Plant City Detectives Ask for Information from the Public to Help Identify Driver in Hit and Run Fatality
December 07, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On December 2, 2018 at 10:55 p.m., the victim, Miquel Hernandez Jr., 21 yoa, and two friends were walking eastbound along MLK Boulevard in Plant City after leaving Fuego Bar & Grille.  The driver of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV, pearl white metallic in color, struck the men.  The driver continued to travel eastbound on MLK Boulevard and failed to stop and render aid.  Hernandez died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained.  The other two men were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Detectives have recovered and impounded the Cadillac Escalade ESV used in the hit and run.  Information is requested regarding the person(s) responsible. 
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Work to ID Suspect Who Took Game Camera
December 06, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On November 12, 2018 at 3:06 a.m., an unknown Hispanic male appeared on a Spartan Game Camera that had been placed at Trane Supply located at 4720 Adamo Drive in Tampa due to recent thefts.  The suspect also appeared on the business surveillance camera holding the game camera and then can be seen placing it in his backpack.  Shortly after, the same male was caught on surveillance video entering the Speedway at Adamo Drive and 50th Street North.  The suspect purchased several items then left the area on a bicycle. 
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Work to Solve Early Morning Business Robbery
November 30, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On November 15, 2018 at 12:34 a.m., an unknown white male entered the Mobile gas station (Victory Lane convenient store) located at 10039 Gibsonton Drive.  The male had his right hand inside a McDonald's bag and he pointed it at the clerk while demanding money from the register.  The clerk gave the suspect cash from the register at which time he fled on foot and ran westbound.  The suspect is described as a white male, 5'07", 120 lbs. and was last seen wearing a black shirt with a white logo on the front, black pants and a blue bandanna covering his face.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Identity of the Person(s) Who Shot Cupcake
November 29, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On November 25, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m., in the 700 block of Colson Road in Plant City, an off-duty deputy found a dog laying in a ditch.  The dog was injured and it was believed she had been hit by a car.  The dog was taken to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center for an examination by veterinarian staff.  X-rays revealed that she had been shot in the leg.  The dog has been named Cupcake due to her sweet demeanor.  
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Work to Identify Suspect Who May Be Responsible for Several Valrico Business Burglaries
November 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On August 19, 2018 at approximately 11:29 pm, an unknown male entered the Lotus Nail Salon located at 3513 Bell Shoals Road in Valrico after he smashed the front glass door with a rock.  The suspect searched areas where cash is commonly stored, then took several gift cards.  The suspect is described as a light to medium skinned black male, 20-30 yao, 5'11-6'01", 205-215 lbs., dread lock style hair down his back with patches of curly hair and last seen wearing a burgundy button up shirt, white tank top and blue jeans.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Ask for Information to Help Identify Suspects in Homicide
November 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
In the afternoon hours of November 17, 2018, unknown suspects forced their way into the residence at 2409 State Street West in Tampa.  The suspects were armed with handguns and demanded money from a 19 yoa female resident who was in the kitchen.  The female's boyfriend, Cristian Velazquez-Osorio, was in bed at the time.  He got up to respond to the commotion, at which time one of the suspects shot him.  The suspects then threatened the female, who was 8 months pregnant, with the same fate if she did not comply with their demands.  Velazquez-Osorio died as a result of his injuries.  Area surveillance video shows a 4-door silver vehicle that may be involved.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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Port Richey PD Detectives Work to Identify Suspect Passing Counterfeit $20 bills
November 27, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On November 17, 2018 at approximately 9:35 pm an unknown white male entered the Speedway gas station located at 8011 US Highway 19 in Port Richey and approached the cashier about purchasing a gift card.  The male provided the cashier with thirteen $20 dollar bills totaling $260.  The suspect received a gift card in the amount of $260.  As the suspect left the store, the cashier realized the bills provided were counterfeit.  
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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TPD Detectives Ask for Information in Homicide of Laura Pietscher
November 19, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On October 19, 2018 a deceased female was located behind a business at 3712 15th Street North in Tampa.  The victim was identified as Laura Pietscher, 28 yoa.  She is from Sebring and was last seen alive there.  Laura is 5'06", 120 lbs. and was born with no lower left arm, however she has an upper arm, thumb and 2 fingers.  Some of the victim's possessions were located nearby, however, her truck was later found to be with a male associate.  Detectives are asking for information that would assist in identifying the unknown suspect(s) and regarding her whereabouts from 10/15/18 - 10/19/18.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in the murder of Laura Pietscher.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
 
An additional $2,000 reward has been donated and is available for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in the murder of Laura Pietscher.
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TPD Detectives Work to Identify Trio Involved with Several Business Burglaries
November 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
On 11/13/18 at 1:45 a.m., a trio of suspects went to the Mobile Mart located at 1705 Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa.  One of the suspects used a device to break the glass front door.  A female followed the suspect inside the store while a second male suspect kept watch out front.  The suspects fled the store without taking any property.  The vehicle they were using was a 2017 Honda HRV, white in color, that had been reported stolen from Orange County.  Several hours later, the same suspects entered the Marathon station at 4138 Cypress Street West.  The suspects took a cash register which was later recovered in Lakeland.  The trio of thieves are believed to be involved with other crimes in the Tampa Bay area.  The black male and black female suspects were captured on store surveillance video.  
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these cases.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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HCSO Detectives Ask for Information in Fire Investigation
November 16, 2018

STATUS: OPEN
Just after 3:05 p.m. at 6221 16th Avenue South in Tampa, 3 deceased persons were found inside the residence after Hillsborough County Fire Rescue put out a fire at the home.  Foul play is suspected.  Detectives are looking for the subjects who were seen in a silver, 4-door sedan, sunroof with no tinted windows.  The vehicle is similar to a 2008 Infiniti M35.  An unknown suspect can be seen on video approaching the home with a gas canister in his hand before he leaves in the sedan.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


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