On Thanksgiving, Miami police hunt Christmas tree thief

(CNN) — There’s the Grinch who stole Christmas and then there’s the thief who stole Christmas trees. As in two semi-truck trailers filled with fragrant Fraser firs. Miami-Dade police are on the hunt for the trailers, which were stolen late Tuesday from the parking lot of a Costco megastore in suburban Kendall, Florida. To read the rest of the story click here. If you get...
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Police: Woman jumps into police car, crashes into another officer

MIAMI –A police officer and a woman were injured in a crash Friday morning after the woman jumped into a police car, authorities said. The crash was reported in the area of Northwest 28th Avenue and Seventh Street at 10:47 a.m. Miami police Officer Frederica Burden said officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a woman who was running in traffic. Police said the woman was trying...
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Deputies say Ocala man took taxi to check ATM, rob Tampa bank, then flee in taxi

A 34-year-old Ocala man robbed a SunTrust bank branch on Monday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the suspect, Robert Levantini, took a cab to the SunTrust at 9601 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at about 11:14 a.m. First, he checked his own bank account using the ATM outside. Then Levantini walked into the bank, deputies said, gave tellers a note...
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St. Petersburg mail carrier found with 2,129 pieces of stolen mail

Federal agents unearthed 2,129 pieces of first-class mail last year in the home and car of a St. Petersburg postal carrier who now admits in court papers that he stole “countless” parcels and envelopes because he needed money. “I only did it to make ends meet,” John M. Doyle Jr., 38, told investigators. How much did he get? Prosecutors aren’t saying. Doyle was...
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What happens when you mistakenly text a narcotics captain to buy drugs

A Florida man texted the wrong number. It ended with his arrest. William Lamberson’s texts about wanting to buy drugs mistakenly went to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office narcotics captain, according to the department. The Port St. Lucie 29-year-old was charged last week with one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell. Court records did not list attorney information for...
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