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Crime in 33626: April 2018

33626 Crime: February

Theft from a Vehicle

2/1

8800 Citrus Village Dr.

Battery – Simple

2/1

13900 Nine Eagles Dr.

Battery – Simple

2/2

9300 Lakechase Island Wy.

DUI

2/2

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/2

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Business Robbery

2/3

11300 Stable Gate Ln.

Aggravated Assault

2/3

11300 Stable Gate Ln.

Public Peace Crimes

2/3

9900 Brompton Dr.

Battery – Simple

2/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/4

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Building

2/5

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Conservation Violation

2/5

12900 Dupont Cr.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/7

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/7

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Warrant in County

2/7

8800 Citrus Village Dr.

Battery – Simple

2/8

14700 Waterchase Blvd.

Kidnapping

2/8

14700 Waterchase Blvd.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/9

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

2/9

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Health/Safety

2/10

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/12

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud – Swindle

2/12

8900 Fox Tl.

Battery – Simple

2/13

Sheldon Rd./Gardner Rd.

Petit Theft – All Other

2/14

8900 Sheldon West Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/14

13500 White Elk Lp.

Battery – Simple

2/19

7800 Broadstone Lp.

Grand Theft – All Other

2/20

11900 Mandevilla Ct.

Theft From A Vehicle

2/21

10000 Bentley Wy.

Shoplifting

2/22

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Other

2/23

9000 Sheldon West Dr.

Warrant out of County

2/23

11200 Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/23

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Drug Paraphernalia

2/23

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Civil Matter

2/25

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

2/28

12700 Westwood Lakes Blvd.

Fraud – Impersonation

2/28

11700 Glen Wessex Ct.

Grand Theft – All Other

2/28

13100 Race Track Rd.

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Crime in 33626: January 2018

33626 Crime: January
 

Battery-Simple

1/1

11500 Fountainhead Dr.

Burglary Business/No Force

1/2

10400 Sheldon Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/2

9900 Brompton Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/3

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Grand Theft-All Other

1/4

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

1/4

8600 Fawn Creek Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/5

11600 Maple Palm Wy.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/6

13900 Sheldon Rd.

DUI

1/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

1/7

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/7

12600 Bassbrook Ln.

Burglary Business/ Forced

1/7

11200 Sheldon Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/10

9700 Meadow Field Cr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/10

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/11

11700 Derbyshire Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/11

Countryway Blvd./ W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft-All Other

1/12

14700 Coral Berry Dr.

Battery-Simple

1/12

10100 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

1/12

10500 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/12

Sheldon Rd./S. Meadowview Cr.

Drug Paraphernalia

1/12

Sheldon Rd./ S. Meadowview Cr

Theft from a Vehicle

1/13

9700 Westchase Dr.

Theft from a Building

1/14

10000 Bradwell Pl.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/16

10900 Dale Stitik Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/16

10000 Parley Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/17

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/19

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Battery-Simple

1/20

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/21

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Prescription/Drug Fraud

1/22

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Grand Theft-All Other

1/23

12500 Maverick Ct.

Shoplifting

1/25

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Petit Theft-All Other

1/25

13500 Spotted Fawn Pl.

Shoplifting

1/25

8400 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/26

10300 Abbotsford Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/27

10000 Parley Dr.

Battery-Simple

1/27

11400 Crowned Sparrow Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/30

Sheldon Rd./Gardner Rd.

Fraud-Credit Card

1/30

14500 Cotswolds Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/30

10300 Greenhedges Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/31

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

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Crime in 33626: December 2017

Battery-Simple

12/1

10000 Bradwell Pl.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/2

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

12/3

Bayaud Dr./Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Theft From A Vehicle

12/3

8900 Citrus Village Dr.

DUI

12/3

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Smuggling Offenses

12/3

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/4

9500 West Park Village Dr.

Curtilage With Theft

12/4

11800 Cypress Crest Cr.

Battery-Simple

12/4

11800 Cypress Crest Cr.

Theft From A Building

12/4

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Forgery

12/4

10300 Springrose Dr.

Fraud-Swindle

12/4

7800 Broadstone Lp.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/4

9500 West Park Village Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/4

9500 West Park Village Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/4

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/5

13900 Nine Eagles Dr.

Shoplifting

12/5

7900 Gunn Hwy.

DUI

12/6

Sheldon Rd./Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Grand Theft-All Other

12/6

9600 Woodbay Dr.

Battery-Simple

12/8

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr.

Fraud-Swindle

12/8

8800 Citrus Village Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

12/8

8800 Tropical Palm Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/9

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/10

8900 Fox Tl.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/14

Sheldon Rd./Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Battery-Simple

12/15

10500 Montague St.

Disorderly Conduct

12/15

10500 Montague St.

Stalking Violations

12/15

9400 West Park Village Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

12/15

9300 Rockport Pl.

Curtilage With Theft

12/16

12100 Canterbury Park Ct.

Loitering/Prowling

12/16

9100 Lakechase Island Wy.

Battery-Simple

12/16

11900 Meridian Point Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Stable Gate Ln.

Drug Paraphernalia

12/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Stable Gate Ln.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/17

8800 Citrus Village Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

12/18

14000 Waterville Cr

Fraud-Other

12/19

10700 Beagle Run Pl.

Grand Theft-All Other

12/19

13000 Race Track Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/19

Race Track Rd./Reptron Blvd.

Curtilage With Theft

12/20

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Fraud-Other

12/21

13100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/23

12300 Ashville Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

12/23

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Battery-Simple

12/23

11200 Windsor Place Cr.

DUI

12/25

Sheldon Rd./Citrus Park Town Center Blvd.

Theft From A Vehicle

12/27

9900 Tate Ln.

Fraud-Swindle

12/27

8500 Fawn Creek Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

12/28

9100 Lakechase Island Wy.

Burglary Other Structure

12/28

10000 Sheldon Rd.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/29

9400 Woodbay Dr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

12/29

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Civil Matter

12/29

7800 Broadstone Lp.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Burglary Residence/Forced

12/30

11700 Derbyshire Dr.

Burglary-Armed

12/30

11700 Derbyshire Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/31

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/31

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

12/31

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

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33626 Crime: November 2017

Battery-Simple

11/1

11900 Cypress Hill Cr.

Drugs/Narcotics

11/3

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Drug Paraphernalia

11/3

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud-Other

11/4

11200 Windsor Place Cr.

Battery-Simple

11/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Battery-Simple

11/5

11200 Countryway Blvd.

DUI

11/6

Sheldon Rd./Citrus Park Dr.

DUI

11/6

Sheldon Rd./Westwind Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

11/7

12600 Race Track Rd.

Fraud-Swindle

11/8

8900 Promise Dr.

Disorderly Conduct

11/8

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Public Peace Crimes

11/8

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

11/8

8700 Hampden Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

11/8

10700 Preserve Lake Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

11/8

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/9

10000 Tate Ln.

Battery-Simple

11/9

9600 Lakechase Island Wy.

Battery-Simple

11/9

8400 Gunn Hwy.

DUI

11/10

Sheldon Rd./Old Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

11/11

9700 Meadow Field Cr.

Battery-Simple

11/13

11200 Countryway Blvd.

Fraud-Impersonation

11/13

12500 Bronco Dr.

Petit Theft-All Other

11/14

11200 Windsor Place Cr.

Fraud-Credit Card

11/14

11200 Windsor Place Cr.

DUI

11/14

8500 Fawn Creek Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

11/16

12400 Race Track Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

11/16

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Shoplifting

11/17

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Prescription/Drug Fraud

11/17

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Warrant Out Of County

11/17

Nine Eagles Dr./Race Track Rd.

Trespass Misdemeanor

11/17

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Battery-Simple

11/18

10400 Sheldon Rd.

Public Intoxication

11/18

12900 Race Track Rd.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

11/19

13000 Race Track Rd.

DUI

11/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Lake Aston Ct.

Fraud-Impersonation

11/20

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Fraud-Other

11/20

10500 Castleford Wy.

Fraud-Other

11/21

10100 Bennington Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

11/22

10600 Tavistock Dr.

Battery-Simple

11/25

9100 Otter Ps.

Theft From A Vehicle

11/26

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr.

Curtilage With Theft

11/26

11700 Cypress Nk.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/28

8800 Key West Cr.

Theft From A Vehicle

11/28

8800 Key West Cr.

DUI

11/28

Sheldon Rd./Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Battery-Simple

11/29

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

11/30

12500 Shirebrook Ct.

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33626 Crime: October 2017

How can you avoid becoming a victim of crime in the 33626 zip code?

Our most common crimes are theft of valuables from vehicles and thefts from open garages. Always remove valuables from vehicles at home and while visiting at parks, schools, preschools and shopping centers. At home park your car in your garage. And keep your garage closed when you are not working outside.

Burglaries of homes, while rarer, do occasionally occur. Home break-ins most commonly happen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when homeowners are at work. If you are around during the day, keep your eye out for suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood. Snap photos of them and their license plates if possible. Nosey people scare thieves away.

DUI

10/1

South Mobley Rd./Gunn Hwy.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/2

10000 New Parke Rd.

Theft from Elderly/Disabled

10/2

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Battery–Simple

10/2

13500 Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Kidnapping

10/2

13500 Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Obstructing Courts

10/2

13500 Fawn Ridge Blvd.

Burglary Residence/Forced

10/4

12000 Wandsworth Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/5

11200 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Fraud–Credit Card

10/5

11200 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Burglary Business/No Force

10/5

14400 Carlson Cr.

Shoplifting

10/6

8500 Gunn Hwy.

Curtilage With Theft

10/6

10100 Parley Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/7

10800 Needlepoint Pl.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/9

9600 West Park Vlg Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/9

9800 Montague St.

Warrant In County

10/15

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.

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Crime in 33626: September 2017

Theft Vehicle and Other Mobile

9/1

11700 Casa Lago Ln.

Battery – Simple

9/4

10500 Greensprings Dr.

Grand Theft – All Other

9/5

8900 Fox Tl.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/5

11900 Sheldon Rd.

Petit Theft – All Other

9/5

12700 Race Track Rd.

Battery – Simple

9/9

13500 Spotted Fawn Pl.

Battery – Simple

9/9

12100 Lexington Park Dr.

DUI

9/18

Sheldon Rd./ Meadowview Cr. S.

Drugs/Narcotics

9/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Burglary Residence/Forced

9/18

10200 Talbot Pl.

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/19

10200 Bennington Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

9/19

14600 Brick Pl.

Fraud – Impersonation

9/21

11700 Casa Lago Ln.

Battery – Simple

9/22

14600 Canopy Dr.

Fraud – Swindle

9/22

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

9/22

12600 Race Track Rd.

Grand Theft – All Other

9/22

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Burglary Business/Forced

9/22

8400 Gunn Hwy.

Theft from a Vehicle

9/24

9800 Brompton Dr.

Fraud – Credit Card

9/26

11200 Roseate Dr.

Battery – Simple

9/26

8800 Citrus Vlg Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

9/27

10500 White Lake Ct.

Drugs/Narcotics

9/28

10800 Oaklawn Garden Ct.

Drug Paraphernalia

9/28

10800 Oaklawn Garden Ct.

Drugs/Narcotics

9/29

Race Track Rd./Fountainhead Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

9/29

12500 Shirebrook Ct.

Fraud – Impersonation

9/29

10700 Sierra Vista Pl.

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/30

9800 Montague St.

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Crime in 33626: August 2017

Grand Theft – All Other

8/1

11600 Maple Palm Wy

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/1

11600 Countryway Bl

Fraud – Other

8/2

13000 Race Track Rd.

Burglary Business/ Forced

8/2

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/5

8800 Cameron Crest Dr.

Battery – Simple

8/5

9800 Meadow Field Cr

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/6

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Battery – Simple

8/6

12100 Bishopsford. Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

8/8

8400 Gunn Hwy.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/8

11000 Countryway Bl

Fraud – Swindle

8/8

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/9

8800 Citrus Vlg Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/10

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/11

12500 Rawhide Dr.

Battery – Simple

8/13

12900 Race Track Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/13

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft – All Other

8/14

13900 Sheldon Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/16

8400 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/16

10500 White Lake Ct.

Fraud – Other

8/17

10500 Grayslake Ct.

Drugs/Narcotics

8/19

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

8/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/21

9500 Magnolia Blossom Dr.

Battery – Simple

8/21

10000 Brompton Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/22

8900 Beeler Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/22

11900 Keating Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

8/23

9654 Lake Chase Island Wy.

Fraud – Swindle

8/23

14700 San Marsala Ct.

Burglary Business/Forced

8/23

8500 Gunn Hwy.

Grand Theft – All Other

8/25

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/26

13600 Staghorn Rd.

Battery – Simple

8/27

8800 Citrus Vlg Dr.

Grand Theft – All Other

8/28

11800 Easthampton Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

8/29

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/29

11700 Casa Lago Ln.

Grand Theft – All Other

8/29

11500 Fountainhead Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

8/31

10900 Dunhill View Ct.

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33626 Crime: July

A common crime in America is phone fraud. How can you avoid falling victim?

Never give your credit card information to any incoming email, text or phone call. Recent common phone scams involve folks pretending they are from the IRS or a utility company.  They tell folks their accounts are past due and threaten to take legal action against them or shut off their utilities if they don’t receive immediate payment by prepaid debit card. The folks run off to the local store or pharmacy, purchase a prepaid debit card and give the number over the phone.

TECO, other utilities and even the IRS will never call you and take payment information by credit or debit card over the phone. If someone calls you and asks for a credit or debit card number, hang up. Make no exceptions.

Battery-Simple

7/1

9800 Brompton Dr.

Battery-Simple

7/5

9000 Lakechase Island Wy.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/6

11900 Wandsworth Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/7

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

7/7

11000 Longboat Key Ln.

Grand Theft-All Other

7/7

8300 Old Hixon Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/7

8300 Old Hixon Rd.

DUI

7/8

Race Track Rd./Ecclesia Dr.

Battery-Simple

7/8

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr.

Battery-Aggravated

7/9

9800 New Parke Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

7/10

14600 Canopy Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/10

10000 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Felony

7/11

14100 Mccormick Dr.

Felony Battery

7/12

14400 Waterchase Blvd.

Battery-Simple

7/12

14400 Waterchase Blvd.

Aggravated Assault

7/14

14600 Coral Berry Dr.

Battery-Simple

7/14

12900 Sheldon Rd.

Battery-Simple

7/14

11500 Fountainhead Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

7/14

Countryway Blvd./Bishopsford Dr.

