TPD Detectives Seek Help from the Public with Homicide at Tampa Bus Stop (2017/10/12)

STATUS: OPEN
On October 9, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Benjamin Edward Mitchell, 22 yoa, was waiting for a HARTline bus on North 15th Street at Frierson Avenue in Tampa.  While at the bus stop, Mitchell was shot by an unknown suspect and later died as a result of the injuries he sustained.  Witnesses described seeing a black male, early 20's, wearing a dark hooded jacket, running from the area where the shooting took place immediately after the gunfire.  (Photo is of victim, Benjamin Mitchell)
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Ask for Information in Woodlawn Terrace Homicide (2017/10/11)

STATUS: OPEN
On May 31, 2015 at approximately 4:20 p.m., TPD officers received a call about an injured teen at Woodlawn Terrace Park located at 6410 32nd Street North in Tampa.  The victim, Edward Harris III, 1/29/2001 died at a local hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained.  Detectives believe that Harris was shot by an unknown suspect(s) in a silver or grey 4-door vehicle.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Work to Identify Second Homicide Suspect (2017/10/11)

STATUS: OPEN
On October 1, 2017 shortly after 1:00 a.m., two subjects asked the victims for a ride while they were at the Ybor Grocery located at 3401 North 15th Street in Tampa.  They traveled in the victim's 2003 4-door Ford Taurus, beige in color.  As they approached East 18th Avenue and North 17th Street, the driver was directed to pull over.  The suspects ordered the victims out of the car, forced them to remove their pants and lay on the ground at which time the suspects then shot both victims.  The suspects robbed the victims of their cash and personal property, then fled in the victim's vehicle, which was recovered by law enforcement the next day.  DuVaughn A. Shaheed, 55 yoa, died as a result of the injuries he sustained.  The second victim was seriously injured.
 
John Jarah Hicks III was arrested by detectives on October 5, 2017 and charged with Murder in the 1st Degree Felony Murder (Firearm), Attempted 1st Degree Felony Murder (Firearm) and other related charges.  Hicks was booked in Hillsborough County Jail under Booking #17036037.  Detectives are seeking information that would assist  with identifying the second suspect, who has been described as a black male, light complexion, tall, thin build and was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and hat.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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Pasco Detectives Search for Shooting Suspect (2017/10/05)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 24, 2017 at 7:13 a.m., a shooting occurred at the Citgo gas station located at 20949 US Highway 98 in Trilby.  The suspect was observed firing rounds at an occupant of another vehicle from a blue 2-door vehicle.  The suspect is a white male with tattoos.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Ask for Information in Early Morning Shooting (2017/09/28)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 17, 2017 shortly after 3:00 a.m., O'Shay Lewis was driving his vehicle southbound on Armenia Avenue near MLK Jr. Boulevard in Tampa.  Lewis and his friends had just attended a concert at the Palladium Bar located at 5305 Armenia Avenue North.  After Lewis stopped for the traffic light, a car pulled up next to his, at which time unknown suspect(s) shot at Lewis's vehicle.  O'Shay Lewis died as a result of the injuries he sustained and one of his friends who was a passenger was critically injured.  At this time the only vehicle description is that it was dark in color.  (Picture is of victim.)
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Investigate Suspect Who Returned Stolen Items (2017/09/28)

STATUS: OPEN
On July 9, 2017 an unknown black male entered Tampa Humidor located at 1418 Busch Boulevard East in Tampa.  While inside, he selected lighters valued at approximately $121.00 then left the store without paying.  A short time later, the same suspect returned to the store and fraudulently returned the stolen items for a cash refund.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Want to Identify Skimmer Suspect (2017/09/21)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 1, 2017 two skimmers were found on each of the ATMs at the SunTrust Bank located at 1701 East 7th Avenue in Ybor City.  The skimmers were placed on the machines by an unknown white male at 7:12 p.m.  The suspect was captured on the surveillance video and was seen wearing a dark colored floppy hat and dark t-shirt.  The suspect returned at 9:38 p.m. and believed to be testing the skimmers by making a transaction.  Law enforcement believe the suspect may be either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, in his late 20's, medium build, black or brown hair cut low, a full beard and was wearing a white Armani Exchange shirt.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Work to Identify Pharmacy Burglary Suspects (2017/09/13)

STATUS: OPEN
Between September 10, 2017 at 10:24 p.m. and September 11, 2017 at 12:52 a.m., three suspects entered the CVS Pharmacy located at 5905 Highway 301 South in Riverview through the receiving door.  Once inside, the suspects loaded $1,305 worth of merchandise including diapers and shampoo into three shopping carts.  The suspects also took a large quantity of prescription medications.  The suspects were wearing all black clothing, gloves and face masks. One suspect was wearing a black jacket with a distinctive logo on the back.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Look for Suspects Who Used Stolen Truck to Enter Store (2017/09/12)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 10, 2017 at approximately 10:39 p.m., a 4-door, white, F150 was backed in to the front of Teresa's Food Mart located at 11723 15th Street North in Tampa.  The suspects exited the truck and entered the store through the broken glass.  The unknown race suspects can be seen taking various items from the store.  A truck matching this description was stolen on the same day.  The suspects can be seen on surveillance video wearing dark clothing and hoodies.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Ask for Information from the Public in Double Homicide (2017/09/12)

STATUS: SOLVED
On September 12, 2017 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a shooting occurred at the Chevron gas station located at 7710 Madison Avenue in Tampa.  Two subjects were shot near the gas pumps and died as a result of their injuries.  The victims have been identified as Dremaine Vashaun Johnson, 24 yoa and James J. Nicholas, 23 yoa, who are both from the Progress Village area.  (Photos of victims.)
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Search for Suspects Who Took Over $38,000 in Dirt Bikes (2017/09/12)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 11, 2017 several unknown suspects entered the Tampa Bay Power Sports located at 13521 Florida Avenue North in Tampa after ramming the side of the business with an unknown type vehicle.  While inside, the suspects selected 7 dirt bikes valued at over $38,000 and took them from the store.  The suspects also caused damage to multiple motorcycles by pushing them over, breaking mirrors and tearing bumpers off. 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


