Sunday, January 27, 2013
A look back at the week that was...
Law enforcement are fed up with crime at neighborhood bar Whiskey Park North and are considering taking measures to close the bar down. Hillsborough County Domestic Partnership Registry failed to get support by a majority of the county commission this week. The measure brought before the board by Mark Sharpe faced opposition by four on the board. Do you watch the hit TLC show "Long Island Medium?" Get up close and personal with medium Theresa Caputo when she comes to Tampa. The students and faculty at Gaither High School are getting together to raise money for a student injured in a car accident. Find out how you can help. Have you head the gypsies are coming? Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam that is …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Law enforcement is pondering the issue after a double shooting took place at the bar over the weekend.
In the past seven months, three people have been shot outside Carrollwood's Whiskey Park North bar. One of them died. And now the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says something needs to be done before another person dies. This week officials confirmed that if crime doesn't stop at Whiskey Park North, they may take steps to close the bar down. "We're certainly looking at that as a strong possiblity," said Det. Larry McKinnon, sheriff's office spokesman. "We've reached our limit with it. It can't continue on." Whiskey Park North owners could not be reached for comment. "We've had bar fights, aggravated assaults, and a pretty wide specturm of everything from top to bottom happen there," McKinnon said about the bar in recent months. "It's…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This is the second time in a less than a year that a shooting has occurred at the popular Carrollwood nightspot.
The two men shot early Sunday morning outside a Carrollwood bar have been identified, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The two men are Yakim Williams, 27, of Tampa and Sheldon Lillie, 31, of Temple Terrace. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the double shooting that took place around 3 a.m. outside Whiskey Park North, 11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The incident began as hundreds of people were exiting the club. At least one man started shooting in the front parking lot, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "One man produced a gun and shot at another group of men several feet away, as they made their way to their car," a sheriff’s office media release said. "That group took cover …
Monday, December 24, 2012
A shooting this past Summer startled the community.
In July a man was killed and another person injured after shots were fired in the parking lot of the Whiskey Park North bar. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Pablo Bonilla, 23, died from injuries sustained when a car pulled up in the parking lot of Whiskey Park North and someone got out and fired multiple shots. Read the Carrollwood Patch story Man Shot, Killed Outside Whiskey Park North
Monday, July 16, 2012
The shooting occurred on Saturday morning at the Carrollwood bar.
Early Saturday morning, one man was fatally shot and an unidentified individual was treated and released from a local hospital after an incident at Whiskey Park North, a Carrollwood bar. Authorities say Pablo Bonilla, 23, got into an argument around 1 a.m. with Jordan Lee McKenna, 27, inside the club at 11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The argument occurred because Bonilla saw McKenna talking to his girlfriend, authorities said. A few hours later, while Bonilla, his girlfriend and others were getting into their vehicles, a blue Dodge Charger driven by McKenna stopped next to them. An unknown white man got out of the car and fired shots, hitting Bonilla and the unidentified victim. Bonilla later died, and the second victim was treated and …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Deputies say another person is in critical condition.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a fatal shooting that took place at Whiskey Park North bar early this morning. According to a media release, the shooting occurred around 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot area of the 11921-6 N. Dale Mabry Highway bar. When deputies arrived, they found that at least two people had been shot. The victims were taken to a local hospital where one died and another person remains in critical condition, according to the release. Few other details are available at this time. The investigation continues. Stay with Patch for details as they become available. story here