Curtilage with Theft

7/15

9700 Montague St.

Fraud-Impersonation

7/18

8800 Sheldon West Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/19

8900 Eastman Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/21

South Mobley Rd./Gunn Hwy.

DUI

7/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/24

9700 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

7/24

13900 Sheldon Rd.

Shoplifting

7/25

13000 Race Track Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

7/26

13500 White Elk Lp.

Drugs/Narcotics

7/29

Sheldon Rd./Westwind Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

7/30

Hayfield Wy./West Park Village Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

7/30

Hayfield Wy./West Park Village Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

7/30

13300 Krameria Wy.

Grand Theft-All Other

7/31

13900 Sheldon Rd.


By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase and Northwest Crime: April

Page 90 of this month’s WOW offers some startling news about car burglaries and thefts in the Westchase area in April.

Over the course of two weeks, 30 Westchase cars were burglarized and two were stolen out of residents’ driveways.

What did they all have in common?

All the cars were left unlocked. And the two stolen cars had extra valet keys left inside.

A group of teens from St. Petersburg have received a lot of recent media attention for burglarizing and stealing cars for kicks. Having found great success in Westchase, they’ll be back.

Protect yourself by removing all valuables from cars parked outside, including garage door openers. And lock your cars.

Battery-Simple

4/1

9500 Linebaugh Av W

DUI

4/1

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Shoplifting

4/2

13100 Race Track Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

4/3

10500 Greensprings Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/6

10300 Millport Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

4/7

9700 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

4/7

12300 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drug Paraphernalia

4/7

12300 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

4/7

10500 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/9

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/9

14500 Cotswolds Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

4/11

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Theft of Bicycle

4/13

10500 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/15

12900 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/17

10600 Keswick Pl.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

4/17

10200 Bennington Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

4/17

10600 Keswick Pl.

Battery-Simple

4/26

11900 Derbyshire Dr.

Battery-Simple

4/27

11400 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

4/27

12500 Maverick Ct.

By Chris Barrett Publisher

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Crime in 33626: March 2017

Did you know the second most common crimes in Florida involve auto theft and auto burglary. 

An average 52 percent of the cars stolen and 75 percent of the cars burglarized are not locked.

Always remove your valuables at night if you park your car in the driveway or whenever you park in large lots outside of shopping centers. Do not leave valuables behind even when temporarily parking at your child’s school, daycare facility, or at local recreation centers or parks. Of course, never leave a firearm hidden in a car. All have been targets of smash and grab car burglaries that have left residents without purses, phones, guns, wallets, cash and credit cards.

DUI

3/2

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Grand Theft – All Other

3/2

12300 Marblehead Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/3

12400 Chase Grove Dr.

Battery-Simple

3/3

14100 Stilton St.

Curtilage with Theft

3/3

10700 Preserve Lake Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/4

10700 Preserve Lake Dr.

Theft of Bicycle

3/5

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Impersonation

3/6

9300 Rockport Pl.

Fraud – Credit Card

3/8

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Fraud – Other

3/9

8400 Gunn Hwy.

DUI

3/10

Sheldon Rd./Fawn Creek Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

3/11

9700 Montague St.

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/11

10100 Parley Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

3/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Battery – Simple

3/12

11600 Greensleeve Ave.

DUI

3/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Battery – Aggravated

3/16

12500 Palomino Ct.

Grand Theft – All Other

3/21

13900 Nine Eagles Dr.

Battery on Elderly – Simple

3/21

11800 Cypress Hill Cr.

Theft of Bicycle

3/21

9700 Magnolia Blossom Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

3/22

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

3/22

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

Theft from a Building

3/25

12800 Horseshoe Rd.

DUI

3/25

Sugarloaf Key St./Countryway Blvd.

Theft from a Building

3/26

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

3/27

Cavendish Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/30

12500 Maverick Ct.

Battery – Simple

3/31

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

By Chris Barrett Publisher

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Crime in 33626: February 2017

Burglaries are relatively rare within the 33626 zip code.

By Chris Barrett Publisher

When they occur, most home burglaries actually occur Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. when homeowners are at work. Many burglaries occur in minutes. While an alarm may sound, burglars move quickly and depart long before police arrive.

The best prevention is a nosy neighbor. Invite your neighbors to keep an eye on your home during the workday. If you’re home and see a stranger walking around the neighborhood, make your presence known by asking if you can help them. Note their vehicle tag number and call the sheriff’s office to report a suspicious person.

Grand Theft-All Other

2/1

12800 Twin Branch Acres Rd.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/2

12300 Ashville Dr.

Battery-Simple

2/2

9500 Lakechase Island Wy.

Fraud-Credit Card

2/3

8800 Sheldon West Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/5

Sheldon Rd./Citrus Park Dr.

Shoplifting

2/5

7800 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud-Impersonation

2/6

11600 Greensleeve Ave.

Battery on Elderly-Simple

2/8

9400 Lakechase Island Wy.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/8

9400 Lakechase Island Wy.

Battery-Simple

2/8

10500 Montague St.

Harassing/Obscene

2/8

8900 Breland Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/9

9900 Bridgeton Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/9

10300 Abbotsford Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/10

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Fraud-Credit Card

2/10

9700 Royce Dr.

Battery-Simple

2/14

10500 Chelmsford Wy.

Petit Theft-All Other

2/14

11800 Cypress Hill Cr.

Battery-Simple

2/16

11300 Stable Gate Ln.

DUI

2/17

Sheldon Rd./Gardner Rd.

Battery-Simple

2/17

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/18

9600 Lakechase Island Wy.

DUI

2/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Drugs/Narcotics

2/22

9500 Exposition Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

2/22

9500 Exposition Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/23

10500 Brentford Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/24

12000 Evanshire Ct.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/27

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/27

9900 Brompton Dr.

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Crime in 33626: January 2017

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy Hugh Alter visited a local HOA meeting in February to warn residents against leaving valuables in unlocked cars and garage doors open. Alter cited a number of recent garage thefts.

Alter also detailed traffic enforcement efforts in the area. In response to complaints, deputies have been ticketing cars blocking the bike lane and the right hand lane of Linebaugh Avenue in front of Westchase Elementary. He stated it is illegal to stop, stand or park in the bike lane and impede traffic in front of the school while waiting to pick up a child. Alter stated that residents, instead of waiting in line, must circle and return to the school entrance.

If you have traffic complaints, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office’s non-emergency number at 247-8200.

Petit Theft – All Other

1/3

14000 Waterville Cr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/5

11600 Greensleeve Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/5

10700 Countryway Blvd.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Battery – Simple

1/6

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Civil Matter

1/6

12800 Horseshoe Rd.

Obstruct – Police (Non-Violent)

1/8

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Swindle

1/8

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Impersonation

1/9

10100 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/10

9200 Woodbay Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

1/10

9700 Magnolia Blossom Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

1/10

10000 Brompton Dr.

Battery – Simple

1/11

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

DUI

1/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Fraud – Swindle

1/18

12500 Blazing Star Dr.

Battery – Simple

1/26

9800 Bayboro Bridge Dr.

Warrant out of County

1/28

West Park Vlg Dr./Cavendish Dr.

Carrying Concealed Firearm

1/28

West Park Vlg Dr./Cavendish Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

1/28

14600 Bournemouth Rd.

Drug Paraphernalia

1/29

10000 Parley Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/29

10000 Parley Dr.

Battery – Simple

1/29

11300 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

1/29

W. Linebaugh Ave. /Countryway Blvd.

Burglary Residence/No Force

1/30

14400 Pepperpine Dr.

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Crime in 33626: December, 2016

The number one crime in America is identify theft. How can you avoid falling victim?

 

Never give your credit card information to any incoming email, text or phone call. No exceptions. If the IRS needs something, they will mail a form to you. Also, do not call numbers that are given to you in emails. If you need to call your bank, take out your ATM card and call the number on the back.

Shred all mail with identifying information. Be sure to rip up the bar codes that come on mail (including recycled magazines) because criminals can use barcode readers to get your information.

Be especially careful with prescription packages. Their barcodes can contain your insurance information. Check your credit reports annually by directly contacting the credit reporting agencies.

Criminals read obituaries. If a loved one dies, be sure to send the death certificate by certified mail to the appropriate agencies so that criminals can’t pose as deceased loved ones.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/1

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Drug Paraphernalia

12/1

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Petit Theft–All Other

12/2

14300 Moon Flower Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/3

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/5

12700 Tar Flower Dr.

Grand Theft–All Other

12/6

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery–Simple

12/7

8800 Citrus Village Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/9

11800 Cypress Hill Cr.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/9

14600 Canopy Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

12/10

8900 Hannigan Ct.

Criminal Mischief Felony

12/10

12300 Glenfield Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

12/12

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Battery–Simple

12/12

7900 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/14

11400 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/14

12500 Bronco Dr.

Fraud–Swindle

12/15

12600 Race Track Rd.

Fraud–Swindle

12/16

12500 Sparkleberry Rd.

Curtilage With Theft

12/16

14400 Pepperpine Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/18

14700 Tudor Chase Dr.

Grand Theft–All Other

12/18

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Curtilage With Theft

12/18

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

DUI

12/19

11900 Sheldon Rd.

Fraud–Impersonation

12/21

12700 Westwood Lakes Blvd.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

12/22

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

DUI

12/22

9000 English Silver Wy.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

12/24

8800 Royal Enclave Blvd.

Battery–Simple

12/25

10600 Esher Wood Ct.

Curtilage With Theft

12/25

11500 Cypress Reserve Dr.

Curtilage With Theft

12/26

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Battery–Simple

12/26

12700 Westwood Lakes Blvd.

Curtilage With Theft

12/27

10600 Rochester Wy.

Petit Theft–All Other

12/28

8300 Gunn Hwy.

Fraud–Other

12/29

8500 Gunn Hwy.

Burglary Residence/No Force

12/29

12600 Silverdale St.

Theft From A Building

12/30

11700 Lake Aston Ct.

Battery–Simple

12/30

14600 Canopy Dr.

Theft From A Building

12/31

9000 Lakechase Island Wy.

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Crime in 33626: November 2016

Crime in 33626: November

If you want to reduce your chances of falling victim to crime, make and keep two simple resolutions in 2017.

First, unless you’re in your front yard, keep your garage door closed. Many crimes of opportunity, like thefts of bicycles, golf clubs and valuable tools, occur when passing criminals spot and take advantage of open garage doors.

Second, park your car overnight in your garage. If you must use your driveway, always remove all valuables and weapons from your car. Never leave iPods, GPS devices, phones, wallets or purses behind, whether at home, at school or in community parks or shopping centers. It takes 15 seconds to smash a window, grab valuables and leave. And always lock your car doors to deter snooping by criminals overnight.

Theft of Bicycle

11/1

12000 Tuscany Bay Dr

Fraud – Credit Card

11/1

13900 Lynmar Blvd.

Fraud – Impersonation

11/2

14400 Mirabelle Vista Cr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/3

9400 Cavendish Dr.

Fraud – Swindle

11/4

10900 Countryway Blvd.

Battery – Simple

11/6

9600 Gretna Green Dr.

Battery – Simple

11/6

9900 New Parke Rd.

Fraud – Other

11/7

13000 Race Track Rd.

Battery – Simple

11/9

10100 Hayfield Wy.

Petit Theft - All Other

11/10

10500 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

11/11

Race Track Rd./Nine Eagles Dr.

DUI

11/13

Citrus Park Dr / Sheldon Rd.

Battery – Simple

11/13

10100 Montague St.

Battery – Simple

11/14

13000 Race Track Rd.

Theft of Bicycle

11/15

10800 Preservation View Dr.

Purse Snatching

11/16

10100 Montague St.

Fraud – Other

11/16

10100 Montague St.

Battery – Simple

11/17

14700 Ed Radice Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/18

10300 Green Links Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

11/19

14700 Canopy Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/21

9900 Sheldon Rd.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/26

10300 Millport Dr

Theft Vehicle

11/28

12900 Sheldon Rd.

Fraud – Impersonation

11/30

11700 Casa Lago Ln.

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Westchase Crime: October 2016

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has some advice to discourage holiday criminals.

Plan ahead. Share your holiday shopping plans with your family members and shop with others as a group whenever possible. Don’t carry large amounts of cash for the criminal's prying eyes to see; instead use credit cards, which afford greater protections. When parking, choose spaces close to the business. At night use well-lighted, high traffic areas. Store your holiday packages out of sight in the car trunk and be sure to lock your vehicle’s doors.

Criminals are also taking advantage of unattended packages delivered at your home doorstep. Consider restricted delivery, which tells the carrier to only leave the package when someone is there to accept it, or use the address of a neighbor or relative who can accept the delivery.

Some businesses and apartments offer location/locker service for deliveries so that packages aren’t left unattended at your doorstep. Last, be aware of your surroundings. If something or someone seems out of place, let the sheriff’s office know.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/7

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Burglary Business/No Force

10/15

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery – Simple

10/25

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Dui (Driving Under Influence)

10/7

Sheldon Rd./ W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/8

Montague St./ Brompton Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

10/8

Montague St./ Brompton Dr.

Fraud – Credit Card

10/11

11800 Marblehead Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

10/17

10000 Tate Ln.

DUI

10/17

11200 Countryway Blvd.

Fraud – Swindle

10/18

9600 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/21

10500 Montague St.

Fraud – Impersonation

10/24

11800 Easthampton Dr.

DUI

10/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Way

Drugs/Narcotics

10/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.

DUI

10/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

10/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/15

10100 Montague St.

By Deputy Patrick McLane

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Westchase Crime: September 2016

Your greatest chance of falling victim to crime in Westchase relates to your car.

If you’re in the habit of leaving valuables in your vehicle, you will eventually lose those items when a thief comes across them.

Guaranteed.

The advice here is the same every month. To virtually eliminate your chances of experiencing crime in Westchase, remove valuables from vehicles and lock them. Best of all? Park vehicles in your garage and keep the garage door closed.

Also make a habit of checking your credit card and bank statements every month. As September’s statistics illustrate, fraud and identity theft are rising in frequency. Minimize your losses by staying alert to fraud.