TPD Detectives Investigate Pharmacy Robbery (2017/09/08)

STATUS: SOLVED

On September 8, 2017  at 9:45 a.m., an unknown black male entered the Express Special Pharmacy located at 4111 Henderson Boulevard in Tampa. The suspect demanded prescription drugs while displaying a firearm.  At some point a struggle ensued with the victim employee. The suspect was captured on surveillance video and is described as a black male, 35-45 yoa, 6', medium build, dark complexion, short black hair with a receding hair line, prescription glasses and last seen wearing black pants, white tank top, black mask and gray hoodie.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Search for Lithia Bank Robbery Suspect (2017/09/05)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 5, 2017 at 2:32 p.m., an unknown white male entered the Fifth Third Bank located at 16509 Fishhawk Boulevard in Lithia while wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses.  The suspect approached a teller, stated it was a robbery and demanded money.  The suspect said that he had someone waiting outside.  After receiving cash, the suspect fled the bank on foot.  The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 yoa, 5'07", thin build, wearing a black shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, blue jeans, glasses and a khaki colored baseball hat with with a navy color bill.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Work to Identify Suspects in Shooting (2017/09/01)

STATUS: OPEN
On August 23, 2017 an altercation between two subjects occurred at the Travelodge at 2901 Busch Boulevard East in Tampa which escalated to one subject shooting at the other.  An unknown black male wearing a black shirt and pants and was caught on surveillance video shooting a handgun.  The other subject is a black male who was wearing a red shirt, black shorts and driving a gray or silver Buick.  Detectives also believe that a light colored or silver Mitsubishi being driven by an unknown subject was also involved.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Ask for Information from the Public to Identify Suspects Involved in Shooting (2017/09/01)

STATUS: OPEN
On August 22, 2017 at 12:40 a.m., Curtis Cunningham Jr. was entering a vehicle at North Tampa Street and East Adalee Street in Tampa when three unknown black males confronted him and his friends.  A physical altercation ensued between the subjects and at some point one of the suspect's shot Curtis Cunningham, who died as a result of his injuries.  The suspects, who are described as black males, 12-16 yoa, 5'04" to 5'06", thin build and wearing white or black shirts, ran north from Adalee Street after the shooting. (Picture is of victim.)
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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FHP Investigators Ask the Public for Information in Death Investigation (2017/09/01)

STATUS: OPEN
On July 8, 2017 at approximately 2:05 a.m., the victim, Dylan Garland, 25 yoa, was found injured on the roadway of Highway 301 near the intersection of Globe Road in Dade City, within Pasco County.  He had suffered life threatening injuries and was take by helicopter to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries and died a couple days later.  Dylan was last seen just after midnight drinking at the Lighthouse Bar located at 5025 Treiman Boulevard, Dade City, within Hernando County.  It is believed that Dylan was walking to his residence at The Circle of Veterans & Families in Dade City as he is a veteran of the United States Navy.  
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at       www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Search for Suspect Who Took Money from Donation Jar After Breaking In To Restaurant (2017/09/01)

STATUS: OPEN
On September 1, 2017 at 2:17 a.m., an unknown black male broke in to the Village Inn located at 215 Dale Mabry Highway North in Tampa.  Once inside, the suspect took money from the cash drawers and from a charity donation jar.  The suspect was caught on surveillance video and was wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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USF PD Ask for Information from the Public to Identify Robbery Suspect on Tampa Campus (2017/08/30)

STATUS: OPEN
On August 26, 2017 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., an unknown black male approached the victim near the Interdisciplinary Science Building on the Tampa Campus of the University of South Florida.  The suspect produced a $50 bill while asking for change.  As the victim took money from her purse, the suspect snatched the cash from her hands then fled on foot toward parking lot 8A.  The suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 yoa, 6'02", 180-200 lbs., medium build, medium complexion, short hair, goatee and was last seen wearing a teal polo shirt, "washed out" jean shorts and white shoes.  The suspect was carrying a dark colored backpack.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Work to Investigate Early Morning Burglary (2017/08/29)

STATUS: OPEN
On August 14, 2017 at approximately 3;56 a.m., an unknown suspect used a pry bar to force entry into Hawkeyes Pizza located at 10854 Cross Creek Boulevard in Tampa.  Once inside, the suspect entered the Mobile gas station which is connected with a door.  The suspect took cash and merchandise then fled the area.  The suspect was caught on surveillance video and is described as a male, 5'07"-5'09", 175-180lbs., short dark hair, sideburns (possible facial hair) and last seen wearing a dark colored baseball hat, dark colored bandana over his face, dark t-shirt, dark pants, dark shoes, dark gloves with designs on the fingers and carrying a red bag.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at       www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Investigate Subway Robbery (2017/08/28)

STATUS: IN CUSTODY
On August 26, 2017 at 8:19 p.m., an unknown Hispanic male entered the Subway located at 5502 Dale Mabry Highway South in Tampa, ordered a sandwich, then proceeded to the register.  The suspect retrieved a syringe from his pocket, approached an employee and threatened to use the syringe while demanding cash.  After receiving cash from the register, the suspect fled the business.  The suspect was caught on surveillance video and is described as a white male, 19-24 yoa, 6', dark hair, wearing dark rim prescription glasses, a black t-shirt with a white logo on the left front and large white writing on the back and dark shorts.  The suspect has tattoos on his right forearm.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at          1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward. 
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