Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here is a map of Clearwater police activity from May 1-19, 2013. The reports are from Clearwater Police to Pinellas County.
Here is a summary of calls and complaints that Clearwater Police responded to from May 1-19, 2013. To read the map, click on the icons: The information was culled from the Pinellas County Crime Viewer. Get the Clearwater Patch newsletter delivered to your email for free. Sign up here.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Police had been called to the Clearwater home to do a welfare check on the suspect.
UPDATE, 10:33 p.m. Sunday A Clearwater man who fired at police with an assault rifle was shot by two officers "who feared for their life," according to a statement by Clearwater Police Sunday night. The suspect, who lived on the 2200 block of Glenmoor Road North, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. Police were called to the home after 7 p.m. Sunday by a family member, who asked officers to do a welfare check on the man. The suspect's 15-year-old son was in the house during the shooting, according to police, who interviewed the teen later. He was not injured in the shooting. The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Although murders were up, most other violent crimes were down as well as motor and other thefts, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports information released this week.
Clearwater is a less violent place to live, at least according to the crime numbers the FBI released this week. Many incidents of violent crimes decreased from 2009 to 2010, as did many property crimes and thefts during that time period according to the final Unifrom Crime Reports statistics the FBI released Monday. Violent crimes went from 924 in 2009, to 775; aggravated assault decreased from 603 to 490; property crime decreased from 4,720 to 4,338; and motor vehicle thefts decreased from 301 to 201. "We believe it’s a combination of factors including our enforcement efforts, our new intelligence-led policing philosophy and our new programs to engage citizens and encourage interaction," said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. The …