Curtilage Trespass; No Theft

9/1

9600 West Park Village Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

9/23

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

9/25

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/1

9600 West Park Village Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

9/1

9600 West Park Village Dr.

Fraud – Swindle

9/7

9800 Gingerwood Dr.

Fraud – Other

9/22

9900 Stockbridge Dr.

DUI

9/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Fraud – Credit Card

9/28

11900 Sheldon Rd.

Grand Theft – All Other

9/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

9/26

10500 Montague St.

Warrant (Local Leo Agency)

9/30

11300 Countryway Blvd.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: August 2016

A common crime in America is phone fraud. How can you avoid falling victim?

Never give your credit card information to any incoming email, text or phone call. Recent common phone scams involve individuals who claim to be able to fix viruses on your computer if you pay them. Others are calling Tampa Bay residents claiming to be representatives of TECO. They tell folks their accounts are past due and threaten to shut off power if they don’t receive immediate payment by prepaid debit card. The folks run off to the local store or pharmacy, purchase a prepaid debit card and give the number over the phone.

TECO, other utilities and even the IRS will never call you and take payment information by credit card over the phone. If someone calls you and asks for a credit or debit card number, hang up. Make no exceptions.

Battery–Simple

8/3

10400 Springrose Dr.

Battery–Simple

8/12

New Parke Rd./Belgrave Rd.

Battery–Simple

8/14

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Battery on Elderly–Simple

8/26

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Battery–Simple

8/27

12100 W.Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/4

9300 Rockport Pl.

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/7

9700 Meadow Field Cr.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/14

10000 Bennington Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/17

10000 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

8/27

9900 Montague St.

Battery–Simple

8/31

9900 Bennington Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

8/1

10100 Montague St.

DUI

8/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Trespass Misdemeanor

8/27

9600 West Park Village Dr.

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Westchase Crime: July 2016

Last April Brian McNeal of the Crime Prevention Task Force offered crime prevention tips to Westchase Voting Members.

McNeal mentioned that the fourth most common crimes in Florida involve purse snatchings and muggings. Over 1,000 women are killed annually in the U.S. and over 10,000 hospitalized from purse snatchings but over 2,000 men are killed because they won’t give up their wallets.  If you are absolutely unwilling to part with your wallet, carry a decoy wallet and be sure to throw the wallet as far away as possible. Also carry police grade pepper spray, which can stop an attacker for 45 minutes to an hour. (Pepper spray has a two-year shelf life from the day it is made.) Students in public schools cannot carry pepper spray but college students can. Get it at police supply stores to be sure it is the right grade.

Battery-Simple

7/1

9200 Woodbay Dr.

Battery-Simple

7/23

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

7/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Montague St.

Drug Paraphernalia

7/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/25

9100 Woodbay Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/2

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Theft of Coin Operated Device

7/5

10000 Parley Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/8

12100 Lexington Park Dr.

Shoplifting

7/11

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Shoplifting

7/14

11600 Countryway Blvd.

Grand Theft-All Other

7/21

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

7/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/29

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/25

12300 Ashville Dr.

Forgery

7/5

10800 Needlepoint Pl.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: June 2016

In April Brian McNeal of the Crime Prevention Task Force offered crime prevention tips to Westchase Voting Members.

McNeal told VMs that the third most common crimes in Florida involve home burglaries. The most common entrance point to a home is the sliding glass door and the second is the garage door. Burglars can open garage doors by threading something under the door to catch the handle on the garage door cord and pulling. Cut the handle off so that they can’t catch it but you can still use the cord.

Criminals use pry bars for sliding doors so be sure to secure your sliders so they can’t be lifted off their tracks. Safety film for windows can help deter window break-ins, but check with the Modifications Committee before installing it. Get a home alarm system. It doesn’t need to be monitored (a burglar is usually in your house only three to eight minutes) but it should have a very loud alarm.

Aggravated Assault

6/2

10500 Weybridge Dr.

Battery – Simple

6/11

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Battery – Simple

6/12

10400 Springrose Dr.

Battery – Simple

6/13

9900 Tate Ln.

Theft from a Vehicle

6/3

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.

Battery – Simple

6/30

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

6/11

Tate Ln./Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

6/14

10000 Tate Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

6/18

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

6/19

9100 Woodbay Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

6/20

12000 Middlebury Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

6/25

10200 Radcliffe Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

6/30

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

6/2

10500 Weybridge Dr.

Fraud – Credit Card

6/3

10400 Brentford Dr.

Harassing/Obscene

6/5

9600 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.

Theft from a Building

6/17

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft of Bicycle

6/19

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

6/25

9800 Emerald Links Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

6/30

10000 Seymour Wy.

Liquor Violation

6/14

10000 Tate Ln.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: May 2016

In April Brian McNeal of the Crime Prevention Task Force offered crime prevention tips to Westchase Voting Members.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

McNeal told VMs that the second most common crimes in Florida involve auto theft and auto burglary.  Last year in Florida, 52 percent of the cars stolen and 75 percent of the cars burglarized were not locked – statistics mirrored by Westchasers’ experience.

Always remove your valuables at night if you park your car in the driveway or whenever you park in large lots outside of shopping centers. Do not leave valuables behind even when temporarily parking at your child’s school, daycare facility, the Westchase Rec. Center or even the Westchase parks. Of course, never leave a firearm hidden in a car. All have been targets of smash and grab car burglaries that have left residents without purses, phones, guns, wallets, cash and credit cards.

Battery – Simple

5/16

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/14

9600 West Park Village Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/16

9900 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/19

10100 Bennington Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/21

9700 Meadow Field Cr.

Battery – Simple

5/29

10100 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

5/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

DUI

5/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

5/16

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

5/17

11900 Keating Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

5/26

12000 Wandsworth Dr.

Shoplifting

5/04

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft – All Other

5/06

10100 Parley Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

5/19

10400 Crimson Park Ln.

Grand Theft – All Other

5/23

9800 Montague St.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/31

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Conservation Violation

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Liquor Violation

5/25

10500 Montague St.

Warrant out of County

5/10

11200 Countryway Blvd.

Warrant out of County

5/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Warrant out of County

5/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Warrant out of County

5/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Warrant (Local Leo Agency)

5/19

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

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Real Estate Round Up, May 2016

Address

Sold
Price

Days on Market

Price
Per
Sq. Ft.

Beds

Full
Baths

Half Baths

Sq. Ft. Heated

Pool

9910 New Parke Rd

189,000

318

148.12

2

2

1

1,276

N

9508 W. Park Village Dr. #104

220,000

48

122.29

3

2

1

1,799

N

10604 Ashtead Wood Ct.

230,000

9

101.91

4

2

1

2,257

N

9811 W. Park Village Dr.

231,500

100

167.03

3

2

1

1,386

N

11605 Highbury Way

236,000

0

136.65

3

2

1

1,727

N

9301 Woodbay Dr.

270,000

94

129.06

3

2

0

2,092

Y

9954 Stockbridge Dr.

275,000

17

160.07

3

2

0

1,718

N

10430 Springrose Dr.

280,000

63

181.94

3

2

0

1,539

N

9922 Stockbridge Dr.

280,000

71

190.61

3

2

0

1,469

N

10105 Bennington Dr.

280,000

44

126.98

4

3

0

2,205

N

9963 Stockbridge Dr.

320,000

9

171.67

3

2

0

1,864

N

9844 Bridgeton Dr.

325,000

33

177.79

3

2

0

1,828

N

12428 Bristol Commons Cir.

350,500

75

174.03

4

2

0

2,014

Y

8902 Ashford Gables Ct.

364,000

41

156.22

3

2

1

2,330

N

11807 Lancashire Dr.

365,100

41

180.03

4

2

0

2,028

N

10008 Parley Dr.

370,000

6

188.68

3

2

0

1,961

N

9908 Woodbay Dr.

370,000

19

177.20

4

2

0

2,088

Y

10513 Chambers Dr.

385,000

150

163.83

4

3

0

2,350

N

12433 Bristol Commons Cir.

388,000

14

164.69

4

3

0

2,356

Y

10102 Downey Ln.

400,000

26

178.41

4

3

0

2,242

Y

9706 Gretna Green Dr.

407,500

227

150.42

4

3

0

2,709

N

9602 Woodbay Dr.

440,000

2

176.78

3

2

0

2,489

Y

9422 Cavendish Dr.

460,000

0

171.71

4

2

1

2,679

Y

10726 Tavistock Dr.

462,000

71

146.67

5

4

0

3,150

Y

10448 Greendale Dr.

462,000

46

174.6

3

2

1

2,646

Y

10129 Downey Ln.

465,000

46

178.98

4

3

0

2,598

Y

11909 Middlebury Dr.

479,900

10

195.4

4

3

0

2,456

Y

11927 Middlebury Dr.

485,000

201

173.65

4

3

0

2,793

Y

11926 Keating Dr.

490,000

40

176.77

4

3

0

2,772

Y

11902 Middlebury Dr.

525,000

13

181.91

4

3

0

2,886

Y

10504 Greencrest Dr.

600,000

11

186.39

4

3

0

3,219

Y

10005 Radcliffe Dr.

690,000

37

203.54

4

3

1

3,390

Y

Information provided by Doug and Nancy Wood of Coldwell Banker

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Westchase Crime: April 2016

In April Brian McNeal of the Crime Prevention Task Force offered crime prevention tips to Westchase Voting Members.

The number one crime in America is identify theft. How can you avoid falling victim?

Never give your credit card information to any incoming email, text or phone call. If the IRS needs something, they will mail a form to you. Also, do not call numbers that are given to you in emails. If you need to call your bank, take out your ATM card and dial the number on the back.

Shred all mail with identifying information. Be sure to rip up the bar codes that come on mail (including recycled magazines) because criminals can use barcode readers to get your information.

Be especially careful with prescription packages. Their barcodes can contain your insurance information. Also start checking your credit reports annually. This can be done for free by directly contacting the credit reporting agencies.

Criminals read obituaries. If a loved one dies, be sure to send the death certificate by certified mail to the appropriate agencies so that criminals can’t pose as deceased loved ones.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/1

10000 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/1

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Curtilage with Theft

4/6

10400 Green Links Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/6

9800 Gingerwood Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/8

10300 Saville Rowe Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

4/8

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Drug Paraphernalia

4/8

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Fraud-Other

4/8

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

4/21

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.

Curtilage Trespass No Theft

4/24

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/28

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/29

9900 Brompton Dr.

Fraud – Credit Card

4/15

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Grand Theft – All Other

4/15

11200 Sheldon Rd

Grand Theft – All Other

4/15

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Petit Theft – All Other

4/18

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/24

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/25

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/27

9400 Cavendish Dr.

Shoplifting

4/29

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Liquor Violation

4/8

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Trespass Misdemeanor

4/11

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Warrant out of County

4/28

9200 Woodbay Dr.

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Westchase Crime: March 2016

Did you know the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office has a smartphone app that allows you to send them crime tips?

It’s called Tip411. You simply download the app to your smartphone or tablet from the Apple App store or Google Play. Just type in “HCSOSHERIFF” (no space). Download it and keep it handy.

To send the HCSO a tip, press “New Tip.” You can also include a photograph or video by touching the camera icon at the bottom.

All tips transmit instantly to the HCSO’s Communications Center, where the information is directed to the appropriate area. All tips are anonymous.

Do not, however, use the app for emergencies; instead dial 9-1-1.

Burglary Residence/Forced

3/1

10300 Millport Dr.

Battery – Simple

3/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

3/16

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

3/18

10200 Millport Dr.

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

3/23

Sheldon Rd / W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

3/9

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Fraud – Other

3/14

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud – Impersonation

3/15

9800 Montague St.

Fraud – Swindle

3/16

10500 Greensprings Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

3/16

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Theft of Bicycle

3/17

10900 Blackburn Path Ct.

Fraud – Impersonation

3/18

9800 Bridgeton Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/18

10200 Millport Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

3/25

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/26

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.

Fraud – Other

3/28

11600 Highbury Wy.

Petit Theft – All Other

3/28

11800 Lancashire Dr.

Obstructing Courts

3/11

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Trespass Misdemeanor

3/9

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Trespass Misdemeanor

3/16

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.

Obstructing Police (Non-Violent)

3/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: February 2015

What can be avoided by doing something as simple as remembering to lock your car?

In late February a family in West Park Village forgot to lock one of their cars parked outside their garage. When they woke the next morning, they discovered that someone had entered the car, stolen valuables and then used the garage door opener to open the garage while the family slept.

The thief wasn’t done. He then stole two expensive sets of golf clubs from the garage and a cooler, which he filled with beer that was in the family’s extra fridge in the garage.

It can’t be repeated enough. Don’t leave valuables in cars. Always lock your cars. And close your garage doors when you are not using it. If you’re in the habit of parking your cars outside the garage, always lock the house door leading to the garage or remove the garage opener from the vehicle. February’s incident in West Park Village shows how a simple car burglary can easily put a home’s entire contents at risk.

Assault

2/21

9700 Magnolia Blossom Dr.

Battery-Simple

2/2

9800 Meadow Field Cr.

Battery-Aggravated

2/5

9700 Westchase Dr.

Battery-Simple

2/10

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Battery-Simple

2/15

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Battery on Elderly - Simple

2/16

9900 Bennington Dr.

Battery-Simple

2/21

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/20

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/24

9800 Emerald Links Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/25

9900 Emerald Links Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

2/25

10100 Parley Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/25

10100 Parley Dr.

Fraud-Credit Card

2/3

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/13

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/15

10500 Greensprings Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/22

9000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Impersonation

2/24

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/24

1200 Millport Dr.

Theft of Bicycle

2/29

10800 Preservation View Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: January

On Feb. 3.Westchase’s new community resource officer, Deputy Hugh Alter, met residents at the Westchase McDonald’s during Coffee With Cops.

He was joined by Cpl. Kris Gundersen, who oversees the Community Development District’s (CDD) off-duty deputy patrol, and other representatives of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (District III). The group answered residents’ questions and heard their concerns.

What did they highlight?

“Our biggest issue is the constant keeping of cars unlocked,” said Alter.

He added that parents often visit parks or drop their children off at schools, daycare centers and rec. centers and leave valuables behind, thinking nothing can happen in a few minutes. Criminals, he stated, sit in nearby cars and watch which parents leaves without purses. Moving to the cars, they break the windows, grab the purses or wallets and are gone in less than 30 seconds.

