Treasure Island Police Department

  • Agency: Treasure Island Police Department
  • Address: 180 108th Ave, Treasure Island, 33706 FL
  • Chief: Timothy J Casey (Chief of Police)

Treasure Island Police Department is located at 180 108th Ave, Treasure Island, 33706 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Timothy J Casey. The Treasure Island Police Department phone number is 727-547-4595.

Treasure Island Police Department News

The members of the Treasure Island Police Department and Treasure Island Fire Rescue honor our Veterans on this day. We thank all those who served or are presently serving, and we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We salute you and say thank you for your service to our country.

Mayor Bob Minning christening the new Treasure Island Police Fire Rescue vessel today.

Today, the brand new Treasure Island Police and Fire Rescue vessel was christened by Mayor Bob Minning during a launch ceremony at the Treasure Island City Hall. Surrouded by Chief Boudreau and employees of the city, Mayor Minning officially named the vessel "Treasure Island Marine One"! This state of the art patrol vessel is now officially on duty in Treasure Island!

Come on out for great food and great company! Please bring an unwrapped toy to support Eckerd Foster Care Kids!

Great news! The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced the State of Florida seatbelt usage rate has reached an all-time high of 90.2%! We are thankful to see such a high compliance rate and encourage everyone to wear their seatbelts anytime you are in a motor vehicle. Remember, seatbelts save lives and together we can work to keep our roadways safer!

The 9th Annual Sanding Ovations event is Treasure Island's Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.

We are pleased to announce two teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection to the incidents in Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Thank you to the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office investigators, our media partners and several residents in both cities who brought video clips in from home surveillance cameras. The best outcome through great teamwork! Teens arrested in St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island drive-by shootings http://wfla.com/2017/10/31/teens-arrested-in-pinellas-drive-by-shootings/ (Via WFLA News)

On Friday, October 27, 2017, at approximately 11:52 pm, Treasure Island Police Officers were dispatched to a call in the 10000 block of Gulf Blvd. The female caller, who is an Uber driver, was picking up a fare in the area and initially reported that unknown person(s) passing by in another vehicle threw an object at her vehicle. At the time of the incident, the victim was parked in her vehicle, and her fare entered the vehicle sitting in the front passenger seat. Before pulling away, a white sedan with dark window tint was traveling southbound and reportedly threw something at the victim's vehicle creating a hole in the rear driver's side, passenger door window. The window was shattered, and the projectile went through the tinted window. The driver and passenger were not injured. While Treasure Island Officers were conducting their investigation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drive by shooting in St. Pete Beach in which a similar suspect vehicle was described to Deputies. The victim was a pedestrian who was shot in the chest and trauma alerted to Bayfront Hospital. A late reported suspicious incident in St. Pete Beach also involved a similar white vehicle with up to four occupants one of whom was reported to be armed. The vehicle has been described as a white, four door sedan with dark tinted windows, possibly a white Chevy Impala. A forensic examination of the victim’s vehicle in Treasure Island confirmed the damage to the passenger window was caused by the discharge of a firearm, and it appears the St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island incidents may be related. The resident at the Treasure Island scene had active video surveillance, and an image of the suspect vehicle was captured. Video footage confirms a white sedan was used in the commission of the crime in Treasure Island. If you have any information on either incident, or if you have information to assist investigators in identifying the suspect vehicle and/or the suspects, please call the Treasure Island Police Department at 727-547-4595. If you should observe any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, such as a vehicle being driven without headlights or a vehicle circling the area, please immediately call and report the incident to your local law enforcement. Remember….”See something, say something”. No other information is available at this time. We will update the media and the public as investigators continuing working this case.

This week, Officer Zak Dorman completed an intensive 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training class. Today, Officers representing Belleair, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Treasure Island, Tarpon Springs, the VA Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol graduated in a ceremony held at Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health in Largo. Florida State Representative Christopher Sprowls who represents the 65th District was the keynote speaker. Crisis Intervention Training (C.I.T.) was developed in multiple U.S. states to assist police officers in reacting appropriately to situations involving mental illness or developmental disabilities. This free training is offered through Empath Health in Largo with support from so many local mental health agencies and support organizations. Zak is the ninth TIPD Officer to complete this in-depth training class, and we are well on our way to reach our goal in having all 19 Treasure Island Police Officers (including our Chief) attend this highly regarded training. Congratulations to Officer Zak Dorman and to all the Officers who graduated today. Well done!

