appear on a petit theft charge, a misdemeanor. Jacobsgraves posted $2,513 bail. Thursday, March 28 Kyle K Bult, 63, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of dealing in stolen property, a felony. Bail is set at $10,000. Gulfport Police say Bult cashed several forged checks that George V. Englund stole from a vehicle in Gulfport. Bult also pawned stolen tools that Englund stole, police say. Robert Francis Leclair, 62, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of DUI, a misdemeanor. Leclair posted $500 bail. Friday, March 29 Thomas Shrouder, 53, of Elizabethtown, KY, …