March 2, 2010
Tampa Bay Men Busted Selling Stolen Kayak On Craigslist
The victim of a theft in Clearwater was surfing the Internet and came across his stolen items for sale on Craigslist. That led to an undercover Tampa police officer right to the thieves. Now the two men who ripped off the kayaks are in jail on charges ranging from violation of probation, grand theft, using the Internet to commit a felony and dealing in stolen goods.
Eric Wexler reported two kayaks stolen from his Clearwater home on Palm Island on February 27. Both kayaks were bright yellow and were missing vital parts he removed before storing them outside his home. The Internet posting for the kayak noted those parts would not be included setting off a red flag for Wexler. He called police to alert them to the on-line posting.
March 2, 2010
Tampa Aggravated Battery Charges Filed Against Man Who Beat His One-Legged Brother With A Golf Club
A fight between brothers ended up in aggravated battery charges on Tuesday, According to TampaBay.com police arrested a Tampa man for assaulting his disabled brother with a golf club. Robert Derick Bowman is being held without bail in Hillsborough County Jail.
According to reports the fight started over $3 that was missing. That argument escalated to the point that Robert Bowman picked up a golf club and began hitting his brother in the head and body multiple times. He is being held on charges of aggravated battery on a disabled adult with a deadly weapon.
March 1, 2010
Channelside Garage Armed Robbery Suspect Is The Son Of A Tampa Police Officer
ampa Police have been searching for the man that pointed a gun at two people in a Channelside Garage early last Sunday morning in an attempted
robbery. They have now made an arrest and the man charged with two counts of armed robbery is the son of a longtime Tampa Police officer. Paul Nicholas McDonald was charged in Hillsborough County, taken to Orient Road Jail and booked on $15,000 bond.
Police tracked McDonald when they were called by a school resource deputy. The school official was alerted by an IMPACT class teacher that McDonald was looking at a police bulletin of the robbery on-line. She asked McDonald if that was him in the bulletin and he said it wasn’t. He was taken in by police after that and McDonald’s mother identified her son from a surveillance video taken in the garage.