Posted on: April 18, 2017

City Council to Make Nominations for Appointment to Various Boards

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Please see attached memorandum for descriptions and qualifications. Anyone interested in serving should fill out an application of interest http://cityofpensacola.com/FormCenter/City-Clerk-3/Application-for-Boards-Authorities-and-C-81  and contac...

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Informational Memorandum

Posted on: April 6, 2017

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Statement from Mayor on House vote to eliminate Enterprise Florida

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Statement from Mayor on House vote to eliminate Enterprise Florida

Good afternoon, Please see the following statement from Mayor Hayward regarding the passage of job killing legislation (HB 9 & HB 7005) today in the Florida House of Representa...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

City to receive recognition as Healthy Weight Community Champion from FDOH

Healthy Weight Community Champion

The Florida Department of Health has, for the third consecutive year, recognized the City of Pensacola as a Healthy Weight Community Champion.

Dr. John Lanza, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) will make a formal presentation of the Healthy Weight Community Champion recognition at this Saturday’s Ciclovia event in Downtown Pensacola.

Saturday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Lineup Announced

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The Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay summer concert series returns to the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park this May!

The Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay summer concert series returns to the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park this May! Catch a beautiful sunset, and maybe even a glimpse of our famous Blue Angels coming home while you enjoy FREE music and gr...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Parking ticket email scam

     If you receive an email saying you have received a parking citation within city limits and can pay it online with a charge card, don’t do it.

     Neither the Pensacola Police Department nor the Downtown...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Rolex watch theft suspects identified

Rolex watch suspects

     The long arm of the law is reaching around the world in this investigation as law enforcement officers try to find two Romanian citizens who stole a Rolex watch from a Pensacola business, fled the area and were identified w...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Man arrested after he tries to sell stolen ring on internet

     It was a case where some hand lotion caused a ring to fall off the finger of its owner and into the hands of a restaurant employee who found it and tried to sell it on an internet app.

     The suspect &nd...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Man arrested after putting hand gun in another man's mouth

     A verbal dispute regarding a man’s driving after he had been drinking in a local bar resulted in him being arrested after he stuck a handgun in another man’s mouth and struck him on the head with an object.

  &n...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Officer Garland McKenzie retires after 22 years with PPD

Officer Garland McKenzie

     A Pensacola Police officer will retire from the department this week after serving the community for 22 years.

     Officer Garland McKenzie began his law enforcement career as a cadet on January 11, 1982 and ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Police searching for missing man

Drulmauert Mims

Police need help in finding a man who has not seen been by family members since last week.

The man – Drulmauert D. Mims, 23 of the 2100 block of West LaRua Street – was last seen at the residence around 10:30 a.m. on March 29. He was la...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Capt. Steve Johnson retires March 31 after 37 years with PPD

Captain Steve Johnson

     When Captain Steve Johnson retires Friday (March 31), he will not only leave behind a 37-year career at the Pensacola Police Department, but also become a part of world history.

     For example, other world e...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

One burglary suspect in custody; police searching for second

One man has been arrested and police are searching for a second suspect involved in at least one burglary that occurred Wednesday.

Rodney D. Anderson, 23, of the 7800 block of Herrington Drive, Pensacola was arrested Thursday morning. He was charged with b...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Pensacola man charged with sexual battery and burglary

    A Pensacola man was arrested Tuesday after an investigation determined he entered a woman’s locked apartment uninvited last week and had sex with her while she was sedated from prescription medications.

     T...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Woman charged with cruelty toward a child

     A Pensacola woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an investigation determined she physically abused a 14-month-old male left in her care for 12 hours.

     Rainna Anne Sakry, 52, of the 400 block of Vanco...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Suspect arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with property damage

A man who was wanted after he was
involved in a traffic crash last month and left the scene before police arrivedhas been arrested.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Jason Phillip Lowy, 31, address
unavailable, turned himself in around 1:15 p.m. today at the Escambia CountyJail. He w...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Warrant issued for suspect who left scene of crash involving property damage

Jason Lowy

A warrant has been issued for a man identified as driving a vehicle involved in a traffic crash last month and who then left the scene before police arrived.Jason Phillip Lowy, 31, address unavailable, is wanted for leaving the scene of a crash involving ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Identity of pedestrian fatality from Cervantes and H streets released

The name of a woman who died Friday night after being hit by a car on West Cervantes Street has been released.The woman - Faith Shoemore, 39, of Pensacola – died in a local hospital after walking into the path of a car around 8 p.m. Friday on Ce...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Suspects arrested in purse theft and shopping spree

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A man and woman wanted in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and who then went shopping with the victim’s stolen credit card the next day have been arrested.