The City of Treasure Island is having some great Halloween events this weekend! Come on out and join us!

Thanks to all who came out for a wonderful time at the 2nd Annual Public Safety Day!! Hope to see you next year!

**JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL PUBLIC SAFETY DAY ON OCTOBER 21, 2017 AT 10AM-2PM**

We are so proud of Treasure Island Police Officer Myrand and Treasure Island Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Logsdon for their participation in the Guardian Ad Litem Superhero 5K race this past Saturday! Great Job!

**PRESS RELEASE- NARCOTICS ARREST** Case: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Location: Gulf Boulevard and 116th Avenue, Treasure Island Date and Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:40 a.m. Report Number: TI17-16387 On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 1:40 am, Treasure Island Police stopped a 2016 Toyota Scion for a traffic violation at Gulf Boulevard and 116th Avenue. During their interaction with the driver, Cynthia Tavera-Boggio, officers smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed 37 grams of marijuana located in the glove compartment of the vehicle. The marijuana was packaged in nine separate baggies with the cartoon characters, “Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtles” stamped on them. A small scale was located with the marijuana making it apparent that Tavera-Boggio was distributing the pre-adolescent packaged narcotics. Tavera-Boggio was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

Update from Duke Energy at 1:30 am last night: 96% of customers have had power restored. Treasure Island is one of several harder hit areas that still have some power outages. The new estimated time for power restoration is by end of day today, Saturday, September 16th. Treasure Bay is open today from 8 am to 5 pm as a cooling and recharging station for residence. It has AC and TV. Duke Energy is asking for assistance in helping their crews to restore power. If you do not have power, they are asking if you could report such on-line at news.duke-energy.com/Irma or by texting OUT to 57801.

Treasure Island Community Center will open today (Thurs 9/14/17) as a Cooling Station offering bottled water, an air conditioned place to get out of the heat for those still without power, and an electronic device charging station. The Community Center's Cooling Station will remain open until 7:00 PM tonight. We also anticipate opening it again tomorrow (Fri 9/15/17) from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Feel free to bring in a lawn/camping chair if you would like. Pets in crates/cages or on leashes are welcome. There is no cooking facility available, no smoking, and no alcohol allowed in the Community Center. Visit this website for other cooling locations: http://ow.ly/CbIl30f8Knr

Pinellas County News Release: Pinellas: Avoid the heat during power outages County partners to prevent heat-related illness among elderly residents, volunteer facilities sought for AC availability With power outages continuing to affect residents across our community, Pinellas County is working with fire departments and other partners to prevent heat-related illnesses, particularly among the elderly. The county is working with fire departments to assess healthcare facilities and finalize sheltering opportunities for these residents until power is restored. At the same time, the county is asking community recreational centers, churches and libraries to open their facilities as cooling stations during the power outage. Community organizations that are willing to provide air-conditioned/cooling stations during the heat of the day are asked to call the Citizen Information Center at (727) 464-4333. The county continues to monitor 911 calls for heat-related emergencies and provide additional assistance as necessary. Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are also more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat or may take medications that affect the body’s ability to control temperature. It’s important to remember to stay out of the sun and seek shade. Citizens can also apply ice packs or use wet, cool compresses to lower body temperature. Tips to avoid heat illness from the Centers for Disease Control: •If a friend or neighbor has power, ask to stay in their air-conditioned home as much as possible, especially in the heat of the day. •Do not rely on a fan as your main cooling source when it’s really hot outside. •Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink; if your doctor limits the amount of fluids you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink during hot weather. •Don’t use the stove or oven to cook; it will make your house hotter. •Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing. •Take cool showers or baths to cool down. •Limit physical activity or exposure to the outdoors, and get plenty of rest. •Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you. All Pinellas County citizens are urged to get updates on Irma recovery efforts by checking local media outlets and the county website (www.pinellascounty.org) and county social media accounts; search hashtag #PinellasIrma.

