A motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon after crashing into another vehicle on Northwest 39th Avenue.
Metro | Criminal Justice
GPD continues to search for a suspect in a downtown parking garage shooting around 2 a.m. Sunday at 105 SW 3rd St. The shooting stemmed from an argument between two groups.
A shooting Tuesday night at Wawa on 1007 E. University Ave. left one man dead. At about 9 p.m., Gainesville Police Department officers responded to the gas station about a person being shot. Wallace Lee, a Gainesville resident, was found by officers lying on the ground with what looked like a gunshot wound to the head.
“There is no excuse and no apology worthy”: Driver in the Maggie Paxton hit-and-run unsuccessfully tries to change his pleaBy Troy Myers | Mar. 29, 2022
The judge did not accept the change of plea with the proposed minimum sentence by Figueroa’s attorney, Robert Rush. Figueroa, his mother, father and Rush all sat in silence without visible rejection.
On the eve of Holi this year, Sharma walked along the sidewalk of Southwest 34th Street to the market to pick up gujiya, a popular Holi delicacy. Sharma was fatally hit and killed March 17. He was 21 years old.
The deaths of multiple UF students, including Paxton, sparked a campus-wide response with the inceptions of Florida Not One More and Gators Against Pedestrian Deaths.
The 2007 Freightliner bus had 39 passengers on board during the collision at 6:30 a.m., according to FHP. One person was in critical condition when they arrived at the hospital, one in serious condition, three in fair condition and two in good condition, said Ken Garcia, Shands Hospital spokesperson.
For around a month, UF students Jeremiah Gu, Luke Morris and Mitch Valdes’ cash and food was disappearing. The three roommates began to find themselves in what they describe as a roommate nightmare. Once their cash and food started disappearing, the roommates suspected their 26-year-old roommate Kody Moniz was responsible for the thefts from video camera footage. After kicking him out, they discovered Moniz’s criminal record.
A Gainesville woman’s car was stolen Thursday morning at around 7 a.m. with her toddler in the back seat. Her car was stolen off of Southwest 35th Place and found about 40 minutes later with her unharmed child still inside.
Gainesville Fire Rescue crews arrived at Kid City USA at 1127 NW Seventh Ave., about eight minutes after a fire alarm system notification at 3:45 a.m., according to a GFR press release.
The pair planned to rob a neighbor’s apartment, according to the arrest report. When the neighbor’s friend confronted him, an argument broke out.
Deontre Donnell Mason, 24, was arrested and released from a $10,000 bond Dec. 7 after University of Central Florida Police Department officers arrested him, according to a police report.
At about 11:30 a.m., Gainesville Police Department school resource officers called for nine additional GPD officers to the school, including the University Police Department’s bomb dogs, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson Graham Glover said.
After The Humane Society of Alachua County was robbed and employees were threatened, Gainesville gave an outpour of support to the nonprofit organization. Residents donated, gifted chocolates and cookies, and praised employees at The Humane Society in Gainesville after they were threatened with gun violence on the morning of Jan. 25 then robbed the next morning after a break-in.
The start of hit-and-run awareness month brings concerning news: fatalities from hit-and-runs have risen in Florida since 2018. In 2021, there was about a 17% increase of total hit-and-run crashes, about an 18% increase of fatalities and a 20% increase of all serious injuries compared to 2020, the Feb. 1 FLHSMV press release said.
Five Gainesville college students were murdered in their apartments along Archer Road in August 1990, and three of them were brutally assaulted by a man dubbed “The Gainesville Ripper.” The Florida Department of Law Enforcement caught the murderer after a nine-month-long search where he, Danny Rolling, was executed by lethal injection in 2006.
As of Friday, more than 100 inmates at the Alachua County Jail are positive for COVID-19, said Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Captain Kaley Behl.
Sabrina Obando, a 22-year-old UF graduate from Miami, was killed after being hit by a pickup truck on Tuesday at a crosswalk in the intersection of Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest 10th Street.
A 49-year-old Hawthorne woman was hit by a tractor-trailer as she was standing by a mailbox on U.S. Route 301 near Northeast 78th Place, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release released Wednesday.