Sunday, February 24, 2013
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The driver was sentenced Tuesday for crashing into a PSTA bus while fleeing from police with his then 2-year-old son in a stolen car. Gulfport residents want to see more restrooms, a larger ship store and plans for a multi-use building at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. The bill's sponsor put the statewide domestic partnership registry plan on hold after lawmakers expressed concerns about its constitutionality. Gulfport approved its own registry last May. Nearly 40 suspicious overnight fires have been reported in Gulfport in the past five years. Gulfport Police are asking for your help. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson appears to have more financial backing for his campaign than opponent and former councilor Bob Worthington. Sign up for the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent has allowed Gulfport Patch to post his pursuit review and report in it's entirety from his blog.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
The following information was provided by Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent via his blog. Pursuit Review On July 9th, 2012, Gulfport officers were involved in a motor vehicle pursuit that ended when a fleeing criminal drove in front of a bus near the Jordan Park housing complex. From the scene of the crash, I told news reporters that I would thoroughly review the pursuit and that I would also review the policy. I have completed the pursuit review, and I have copied and pasted the text of my report here for all to see (see below). I am doing this because I feel it is important to be completely candid with those we serve. As far as the review of the policy, I want to make one thing very clear: I have no intention of prohibiting my …
Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent releases a detailed review of a police chase of a stolen car with a toddler inside.
Review & Report Released Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent has released his full review of the police chase that ended in a collision between a stolen vehicle and PSTA bus and crash into a building in St. Petersburg on Monday, July 9. Derrick Mims, 21, was charged with grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding police and child endangerment after leading officials on a high-speed chase through Gulfport and reaching speeds up to 90 mph on Interstate 275 before exiting into a residential neighborhood and crashing into a PSTA bus. There were three passengers in the stolen rental including the driver's 2-year-old son. Immediately following the incident, Chief Vincent told officials he would conduct a complete review of the pursuit. The pursuit …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Police Chase Hits 90 Mph With Toddler In Stolen Car: Police say that Derrick Mims was driving in a stolen vehicle as he tried to elude police in a high-speed chase. His 2-year-old was in the car. Gulfport Crime Map, June 2012: Here are Gulfport crimes mapped for June 2012. The information is from the Pinellas County Crime Viewer. The crimes were reported to the county by Gulfport Police. Storm Claims? FEMA Opens Local Help Center: The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Florida have opened a local disaster recovery center to help Pinellas County residents who have claims for damages due to Tropical Storm Debby. Social Media Party Photos: The Pier was the place to be for the Ultimate Social Media Extravaganza for small …