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Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister announced Friday that his campaign had gathered enough petition signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot. "I've had the privilege of working in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for over 25 years, and there have been few things as humbling during that time ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla (WFLA) - A brush fire is burning near the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office practical training site building. The building is located at 14063 County Road 39. Four fire engines and two brush engines are on scene, as well as the HCSO aerial unit. No further details ...

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is seeking to identify two people who they believe may have witnessed a drive-by shooting in Town 'N' Country Friday morning. Deputies say that around 2:30 a.m., a 44-year-old victim was shot in the upper torso while in a ...
Hillsborough County firefighters are battling a blaze they said threatened the ammunition bunker at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office training facility in Lithia. Since then officials have told us the bunker is safe and now they are just working to extinguish the blaze. We do not know the size of the fire ...
He accused the chef of taking his cell phone, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Clearwater man is accused of trying to stab three people to death at a Chinese restaurant where he was employed, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Xiaofu Feng, 44, of ...
Chronister, a Republican, has been with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office since 1992 and was a colonel before the retirement of longtime lawman David Gee in 2017, which landed him the job as interim sheriff. He filed for election a day after he was sworn in. He is running against Democrat Gary ...

Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. "Contact began online. Contact began through social media. It's not the first time we've heard this kind of story, but we wish it would be the last time we hear it," Danny Alvarez, ...
Multiple people have been stabbed at a Chinese restaurant in Hillsborough County, according to reports. The stabbing occurred on Monday afternoon at Peking Chinese Restaurant at 6936 N 56th St. in Tampa, according to Spectrum Bay News 9. ON SCENE: Detectives on scene investigating a stabbing ...
William C. Duncan, 43, died Monday, March 12, in the hours after the shooting, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release. Author: Andrew Krietz. Published: 9:13 AM EDT March 13, 2018. Updated: 6:44 PM EDT March 13, 2018. PLANT CITY, Fla. -- A second man has died following a workplace ...
A man accidentally shot himself in the head during a gathering early Sunday morning. The man, whose identity has not been released, is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release. Deputies were sent around 3:40 a.m. Sunday, March 11 ...
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are searching for a sex offender on the run. Carlos Mendoza, 41, is a registered sex offender and he has an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to update his residential address within 48 hours of change. Mendoza's last known address was in ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies pulled more than 250 pounds of marijuana from a home in Clair-Mel after it caught fire Thursday morning. Deputies found 37 marijuana plants growing inside the house at 1607 Hartley Road, according to sheriff's office ...
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - Officials warn there are three phone scams are targeting Hillsborough and Pinellas County residents. The scammers identify themselves as either an employee of Duke Energy, Pinellas County Sheriff's Sergeant Jim Gaskins, or as Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ...
TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two men they say are preying on elderly women and stealing their money. Deputies say that the two men don't use weapons or any kind of threat, they simply approach unsuspecting victims and say something that makes these elderly ...
Tammie Castro was alert in the jail infirmary when jail officials called for paramedics at 3:34 a.m. but became unresponsive within a minute, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Paramedics arrived at 3:46 a.m. and left with Castro at 4:03 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said. Castro was pronounced ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLA - The Florida State Fair opened Thursday morning and it ends Monday, Feb 19. ABC Action News spoke with Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, this morning, about the security plan. RELATED: Your go-to guide for the 2018 Florida State Fair. Sheriff Chronister is ...
RIVERVIEW -- Authorities say a Florida man killed the mother of his children and their daughter, seriously injured their son and set their house on fire. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release says 29-year-old Ronnie Oneal III was charged Monday with two counts of murder and other charges. family members

