Friday, December 14, 2012
Three Jack Russell terriers were rescued from a house fire on the 2300 block of Nash Street Friday afternoon, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue.
Three Jack Russell terriers were rescued from a house fire on the 2300 block of Nash Street Friday afternoon, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue. Neighbors in the Gulf to Bay Acres subdivision noticed smoke coming from the home at 2398 Nash Street and called 911 at 3:38 p.m., according to Elizabeth Watts, public safety spokeswoman. When firefighters arrived to the scene, neighbors already had removed two dogs. Firefighters went into the unoccupied home and removed one more Jack Russell. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Watts said. "The dogs are all doing fine," Watts said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Watts said.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A motorcyclist is dead after crashing near the busy intersection around 3:23 p.m. Thursday, according to Clearwater Police. The intersection is closed while police conduct an investigation.
One person is dead after a motorcycle crashed at the intersection of Belcher Road and Drew Street, according to the Clearwater Police Department. The intersection is closed while police conduct their investigation. Officials urge drivers to avoid the area. Police received a call at 3:23 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 about the accident. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to investigators. Stay with Clearwater Patch for updates.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Clearwater Police conducted the detail Monday in the East Gateway area and the 1700 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard.
Updated, 11:15 a.m.: A revised media release from the Clearwater Police Department said suspect John Marika has been charged with open alcohol and not soliciting prostitution. Patch has made the correction. A prostitution detail by Clearwater Police in the East Gateway area and the 1700 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard has resulted in 18 arrests of "johns," authorities said Monday. The department's Anti Crime Team and Downtown Bike Team conducted the detail Monday "in response to issues related to prostitution," according to public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts. The detail resulted in the following arrests and charges:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Clearwater Police have identified a bicyclist killed Thursday night on Drew Street. They also released new details about the crash
Clearwater Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a deadly crash involving a car and a bicyclist Thursday night. Investigators say Henry Rackard, 57, of Clearwater was trying to cross from the north side of Drew Street to the south side when he was hit by a 1994 Buick driven by Milton Lee Smallwood, 54. It happened at 6:36 pm near the intersection of Drew Street and North Evergreen Avenue. Rackard died at the scene, said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. Friday evening, Clearwater Police said in a news release that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but no other details were given. The area surrounding the accident was closed for a few hours for the investigation. *Updated 7:43 p.m. Friday Nov. 16
Clearwater Police are asking the public for help to identify a suspect who stole cash and a bottle of Southern Comfort at gunpoint from a Publix Liquor store Sunday.
Clearwater Police are asking the public for help to identify a suspect who stole cash and a bottle of Southern Comfort at gunpoint from a Publix Liquor store Sunday. A 50-year-old white man, clad all in black, walked into the Publix Liquor Store at Beckett Lake Plaza at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 11. The 5'04, 135 pound man was armed with a small, silver revolver. A 23-second video Clearwater Police posted on its Facebook page show the man walking to the register with a bottle of Southern Comfort and a black duffle bag. He shuffles through the bag, pulls out the gun and demands money from the register. Recognize the suspect? Call the Clearwater Police Department Tip line at 727-562-4422. Text anonymous information to 847411 or online at www.…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Clearwater Police had been looking for Kathleen Schardt, 60, who suffers from dementia and was missing since Monday. She was found safe and unharmed and apparently traveled to Georgia and back.
Updated, Nov. 14: Kathleen Schardt has been located safe and unharmed, a Clearwater Police spokesperson said late Tuesday night. Schardt returned home Wednesday night after apparently traveling to Valdosta, GA and back, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said in a media release. Earlier: A Missouri woman with dementia who is visiting Clearwater is missing. Kathleen Schardt, 60, was last seen by family at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, when she left in her sister's SUV to buy gas, according to Clearwater Police. Schardt, who is not familiar with the area, was reported missing at at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Schardt is diagnosed with dementia and does not have her medications with her, police said. Schardt asked a Hillsborough County Sheriff…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Clearwater Police are investigating an early morning crash involving a car that was stolen Wednesday night.
Two teen passengers were seriously injured when the stolen vehicle they were in crashed into a concrete pole near the intersection of Douglas and Overbrook avenues early Thursday morning, Clearwater Police said. Joshua Davis, 17, was in the front seat and Teron Dudley, 14, was in the back of a 2012 Toyota being driven at a high rate of speed south on Douglas Avenue, according to investigators. The driver tried to turn left onto Overbrook Avenue but lost control, crashing into a concrete utility pole around 3:45 a.m., officials said. When units arrived, they found Davis with serious injuries and Dudley with life-threatening ones. Both teens were taken to local hospitals. Dudley is currently listed in critical condition. The driver fled …
Clearwater Police are investigating a motorcycle crash near the 2800 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard.
UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: All westbound lanes of Gulf to Bay Boulevard are opened as Clearwater Police investigate a Thursday morning motorcycle accident. Tiffany Linn Goolsby, 29, of Riverview, hit a motorcyclist as she tried to turn right out of the parking lot of the Racetrac gas station near the 2800 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard around 11:14 a.m., according to Clearwater Police. Robert Lee Hatfield, 59, of Tampa, was wearing his helmet while riding a 2002 Harley Davidson in the middle lane of Gulf to Bay Boulevard behind another motorcyclist. When Goolsby saw the first motorcycle pass, she pulled out in front of Hatfield, hitting him, according to police. Hatfield was initially taken to the trauma center with life-threatening injuries, …
A Clearwater man already in jail on drug charges was charged Wednesday, Oct. 31, for his involvement in a seven-car pile up that occurred in June at Enterprise and McMullen Booth Roads in Safety Harbor, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
A Clearwater man already in jail on drug charges was charged Wednesday, Oct. 31, for his involvement in a seven-car pile up that occurred in June in Safety Harbor, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Saeed Ali Williams ran two red lights in a white BMW before causing a seven-car pile up at the intersection of Enterprise and McMullen Booth roads in Safety Harbor around midnight June 1, according to investigators. Williams, 23, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injuries, aggravated fleeing and eluding and reckless driving resulting in injury, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Williams already was in Pinellas County Jail on possession of cocaine charges from Aug. 15. “Early on in …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A car crashed through a Clearwater Blockbuster, stopping nearly in the middle of the building Friday night.
A car crashed through a Clearwater video store, stopping nearly in the middle of the building Friday night. Clearwater Fire and Rescue crews responded to the vehicle crash around 6:40 p.m. at the Blockbuster Video at 2045 Gulf to Bay Blvd. The adult female driver experienced a medical issue and apparently lost control of the vehicle," Elizabeth Watts, public safety spokeswoman, said in a release. The driver is being transported for evaluation, Watts said. There were no other vehicles involved and no one else was injured in the crash. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, according to Clearwater Police investigators. Toxicology results are pending.