Remember the following rules: Keep garage doors closed. Never leave valuables in cars. Always lock your cars. And, whenever possible, park your cars inside garages. Fifty percent of the crimes committed in Westchase in January occurred to residents who didn’t follow these practices.

Battery-Simple

1/1

10400 Greendale Dr.

Battery-Simple

1/29

10100 Downey Ln.

Theft From a Vehicle

1/7

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Theft From a Vehicle

1/7

9700 Westchase Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

1/18

10000 Brompton Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

1/18

10000 Brompton Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

1/24

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/4

8900 Citrus Village Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/10

9400 Georgian Park Ln.

Dui (Driving Under Influence)

1/18

New Parke Rd./Royce Dr.

Petit Theft - All Other

1/7

10000 Bennington Dr.

Theft Of Bicycle

1/17

12100 Lexington Park Dr.

Traffic Violations

1/18

New Parke Rd./Royce Dr.

Obstructing Courts

1/18

9800 Montague St.

Obstructing Courts

1/25

9800 Montague St.

Warrant out of County

1/18

10000 Seymour Wy.

Warrant out of County

1/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: December

Westchase’s new community resource officer, Hugh Alter, is hosting Coffee with Cops on Feb. 3.

Deputy Alter, Cpl. Kris Gundersen, who oversees the Community Development District’s (CDD) off-duty deputy patrol, and other representatives of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (District III) will be meeting with residents at the Westchase McDonald’s at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. HCSO representatives will discuss all residents’ questions or concerns – from crime to hockey. They invite everyone to stop by and greet them.

The HCSO also has a new smartphone app to send them crime tips. Called tip411, you simply download the app to your smartphone or tablet from the Apple App store or Google Play. Just type in “HCSOSHERIFF” (no space). Download it and keep it handy.

To send the HCSO a tip, press “New Tip.” You can also include a photograph or video by touching the camera icon at the bottom.

All tips transmit instantly to the HCSO’s Communications Center, where the information is directed to the appropriate area. All tips are anonymous.

Do not, however, use the app for emergencies; instead dial 9-1-1.

Battery – Simple

12/14

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Theft from a Vehicle

12/5

9500 West Park Vlg Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

12/8

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Curtilage with Theft

12/19

9600 Gretna Green Dr.

Curtilage with Theft

12/23

12300 Glenfield Ave.

Fraud-Impersonation

12/2

10300 Millport Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/11

10000 New Parke Rd.

DUI

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft – All Other

12/23

10300 Springrose Dr.

Shoplifting

12/29

11600 Countryway Blvd.

Obstructing Courts

12/3

10400 Greendale Dr.

Battery – Simple

12/14

12200 Glencliff Cr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: November 2015

For the second time since September, a resident of Woodbay has contacted WOW to express concern about car burglaries reported on the Woodbay/Bennington neighborhood’s social media page.

On the page residents have discussed security camera images of teens checking cars in the neighborhoods. Deputy Kristian Gundersen, who oversees the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) Off-Duty Patrol of deputies, responded to the resident’s concerns.

“We are aware of the recent activity within the community, which includes a stolen vehicle and several vehicle burglaries,” e-mailed Gundersen. “Our detectives are currently investigating these offenses and the Off-Duty Patrol is focusing on trying to prevent the issue. Unfortunately, the keys were left in the stolen vehicle and in every vehicle burglary, the doors were left unlocked.”

Gundersen closed by paraphrasing the advice that appears here nearly every month. Following it will keep Westchasers from becoming victims of the most common and most easily preventable crime in Westchase. “If you would please help us in telling your neighbors to please lock their car doors, not leave valuables inside and to report any suspicious activity immediately. Thank you for your assistance.”

Battery-Simple

11/1

10400 Countryway Blvd.

Battery-Simple

11/3

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/3

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

11/8

12300 Ashville Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

11/12

10300 Springrose Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

11/13

9800 New Parke Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

11/16

12400 Danby Ct.

Theft from a Vehicle

11/19

10100 Parley Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

11/22

10400 Green Links Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

11/23

9700 Montague St.

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/23

9800 New Parke Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

11/1

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Harassing/Obscene

11/3

10500 Gretna Green Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

11/10

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

11/10

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Criminal Mischief Felony

11/20

10600 Drayton Ct.

Theft Of Bicycle

11/12

10000 Montague St.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

11/12

10300 Springrose Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

11/19

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

11/24

10000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft - All Other

11/24

10300 Green Links Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: October

Is your holiday shopping done?
 
Smash and grabs are a common cause of property loss in shopping centers during the holiday season. 
While out shopping this month, be sure to take the following precautions to reduce your chance of falling victim to opportunistic criminals. Lock your car doors and roll up your windows. Limit the amount of cash/jewelry you carry; instead use debit or credit cards. Place all packages in your trunk. Last, don’t leave items in your parked car where they can be seen.
 
Of course, never leave valuables in a car parked in your driveway or in the street overnight.
 

Theft from a Vehicle

10/1

10100 Bennington Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/10

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/10

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/10

10000 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Fraud-Impersonation

10/7

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.

Fraud-Credit Card

10/11

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

10/17

Citrus Park Dr./Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Vehicle

10/22

9700 Westchase Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/23

10500 Montague St.

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/26

12000 Marblehead Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/4

9800 Brompton Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/6

10300 Springrose Dr.

Petit Theft–All Other

10/11

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft–All Other

10/17

9800 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/19

10600 Esher Wood Ct.

Fraud–Impersonation

10/20

11900 Keating Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

10/27

9900 Emerald Links Dr.

Public Order Violations

10/15

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Warrant in County

10/11

10100 Downey Ln.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: September

September’s crime statistics make two things clear.

Your greatest chance of falling victim to crime in Westchase relates to your car. If you’re in the habit of leaving valuables in your vehicle, you will eventually lose those items when a thief comes across them.

Guaranteed.

The advice here is the same every month. To virtually eliminate your chances of experiencing crime in Westchase, remove valuables from vehicles and lock them. Best of all? Park vehicles in your garage and keep the garage door closed.

Also make a habit of checking your credit card and bank statements every month. As September’s statistics illustrate, fraud and identity theft are rising in frequency. Minimize your losses by staying alert to fraud.

Battery-Simple

9/7

9700  Lake Jasmine Dr.

Battery-Simple

9/8

9800  Meadow Field Cr.

Theft From A Vehicle

9/1

12200  Glencliff Cr.

Battery-Simple

9/26

9500  W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

9/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

9/5

11600  Westchase Golf Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

9/5

11600  Westchase Golf Dr.

DUI

9/8

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Burglary Residence/Forced

9/9

12400  Glenfield Ave.

Curtilage With Theft

9/12

10100  Montague St.

Theft From a Vehicle

9/14

12400  Berkeley Square Dr.

Curtilage With Theft

9/15

10200  Millport Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

9/18

10300  Green Links Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/20

10200  Newington Pl.

Theft From a Vehicle

9/21

9700  Montague St.

Theft From a Vehicle

9/24

12200  Lexington Park Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

9/27

9600  Woodbay Dr.

Fraud-Other

9/1

12200  Lexington Park Dr.

Shoplifting

9/2

12100  W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Swindle

9/4

9900  Montague St.

Fraud-Impersonation

9/9

9400  Greenpointe Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/11

9600  Gretna Green Dr.

Fraud-Credit Card

9/14

12100  W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Impersonation

9/14

9100  Woodbay Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

9/14

12400  Berkeley Square Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

9/15

12100  Lexington Park Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

9/15

10600  Chambers Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

9/16

11800  Derbyshire Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

9/18

10000  New Parke Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/19

Glencliff Cr./Countryway Blvd.

Fraud-Credit Card

9/21

9700  Montague St.

Petit Theft-All Other

9/22

11800  Derbyshire Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

9/24

12300  Glenfield Ave.

Trespass Misdemeanor

9/21

12100  Lexington Park Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: August 2015

On Sept. 1 a resident e-mailed WOW about auto break-ins in Woodbay and Bennington.

“Over the last thirty days there have been over 15 car break-ins,” he wrote. “Any resources that you can direct to make everyone aware to keep their eyes open or have a more active patrol presence until this subsides would be greatly appreciated.”

When WOW followed up with Hillsborough County Deputy Kris Gundersen, who heads Westchase’s off-duty patrol, he responded, “That is not accurate information. There have been three vehicle burglaries during the last 30 days in the area. One of the vehicles was left unlocked overnight and we had another yesterday during the day at Glencliff Park where the window was broken to gain entry. The other vehicle burglary was classified as a residential burglary, because the unlocked vehicle was parked in the open garage.”

When WOW shared the information with the resident, he responded, “A lot of us haven't reported it to the sheriff's office.”

Always report crimes, no matter how small, to the sheriff’s office. It helps deputies pinpoint patterns, spot crime increases and direct increased patrols before the activity gets out of hand.

Aggravated Assault

8/6

10400 Green Links Dr.

Battery–Simple

8/7

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery–Simple

8/9

10100 Downey Ln.

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/3

9600 Montague St.

Theft From a Vehicle

8/3

9700 Royce Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/9

9400 Woodbay Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

8/9

9400 Woodbay Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

8/11

12200 Glencliff Cr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/14

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Burglary Business/Forced

8/18

10700 Countryway Blvd.

Theft From a Vehicle

8/22

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.

DUI

8/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

8/3

9600 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/5

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

DUI

8/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

DUI

8/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

DUI

8/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Fraud–Impersonation

8/11

12000 Oaksbury Dr.

Fraud–Other

8/17

10300 Millport Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

8/20

9800 Montague St.

DUI

8/27

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/29

10000 Bradwell Pl.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

8/14

12400 Seabrook Dr.

Petit Theft–All Other

8/29

9700 Lake Jasmine Dr.

Stalking Violations

8/5

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: July 2015

Occasionally Westchase will experience a spate of home burglaries.

While relatively infrequent, the break-ins are often the work of the same individuals moving from one neighborhood to the next. Most break-ins occur during the workweek when homes are unoccupied. They most frequently occur in the morning after homeowners have left for their jobs.

Frequently burglars will first ring the doorbell or knock under the guise of providing some service to see if the home is occupied. If you’re home during the day, and see any solicitors – or any suspicious vehicles, report them immediately to police. If you can safely and inconspicuously do so, also note the vehicles’ tag numbers.

Of course, whenever you leave your homes, always remember to set your home alarms.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/2

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/3

10000 Bradwell Pl.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/5

10300 Abbotsford Dr.

Burglary–Armed

7/11

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

7/16

10300 Springrose Dr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

7/20

9900 Stockbridge Dr.

Burglary Residence/Forced

7/20

10200 Millport Dr.

Burglary Business/Forced

7/25

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

7/1

Sheldon Rd / W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

7/18

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

7/3

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

7/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.

Fraud–Other

7/2

12400 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud–Other

7/16

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft from a Building

7/3

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief
Misdemeanor

7/12

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief
Felony

7/24

9800 Montague St.

Grand Theft–All Other

7/30

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Conservation Violation

7/22

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Warrant in County

7/18

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: June 2015

On Monday, June 29, at least seven vehicles were broken into at Baybridge Park while their owners were working out or enjoying time with their children.

Windows were broken and purses and valuables were snatched. Within 10 minutes, one of the stolen credit cards was used at a Sheldon Road gas station.

Despite the park being quite a busy place, no one reported hearing or seeing anything.

It takes less than 10 seconds to pop a window and lift a purse or wallet left on the seat.

Unfortunately, this crime is not rare. Similar incidents have occurred at Glencliff Park, the Westchase Recreation Center as well as Westchase schools and preschools.

“I am usually very cautious,” wrote one victim, “but one lapse of judgement and I have lost my ID, checkbooks, credit and debit cards and this may follow me around for years to come.”

Learning from this mistake will protect you. When you park your cars, remove all valuables. No exceptions.

This advice appears here regularly. Yet thieves still do well in Westchase because it’s regularly forgotten.

Burglary Business/No
Force

6/19

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

6/22

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Battery–Simple

6/29

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

6/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

DUI

6/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Drug Paraphernalia

6/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

DUI

6/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Fraud–Impersonation

6/16

11300 Countryway Blvd.

Burglary Other Structure

6/22

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Burglary Residence/No
Force

6/27

10000 Bennington Dr.

DUI

6/28

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

6/29

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

6/29

9700 Westchase Dr.

DUI

6/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief
Misdemeanor

6/10

9600 Greenpointe Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

6/12

9800 Montague St.

Theft Vehicle and
Other Mobile

6/14

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft–All Other

6/15

Montague St./New Parke Rd.

Criminal Mischief
Misdemeanor

6/15

10100 Radcliffe Dr.

Criminal Mischief
Misdemeanor

6/18

12100 Lexington Park Dr.

Criminal Mischief
Misdemeanor

6/19

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Conservation Violation–
Trespassing

6/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Forgery

06/11/2015

10600 Drayton Ct.

Forgery

06/19/2015

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: May 2015

When is your summer vacation?

If you’re going away, ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your home. Have them pick up any door flyers or stray newspapers that are dropped in your absence. Be sure to leave some visible lights on a timer. Residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff know they are heading out of town. Staff will then ask Westchase’s off-duty deputy patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

May’s crime statistics serve as a reminder that most Westchase crimes are crimes of opportunity. They arise from garages whose doors have been left open and valuables that have been left in ungaraged vehicles. If you don’t shut your garage doors and if you regularly leave valuables in your ungaraged cars, you too will eventually experience such theft firsthand. Protect your belongings by removing valuables from cars, locking them or parking them in your garage, and keeping your garage door closed when you’re not outside in front of your home.

Theft From a Vehicle

5/4

10300 Springrose Dr.

Burglary Business/No Force

5/4

11900 Sheldon Rd.

Battery–Simple

5/17

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery–Simple

5/23

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

5/12

10500 Montague St.

Drug Paraphernalia

5/12

10500 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

10000 New Parke Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

5/26

10300 Seabridge Wy.

Person–Robbery

5/10

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Theft of Bicycle

5/10

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Fraud–Credit Card

5/11

10100 Montague St.

DUI

5/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/18

11900 Wandsworth Dr.

Theft from a Building

5/30

11800 Easthampton Dr.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: April 2015

Going on vacation this summer?

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) offers a valuable service to help keep your home safe. The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery – Simple

4/15

10300 Millport Dr.

Battery – Simple

4/26

9800 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/2

11900 Wandsworth Dr.

Curtilage with Theft

4/5

10000 Seymour Wy.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/20

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/23

9800 Westchase Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/30

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

4/12

10000 Parley Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

4/27

10000 Parley Dr.

DUI

4/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.

