Crime and Public Safety

By Tamas Mondovics It was once again time for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office special K9 unit deputies and their partners to take center stage by taking a bite out of crime earlier this month. According to HCSO detective Larry McKinnon, on Thursday, November 8, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Charles Vernon Smith, Jr., 34, of Dover […]

Council Meeting Focuses On Gang Awareness

“There are more than 30,000 documented gangs in the U.S., with more than a million certified gang members,” said detective Mark Wilder, of the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office (HSCO) Gang Unit, during the recently held Bloomingdale area community council meeting. What do these numbers mean for Hillsborough County? Wilder explained that as of the second […]