News Coverage Since 2016 2017-11-26T19:58:15+00:00

News Coverage Since 2016

TIMES HOT WHEELS SERIES

NOVEMBER 2017
Another teen fights for his life following reported stolen car crash
Zachary T. Sampson | November 20, 2017

OCTOBER 2017
Sheriff releases video showing teens reaching 140 mph before fatal Palm Harbor SUV crash
Tampa Bay Times | by Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson | October 16, 2017

Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times | by Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson | October 16, 2017

Despite some progress, juvenile auto theft remains the scourge Pinellas can’t escape
Tampa Bay Times | by Zachary T. Sampson and Lisa Gartner | October 16, 2017

AUGUST 2017

The kids: Six teens involved in stolen car crash have troubled histories
Tampa Bay Times | by Laura C. Morel, Lisa Gartner, Zachary T. Sampson | August 6, 2017

Pinellas Co. sheriff frustrated by youth auto theft epidemic after ‘3 lives needlessly lost’
WFLA Channel 8 | by web staff | August 7, 2017

Sheriff says teens stealing cars a ‘deadly’ epidemic
WTSP Channel 10 | by Josh Sidorowiicz | August 7, 2017

Three boys dead after fiery crash in stolen SUV, Pinellas sheriff says
Tampa Bay Times | by Laura C. Morel, Lisa Gartner, Zachary T. Sampson | August 7, 2017

Friends, family gather in Clearwater to remember teens who died in SUV crash
Tampa Bay Times | by Laura C. Morel | August 7, 2017

Victim recalls horrific crash that killed three in stolen car
Tampa Bay Times | by Laura C. Morel and Lisa Gartner | August 7, 2017

In the wake of the deaths of three teens who sped in stolen car, Pinellas Sheriff calls for tougher consequences
Creative Loafing | by Kate Bradshaw | August 7, 2017

Tearful teen who survived stolen SUV crash to be held in juvenile detention
Tampa Bay Times | by Zachary T. Sampson | August 8, 2017

Three boys died in a stolen vehicle: Here’s how it unfolded (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times | by Taylor Telford | August 8, 2017

Q&A: 8 teens are dead. Here’s a guide to Pinellas County’s car theft epidemic
TBO News | by Sara DiNatale | August 8, 2017

Editorial: Another fatal crash, another call to fight car thefts
Tampa Bay Times | Editorial Board | August 8, 2017

Romano: Before the stolen car you will likely find stolen dreams
Tampa Bay Times | by John Romano | August 8, 2017

JULY 2017

5 ways officials are trying to stop Pinellas’ teenage car thieves
Tampa Bay Times | by Zachary T. Sampson | July 21, 2017

Editorial: Coming together to reduce car thefts
Tampa Bay Times | Editorial Board | July 25, 2017

MAY 2017

Tampa Bay Times reporters track teen car theft epidemic & sport of ‘stealing cars’
WGCU (NPR News) | by Mathew F. Smith & Julie Glenn | May 9, 2017

Officials look to solve Pinellas County’s teen car theft problem
Fox 13 | by Evan Axelbank | May 8, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sheriff Pinellas program for teen offenders needs ‘tweaks’ but working
WFLA Channel 8 | by Jamel Lanee’ |September 15, 2016

JUNE 2016

Teen accused of car theft after crash in Pinellas Park shopping center
Tampa Bay Reporter | by TB Admin | June 9, 2016

APRIL 2016

Car theft ends with death of 3 St. Petersburg teen girls
WUSF News | by Lottie Watts and AP | April 1, 2016

Three Florida teens’ deaths in pond after car chase provoke questions about whether deputies tried to save them
New York Daily News | by Tobias Salinger | April 22, 2016

Were deputies heroes or bystanders as three teens drowned?
Miami Herald | by Elizabeth Koh | April 22, 2016

MARCH 2016

Sheriff: Juvenile delinquents wreaking havoc in Pinellas County
WFTS ABC Action News | by Michael Paluska | March 31, 2016