Arrested on Saturday were:

- Derick Levell Jo...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Pedestrian hit by car at 14th Avenue and Cervantes Street

A Pensacola woman is hospitalized in stable condition after she was hit by a car while crossing Cervantes Street this afternoon.The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of Cervantes Street and 14th Avenue.Officer Jason Browning said Sand...

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Posted on: March 5, 2017

Suspect arrested after struggling with officer and then jumping off I110

A violent struggle between a Pensacola Police officer and a suspect Saturday night on Interstate 110 ended when the suspect jumped over the side of the overpass, but was captured a short time later and taken to jail.Brandon Lintner, 25, of Little Egg Harb...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

One man hospitalized after shooting this afternoon

Pensacola Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon and sent one man to a local hospital for treatment.A man contacted police around 3:50 p.m. today after hearing a gun shot. The incident occurred in the 5900 block of Sanders Avenue...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Three adults charged with cruelty toward a child

Three adults were arrested this
afternoon after an investigation determined they were involved in physical andmental abuse of an autistic child.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Charged with cruelty toward a
child were:<_o3a_p>
- Rose Patton James, 53, of the1100 block of Candlewood, Pensaco...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Vases vandalized in local cemetery

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Four marble vases and one granite
vase were vandalized overnight at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Highway.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Britney Sturgeon said thedamage was discovered this morning by maintenance personnel and reported to
police around 9 a.m. The vases ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Warrants issued for suspects in purse snatching and shopping spree

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Warrants
have been issued for the man and woman believed to have been involved in thetheft of a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and who then went
shopping with the victim’s stolen credit card the next day.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>DerickLevell Jones...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Police searching for purse snatching suspect

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Pensacola Police are searchingfor a man who stole a woman’s purse from her vehicle on February 18 and then
went shopping with a woman using the victim’s stolen credit card the next day.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred sometimebetween 4 and 5 p.m. Fe...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Police searching for strong-armed robbery suspect

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Pensacola Police are asking for
help in identifying a man who hit a woman in the throat, stole her purse, pushedher out of a vehicle, and then fled the scene on Wednesday.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 2
p.m. at the corner of P and Gadsden streets after...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Police searching for man who robbed business at knifepoint

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Pensacola Police are searching
for a man who robbed a business at knifepoint on February 11 and escaped withan undisclosed amount of cash.<_o3a_p>

<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 9:50
p.m. at the Dollar General, 2601 W. Cervantes St.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The suspect reportedly entered...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Police searching for Jeep involved in hit and run crash

The Pensacola Police Department
needs help in locating a vehicle that recently was involved in a hit and runcrash.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 9:50
p.m. February 14 near the parking lot at Circle K, 2020 W. Cervantes St.<_o3a_p>

<_o3a_p>Officer Tony Garza said the dar...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Woman who poured glue into ATM has been arrested

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A woman who was caught on camera pouring
glue into an ATM after a debit/credit card was declined has been arrested.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Gweynn Marie Brown, 32, addressunavailable, was arrested in Jacksonville Wednesday (Feb. 15). Charges will have
to be released by Jackso...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Five people arrested in recent burglary

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Five people – one of whom was
wanted on a warrant for bank robbery - have been arrested on various charges afterthey were involved in an armed burglary incident on Sund<_o3a_p>ay.
<_o3a_p>Arrested were:<_o3a_p>- Joshua Miller, 30, address
unavailable. Charged with two c...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Armed carjacking suspect arrested in Alabama

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A Pensacola man wanted in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred in January has been arrested.David Lee Hicks, 28, was arrested this morning in Phenix City, AL by U.S. Marshals. He was wanted for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, poss...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Woman hospitalized after being hit by train

A woman is undergoing treatment in a local hospital after
she was struck by a train Thursday.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident occurred around 5 p.m. over the cliff at BluffsPark North in the 3400 block of Scenic Highway.<_o3a_p><_o3a_p>Officer Nathaniel Aikens said the female –...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Motorcyclist injured in afternoon traffic crash

A Pensacola man is hospitalized
in serious but stable condition after the motorcycle he was riding collidedwith a Jeep this afternoon.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The crash occurred around 2:40
p.m. near the intersection of North N and West Cervantes streets.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Kevin Smith s...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Driver flees from police

Pensacola Police are
investigating an incident that occurred early this morning after a recklessdriver fled from police, crashed the vehicle into a power pole and left the
scene.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident began around 12:05a.m. when Sgt. Erik Goss saw a reckless ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Warrant issued for armed carjacking suspect

