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Home Solicitations Take Center Stage In Consumer Awareness Effort

By Tamas Mondovics To increase awareness and help consumers avoid scams and prevent crime, Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency turned its attention to the topic of home solicitation last month. “Given the time of year, the topic, of course, is by no means out of place,” said, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) spokesperson Larry McKinnon. […]

Riverview CRD Urges Residents To Be Aware Of Scams, Prepare For Disasters

By Tamas Mondovics The 2012 Republican National Convention may be over, but with the students returning to school, it is by no means time for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies to relax. “We were pretty busy and out of our regular area and routine to ensure that the convention was without any major problems,” said […]

Deputies Diligence Lands Riverview Scrap Yard Owners In Federal Prison

By Tamas Mondovics Thanks to the cooperation between the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office’s, District IV office, two Riverview residents are now behind bar for roles in automotive battery theft ring. Christian Lee Hancock, 36, and Tina Inez Schneider, 37, owners of Gator Core Inc., a secondary metal […]

Citizens Use E-mail Alerts To Fight Community Crime

In a community as large as FishHawk Ranch, information travels near the speed of light. Proof of that was revealed last month after four teens were attacked and robbed on the trail behind FishHawk Creek Elementary.

Community Remembers Fallen Officer

“There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think about Ron,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson J.D. Callaway, as he talked about his friend and longtime colleague on the force Ronald “Ron” Harrison, the veteran Hillsborough County sergeant who was killed by a gunman while sitting in his patrol car on […]

Employee Helps Capture Bank Robber

A local citizen who works at DaSilva’s Coffee House & Roastery, located at 15282 FishHawk Blvd., stopped a bank robber in his tracks in early October.

Volunteers Put Crime Under Control

Once a month, Stacie Leonard puts on her patrol uniform and heads off to her shift as a Citizen’s Patrol Officer in Apollo Beach.  Leonard was one of the original graduates of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Patrol program. The Citizen’s Patrol program, similar to others around the Tampa Bay area, recruits and trains […]