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11-year-old shot and wounded child in St. Petersburg home

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An 11-year-old boy allegedly shot and wounded a 10-year-old boy at a home in Florida. In a statement, St. Petersburg Police said the 10-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition with gunshot wounds in his arm and shoulder. Police say he was shot around 10:30 a.m. Monday by the 11-year-old, who was “fooling around” with a gun that he didn’t think was loaded. A 17-year-old was watching several children in the home when the 10-year-old was shot. Police said the teenager…

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PSTA, St. Pete cop wrestle over responsibility for a 2014 police cruiser crash

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In 2014, a St. Petersburg Police cruiser collided with a county bus at an intersection in St. Pete Beach. Now the cop and the bus driver are facing off in court over who actually caused the wreck. Jereme John Hayes, 33, was serving as a St. Petersburg police officer at the time. In an October 2013 divorce affidavit, he claimed to earn $4,449 per month, plus overtime. Hayes was driving a police cruiser Jan. 9, 2014, along Gulf Boulevard in…

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Accused pot smoker looks to get gun returned from St. Pete Police

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After an arrest for possession of marijuana, a Pinellas County resident had a firearm confiscated by the officer who caught her smoking in downtown St. Petersburg. Now, 57-year-old Rebecca Marsh of Tierra Verde is filing a petition to have police return her .380 Ruger LCP. The police report said the gun and concealed carry weapons permit (CCW) would not be permitted to be brought into the jail, so a St. Petersburg Police officer put into an SPPD locker. On Sept. 13,…

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Cancer patient sues St. Pete PD claiming she was mistakenly arrested

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A cancer victim is suing the St. Petersburg Police Department claiming they used excessive force when they mistakenly arrested her. Among the multiple claims Carleen Tetreault is making in the suit, which was filed earlier this month by Clearwater attorney John F. McGuire: — She was denied her civil rights. — Police used excessive force when they took her from her home to the police station. — She was falsely arrested. — She was falsely imprisoned. — The officers were…

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Pinellas Sheriff, two police chiefs reiterate opposition to open carry

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Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and the chiefs of the county’s two largest cities said Wednesday they support the Second Amendment but oppose open carry gun laws. The problem, they said, comes in a crisis. If there’s one or more active shooters whom police are seeking, they’ll have a harder time telling the good guys from the bad if a lot of people have weapons. That’s especially true after the July 7 ambush killing of five Dallas police officers, St.…

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St. Petersburg Police, Fire set active shooter training session

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With almost daily reports of shootings and other mayhem in public places, you might have wondered what to do if you’re ever placed in that situation. The St. Petersburg Police and Fire Rescue departments will teach you. The two departments have scheduled a free active shooter training session so you’ll know what to do if you’re ever in that situation. The training is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. July 28 at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.…

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Celebratory gunfire wounds 2 girls, damages police car

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Two girls were injured, a police cruiser was damaged and five men were arrested in separate celebratory gunfire incidents. According to St. Petersburg Police statements, a 17-year-old girl watching fireworks in a backyard was struck in the leg a bullet falling from the sky just after midnight Thursday. No suspects were identified, but St. Petersburg Police say five men were arrested in separate incidents early Friday after officers were alerted to other reports of celebratory gunfire. Also in St. Petersburg,…

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