Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Investigative Operations Bureau

***Update at 5:55 p.m. on 3/19/2012 Barnes Has Died***12-053 Detectives Release Additional Details On Honeymoon Island Investigation (For Further Information See Release 12-052)

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Robbery/Homicide Unit Patrol Operations Bureau -Marine Unit Support Services Bureau -Crime Scene Investigation Unit Department of Environmental Protection James Clifton Barnes (Injured) DOB: 06/27/1974 Address: 805 Elkan Drive, Tarpon Springs Paula Yount (Barnes’ Aunt; with Barnes at Honeymoon Island

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12-052 Investigation Underway On Honeymoon Island Incident; Man Struggles With Law Enforcement

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Robbery/Homicide Unit Patrol Operations Bureau -Marine Unit Support Services Bureau -Crime Scene Investigation Unit Department of Environmental Protection James Clifton Barnes (Injured) DOB: 06/27/1974 Officer Joseph Tactuk (Department of Environmental Protection) Age: 21 Hire Date: 2010 Deputy Kenneth Kubler

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Release #12-051 Sobriety Checkpoint Results For March 16-17, 2012

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Bureau Special Operations Division -Patrol Deputies (North and South County) -Prisoner Transport Unit -Traffic Crash Investigators – Community Policing Unit – K-9 Unit – Explorer Post 900 Investigative Operations Bureau -Narcotics Unit Support Services Bureau -Vehicle Maintenance Remove Intoxicated Drivers

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***Update On 04/02/2012 @ 12:50 p.m. Additional Suspect In Custody*** Release # 12-050 Detectives Dismantle Organized Crime Ring; Arrest Multiple Suspects In a 3.1-Million Dollar Racketeering Scheme Involving Luxury Vehicle and Credit Card Fraud

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Economic Crimes Unit Patrol Operations Bureau United States Secret Service Florida Attorney General, Statewide Prosecutors Office Chicago Police Department National Insurance Crime Bureau Arrested Suspects: Tihomir Botchev DOB 11/09/1979 Address: 291 Keating Drive, Largo Ivan Petrov DOB: 03/30/80 Address:

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12-045 Investigation Continues In Palm Harbor Fatal Shooting

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Robbery/Homicide Unit Patrol Operations Bureau Support Services Bureau -Crime Scene Investigation Unit Brandon Patrick Baker (Deceased) DOB: 08/11/1981 Address: 1286 Bay Harbor Drive, Apt 201, Palm Harbor Driving a white Chevy Pick-up Seth Browning (Shooter) Age: 23 Driving a

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Release # 12-039 Detectives Investigate Possible Home Invasion/Robbery In Unincorporated St. Pete; Man Is Seriously Injured

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau -Robbery/Homicide Unit Patrol Operations Bureau Support Services Bureau -Crime Scene Investigation Unit William Bennett Roberts (Victim Seriously Injured) DOB: 08/23/1953 Address: 5104 67th Way North , St. Peterburg What: Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating a possible

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12-034 Sheriff Gualtieri Announces 2011 UCR Stats Show Decrease In Part One Crimes

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced today that there was a 7.62% overall decrease in Part One Crimes for the Sheriff’s entire service area in 2011, compared to 2010. The Sheriff says the 7.6% decrease is significant on several levels, “This is the third year in a row we

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12-033 Arrest Announced In December Murder – PCSO Homicide Clearance Rate for 2011 Is 100%

Release Number:  Who: Arrested: Jose Magana Adame DOB: 8/23/87 LKA: 5476 57th Avenue North – St. Petersburg Charge: First Degree Murder He is currently in custody at the Catawba County Jail, Hickory, North Carolina Victim: Landy Martinez-Esquivel DOB: 12/13/90 Address: 5476 57th Avenue North – St. Petersburg What:

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12-031 Suspect Arrested In Valentine’s Day Robbery Spree

Who:   Arrested Suspect Kevin Scott Wolfe DOB: 4/2/74 7228 Parkside Villas Drive – St. Petersburg Charges: Robbery With A Deadly Weapon Robbery – Strong Arm Robbery Burglary to an Occupied Vehicle What:    Wolfe is a suspect in three robberies which occurred in the early morning hours of

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12-026 Names Released In Fatal Seminole Fire Investigation

Who: Sonja Skemp (Deceased) DOB: 09/22/1927 Address: 7008 Greenbrier Drive, Seminole Samuel C. Skemp – Sonja’s husband – He was not injured or transported. DOB: 08/07/1925 Address: 7008 Greenbrier Drive, Seminole What:  Detectives assigned to the Arson & Auto Theft and the Robbery/Homicide Units have released the

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OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin

More Information

When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.

Address

10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1

Notice

E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.