DUI

4/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/13

9000 Apple Valley Wy.

Fraud – Credit Card

4/13

10100 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/11

10100 Parley Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

4/13

12000 Middlebury Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/15

9900 Brompton Dr.

Harassing/Obscene

4/15

10400 Edgefield Pl.

Grand Theft – All Other

4/18

10500 Weybridge Dr.

Fraud – Impersonation

4/20

9800 Gretna Green Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

4/20

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

4/26

9400 Cavendish Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

4/28

10000 Seymour Wy.

Obstructing Courts

4/26

10500 Gretna Green Dr.

Public Order Violations

4/26

9800 Montague St.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: March 2015

March’s crime statistics show a spike in two easily preventable crimes.

It’s important Westchasers take steps to prevent these crimes. Otherwise the community will get a reputation among criminals as filled with opportunity.

The two preventable crimes are thefts from unlocked homes (including homes with open garage doors) and thefts from vehicles.

Remove all valuables from cars, from iPods, computer tablets and GPS systems to phones and wallets, and lock your cars. Parking a car in a closed garage makes it nearly impossible to burglarize. Further, when you are not outside, keep your garage doors closed. When you leave your home, lock your doors and set your alarms.

If all Westchasers took these steps consistently, March’s crime statistics would have been 50 percent lower.

Battery-Simple

3/6

10300 Millport Dr.

Battery-Simple

3/8

9500 Greenpointe Dr.

Battery-Simple

3/10

9900 Bennington Dr.

Battery-Simple

3/17

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/4

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/4

12100 Clear Harbor Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/4

12100 Clear Harbor Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/5

10300 Greenhedges Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/5

9800 West Park Village Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/17

10400 Snowden Pl.

Theft From A Vehicle

3/17

10300 Saville Rowe Ln.

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/10

10100 Belgrave Rd.

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/11

10000 Brompton Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/16

9900 Tate Ln.

Drugs/Narcotics

3/2

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Fraud-Swindle

3/3

10000 Brompton Dr.

Accidental Injury

3/3

9700 Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

3/15

Sheldon Rd / W. Linebaugh Ave.

Harassing/Obscene

3/23

10100 Downey Ln

Petit Theft - All Other

3/13

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: February 2015

A close look at February’s statistics illustrates that the likelihood of crime affecting Westchase homeowners is quite low.

Much of the crime below is associated with stores and businesses; other crimes occur in proximity to Westchase’s apartment complexes. The crime that is most likely to affect Westchase homeowners – the theft of valuables from your cars and garage – is also the easiest to prevent. Cars that are parked in closed garages cannot be easily burglarized. If you also remove valuables from cars – from iPods, computer tablets, GPS systems, phones, wallets and, yes, even handguns – thieves will have nothing to take. Be sure to make a habit of closing your garage doors, removing valuables from cars and locking them.

Battery-Simple

2/1

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Swindle

2/5

12200 Lexington Park Dr.

Petit Theft

2/7

10300 Millport Dr.

Petit Theft

2/9

10300 Abbotsford Dr.

Fraud-Credit Card

2/9

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Impersonation

2/13

10300 Millport Dr.

Criminal Mischief

2/15

9800 Woodbay Dr.

DUI

2/15

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Trespassing-Misdemeanor

2/16

10500 Montague St.

Obstructing Police (Non-violent)

2/16

10500 Montague St.

DUI

2/16

Montague St./New Parke Rd.

Burglary-Residence

2/18

9800 Tree Tops Ln.

Drugs-Narcotics

2/18

10600 Sheldon Rd.

DUI

2/18

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Smuggling Offenses

2/18

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Battery-Aggravated

2/21

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud

2/23

11900 Marblehead Dr.

Theft-Motor Vehicle Parts

2/23

12200 Derby Race Ln.

Theft from Vehicle

2/23

10100 Montague St.

Theft of a Bicycle

2/23

10000 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

2/25

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Theft from a Vehicle

2/27

11600 Highbury Wy.

Curtilage With Theft

2/28

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

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Westchase Crime: January 2015

Going on vacation over spring break?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you are away.

Battery-Simple

1/29

9500 Georgian Park Ln.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/8

9900 Emerald Links Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/10

9500 Greenpointe Dr.

Burglary Residence/No Force

1/11

9900 Montague St.

Curtilage with Theft

1/13

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/17

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Burglary Residence/No Force

1/22

9700 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/22

9700 Montague St.

Theft from a Vehicle

1/22

10100 Rowlett Wy.

Burglary Residence/Forced

1/22

10700 Tavistock Dr.

DUI

1/19

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

1/28

9900 Stockbridge Dr.

Shoplifting

1/29

10100 Montague St.

Shoplifting

1/31

7800 Gunn Hwy.

Theft by Employee (On Duty)

1/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Warrant in County

1/10

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: December 2014

Major Chad Chronister, the new District III commander of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, appeared at January’s VM meeting.

The District III office encompasses Westchase. Speaking to voting members, Chronister offered advice that has appeared on this page frequently. While Westchase has a low crime rate, the crimes that occur are ones of opportunity, largely caused by open garages and unlocked cars – and even cars with valuables left in them.

“Let’s not make it easy for anybody,” advised Chronister. “There are people who will check every door to see if it’s locked and every car door. They will try 30 cars and find one unlocked.”

Remember to close garages, remove valuables from cars and lock them as well. These three simple steps will nearly eliminate the chances of falling victim to crime in Westchase.

Battery-Simple

12/20

9700 Montague St.

Curtilage with Theft

12/07

10300 Millport Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

12/08

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.

Theft From a Vehicle

12/09

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Curtilage with Theft

12/21

9400 Cavendish Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/01

10600 Esher Wood Ct.

Criminal Mischief Felony

12/02

10400 Springrose Dr.

DUI

12/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/07

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

12/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Drugs/Narcotics

12/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

DUI

12/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

DUI

12/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Radcliffe Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

12/25

9900 Montague St.

Shoplifting

12/06

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Shoplifting

12/13

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/14

10000 Montague St.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/17

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Theft From a Building

12/20

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/22

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/30

Sudbury Ct./Bradwell Pl.

Public Intoxication

12/15

10600 Sheldon Rd.

Obstructing Police (Non-Violent)

12/31

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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Westchase Crime: November 2014

Thanksgiving celebrations along Magnolia Blossom Drive were interrupted on Nov. 27 as the result of a five-hour armed standoff that culminated in the death of resident Matthew Cormier.

Alerted by a member of Cormier’s family, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies appeared at 9641 Magnolia Blossom Drive in the rear of West Park Village to check on Cormier’s well-being. Cormier responded, however, by threatening to kill the deputies and insisting they would have to kill him. Cormier also fired shots from a window, striking a police cruiser.

Nearby condominiums were evacuated for safety.

After five hours of negotiations, a SWAT team fired on Cormier, who had appeared in a window with a gun. Cormier died at the scene.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/3

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Battery – Simple

11/3

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.

Theft From A Building

11/3

9800 Montague St.

Burglary Residence/Forced

11/4

9800 Gingerwood Dr.

DUI

11/8

10400 Countryway Blvd.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

11/10

12000 Royce Waterford Cr.

Theft From a Vehicle

11/11

9400 Cavendish Dr.

DUI

11/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Theft From a Vehicle

11/24

10200 Millport Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

11/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Other Weapon Violations

11/20

10500 Montague St.

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Westchase Crime: October 2014

Some notable changes are evident in October’s crime statistics.

First, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has stopped including accident statistics. Second, there’s been a noticeable spike in thefts from cars. 

Deputy Kris Gundersen of Westchase’s off-duty privacy patrol reported that most of these were quite avoidable. Seventy to 80 percent of the cars’ owners left valuables in the cars and didn’t lock them. Gundersen reminds residents to keep garage doors closed. If you can’t park in your garage, remove all valuables from cars and lock them.

The HCSO’s District III office has a new leader. Major Chad Chronister will attend the Jan. 13 Westchase Voting Members meeting, where he hopes to field questions and concerns from interested residents. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center.

Aggravated Assault

10/5

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                                

Battery-Simple

10/2

9700 Montague St.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

10/3

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

10/5

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                               

Battery-Simple

10/10

10100 Radcliffe Dr.

Battery-Simple

10/15

10500 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

10/29

10500 Gretna Green Dr.

Burglary Other Structure

10/4

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/21

10000 Bentley Wy.

Fraud-Credit Card

10/3

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                                

Fraud-Other

10/19

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

10/29

10500 Montague St.

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

10/22

9500 West Park Vlg Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/4

9800 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

10/22

10700 Ayrshire Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/28

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/28

9500 Cavendish Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/28

10600 Weybridge Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/29

10800 Sierra Vista Pl.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/29

10700 Spring Mountain Pl.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

10/24

10500 Castleford Wy.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/26

10000 Brompton Dr.

Obstructing Courts

10/17

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.

Warrant In County

10/26

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.

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Westchase Crime: September 2014

Watching cars play chicken with Davidsen Middle Schoolers crossing Linebaugh Avenue each afternoon makes one thing clear.

Many Westchase drivers either don’t understand or choose to ignore crosswalk laws.

If a pedestrian enters a cross-hatched crosswalk when the walk sign is blinking (or when she has a green light), all vehicles must yield to the pedestrian (even if the Don’t Walk sign begins to flash). If a pedestrian is present in a crosswalk that has no signal (like those on Gretna Green Drive in The Fords and The Greens; Montague Street at Westchase Drive; and at the entrance to Keswick Forest/Westchase Swim and Tennis Center), all vehicles must stop, yield and allow the pedestrian to cross before proceeding. If another vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk, it is also illegal to pass it as it could be obscuring your view of a pedestrian.

Before you turn, always check for the presence of pedestrians and joggers. And remember, if you see a pedestrian or jogger in a crosswalk, please observe the law.

Battery-Simple

9/8

9500 Cavendish Dr.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

9/27

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Burglary Residence / No Force

9/6

10200 Radcliffe Dr.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

9/6

10100 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft From A Vehicle

9/12

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Fraud-Swindle

9/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave. 

DUI

9/12

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

9/15

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

9/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

DUI

9/19

Gretna Green Dr./Greencrest Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/21

9500 West Park Village Dr.                                                                       

Theft From a Vehicle

9/29

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Grand Theft - All Other

9/10

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Theft of Bicycle

9/18

12100 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

9/20

9900 Montague St.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/27

9800 Montague St.                                                                            

Obstructing Courts

9/18

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.                                                                         

Warrant Out of County

9/2

9800 Montague St.                                                                            

Warrant Out of County

9/2

9800 Montague St.                                                                            

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: August, 2014

With Halloween this year falling on a Friday, traffic into Westchase will be heavier than ever.

The popularity of the community with trick-or-treaters from other neighborhoods is testimony to Westchase’s reputation for safety, generosity and a warm welcome – characteristics that may be lacking back in their neighborhoods. With the increase in traffic into the neighborhoods, however, it’s important to keep an eye out for kids’ safety. Westchase streets that normally see minimal traffic often see an overflow of cars on Halloween night. Remind your children of good safety practices. Always travel in groups and check on each other. Cross at corners. Look before crossing. Wear some reflective clothing. And carry a flashlight – or tuck a small one into their orange pumpkin.

Battery-Aggravated

8/1

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

8/21

11600 Highbury Wy.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/23

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                    

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/24

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/26

10000 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

8/30

9700 Montague St.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/7

10100 Montague St.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/16

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Drugs/Narcotics

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

8/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

DUI

8/14

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

DUI

8/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                 

DUI

8/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

DUI

8/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Grand Theft-All Other

8/14

10000 Montague St.                                                                             

Grand Theft-All Other

8/23

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Liquor Violation

8/12

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Petit Theft-All Other

8/21

11600 Highbury Wy.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

8/10

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Theft From a Vehicle

8/28

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

8/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/3

Radcliffe Dr./Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

8/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

8/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

8/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/12

Citrus Park Dr./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

8/15

Sheldon Rd./Gardner Rd.                                                    

Traffic Accidents

8/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

8/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/31

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                        

Warrant in County

8/10

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2014

With school buses back on the road, do you know what driving laws you must observe?

In Florida when a school bus pulls to the side of the road to load or unload students and extends its stop signals, all motor vehicles – traveling in both directions – must come to a complete stop and not pass the bus until the bus withdraws the signal. You must stop even if you’re going in the opposite direction of the bus.

The only exception to this law is if you are driving a vehicle on a divided road with an unpaved space of at least five feet, a raised median, or a physical barrier between lanes, such as exists on Countryway Boulevard and Linebaugh Avenue. On such divided roads, traffic must stop only in the directional lanes occupied by the bus.

Penalties for illegally passing a stopped bus are $165 and four points on your license for the first infraction. If you pass on the side of the bus where children are loading or unloading, however, the penalty is $265, 4 points and a mandatory hearing.

If you see a bus stop to load or unload, odds are, you need to stop too. It keeps kids safe.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/9

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

7/23

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

DUI

7/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Grand Theft - All Other

7/28

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Shoplifting

7/1

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

7/4

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft From A Building

7/17

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Vehicle

7/14

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                         

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/12

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

7/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/28

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Violations

7/23

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June

What goes on in Westchase while you sleep?

On two separate nights in June and July homeowners in The Bridges who happen to be night owls have had to check their truck, parked in their driveway, because its alarm has been triggered. While they remove valuables from the truck, one of its locking mechanisms has been broken, making it possible to still open the door even when locked. This has occurred on two separate nights this summer alone.

While the vast majority of teens are honest, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office regularly warns that summer vacation represents an opportunity for small numbers of them to walk the community long after everyone else has gone to bed. Deputies say they approach vehicles parked in the streets and driveways, checking for unlocked doors.  If you leave valuables like wallets, purses, music players or phones in your unlocked, un-garaged vehicle, you can bet on one outcome.

Eventually your luck will run out – and Westchase’s car burglars will have a good night.

