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Shootings at Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel

UPDATE: 6:00 PM: (Bay News 9) An altercation between two couples at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday led to a shooting that left a man dead, authorities said. The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer. He has been arrested on a …

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Teen Stabbed to Death at Meadow Pointe Clubhouse

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Zephyrhills High School sophomore who was fatally stabbed after an argument Friday afternoon, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. Cleave Gittens was arrested in the stabbing death of Tuvarrion Sirmons during …

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Grandfather hit by stray bullet while driving on SR-54 in Wesley Chapel

According to local media outlets, a man was struck by a bullet while driving through Wesley Chapel today. The round nearly missed a 13 year old also in the car. Check out the story from ABC news: A man has been taken to the hospital after …

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Wesley Chapel student brought machete to school, deputies say

WESLEY CHAPEL — A 16-year-old Wesley Chapel High School student was arrested Monday after, deputies say, he showed up to school with a 2 1/2-foot machete hidden in his right pants leg. Malique Adolphine, 16, showed the machete to other students and said, “Now you …

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Community Alert: Vandals targeting homes on halloween

10/31/13 @ 09:25 PM: According to three members of the Wesley Chapel Community Website, there is a dark colored pickup truck driving around the Wesley Chapel area with three or four teenagers in the bed. They are throwing eggs and toilet paper at houses, and …

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Local Man Wanted for Child Pornography

The following is a post from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page: This is 18 year old Jose Sailor, from the Wesley Chapel and Tampa area. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office holds an active warrant for his arrest in reference to Transmission of Child Pornography. Please …

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Land O Lakes Man Ran Over Crossing Road

A 71-year-old man was killed Monday night after, troopers say, he stepped into the path of a truck on State  Road 54. The truck, driven by John Charles Ward, 32, of Wesley Chapel, was headed eastbound in the center lane of State Road 54. As …

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Wesley Chapel Interstate Emergency Call Boxes to be Removed

The State of Florida Department of Transportation plans to remove the state’s 7,752 motorist aid call boxes from along interstate roads by the end of next January. Wesley Chapel has six call boxes between State Road 52 and Hillsborough County that are included in this …

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Wesley Chapel Murder Suspects Arrested

Two Pasco men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Wesley Chapel man. Joseph James Berenguer, 27, and Matthew Brian Tillman, 25, both of 6300 Tulip Drive, Wesley Chapel, are charged with first-degree murder. The pair were arrested Monday night at …

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Pasco Sheriff’s Deputies seek Tips on Homicide Shooting

“Pasco Sheriffs Office deputies are seeking tips from the public in regards to a shooting that occured Wednesday evening at 30122 Eastport Drive, Wesley Chapel. The gunman approached the back porch of the home and fled the scene. Deputies conducted a K9 and air search …

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