Gainesville police are searching for a suspect involved in three armed robberies that occurred within the same hour near University Avenue Sunday night. Police believe the same suspect committed all three robberies.
Black youth arrested in Alachua County make up more than half the system. The demographic made up about 35% of juveniles arrested as first-time youth offenders statewide from 2019-20, but 61% of first-time youthful offenders arrested in Alachua County are Black.
GPD is searching for a suspect possibly involved in a Saturday night sexual battery near UF's campus. The suspect is described as a white male with short, dark hair standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2, according to Sunday's UF public safety email.
A 35-year-old woman was hit by an unknown vehicle Thursday afternoon in Gainesville, Gainesville police said. There were two other hit-and-run incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday in Gainesville.
Margaret A. Paxton was hit just before 11 p.m. while walking near 2000 W. University Ave.
Police, who arrived at the scene on the 2900 block of Northeast 17th Drive. Kivi J. Ellis, 26, was arrested Friday evening.
William Matthew Ford was arrested and charged of first-degree homicide Wednesday
Ian Milaski’s lawyer requested the hearing be postponed until January
GPD hasn’t yet identified the motorcyclist or whether he’s a UF student
The emails warning that white supremacists were coming to Gainesville to kidnap and hang Black men are from a bot account, police say
Jason O’Connell, who was accused of raping a woman twice, waived his attendance at all court appearances.
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