Battery-Simple

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Fraud-Swindle

6/6

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/21

Countryway Blvd./Citrus Park Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/28

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

6/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

6/10

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

6/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Obstructing Courts

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Warrant In County

6/5

10300 Saville Rowe Ln.                                                                      

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2014

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

5/12

Montague St./Bayboro Bridge Dr.                                                                   

Battery-Simple

5/31

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

DUI

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

DUI

5/9

Bradwell Pl./Sudbury Ct                                                                            

DUI

5/20

Montague St./Tate Ln                                                                              

DUI

5/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Shoplifting

5/13

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft Of Bicycle

5/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/20

11800 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/1

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Homicide

5/2

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/3

Gretna Green Dr./Chelmsford Wy.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/3

10200 Radcliffe Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/8

Countryway Blvd./ Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/9

Sudbury Ct./Bradwell Pl.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/15

12200 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

5/25

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Disorderly Conduct

5/7

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Warrant Out Of County

5/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Public Peace Crimes

5/7

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Privacy Violations

5/31

12400 Seabrook Dr.                                                                           

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2014

In May Westchase’s beautiful median held a stark reminder of an old safety adage.

Excessive speed kills.

On May 2 at 3:30 a.m., Lloyd Jong Yia, 21, lost control of his Honda and crashed into an oak within Linebaugh’s median. His estimated speed was 70 mph, nearly 25 mph above the posted limit. He died at the scene from his injuries.

One of Westchase residents’ most common complaints relates to speeding through neighborhoods. Westchase is filled with kids who play on and near streets. In the mornings and afternoons when the school day begins or ends, many Westchase streets, including Linebaugh Avenue, are flooded with students. Often kids take careless risks, crossing against lights or darting across streets outside of crosswalks. When you speed, you limit your ability to react in time to children’s mistakes.

With summer vacation, children will fill the neighborhood. Observing speed limits not only keeps you safer while driving, it also keeps everyone outside your car safer as well.

Theft from a Vehicle

4/03

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                            

Drugs/Narcotics

4/08

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

4/27

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Curtilage With Theft

4/09

9500 Cavendish Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/Forced

4/16

9700 Woodbay Dr.                                                                               

Theft from a Vehicle

4/21

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Theft from a Vehicle

4/24

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                             

Shoplifting

4/06

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Shoplifting

4/26

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

4/02

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/4

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Violations

4/06

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/09

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

4/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

4/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

4/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

4/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

4/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

4/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

4/29

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

4/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Race Track Rd.                                                                      

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: March 2014

This column’s repeated warnings about removing valuables from cars and keeping garage doors closed may be working.

Unless you were involved in a fight in March, you likely experienced no crime. Only four thefts appear below. Three match the pattern this column warns about nearly monthly. The fourth is a home burglary – apparently to a house whose doors were left unlocked.

Westchase home burglaries and thefts fall into two categories – the quick grab and dash from open garages and, less frequently, the burglary of the home itself. The latter most commonly occurs during the morning hours after residents have gone off to work. If you leave, lock up and set the alarm. If you are at home, help your neighbors by keeping an eye out for suspicious people and vehicles. Note their tags and call them into the sheriff’s office.

Battery-Simple

3/12

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

3/25

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

3/25

10500 Chilmark Wy.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/4

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

3/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

DUI

3/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Fraud-Other

3/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Petit Theft-All Other

3/27

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                         

Shoplifting

3/22

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Theft from a Vehicle

3/26

10200 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle and Other Mobile

3/15

10400 Brentford Dr.                                                                           

Warrant Out Of County

3/24

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

3/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/13

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/17

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

3/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/31

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                    

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: February 2014

You can be sure that one will happen in Westchase at least every two and a half days.

No, we’re not talking about thefts from cars and open garages, Westchase’s most common yet most easily avoidable crimes.

We’re talking car accidents. In 2013 142 car accidents (reported to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department) occurred on Westchase roads. Most occurred at the community’s major intersections with Linebaugh Avenue: Sheldon Road, Montague Street, Gretna Green Drive and Countryway Boulevard.

Vehicular accidents are surprisingly common, with an average of 12 occurring each month in Westchase. You can enhance your family’s safety by observing speed limits, avoiding distractions like cell phone use and eating and respecting traffic signals. Don’t speed up to make lights, always wear seatbelts and, when turning, always look for walkers and runners before proceeding.

Burglary Residence/Forced

2/8

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                               

Burglary Residence/No Force

2/3

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                 

Crimes Against Person

2/16

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.                                                                      

Drug Paraphernalia

2/17

10500 Montague St..                                                                   

Drugs/Narcotics

2/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

2/17

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Dui (Driving Under Influence)

2/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Fraud-Other

2/25

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Other Weapon Violations

2/16

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.                                                                    

Petit Theft-All Other

2/24

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Petit Theft-All Other

2/28

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

2/15

11900 Marblehead Dr.                                                                           

Throwing Deadly Missile

2/22

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Trespass Misdemeanor

2/25

9800 Montague St.                                                                              

Warrant Out of County

2/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Warrant Out of County

2/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

2/6

Sheldon Rd/W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/13

Countryway Blvd./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

2/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: January 2014

A Fords resident made a startling discovery in her garage last month.

In the hours before dawn she returned from her workout and entered her home, leaving her garage door open. Returning to the garage a short time later, she encountered a man inside, who ran off when she began screaming.

Westchase is a very safe community in which to live, which often prompts residents to take security for granted. We leave valuables in our cars parked outside and our garage doors open. As the result, Westchase becomes a convenient target for opportunistic thieves. As we report here nearly every month, the most common Westchase crimes are always thefts from open garages and thefts of valuables from autos parked outside of garages. If you secure your valuable and shut your garage door at all times, you’ll frustrate Westchase’s petty thieves. 

Last, to help foil the rare home burglary, always arm your home alarm.

Battery-Simple

1/03

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

1/16

9500 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

1/21

9700 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

1/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/Forced

1/22

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

1/13

9600 Montague St.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/17

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                           

Curtilage With Theft

1/12

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Curtilage With Theft

1/12

9700 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Petit Theft - All Other

1/20

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Petit Theft - All Other

1/27

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

1/29

11900 Marblehead Dr.                                                                          

Theft From A Vehicle

1/08

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

1/08

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Theft Of Bicycle

1/12

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Theft Of Bicycle

1/19

10300 Welbeck Ct.                                                                             

Theft Of Bicycle

1/25

9900 Montague St.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

1/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

1/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

1/17

Countryway Blvd./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

1/25

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

1/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

1/31

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: December 2013

While Westchase crime rates are quite low, the truth about Westchase crime is captured by one WOW staff member’s experience.

A resident since 1998, he has seen a single home burglary on his block (the homeowners were at work and failed to use their alarm) and he’s had a bicycle stolen from his own garage, left open and unattended (curtilage with theft). What were the rest of the crimes over 15 years? All of his neighbors who regularly left valuables in their cars and then parked on the street or in their driveways eventually had items stolen from their vehicles – some of the slower learners more than once. The majority of his neighbors who have garaged their cars – or who have removed all valuables and locked them – have remained completely crime free.

If you leave valuables in your car parked outside your garage, know this for certain: You will eventually be listed in the table below.

Battery–Simple

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                     

Battery–Simple

12/15

9500 Harpender Wy.                                                                            

Battery–Simple

12/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Drugs/Narcotics

12/4

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

12/4

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Burglary Residence/Forced

12/5

10300 Millport Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

12/7

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Theft From a Vehicle

12/11

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                 

Theft From a Vehicle

12/12

12300 Wycliff Pl.                                                                       

Curtilage with Theft

12/27

11900 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Vehicle

12/30

9400 Edenton Wy.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/5

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/7

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

DUI

12/8

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Harassing/Obscene

12/14

9600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                           

DUI

12/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                     

Theft of Bicycle

12/11

10100 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft from a Building

12/29

9800 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

12/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/6

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/17

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

12/24

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: November 2013

Three simple New Year’s resolutions can dramatically reduce your chance of falling victim to crime.

A glance at November’s statistics shows the most common crime in Westchase is opportunistic theft. A criminal passes by, notices valuables in a car (usually left unlocked) or items left unattended in a yard or an open garage (curtilage with theft), and helps himself to the items. What can you do? First, garage your cars instead of using it for additional storage. Second, remove all items from your cars – including garage door openers – and lock them if you park them outside. Third, close the doors of unattended garages, lock your home’s doors and use your home alarms. These simple steps will virtually eliminate your chance of experiencing crime in Westchase.

Battery-Simple

11/03

12300 Asheville Dr.                                                                            

Battery On Elderly-Simple

11/14

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

11/19

10600 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

11/19

9500 Greenpointe Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/04

10000 Montague St.                                                                             

Curtilage With Theft

11/04

12200 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Curtilage With Theft

11/04

10300 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Business/No Force

11/09

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Theft From A Building

11/09

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

11/16

10600 Weybridge Dr.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

11/17

11900 Keating Dr.                                                                             

Theft From A Vehicle

11/19

10600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

Theft From A Vehicle

11/25

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft From A Vehicle

11/26

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Theft From A Vehicle

11/26

9700 Montague St.                                                                         

Fraud-Impersonation

11/12

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Drug Paraphernalia

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

11/30

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Trespass Misdemeanor

11/13

12300 Glencliff Cr.                                                                            

Warrant In County

11/19

10500 Greencrest Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

11/02

10400 Countryway Blvd.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

11/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Violations

11/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

11/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

11/27

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: October 2013

With the shopping season upon us, it’s important to take some precautions to avoid property damage and losses.

Each holiday season reports appear in the local media of criminals breaking into vehicles parked in mall parking lots in order to steal packages left inside. If you are out shopping at multiple stores, place all packages in a locked trunk. Lock your vehicle doors and never leave any valuables in sight. It takes less than 30 seconds to break a vehicle window, open the door and remove your valuables.

Battery-Simple

10/10

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

10/16

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                               

Battery-Simple

10/19

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

10/28

10100 Kingsbridge Ave.                                                                          

Curtilage With Theft

10/04

9500 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

10/20

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Burglary Residence/No Force

10/23

9000 English Silver Wy.                                                                       

Theft From a Vehicle

10/29

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Theft of Bicycle

10/01

10000 Bradwell Pl.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle and Other Mobile

10/03

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                          

DUI

10/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

10/06

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

DUI

10/26

10000 Tate Ln.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Felony

10/29

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence-No Force

10/30

9400 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                        

Theft From a Vehicle

10/30

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Disorderly Conduct

10/06

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

10/19

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Warrant In County

10/14

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/10

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/16

W. Linebaugh Ave. /Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/18

Belgrave Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

10/21

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

10/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

10/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

10/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

10/26

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

10/26

Tate Ln / Brompton Dr.                                                                              

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: September 2013

Crossing Westchase streets, many pedestrians quickly learn that few drivers understand state law.

If a pedestrian enters a cross-hatched crosswalk when the walk sign is blinking (or when she has a green light), all vehicles must yield to the pedestrian (even if Don’t Walk sign begins to flash). If a pedestrian is present in a crosswalk that has no signal (like those on Gretna Green Drive in The Fords and The Greens; Montague Street at Westchase Drive; and at the entrance to Keswick Forest/Westchase Swim and Tennis Center), all vehicles must stop, yield and allow the pedestrian to cross before proceeding. If another vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk, it is also illegal to pass it as it could be obscuring your view of a pedestrian.

Always yield to pedestrians and joggers in crosswalks.

Battery-Simple

9/20

9800 Bennington Dr                                                                           

Burglary Residence/Forced

9/13

10000 Montague St.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/10

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/20

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                            

Drugs/Narcotics

9/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Fraud-Swindle

9/18

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From a Building

9/7

11800 Lancashire Dr.                                                                          

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

9/19

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

Theft of Bicycle

9/17

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Warrant in County

9/2

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Warrant out of County

9/11

11900 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

9/4

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/4

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

9/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Preserve Lake Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/9

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

9/15

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Lake Aston Ct.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/23

Keating Dr./Middlebury Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

9/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                  

Traffic Violations

9/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Sleepless Yet Satisfied

While Woodbay’s Ira Hoffman has spent the last several years operating a family business his father worked hard to expand, Hoffman recently experienced an expansion of another kind.

The Woodbay voting member and his wife Cindy recently welcomed a baby daughter, Sophia.

Originally from Delaware, Hoffman has been in Florida long enough to consider himself a native. “We moved from Delaware to Florida then Texas and back to Florida,” he explained.

As a floating manager for a pool business – no pun intended – Hoffman’s father had a job that moved the family to various locations. After graduating from nearby Countryside High School, Ira went on to the University of South Florida (USF), where he majored in theater arts and business. “Business took over,” he said when asked about where that major eventually led him in life. His current career, however, didn’t take hold before he had the opportunity to dabble in a couple of others.

After graduating from USF, Hoffman stayed on with the night club he had worked for while in college. “That was a little ridiculous,” he recalled.

For several years he would go into Ybor City, begin work around seven o’clock in the evening and return home around 5 a.m. “I didn’t want to get stuck in that,” he said of the night club career.

A move to Home Shopping Network (HSN) was next for Hoffman, but eventually the family business beckoned. “The pool business was growing and this is what I know,” he explained.

His father’s business, Progressive Pool Products & Services, Inc., had expanded by buying out other area pool service businesses and they needed Hoffman’s help. “Dad asked me to go full time and I did,” he said.

While his father has since passed, Hoffman continues to run the 25-year-old business alongside his mom. The company offers maintenance, service, remodeling and sales. “We do everything except put the pool in the ground,” he said with a chuckle.

Hoffman made sure life wasn’t all work and no play while running the family business. He recalled striking up a conversation with Cindy in the bakery department one day while grocery shopping. “We haven’t spent a day apart since then,” he said of the encounter five years ago.

With a desire to live closer to his Oldsmar office and start a family, Westchase was the obvious choice for the couple. Proximity to his job and Westchase’s family environment drew them to their Woodbay home.

One day, however, a letter landed in his mailbox advising him he needed to pressure wash his driveway. “I was really upset. But only for about thirty seconds,” he said with a smile. “I always liked homeowner associations and I liked people to be held accountable.”

His involvement with the community came by way of his volunteering to help get new mailboxes approved for Woodbay. “I met a lot of people during that time and I was approached and asked to run for voting member,” he recalled.

Jumping in seemed like old times for Hoffman. His father was always involved in community efforts and volunteer groups when Hoffman was a child. “If he saw me sitting around, he’d drag me to his meetings and I found these meetings to be the way I remembered them then.”

