Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

News Release

13-172 Search And Rescue Operation Results In Burglary Arrests

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office -Patrol Operations Bureau -Marine Unit Arrested: Jessica Frehe (originally reported as missing) 5/11/1977 1107 Palm Blvd. Dunedin, FL Charges: 1 count Burglary (additional burglary charges are pending) Daren Nailos (had originally reported Frehe as missing) 3/22/1977 3090 Pointer Dr. Palm Harbor, FL

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13-171 Detectives Seek Public’s Help To Identify Palm Harbor Grand Theft – Shoplifting Suspect

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Operations Bureau – Burglary/Pawn Unit What: Detectives assigned to the Burglary/Pawn Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a grand theft-shoplifting suspect who stole from an eye glass store in Palm Harbor. When: The theft occurred on Monday, July 29,

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13-170 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Motorcycle Vs. Truck Fatality In Seminole

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office -Patrol Operations Bureau -Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Justin J. Johnson (Driver, Deceased) DOB: 10/31/1992 Address: 2206 Richwood Pike Drive, Ruskin Vehicle: 2004 Honda Motorcycle Robert Sterner (Injured Driver) DOB: 9/25/1945 Address: 9850 Hamline Blvd. #508, Seminole Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tundra pulling

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13-168 “Fishing Expedition” Leads To Multiple Charges Of Introducing Contraband Into A County Detention Facility

Who: Pinelllas County Sheriff’s Office -Detention and Corrections Bureau -Detention Investigations Unit -K9 Unit Inmates charged: Mark Matthew Keating “Red” 9/29/67 Docket #1495883 Phillip William Henderson 11/17/74 Docket #1552714 Civilian charged: Eric Scott Snook 7/8/72 8501 52nd Street N. Apt. 2F Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Docket #1557747

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13-167 Detention Deputy Terminated For Sustained Charges Of Use Of Excessive Force On An Inmate

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Inspections Bureau Detention and Corrections Bureau Deputy Richard Stotts Age: 48 Date of Hire: 08/20/01 Termination effective July 29, 2013 What: Today, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced the termination of a detention deputy for using excessive force on an inmate at the Pinellas

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13-166 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Single Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Fatality In Seminole

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office -Patrol Operations Bureau -Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) James Morris Wheeler (Pedestrian, Deceased) DOB: 11/12/1929 Address: 13192 75th Avenue N. Seminole L. C. Dudley  (Uninjured Driver) DOB: 5/4/1928 Address: 11159 56th Avenue N. Seminole Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis Justin C. Dudle

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***UPDATED***13-165 Pinellas County Detectives Arrest Dunedin Man For Kidnapping And Sexual Battery

***Update July 31, 2013*** Additional charges have been filed on the suspect Larry Kobielnik. According to detectives, deputies were dispatched to a local hospital on June 1, 2013 in reference to a patient claiming she was raped by a law enforcement officer. Detectives interviewed the victim, who

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13-164 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Six K-9 Graduates From Local Agencies

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Bureau K-9 Unit Deputy Brad Byers -K-9 “Hector” Deputy Jacob Viano -K-9 “Chief” Hernando County Sheriff’s Office -Deputy Jeff Andrews -K-9 “Valor” Tarpon Springs Police Department -Officer Tommy Nguyen -K-9 “Dobies” Pinellas Park Police Department -Officer Joshua Pringle -K-9 “Nyko”

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***Update at 4:00 p.m. on 7/25/2013 Sheriff’s Office Investigates Seminole Fire***13-163 Deputies Respond To Residential Fire in Seminole; Two Men Treated; Three Dogs Died

***Update Begins – 4:00 p.m. on 7/25/2013*** Detectives assigned to the Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating the residential fire that occurred early this morning at 9511 Antilles Drive in Seminole. At this time detectives say the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

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13-162 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash In Indian Rocks Beach

Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office -Patrol Operations Bureau -Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) George Strollo (Injured Pedestrian) DOB: 07/13/1947 Address: 201 8th Avenue, #1, Indian Rocks Beach Connie Ford (Uninjured Driver) DOB: 7/30/1940 Address: 3500 Gulf Blvd. #407, Belleair Beach Vehicle: 2008 Volvo C70 Terri Johnson (Uninjured

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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.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

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.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

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

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


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.