Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Clearwater Police say the suspect got into a fight with a man during an early morning party at a South Hillcrest Avenue home, went inside to grab a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.
A man has been arrested and charged with murder after Clearwater Police say he fatally stabbed someone when a fight broke out at a cookout early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a fight in progress at 226 S. Hillcrest Ave. around 12:22 a.m. and found a man had been stabbed multiple times as a group of people were gathered for the party, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. The victim, David Lee Kilen, 25, was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators said a "physical altercation" broke out between Kilen and the suspect, Ronald Clifford Lefebvre, 43, who then went into the house and grabbed a knife, which he used to stab Kilen. Lefebvre was taken into custody, interviewed, and later …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Residents in the Skycrest neighborhood are disturbed and scared in the wake of the second stabbing within a year near Crest Lake Park. Peter Kageyama, author of “For the Love of Cities,” talked about ways to spur economic development in downtown Clearwater during a luncheon at Island Way Grill Wednesday. A federal lawsuit filed in Tampa on Wednesday by a California couple alleges fraud after they say they gave $320,000 toward the construction of the "Super Power" building that has yet to be completed. A group working to reopen the Martin Luther King Jr. Center says it needs about $250,000 in repairs before reopening. They hope to open the facility in about three months. Thanks, Aggie Michael, for sharing a few pictures of a group of …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Police say Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, 32, whose last known address was in Iowa, is responsible for the 2003 stabbing deaths of Petra Martin, 31, and her 2-year-old son, Uriel.
Clearwater Police have identified a suspect in the 2003 double homicide of a mother and her 2-year-old son and are asking for the public's help in locating him. Police say Gilberto Juarez-Hernandez, 32, is responsible for the slayings of Petra Martin, 31, and her son, Uriel, who were both found stabbed to death in their South San Remo Avenue apartment on July 19, 2003. A warrant is out for Juarez-Hernandez, whose last known address was in Des Moines, Iowa, as of 2008, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. Authorities are not sure if he is still in the area, elsewhere in the country or in Mexico. A "red notice" has been issued through the Interpol database, which notifies 190 countries Juarez-Hernandez is wanted. A bloody …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Vasilios "Billy" Vorvis was stabbed to death in his Clearwater home in 2008 during what police believe was a robbery attempt.
Family members of a Clearwater man who was stabbed to death in his home four years ago are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the unsolved murder. Family members of Vasilios "Billy" Vorvis announced the reward Wednesday. Vorvis was stabbed with a sharp instrument during an attack in his home in the 1400 block of Grove Street on July 6, 2008, according to Clearwater Police. He died a short time later at Morton Plant Hospital. Authorities believe Vorvis was robbed, though it's unknown how much money and/or property was stolen from him. To be eligible for the reward, the information must be provided through Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-873-TIPS; online at crimestoppersofpinellas.org; or text keyword …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The victim was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, according to police.
The Clearwater Police Department was investigating a stabbing Friday night at 1379 S. Madison Avenue. During a fight the victim was injured with a bladed weapon. A suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, according to a news release. The victim was transported to Bayfront Medical Center. The police spoke to a "person of interest" Friday night, according to a news release.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
A 20-year-old and 17-year-old suffered stab wounds during an altercation with two unknown suspects who took off on foot, Clearwater Police said.
A 20-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were stabbed during an altercation with two other men Friday night in the Pier 60 parking lot, Clearwater Police report. Police found the victims suffering from stab wounds around 11:16 p.m. Friday on the south side of the parking lot. The 20-year-old had minor injuries and was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was treated and released to his parents, officials said. The teenager was flown to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was treated and was scheduled to be released, public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. Police are still searching for the two unidentified suspects, who fled on foot following the incident. Investigators said some type of disturbance led the two suspects to arm …