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St. Petersburg man held in armed rape of woman




Man held in armed rape of woman

A St. Petersburg man was arrested Saturday and accused of raping a 35-year-old woman at gunpoint. An arrest report says Lindsey Andrew Sermon Jr., 24, of 2175 62nd Place S, assaulted the victim Oct. 10 near 42nd Avenue N and Interstate 275. His bail was set at $50,000.

Mercedes driver sought in hit-run

Police are searching for the driver of a 1999 Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday night before speeding away. St. Petersburg police officers said that Roy Gene Solomon, 56, of 4629 25th Ave S in St. Petersburg, was crossing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S in the 22nd Avenue S crosswalk when the vehicle hit him. Police say the driver stopped briefly, then fled. The vehicle was found at 647 28th Ave. S, but the driver was gone.


Lone, 300-pound robber hits store

Police were searching Sunday for a man who robbed a central Tampa 7-Eleven early in the morning. Police say the robber walked into the store at 6845 22nd St. N, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The clerk saw a white handle sticking out from beneath the robber's shirt. Police say the man grabbed the money and fled. A camera captured an image of the robber, who police describe as 5-feet-4, 300 pounds and possibly wearing a New York Yankees hat. Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-TIPS.

Stove flares up at ice cream parlor

A stove at Northdale's popular Tanya and Matt's Ice Creamiest caught fire Sunday, but the sprinkler system extinguished it, said Hillsborough Fire Rescue spokesman Bruce Delk. No one was injured or evacuated, since the shop was closed when the fire started. Fire officials were looking for a cause and had not released a damage estimate Sunday. But Delk said the damage is mostly contained to the stove area and rear of the store at 15742 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Guavaween arrest toll is 17 of 30,000

Tampa police arrested 17 people at Saturday night's Guavaween festivities in Ybor City. Those arrests include four felonies and 13 misdemeanors. In all, between 30,000 and 35,000 people attended Guavaween this year. Tampa police say the night went smoothly.

Woman killed on I-275 is identified

A woman killed in a one-car crash early Saturday on Interstate 275 has been identified as Carrey J. Hall, 26, of Miami Beach. She died when she lost control of her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on the northbound lanes of Interstate 275, near the West Shore Boulevard exit, said the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities said that Hall's car veered into the outside shoulder of the highway just before 1 a.m. She overcompensated, causing the car to spin across the northbound lanes and hit a concrete barrier and pole. Hall was thrown from the car. She was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Times staff

St. Petersburg man held in armed rape of woman 10/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 27, 2008 7:13pm]
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