Friday, March 15, 2013
A Harley Davidson crashed into a Chevy on Gulf to Bay Boulevard on Thursday night, a public safety official said.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a car pulled in front of him on Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater on Thursday night, officials said. The crash happened around 7:51 p.m. at Gulf to Bay and Numbus Avenue, according to investigators. A four-door Chevrolet exited the parking lot at 2045 Gulf to Bay Blvd. and proceeded across the eastbound lanes into the median. The driver then proceeded across the westbound lanes in an attempt to head north on Nimbus. That's when the Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into the rear right of the Chevy, officials said. The motorcyclist, Kenneth W. Talamine, 62, was not wearing a helmet at the time. Dupont was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Clearwater Police focused on a stretch of Gulf to Bay Boulevard this week to address reports of prostitution.
Eleven people were arrested this week in a prostitution detail, Clearwater Police announced Friday. The department's Anti-Crime Team and Downtown Bike Team focused on the 1400-1700 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard on Wednesday and Thursday to address reported prostitution activity, according to public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. "As long as we continue to have these issues in our city, we will continue to target both the supply and demand ends of this illegal activity," said Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway in a media release. The following people were arrested and charged:
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:
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A driver hit the gas instead of the brakes causing his vehicle to go through part of a building, according to Clearwater Police.
A vehicle went through the glass front of the Gulf to Bay Coin Laundry Saturday afternoon. The vehicle stopped about halfway into the building. The incident apparently happened when a driver hit the gas instead of the brake, according to police. There were no serious injuries and most of the damage to the building was from broken glass. There was no major damage to the structure, according to a news release.
The "fast-casual" Greek restaurant, which has locations in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, is now serving on Gulf to Bay Boulevard, a few doors down from Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
A new Greek restaurant has come to Clearwater. The Hungry Greek, which already has locations in Wesley Chapel and Tampa, is now open at 2689 Gulf to Bay Blvd., in the site of the former Mama Fu's Asian House. The restaurant is a few doors down from Five Guys Burgers and Fries and across from Smokey Bones. “This is a great location for The Hungry Greek, and we’re anxious to make this move into Clearwater," owner and founder Dino Constantinou said in a press release posted online. "It’s an exciting area to open a restaurant, and we look forward to bringing a healthy and delicious alternative to the people of Clearwater." According to the release, The Hungry Greek is a "fast-casual restaurant" where customers can watch their food prepared …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The city issued 1,145 tickets in the first month of using the red-light cameras, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Drivers in Clearwater were ticketed more than 1,000 times last month at three local intersections with red-light cameras — including more than 800 at the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The city issued 1,145 tickets in August using the new cameras, according to the Times' story. The breakdown: Those tickets come with $158 fines — although the city will collect less than a third of that. The state receives $100 of every ticket, and the city must split their revenues with the Arizona company that installed and maintains the cameras, the Times reports. Clearwater pays Redflex Traffic Systems $13,000 a month. Clearwater City Council member Bill Jonson told the newspaper: "This is all about …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The fire department was working on securing the vehicle before removing the driver, who did not appear injured, officials said.
A pickup truck managed to run up a pole on Gulf to Bay Boulevard late Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the eastbound lane and snarling traffic, officials said. Emergency personnel were working on securing the vehicle before removing the driver, who did not appear injured, Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. The incident happened on Gulf to Bay near Old Coachman Road.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Police investigated an accident near the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Old Coachman Road, according to a news release.
Clearwater Police continue to investigate a traffic accident, which shut down part of Gulf to Bay for more than two hours Saturday night. A pedestrian tried to cross Gulf to Bay in traffic around 10 p.m. just west of Old Coachman Road. The pedestrian was on the median and tried to cross the east bound lanes of traffic on Gulf to Bay. The pedestrian stepped off the median and fell. He picked himself up and made it to the curb lane where he fell again and was struck by a car driven by Alessandra L. Barthel, 32, of Largo, according to a news release. The pedestrian, a 37-year-old hispanic male, was flown to Bay Front Hospital with injuries that were believed to be life threatening, according to a news release. Police have not been able to …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The 30-day warning period for red-light cameras at busy Clearwater intersections officially ends at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, meaning violators will now be fined $158.
Smile! If you're running a red light in Clearwater, you could be on camera, and starting Tuesday it'll cost you. The 30-day warning period for red-light cameras at three Clearwater intersections expired at midnight Monday, meaning that as of Tuesday, July 31, a violation will carry a $158 penalty. The cameras are set up at these intersections: The city approved a measure to add the cameras for a six-month trial program back in November, and the cameras went live July 1. The cameras record traffic each minute, every day of the week, taking pictures and video of red light runners. The images are sent to Clearwater Police to review, and then a citation is mailed to the vehicle owner. So far in July since the cameras turned on, at least 557 …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A man and a 16-year-old were arrested while trying to break into the former Sears Essential on Gulf to Bay Boulevard early Tuesday, according to Clearwater Police.
A man and a 16-year-old were arrested while trying to break into a former Sears department store on Gulf to Bay Boulevard early Tuesday, according to Clearwater Police. Mark Lawrence Trump, 31, and a 16-year-old were seen on the property of the former Sears Essentials, 2130 Gulf to Bay Blvd., around 12:54 a.m., according to Clearwater Police. Police were called to the possible burglary in progress. After spotting the suspects, officers established a perimeter by using canine and helicopter units. As canine units checked the building, Trump ran and was arrested near a building on the 400 block of Nimbus Avenue, according to investigators. The teen also tried to run, but was taken into custody outside of the building with another canine …