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A warrant has been issued for a Pensacola man wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and several other felony charges.David Lee Hicks, 28, wanted for robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, battery, ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

PPD announces three promotions

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Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III has announced badge pinnings for the department’s three newest supervisors.Sergeant Stephen Bauer has been promoted to lieutenant. Bauer was hired as a police officer on June 5, 1995 and promoted to ser...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Unoccupied vehicle rolls into water near 17th Avenue boat ramp

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No one was injured this morning
when an unoccupied vehicle rolled into the water near the 17thAvenue boat ramp.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>The incident was reported to
police around 8:56 a.m.<_o3a_p>
<_o3a_p>Officer Matt Maracle said a womangot out of the vehicle to talk with a friend at the b...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Warrant sweep nets four arrests; investigation continues

More than a dozen officers worked a five-hour sweep Tuesday night in search of 14 people who had outstanding warrants.At the end of the night, four people had been taken into custody, and the search continues for the remaining 10. All of the suspects are ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Man who tried to steal elderly woman's purse arrested

A man who tried to steal an
elderly woman’s purse from her while she was entering a local business lastmonth has been arrested.<_o3a_p>

Kannon Erich Kirchharr, 18, of
the 5500 block of Chipper Lane, Pace, was arrested this afternoon. He wascharged with...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Four people injured when car hits bus

Four people were injured this afternoon after a car ran a stop sign and struck an ECAT bus in downtown Pensacola.The crash occurred around 2 p.m. at the intersection of South E and West Government streets.Officer Ronald Boutin said Rachel Wehring, 22, of ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Officer Greg Robichaud retires

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A man who taught defensive tactics, gun laws and basic policing principles to many law enforcement officers has retired.

Officer Greg Robichaud retired Monday (Dec. 26) after 26 years with the Pensacola Police Department.

Robichaud was hired by the Pensacol...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Armed robbery suspect arrested

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A man wanted for robbing an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint on Tuesday has been arrested.Marsarius Savontae Evans, aka “T.T.”, 26, no permanent address, was arrested this afternoon at a residence in the 2400 block of North...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Warrant issued for man who robbed store employee

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A warrant has been issued for a man who robbed an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint on Tuesday.Marsarius Savontae Evans, aka “T.T.”, 26, no permanent address, is wanted for armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convict...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Police searching for man who robbed store employee this morning

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No one was injured this morning when a man robbed an employee of a Pensacola business at gunpoint.The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. at the Smart Fill, 4306 N. Davis Highway.The suspect entered the store, grabbed a 27-year-old female clerk by the arm,...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Coffee with a Cop set for December 16

Friday will once again be an opportunity for people to visit local establishments, get a cup of coffee – or not – and talk with Pensacola Police officers.

The second Coffee with a Cop this year is scheduled from 7 to 9 .m. this Friday, Dec. 16,...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

PPD Officer Charles Restifo named the department's Officer of the Year for 2017

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Charles Restifo has been a Pensacola Police officer for approximately 19 months, and already has earned numerous awards and recognitions for his pro-active approach to his job.

In recognition of those achievements, Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander II...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Woman dies from injuries she received in traffic crash December 10

A Pensacola woman has died from injuries she received in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

According to Officer Ronald Boutin the woman - Samantha Viola, 30 - was driving a blue 2004 Kia Spectra northbound on North Palafox Street when she fail...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

PPD Crime Stats Down for First Half of 2016

Crime Stats from January to June 2016

Semi-annual crime statistics for the Pensacola Police Department show a 6.3 percent decrease in crime within city limits for the same time period last year.

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Pensacola Police Department to deploy upgraded communications system

On Tuesday, December 15, Pensacola Police Department will begin using a new mission-critical communications system that will improve interoperability between counties for first responder coordination and response.

The City of Pensacola will connect to ...Read on...


Posted on: March 29, 2017

April 29, 2017 Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Day

The southern boundary of this month's pickup area is Cervantes Street from Pace Boulevard over to North Davis Highway.  The eastern boundary is North Davis Highway from Cervantes Street up to Leonard Street and the western boundary follo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Traffic Advisory-Intendencia St (S Jefferson to S Tarragona)-July 15, 2015 approx 30 months

The section of East Intendencia Street between South Jefferson Street and South Tarragona Street will close beginning July 15, 2015.

The road closure is to assist in the ongoing demolition of the old Pensacola News Journal building and the construction...Read on...