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Suspected gun trafficker shot by deputy on Ulmerton Road

Largo, Florida -- A suspected gun trafficker was shot by a Pinellas County deputy Friday night on Ulmerton Road.

According to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, deputies were investigating a man, later identified as Anthony Newkirk, who was suspected of drug and gun trafficking. They followed him into the parking lot of the Suburban Extended Stay Motel when the suspect backed into a parking spot in the rear of the motel.

"As he backed into the parking spot, he was approached by deputies and was ordered out of the car," said Sheriff Gualtieri.

Halloween DUI Wolf Packs in Clearwater

Halloween DUI Wolf Packs in Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida - Drivers attending Halloween parties have another reason not to drink while impaired this week.

The Clearwater Police Department is conducting a Halloween DUI Wolf Pack Operation to get impaired drivers off the roads.

"If you're thinking about drinking and driving the next few nights -- or any night, for that matter -- think again," the department posted o its Facebook page, "We'll be out there looking for those who should not be behind the wheel and are putting innocent lives at risk."

Football fan tries to rob Dunedin bank

Dunedin, Florida -- Pinellas Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a man who tried to rob a Dunedin TD Bank Tuesday morning.

Detectives say the man walked into the bank, at 28100 US 19 North around 10:45 a.m., and handed a teller a note requesting money. After a few minutes, the man walked out of the bank without any money.

PHOTOS: Football fan tries to rob Dunedin TD Bank

No one was injured and no weapon was seen at the time.

Victim of purse snatching speaks after cops arrest 4

St. Petersburg, Florida -- The woman whose purse was stolen in front of her own home Tuesday has spoken out after deputies arrested four suspects in the case. 

Lynn Aubert, 66, said it was the middle of the day, around 2:30, when the robbery took place. She was sitting in her car in the driveway of her home on Isle Drive when one of the suspects walked up to her.

Property clerk arrested for stealing inmates' prescription pills

Clearwater, Florida -- A property clerk at the Pinellas County Jail has been arrested for stealing over 170 prescription pills from at least five inmates over a period of several months.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the pills, lawfully prescribed to each of the five inmates, were being kept in the inmate property vault of the jail until the inmates would be released and their property returned to them.

Student shows off gun at school bus stop

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A 13-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after police say he showed off a gun to other kids at his school bus stop Monday morning.

Police say the teen showed off the gun at the bus stop that picks up Azalea Middle School students on the corner of 6 Avenue South and 46th Street.

Authorities say the boy did not board the bus and did not attend school that day because he is currently on suspension.

Police were notified after one of the juveniles told their mother about the incident who told the school principal.

St. Pete Beach turns to sheriff for code enforcement

St. Pete Beach turns to sheriff for code enforcement

Gulfport, Florida -- Sometimes cities turn to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for more than cost savings.