Law Enforcement “Wanna-Be” Arrested 

Posted: 3:43 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Harry Hoang – photo SPPD

St Pete Police caught up with a St Pete man who they say had more law enforcement gear hidden in his home than some departments have themselves. Harry Hoang was charged with illegally posing as a security guard, and possibly as a police officer. SPPD would like to hear from you if you’ve had any dealing with Hoang.

New Port Richey City Council passed a noise ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting with a couple of interesting twists. Police will use be given the power to use their own discretion to issue citations when it noise levels, and it will also keep an ear to problems that might not peak those noise meters, like low level bass from car sound systems. You can read more in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times.

Hillsborough County Commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the county. The dispensaries will not be allowed to operate near bars or schools, but there won’t be a limit on how many dispensaries can operated within the county. There is more on the story in the Tampa Bay Times.

Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2017

Former Tampa Bay Buc QB Brad Culpepper is back on the latest season of Survivor. It’s an all-star lineup called Survivor: Game Changers and kicked off last night with a two hour special that marked the series 500th episode.

Dade City’s Wild Things will no longer offer their “swim with the tigers” program at the park. The Florida Department of Agriculture has also fined Wild Things $21,000 for what they call “rough or excessive handling.” The park has until March 17th to appeal.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 2005 Ford F-250 XLT that hit a sixteen year old girl walking to school in Riverview and left the scene. The hit and run happened at the intersection of Balm Riverview and 301. If you can help call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.

photo HCSO; truck similar to one that hit girl