His personal goals as a voting member include seeing that some of the older neighborhoods in Westchase are not overlooked when the community considers aesthetic improvements. “I just don’t think they’re looked out for,” he said of some of the first Westchase neighborhoods along Countryway Boulevard.

The arrival of daughter Sophia has certainly put a stop to the boating and lazy weekends he and Cindy previously enjoyed. Sleep is now top priority for all three. “We get three-hour streaks now with a six-hour night thrown in sometimes,” he said with a fatigued nod.

For the Woodbay resident, life seems a lot more hectic during the week while navigating Sophia’s schedule. With a baby on board now, Hoffman explained their goal is to get up and get out on Saturdays for lunch to spend some fun time together.

Yet this new dad wouldn’t have it any other way. “Being with Cindy and Sophia at the end of the day makes it all OK.”

Stephens, a resident of West Park Village, is always looking for interesting Westchase residents to profile. She can be contacted at lmsfla@verizon.net.

By Lisa Stephens

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: August 2013

Is your curtilage secure?

Read the crime and accident statistics long enough and you’re bound to learn some interesting words. Curtilage is the area, usually enclosed, that encompasses the grounds and building of a home and used in daily life. Your curtilage includes your garage, shed, barn, smokehouse and chicken coop. Being that we’re in Westchase, which looks askance at barns, sheds, smokehouses and chicken coups, the first crime listed below likely was a theft from an enclosed yard or garage.  

Curtilage With Theft

8/5

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Other Structure

8/8

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

8/24

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

8/30

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                       

DUI

8/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

DUI

8/3

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

8/29

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                    

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/5

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/11

12300 Lexington Park Dr.                                                                      

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/14

9600 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

8/30

9700 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/4

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

8/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                

Traffic Accidents

8/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

8/9

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

8/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Cavendish Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

8/20

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

8/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/27

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

8/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Cavendish Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

8/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2013

Criminals who hit Westchase have a lot of help.

Unfortunately their success is often unwittingly aided by their victims. Recent media reports have shown that 83 percent of automobiles stolen in St. Petersburg had their keys left inside the vehicles. Taking three steps can virtually eliminate your chances of falling victim to Westchase crime. First, always close unattended garages when you’re not in sight (note the burglaries with no force that appear below each month). Second, remove all valuables – purses, wallets, phones, GPS units and music players, etc. – from vehicles and keep them locked. Third, parking vehicles in your garage overnight will likely eliminate any chance of them being broken into. Nearly all Westchase auto break-ins occur overnight to vehicles parked in driveways and on streets.

Burglary Business/No Force

 7/5

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Battery-Aggravated

 7/19

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Battery-Simple

 7/26

9900 Montague St.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

 7/30

12300 Ashville Dr.                                                                         

Drugs/Narcotics

 7/5

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

DUI

 7/7

10200 Talbot Pl.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/14

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/14

10500 Greensprings Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/No Force

 7/17

10500 Greensprings Dr.                                                                       

DUI

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Burglary Business/Forced

 7/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

 7/24

10900 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

 7/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/15

10500 Chamberlain Ct.                                                                         

Shoplifting

 7/15

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/16

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/18

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

 7/23

12000 Whitmarsh Ln.                                                                           

Fraud-Swindle

 7/29

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

 7/12

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                          

Obstructing Courts

 7/12

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Obstructing Courts

 7/19

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Trespass Misdemeanor

 7/5

9700 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

 7/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/10

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

 7/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

 7/13

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

 7/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/20

Bentley Wy./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Violations

 7/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

 7/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

 7/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

 7/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

 7/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June 2013

School returns Aug. 20.

With reported serious crime quite low here, the largest amount of law-breaking each month in Westchase is likely done by parents taking their children to and from school. From dangerously jay-walking school children across Linebaugh Avenue to committing parking infractions on side streets, we’ve all seen parents do it. Some of us engage in it regularly. Yet our kids are watching and they will learn from our behavior. The rules aren’t for other people; they’re for everyone. Remember to drive and park courteously and legally, follow school drop-off and pick-up policies and observe all posted parking signs. All are meant to keep our kids safe.

Assault (Domestic Violence)

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

6/03

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

6/20

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

6/18

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                          

Carrying Concealed Weapon

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/07

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Drug Trafficking/Delivery

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                      

Drugs/Narcotics

6/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                       

Drugs/Narcotics

6/19

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                    

Drugs/Narcotics

6/23

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

DUI

6/22

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

6/29

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Harassing/Obscene

6/01

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                      

Obstructing Courts

6/21

10600 Rochester Wy.                                                                           

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

6/23

10000 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Building

6/29

10200 Woodford Bridge St.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

6/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

6/6

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

6/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/16

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

6/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

6/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

6/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                               

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2013

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

5/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/8

9800 Montague St.                                                                              

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/31

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

5/10

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Drugs/Narcotics

5/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Fraud-Other

5/6

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Harassing/Obscene

5/5

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                      

Obstruct-W/Viol-Aggravated

5/28

New Parke Rd./Belgrave Rd.                                                                         

Shoplifting

5/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Shoplifting

5/27

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Stalking Violations

5/22

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Building

5/16

10600 Marlington Pl.                                                                          

Theft From A Building

5/23

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

5/22

9300 Rockport Pl.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

5/28

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                              

Theft From A Vehicle

5/28

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

5/31

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

5/14

10300 Millport Dr.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

5/5

12300 Seabrook Dr.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

5/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/8

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

5/9

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

5/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/20

New Parke Rd./Montague St.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/21

Countryway Blvd./Peabody Ln.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                

Traffic Accidents

5/27

Montague St./Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

5/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2013

Going on vacation this summer?

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by the Westchase Community Development District (CDD). The district operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

04/08

11900 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Other Structure

04/27

11600 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

04/27

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

04/27

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                       

Battery-Simple

04/29

Countryway Blvd./Glenfield Ave.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

04/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

04/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

04/27

Montague St./Westchase Dr.                                                                         

DUI

04/27

Montague St./Westchase Dr.                                                                         

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

04/12

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

04/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/07

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

04/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

04/08

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Way                                                                        

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: March 2013

March was a challenging month to be a driver in Westchase.

As the crime and accidents report for the month shows, crime that affected individual households was virtually nonexistent except for a solitary burglary. Odds were far greater you were involved in an accident at one of Westchase’s busy intersections. The report is a good reminder of practices related to good driving: use your seatbelts, avoid cell phone use, don’t try to beat red lights and never drink and drive.

Battery-Simple

3/21

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

3/27

10400 Applecross Ln.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

3/04

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Felony

3/16

9800 Sheldon Rd.                                                                               

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

3/12

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                        

Drug Paraphernalia

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Drugs/Narcotics

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

Drugs/Narcotics

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

DUI

3/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                           

DUI

3/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

DUI

3/21

Radcliffe Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

DUI

3/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Grand Theft-All Other

3/04

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Petit Theft-All Other

3/28

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

3/12

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

3/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

3/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

3/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/19

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

3/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

3/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

3/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

3/29

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

3/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: February, 2013

Most residents are unaware of a valuable service offered by our CDD.

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) operates a part-time, off-duty deputy patrol on both the eastern and western sides of the community. While residents should always call 911 for emergencies and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to report all suspicious and criminal activity, residents can call the CDD office at 920-4268 to let staff they are heading out of town on vacation. Staff will then ask the patrol to periodically check on your home while you’re away.

Battery-Simple

2/10

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

2/20

11900 Derbyshire Dr.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

2/22

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

2/16

Woodbay Dr./Countryway Blvd.                                                                          

Drug Paraphernalia

2/16

Woodbay Dr./Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Drug Paraphernalia

2/17

10600 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

2/23

10400 Snowden Pl.                                                                             

Fraud-Credit Card

2/23

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                           

Fraud-Credit Card

2/23

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                          

Possess Tools/Impede Services

2/11

10200 Rubury Pl.                                                                               

Possess Tools/Impede Services

2/12

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

2/20

10000 Bentley Wy.                                                                              

Theft From A Vehicle

2/20

10000 Montague St.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

2/22

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                        

Theft From A Vehicle

2/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/2

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Trespass Misdemeanor

2/11

10200 Millport Dr.

Traffic Accidents

2/05

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/07

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

2/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/12

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/20

Countryway Blvd. / Ashville Dr                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/20

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

2/22

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

2/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

2/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

2/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

2/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

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Crime and Accidents, December 2012

One thing is notable about December’s crime and accidents in Westchase – the absence of reported burglaries.

Burglars avoid occupied homes. With schools out, burglars perhaps felt they too should go on vacation.

Westchase home burglaries and thefts fall into two categories – the quick grab and dash from open garages and, less frequently, the burglary of the home itself. The latter most commonly occurs during the morning hours after residents have gone off to work. If you are at home during those hours, keep a sharp eye out for suspicious people and vehicles. Note their tags and call them into the sheriff’s office.

Liquor Violation

12/07

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

12/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

12/23

9700 Montague St.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

12/26

9800 West Park Vlg Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

12/31

10800 Spring Mountain Pl.                                                                     

Drugs/Narcotics

12/04

Montague St./Brompton Dr.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Felony

12/06

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Obstruct-Police (Non-Violent)

12/07

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                          

Fraud-Swindle

12/10

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/10

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                           

Drug Paraphernalia

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

DUI

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

DUI

12/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/17

9600 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/21

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Petit Theft - All Other

12/24

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

12/27

10000 Seymour Wy.                                                                             

Traffic Accidents

12/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./ Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/07

Belgrave Rd./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/08

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

12/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/12

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

12/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

12/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

12/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/25

West Park Vlg Dr./Brompton Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

12/25

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

12/26

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

12/31

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Nov. 2012

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) offers a valuable service to homeowners who plan vacations over future holidays or the summer.

The CDD manages Westchase’s patrol off-duty Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies. Each day two patrol cars drive Westchase neighborhoods at pinpointed times to help prevent crime. If you plan to be away from your home for vacation, you can call the CDD at 920-4268 and they will place you on a list of homes that the off-duty patrol will keep a special eye on during their owners’ absences.

Battery-Aggravated

11/03

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

11/04

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                         

Battery-Simple

11/10

10500 Brentford Dr.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

11/04

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Theft From a Vehicle

11/15

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                     

Theft From a Vehicle

11/15

10500 Weybridge Dr.                                                                  

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/25

9100 Crystal Commons Wy.                                                                      

Harassing/Obscene

11/07

10300 Lightner Bridge Dr.                                                                 

Traffic Accidents

11/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/08

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/11

9400 Cavendish Dr.                                                      

Traffic Accidents

11/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

11/14

Montague St./ W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

11/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

11/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

11/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

11/29

Belgrave Rd./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: October, 2012

Cpl. Ben Coddington of the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office attended November’s meeting of the Westchase CDD.

Speaking to Community Development District (CDD) supervisors, Coddington emphasized that Westchase has a very low crime rate and most of its crime can be easily prevented. Most Westchase incidents involve thefts from open garages and unlocked cars. “I’d say 85 to even 90 percent of vehicle burglaries are from unlocked cars,” he stated, adding that when mowing his own grass, he shuts his garage door when he’s not in the front yard.

Battery-Simple

10/2

11900 Middlebury Dr.

Battery-Simple

10/8

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

10/21

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

10/22

8800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

10/4

9400 West Park Vlg. Dr.

Harassing/Obscene

10/5

10400 Green Links Dr.

Grand Theft-All Other

10/8

10600 Ashtead Wood Ct.

Shoplifting

10/16

12200 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Other

10/19

10600 Weybridge Dr.

DUI

10/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

DUI

10/26

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

10/30

Montague St./Brompton Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/2

9500 West Park Vlg. Dr.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/22

9900 New Parke Rd.

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

10/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Obstructing Courts

10/10

10100 Montague St.

Trespass Misdemeanor

10/15

10000 Parley Dr.

Warrant Out Of County

10/5

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.

Traffic Accidents

10/1

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/5

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/5

Montague St./Brompton Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/6

Millport Dr./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

10/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

10/11

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

10/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

10/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.  

Traffic Accidents

10/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.  

Traffic Accidents

10/26

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.  

Traffic Accidents

10/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.  

Traffic Accidents

10/30

9800 Montague St.  

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: September, 2012

September’s incident report shows that one thing figures most prominently in the month’s crime and accidents.

That’s an automobile. Your car is the thing most likely to get you listed on this page. Seventy percent of September’s incidents are either car accidents – particularly at Westchase intersections with traffic signals – or thefts from cars parked outside of garages. Remember to use your seatbelts and avoid use of any cell phones while driving. Studies show that use of cell phones while driving affects car safety as much as drunk driving. When you’re home safely, lock your cars and be sure to remove all valuables.

Battery-Simple

9/08

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

9/21

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                        

Battery-Simple

9/25

12300 Marblehead Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

9/05

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

Theft From a Vehicle

9/10

9400 Georgian Park Ln.                                                                         

Theft From a Vehicle

9/11

10500 Chambers Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/12

10600 Chambers Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/20

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                            

Theft From a Vehicle

9/26

9800 Westchase Dr.                                                                             

DUI (Driving Under Influence)

9/23

Wandsworth Dr./Middlebury Dr.                                                                      

Fraud-Credit Card

9/07

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                           

Harassing/Obscene

9/14

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Harassing/Obscene

9/25

12100 Clear Harbor Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/02

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/11

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

9/30

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

9/10

10600 Weybridge Dr.                                                                          

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

9/28

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

9/01

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/02

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

9/05

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/06

Gretna Green Dr./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

9/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

9/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/14

Millport Dr./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

9/16

Countryway Blvd./Bennington Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/17

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/24

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

9/27

Montague St./Tate Ln.                                                                            

Traffic Accidents

9/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

9/28

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

9/28

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

 

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Crime and Accidents, Aug. 2012

In September a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy attended a meeting in Westchase.

At the meeting, the deputy, who performs the off-duty patrol under the Community Development District (CDD), stated that in recent months he had noticed a decline in the number of garage doors being left open by residents. He cited this as helping to lower the number of thefts in Westchase. The list of reported crimes below is one of the shortest monthly reports that has ever run in WOW.

The deputy also reminded those present that the most common crimes in Westchase are the most easily preventable: thefts from open garages and cars parked outside. Residents are reminded to remove all valuables from cars parked outside of garages and to lock all vehicles.