RIVERVIEW, Fla. - A 3-month-old puppy was rescued from a storm drain Tuesday in Riverview by two Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies. Related Headlines. The Lake County Animal Shelter is inviting residents to drop off gifts for newborn community cats. Lake County Animal Shelter asks ...
Multiple charges were filed after a man drove to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office without a license to escape his angry girlfriend. Deputies say Jose Rodriguez drove straight to the sheriff's office seeking safety and protection. At about 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, deputies received a report of two ...
TAMPA — A Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy accused of choking, beating and holding a service weapon to her wife's head was arrested early Wednesday on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Amy E. Dawson, 29, was arrested inside the department's Falkenburg Road ...
Yomesha Campo, 25, a school cafeteria worker, was arrested on a charge of felony child abuse, according to Tampa police. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]. By Jonathan Capriel, Times Staff Writer. Published: February 28, 2018. Updated: February 28, 2018 at 09:20 PM. TAMPA — A Hillsborough County School ...
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are searching for the man behind a recent attack on a Tampa trail. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th, a woman was walking westbound on the Northdale Lake Park Trail approaching the exit of the trail into her neighborhood when a ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A local woman and her company have donated five complete sets of body armor to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office K9 unit. The K9 body armor vests are expensive — $800 each — and they're custom fitted for each dog. "It's my community. That's it,” said Lisa ...
GIBSONTON — A lunchroom brawl at East Bay High School on Wednesday ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old student, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Justin Rohena faces felony charges of disrupting a school campus or function and resisting an officer with violence, according to ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office needs the public's assistance in finding a missing, endangered man who is without his medication. Ansel Hammond, 68, was last seen in the area of 4800 N Hwy 301 in Tampa. He has not been seen or heard from since.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says they're looking for a missing, endangered 54-year-old man. Tuyen Pham left his residence at an undisclosed location in Hillsborough County and has not been seen or heard from ever since. Officials say Pham has ...
TAMPA- There are already hundreds of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies openly carrying guns on their hip at the Florida State Fair. Those are the guns you see, but there are hundreds more in the fair every day, you don't. According to statistics from the sheriff's office the number of guns have ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are on scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash Friday evening. The accident occurred at Memorial Highway and Civic Road. Traffic is being diverted northbound Memorial to Webb Road, back to Hillsborough. Both lanes of ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – One can only imagine the terror of walking into a school where a deadly shooting just took place. Even Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies who've never experienced a mass shooting are required to train in how to deal with one. At the sheriff's office training ...
A woman gave birth to a baby girl Friday at the Florida State Fair, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Two deputies, Roberto Ramirez and Henry Echenique, heard Kesha Martin yelling for help shortly after 4 p.m. when her water broke. BREAKING: These two @HCSOSheriff deputies ...
A deputy and a detective from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were nearby. They rushed over to help the woman, who was at the fair with her husband and their two little boys. “We saw a bulk in her pants and we knew that that was the baby,” said Deputy Henry Echenique. “Myself, the father and the ...
"Steve is a great person, and we are not going to stop. We are going to keep fighting for him," Padron said. (Bay News 9 image). The walk will start at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and end at the MacDill Air Force base. The Hillsborough County School Security and the sheriff's office is supporting ...
BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office put two detectives on administrative leave this week after two people were shot during an undercover gun buy Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Home Depot. On Thursday, the agency disclosed who had been shot but did not explain how it ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to two separate Hillsborough County Public School campuses on Wednesday and made multiple arrests stemming from fights among students. Wharton High School witnessed a string of student disturbances ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLA - The Florida State Fair opened Thursday morning and it ends Monday, Feb 19. ABC Action News spoke with Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, this morning, about the security plan. RELATED: Your go-to guide for the 2018 Florida State Fair. Sheriff Chronister is ...
Two bodies found Friday in an Apollo Beach home were the result of a murder-suicide, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. About 3:45 p.m., deputies were called to a home in the 1000 block of Spindle Palm Way by a report of a shooting. Inside the home, they found two bodies. Investigators ...
The car they were in hit a tractor-trailer, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A man and a woman died of injuries they suffered Friday (Feb. 2) when the car they were in hit the rear of a tractor trailer, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Juanita Paulino ...
LAKELAND — A Lakeland man is dead after driving into the rear of a stopped semi, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Samuel T. Thomas, 38, died Friday after being transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Deputies said Thomas was heading north on Sheldon Road in Town 'N ...
APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation in Apollo Beach on Friday. Deputies received a 911 call about gunfire inside the home. A couple was found dead inside the home on Spindle Palm Way. Their two daughters were in the home at the ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Deputies say a shootout in Tampa ended in a crash on Friday. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash at N. 48th Street and E. Hanna Ave. Investigators say the occupants of the two vehicles involved had exchanged gunfire on the roadway before crashing into ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The 911 call center at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is a lifeline. For five hours Wednesday, the panic came from within. “It was a worst case situation,” said Brad Herron, General Manager of the Communications Bureau. “I've been doing this for 30 years and I've never seen ...
TAMPA — In separate incidents involving Hillsborough public schools, one student threatened on social media to shoot up his school and another brought a pellet gun to campus, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The students, both 15, were arrested. Their identities were not released.
Acknowledging they've been behind the curve in criminal justice reform, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will soon join some of Florida's biggest counties in offering court diversion for adults. The HCSO announced Wednesday it would begin offering an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (ADAP) program for ...
Tampa police and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office say a problem with Frontier Communications ha shut down 911 service. ... TAMPA — Calls to the 911 system operated by the Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office aren't going through, authorities said, and the problem ...
TAMPA, FL – Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who robbed two convenience stores. On Jan. 9 at about 10:40 p.m., a woman entered the Circle K at 14611 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, armed with a silver-colored firearm and demanded cash ...
Acknowledging they've been behind the curve in criminal justice reform, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will soon join some of Florida's biggest counties in offering court diversion for adults. The HCSO announced Wednesday it would begin offering an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (ADAP) program for ...
Moments later, she was face to face with a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy, wondering how she would explain her arrest to her family and boss. But then the deputy explained that a new program for first-time offenders like her would allow her to avoid an arrest. "My life could have gone down the drain ...
TAMPA — The Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were among several law enforcement agencies in the region that lost 911 service early Wednesday because of what officials are calling a widespread telecommunications outage during repairs by Frontier ...
Two men are wanted in Hillsborough County for breaking into several vehicles, stealing one of them and then using a stolen credit card to buy a Playstation from Walmart, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Between the night of Jan. 26 and the morning of Jan. 27, the men burglarized ...
BULL MARKET, Fla. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects accused of robbing a convenience store. The sheriff's office said the armed robbery happened around 10:31 p.m. Saturday at a store located at North 42nd Street North near Woodspring Lane. One of the suspects ...


 

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