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Serving life for murder, Tampa man continues legal crusade to get car back

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A Hillsborough County man serving a life sentence for murder is continuing his 14-year battle with the Tampa police over the seizure of the car — 10 years old at the time — that he used in the crime. In 2003, police arrested and charged 21-year-old Michael Gerard “Mickey” Glenn Jr. with first-degree premeditated murder. Glenn was accused of killing 25-year-old Antonio Powell in a drug-related shooting. Three years later, Glenn made a minor uproar in local media by announcing he would…

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In an unusual case, Tampa police use civil forfeiture to seize dump truck used in hit-and-run death

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In an unusual case regarding the state’s civil forfeiture act, a court allowed Tampa police to seize a dump truck used in a February hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a pedestrian. David Yribar Hernandez, 46, is the owner of Yribar Jr. Trucking Corp. At 4534 W. Clifton St. in Tampa. In the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2017, Hernandez was driving a 2004 Peterbilt dump truck when he allegedly struck and killed pedestrian Stephen J. Waters in…

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Tampa woman claims false arrest over warrant with wrong name, race

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A Tampa woman claims she was falsely arrested on a Virginia warrant, despite it having the wrong name and race. Pamela Elaine Orellana, a 49-year-old Tampa woman formerly known as Pamela Elaine Mullins, was arrested in Pinellas County in 1996 on a charge of performing a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a minor under the age of 16. Mullins eventually pleaded “no contest.” Adjudication was withheld, but she was required to register as a sex offender. Since…

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Man thrown off Tampa garage blames strip club, police for failing to prevent attack

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A new lawsuit is opening old wounds for the victim of a 2013 gentlemen’s club brawl where a man was tossed off a parking garage. Jordan Archuleta of Edgewood, New Mexico was in Tampa for work when he decided to visit The Penthouse Club, a gentlemen’s club on Westshore Boulevard. After Archuleta got into an altercation with another patron — purportedly named Raymond Andrew Mondracon — the two were removed from the property. Once outside, the quarrel between them continued.…

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Report: Tampa Police write more tickets than other agencies

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An analysis by The Tampa Bay Times showed that Tampa police wrote more tickets last year than sheriff’s offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties combined and more per capita than cops in Jacksonville, Miami, St. Petersburg and Orlando, the state’s four other largest cities. And no other law enforcement agency in the state arrests more people than the Tampa Police Department. The paper reported that each arrest, each ticket, feeds into a formula that calculates an officer’s “productivity ratio”…

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Tampa faces lawsuit for violating gun owner’s open carry rights

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Open carry events have gained a lot of attention nationwide with many private businesses banning people from doing so inside their establishments. For example, Texas businesses are grappling with whether or not to ban open carry as the state moves toward legalizing the practice. The idea of people wandering around in the open with guns holstered to their hips is reminiscent of the wild, wild West. In Florida, open carry is still illegal in most situations, but there are exceptions. Now…

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Florida prisoner sues Tampa PD for bowel movement-inducing body slam

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What began as a late night Easter dinner ended in alleged body slams, uncontrollable bodily functions and a multi-million dollar law suit. Roger Peter Morrison is suing the Italian chain restaurant Olive Garden and the Tampa Police Department over injuries, and soiled pants, sustained on Easter Sunday 2012. Morrison allegedly arrived at the Olive Garden on Busch Boulevard in Tampa at around 9:30. While there Morrison alleges his guest, Mary Rose Ingram, “became upset about the food or something about…

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