Battery-Simple

8/4

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

8/26

10400 Green Links Dr.                                                                         

Theft From A Vehicle

8/21

12400 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

DUI

8/4

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

DUI

8/19

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

DUI

8/25

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/5

12300 Wycliff Pl.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

8/10

9300 Rockport Pl.                                                                             

Petit Theft - All Other

8/11

12200 Glencliff Cr.                                                                           

Grand Theft - All Other

8/30

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Shoplifting

08/31

13100 Race Track Rd.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

8/2

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

8/3

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/11

9800 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

08/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/23

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

8/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Forgery

8/20

10500 Montague St.                                                                             

Trespass Misdemeanor

8/24

Countryway Blvd./Woodbay Dr.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: July 2012

In August a Bridges resident reported that a security company representative came to his door.

The individual questioned the resident about his home alarm system. When the homeowner later contacted the security company, he was told they never send representatives to homes. The lesson? Never discuss your home’s security with solicitors. Soliciting is forbidden in Westchase; often burglars posing as solicitors simply knock on doors to determine targets. All solicitors should be reported to the sheriff’s office as suspicious persons. For a free Westchase No Soliciting window decal (which does diminish soliciting), contact the WCA office at 926-6404.

Assault (Misdemeanor)

7/7

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Battery - Simple

7/7

10100 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

7/23

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

DUI

7/14

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                       

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

7/02

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Felony

7/12

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Grand Theft - All Other

7/02

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                          

Theft From a Building

7/02

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

7/08

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

7/09

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                          

Petit Theft - All Other

7/26

9900 Bennington Dr.                                                                           

Petit Theft - All Other

7/27

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

7/04

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Obstructing Courts

7/10

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Ordinances - County

7/02

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Stalking Violations

7/16

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

7/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/06

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/09

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

7/10

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

7/28

9600 West Park Vlg. Dr.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

7/28

West Park Vlg. Dr./Cavendish Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

7/30

Green Links Dr./Welbeck Ct.                                                                        

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: June 2012

This month residents are asked to keep on the alert.

From Aug. 27-30 the Republican National Convention will occur in downtown Tampa. Given demands for security for the convention, many local police forces will be kept very busy downtown.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are therefore encouraging all Westchase residents to keep an extra eye out throughout the community and report suspicious individuals or activities immediately to the sheriff’s office.

Battery-Aggravated

6/09

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery-Simple

6/22

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                      

Burglary Business-Forced

6/02

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Burglary Residence-Forced

6/18

10000 Seymour Wy.                                                                             

Burglary Residence-No Force

6/05

9700 Montague St.                                                                            

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/07

11300 Countryway Blvd.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

6/21

10300 Abbotsford Dr.                                                                         

DUI

6/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

6/29

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

DUI

6/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Felony Battery

6/17

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Fraud-Other

6/17

9800 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Grand Theft-All Other

6/03

9800 Montague St.                                                                           

Harassing/Obscene

6/13

9500 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Petit Theft-All Other

6/18

10000 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                      

Shoplifting

6/12

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                                                             

Shoplifting

6/26

10600 Sheldon Rd.                                                                             

Theft From a Building

6/05

9800 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft From a Building

6/27

10100 Montague St.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

6/06

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft From a Vehicle

6/10

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

6/20

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

6/04

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

6/06

Clear Harbor Dr./Marblehead Dr.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

6/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

6/09

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

6/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

6/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

6/14

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

6/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                                                                                                

Trespass Misdemeanor

6/11

9700 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                         

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: May 2012

One particular crime this month may make Westchase parents gulp.

On May 11, a kidnapping is listed for the corner of Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road. Debbie Carter of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department provided additional details. “It was a false imprisonment,” she explained.

Carter stated that an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend, neither Westchase residents, had a fight that began in the nearby woods. The boyfriend threatened the woman with a knife and wouldn’t let her depart. Escaping, the woman ran to the intersection’s 7-Eleven, where she called police.

When reading the crime stats, keep in mind that many of the crimes occur on Westchase boundaries and commercial properties and do not involve homeowners.

Aggravated Assault

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Battery-Aggravated

5/6

10600 Esher Wood Ct.                                                                     

Battery-Simple

5/3

11200 Sheldon Rd.                                                                      

Battery-Simple

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                      

Battery-Simple

5/13

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                   

Battery-Simple

5/19

10400 Greenmont Dr.                                                                           

Battery-Simple

5/22

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Battery-Simple

5/23

9900 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Battery-Simple

5/24

10100 Montague St.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/Forced

5/2

9700 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/Forced

5/14

11800 Middlebury Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/26

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Burglary Residence/No Force

5/31

9600 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

5/16

11600 Westchase Golf Dr.                                                                      

DUI

5/12

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.                                                                      

DUI

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

DUI

5/18

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

DUI

5/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

DUI

5/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Colonial Garden Ln.                                                                

Fraud-Credit Card

5/22

9800 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Fraud-Swindle

5/16

11900 Wandsworth Dr.                                                                          

Grand Theft-All Other

5/1

Countryway Blvd. /W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                     

Grand Theft-All Other

5/7

10000 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Grand Theft-All Other

5/19

Brompton Dr./Montague St.                                                                          

Kidnapping

5/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Shoplifting

5/21

12000 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

10100 Parley Dr.                                                                               

Theft from a Vehicle

5/25

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Theft from a Vehicle

5/29

10000 Parley Dr.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

5/1

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/3

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                          

Traffic Accidents

5/4

Magnolia Blossom Dr./Brompton Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

5/5

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

5/7

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

5/11

Royce Dr./Rowlett Wy.                                                                              

Traffic Accidents

5/16

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

5/18

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                       

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: April 2012

April saw an uptick in residential and auto burglaries in Westchase. While Westchase’s crime rate is quite low, the community occasionally experiences an increase in home and auto burglaries – often perpetrated by the same individuals. Westchase’s off-duty deputy patrol reports that many Westchase homes that are burglarized often have home alarms that were left off. As summer begins, keep an eye out for suspicious individuals and vehicles, remove valuables from cars and remember to activate your home alarm when you step out.

Battery-Simple

04/13

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

04/20

10700 Tavistock Dr.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/05

10000 New Parke Rd.                                                                          

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/12

10500 Weybridge Dr.                                                                         

Burglary Residence/Forced

04/13

9800 Emerald Links Dr.                                                                        

Burglary Residence/No Force

04/15

12400 Ashville Dr.                                                                            

Theft From A Vehicle

04/19

12300 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Theft From A Vehicle

04/19

9900 Bridgeton Dr.                                                                            

Battery-Simple

04/25

Stockbridge Dr./Montague St.                                                                       

Theft From A Vehicle

04/27

9400 West Park Village Dr.                                                                        

Drugs/Narcotics

04/01

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                        

Fraud-Impersonation

04/03

10400 Greendale Dr.                                                                           

DUI

04/03

Montague St./New Parke Rd.                                                                         

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/06

10700 Ayrshire Dr.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/19

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/20

10000 Bradwell Pl.                                                                            

DUI

04/28

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                        

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

04/29

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Petit Theft-All Other

04/05

10000 New Parke Rd.                                                                           

Grand Theft-All Other

04/26

9900 New Parke Rd.                                                                            

Theft Motor Vehicle Parts

04/10

12400 Seabrook Dr.                                                                            

Theft From Elderly/Disabled

04/12

12300 Berkeley Square Dr.                                                                     

Grand Theft-All Other

04/13

9900 Hartwell Bridge Cr.                                                                      

Trespass Misdemeanor

04/19

12400 Glenfield Ave.                                                                           

Traffic Accidents

04/10

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                     

Traffic Accidents

04/01

Countryway Blvd./Glencliff Cr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/13

Countryway Blvd./Oaksbury Dr.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Bentley Wy.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/24

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/24

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.                                                                    

Traffic Accidents

04/25

W. Linebaugh Ave./Cavendish Dr.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

04/27

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

04/27

Kingsbridge Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                  

Traffic Accidents

04/29

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

04/30

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Feb. 2012

Westchase Crime and Accidents: February, 2012

Since WOW began running community crime and accident statistics last year, February’s statistics achieved a notable first.

In February there were no thefts from vehicles parked in front of Westchase homes. That month also saw no home burglaries. The one burglary noted below happened in Tree Tops, which lies outside of the Westchase Community Association. Nearly all crimes that occurred in February were related to Westchase’s commercial properties except a charge of simple battery, a drugs/narcotics charge and a charge of minor theft. Residents should be applauded for taking valuables out of their cars and locking them. Combined with keeping garage doors closed to prevent quick, opportunistic thefts, these simple preventative steps reduce Westchase’s residential crime to near non-existent levels.

Assault (Misdemeanor)

02/19

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Battery–Simple

02/19

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Theft From A Vehicle

02/05

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Battery–Simple

02/24

12200 Bishopsford Dr.                                                                         

Drugs/Narcotics

02/01

10500 Montague St.                                                                            

DUI

02/15

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

DUI

02/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Belgrave Rd.                                                                       

Burglary Residence/No Force

02/20

9800 Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                       

Harassing/Obscene

02/04

10500 Gretna Green Dr.                                                                        

Shoplifting

02/21

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Harassing/Obscene

02/26

9900 Stockbridge Dr.                                                                          

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

02/26

Montague St./Tree Tops Lake Rd.                                                                    

Theft From A Building

02/27

10500 Montague St.                                                                           

Petit Theft–All Other

02/29

10300 Springrose Dr.                                                                          

Theft By Employee (On Duty)

02/20

12100 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                        

Traffic Accidents

02/03

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                       

Traffic Accidents

02/15

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.                                                                      

Traffic Accidents

02/16

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/17

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

02/17

Woodbay Dr./Bennington Dr.                                                                         

Traffic Accidents

02/23

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.                                                                   

Traffic Accidents

02/24

Countryway Blvd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

02/28

8801 W. Linebaugh Ave.

 

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: Jan. 2012

While our crime rates are low, one cost that is borne by all Westchase residents is vandalism at our parks, which are maintained by the Westchase CDD. On a late afternoon in January, a young, white male of high school or college age rode his skateboard down a Baybridge Park sliding board, punching through its bottom, causing $1,900 in damage. The individual is tall, thin, dark-haired and, at the time, had a trimmed beard. He is a frequent visitor to the park and is often seen skating along Linebaugh Avenue. If you can identify him, please contact the CDD office at 920-4268.

Battery-Simple

1/06

9700 Montague St.

Battery-Simple

1/09

10000 Tate Ln.

Felony Battery

1/15

9800 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/03

10200 Millport Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/03

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/04

9800 Royce Dr.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/05

10500 Castleford Wy.

Theft From A Vehicle

1/24

10500 Greencrest Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/02

Oaksbury Dr./Derbyshire Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/03

9400 Cavendish Dr.

DUI

1/07

W. Linebaugh Ave./Radcliffe Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/07

10700 Ayrshire Dr.

Fraud-Impersonation

1/11

10700 Tavistock Dr.

Criminal Mischief Felony

1/17

10000 Bridgeton Dr.

Drug Paraphernalia

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/20

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Fraud-Credit Card

1/23

10100 Parley Dr.

Drugs/Narcotics

1/25

10500 Montague St.

Traffic Violations

1/02

Oaksbury Dr./Derbyshire Dr.

Theft Vehicle & Other Mobile

1/03

10600 Rochester Wy.

Petit Theft - All Other

1/05

10500 Castleford Wy.

Petit Theft - All Other

1/10

10600 Tavistock Dr.

Grand Theft - All Other

1/09

10500 Chambers Dr.

Grand Theft - All Other

1/17

12300 Lexington Park Dr.

Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor

1/22

10200 Woodford Bridge St.

Theft From A Building

1/21

9500 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

1/09

Montague St./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

1/09

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/10

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/11

W. Linebaugh Ave./Montague St.

Traffic Accidents

01/13

W. Linebaugh Ave./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/13

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/18

W. Linebaugh Ave./Gretna Green Dr.

Traffic Accidents

01/18

Countryway Blvd./Berkeley Square Dr.

Traffic Accidents

01/21

W. Linebaugh Ave./Sheldon Rd.

Traffic Accidents

01/21

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/23

Race Track Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

Traffic Accidents

01/24

Whitmarsh Ln./Countryway Blvd.

Traffic Accidents

01/30

Sheldon Rd./W. Linebaugh Ave.

 

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Artists’ Holiday Market a Success!

The Westchase Artist Society’s second Annual Holiday Market proved to be an even bigger success than last year.

With nine members of the group participating along with other artists and vendors on Dec. 10 at the Westchase Golf Club, shoppers were able to find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. Visitors were also treated to samples from area restaurants like Catch 23, Burger 21, FroYo and Tijuana Flats.Jennifer Joyner, the Holiday Market chairperson, was thrilled to announce that this year’s Market raised just over $1,000 for Autism Speaks. Be sure to keep an eye out for next year’s Holiday Market so you can take part in this great event.

The November meeting of the Westchase Artists Society was hosted by Dona and Ron McCaslin of Speedpro Imaging, located on Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Members were treated to a tour of the facilities and were able to view the equipment used in the large format printing in which Speedpro specializes. At the front of the shop, the artists got to see a sample of photographer Liz Rylan’s work blown up into a large trade show display. In addition to seeing how an image was enlarged to create custom wallpaper, artists had a chance to compare various materials used for large printing as well as examples of mounted prints.

The next meeting of the Westchase Artists Society will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center. The evening’s agenda will include election of officers for 2012. Make sure to check out the group Web site at http://www.westchaseartists.com for complete details. You can also friend the group on Facebook to stay updated on events.

The Westchase Artists Society is open to all types of visual artists from the Upper Tampa Bay area. Those interested in learning more are invited to drop by a meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center on Countryway Boulevard. Bring your creativity and a piece of artwork to share.

By Teresa Trubilla

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Westchase Crime and Accidents: November, 2011

Westchase Crime and Accidents: November

As we begin a new year, make a resolution to lower crime in Westchase by avoiding the two most common crimes in the community – theft from vehicles and open garages. Remember to close your garage doors. Also remember to remove all valuables from cars before locking them.

Battery-Simple

11/16

9800 Woodbay Dr.                                                                             

Battery-Simple

11/21

12400 Bristol Commons Cr.                                                                     

Battery-Simple

11/30

9900 Brompton Dr.                                                                             

Burglary Residence/No Force

11/01

9900 Tate Ln.                                                 &n