Pinellas: Residents, businesses can apply for federal assistance for Irma damage. Loans offer federal aid for loss and damage related to disasters • President Trump signed federal disaster declaration Sunday • Federal assistance available through FEMA for individuals and families • Low-interest disaster loans through U.S. Small Business Administration Pinellas County businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals who suffered damages as a result of Hurricane Irma can now apply for federal assistance. Pinellas is one of numerous counties eligible for federal funds following the issuance of a major disaster declaration Sunday by President Donald Trump. Both individuals and business owners should document any storm-related damage as they return to their homes and businesses, including photos, to include in their applications for assistance. FEMA assistance for individuals: Individuals can register online for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App. Applicants will need the following to apply: * Social Security Number; * Daytime telephone number; * Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and * Private insurance information, if available. FEMA urges those interested to apply as soon as possible, as applications may trigger additional grant assistance. Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice. Please note: FEMA encourages applicants to use the website first to apply as significant call volume may cause long wait times on the phone. SBA loans for businesses: Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. The loans can be used for loss and damages not fully covered by insurance. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Businesses that suffered physical damage and need cash flow assistance while waiting for SBA assistance can also contact Pinellas County Economic Development about applying for Florida’s emergency bridge loan program. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13, businesses can contact the Pinellas County Small Business Development Center for information about bridge loans at: (727) 453-7200. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018. A Disaster Recovery Center location will be set up in Pinellas County for applicants who need in-person assistance with either FEMA or SBA programs. More information will be announced. Pinellas County citizens are encouraged to get updates on Irma recovery efforts by visiting www.pinellascounty.org and following county social media accounts; search hashtag #PinellasIrma.

115th Avenue on Isle of Palms is now open.

***FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS*** POST HURRICANE IRMA • Is the Island open? Yes, entry to Treasure Island is open to the public and a barrier island re-entry hangtag is not required for access. • Are the city streets accessible? Yes, the streets are accessible, however, when issues are reported the Police Department and Fire Department will respond and assess. If a closure is required we will send updates. Currently there are low hanging lines that have been reported, however, those streets have been blocked. • Is power restored to Treasure Island? In some areas but not all. Intermittent areas of Central, Sunset Beach, and Paradise Island have power but most of Isle of Palms and Isle of Capri have not had power restored. • When will power be restored? Unknown, however City staff is working with our Duke Energy partners to prioritize our outage. Duke Energy offers a power outage map online for updates: https://outagemap.duke-energy.com/fl/m.html Most of Paradise and Sunset areas appear to have power, with the central City being spotty. The Capri, Palms and Sunshine areas largely do not have power due to a feeder issue, therefore, it may be several days or even a week until power is restored to these areas. • What is the update with the City sewer system? While we have increased power throughout the island compared to yesterday, however, please continue to conserve water. Examples how to limit water usage: turn off irrigation systems, limit laundry and washing, showers, and flushing. We are asking for your cooperation until electric power is fully restored throughout the island and we can resume normal operations. • What is the damage report for Treasure Island? Staff’s initial assessment is that we fared pretty well with no significant damage or storm surge. Many trees and fences are down, as well as a lot of debris; however, very little structural damage has been reported. • When will City Hall reopen? Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 8:00am, but we are here today (Tuesday, 9/12/17) to answer calls if you have questions or concerns. City Hall’s phone number is (727) 547-4575. • When will city services resume? Residential garbage services will resume Thursday, 9/14/17. Yard waste can be set out and city staff will begin to pick it up today. If you have construction debris, pile it separately in a location that can be accessed by a claw truck (e.g. not near overhead wires, poles, mailboxes, or vehicles). • How can I help? If you would like to volunteer to assist fellow neighbors, contact Diane at (727) 547-4590. • Is there a location where I can charge my mobile phone battery? Yes, even though City Hall is closed today, we have opened our lobby and set up a charging station that is accessible to the public. We can accommodate a handful of people at a time. • How can I get more information or updates? The city will send urgent notifications through our Code Red alert service, as well as update our website and social media sites with updates as they occur. If you have not signed up to receive Code Red notifications, please be sure to do so by going to this website: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/0F12C0DFC22E