Police arrest suspect in 4 bank robberies

Published May 18, 2007

ST. PETERSBURG - Police believe they have caught the "Red Wing bandit, " the man who robbed four St. Petersburg banks in recent weeks. Police arrested Larry Heath Thursday on bank robbery charges. Heath's girlfriend, Lisa Michele Walters, also was arrested because she had two outstanding warrants for possession of cocaine and failure to appear, police said. They said Heath, who often wore a Detroit Red Wings cap during his robberies, confessed to robbing four banks: SunTrust Bank at 3601 34th St. N; Wachovia Bank at 4100 Fourth St. N; Bank of America 2145 34th St. N and First State Bank at 2832 Fourth St. N. Heath also told police he entered the Cornerstone Community Bank at 6300 Fourth St. N and the Colonial Bank at 2646 Fourth St. N last week to rob them but left after bank employees asked him to remove his hat and sunglasses.


Road rage ends in beating, stabbing

TAMPA - One man has been hospitalized after a road rage incident escalated into a stabbing early Thursday, according to Hillsborough sheriff's deputies. Just after midnight, Terry Cagle, 27, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon and cut off a 2006 sport utility vehicle driven by Chad Etenburn, 25, of Tampa, said sheriff's spokeswoman Vida Morgan. She called Cagle's maneuver inadvertent. Etenburn and his brother Ian, 22, followed Cagle to his home on 4217 King Alfred Drive. Deputies said Chad struck Cagle in the head with a flashlight, and Ian joined in the beating. But Cagle stabbed Ian Etenburn in the chest with a knife, deputies said. Chad put Ian in his SUV and sped away. Ian Etenburn was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he remains in fair condition. No charges have been filed. Deputies continue their investigation.


SUV injures boy, 3, riding his tricycle

LARGO - A 3-year-old boy was riding his tricycle through the parking lot at the Longbranch Apartment complex Thursday night when he was run over by a sport utility vehicle. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. at 2111 62nd St N. in Largo. The boy, who had not been identified late Thursday, was flown to Bayfront Medical Center with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening, according to the Largo Police Department. "The kid had a laceration on his head and a laceration on his chest, " said Paul Sindt, who was lounging in the complex's pool with a sweeping view of parking lot when the crash occurred. He said the boy was crying hysterically and asking for his mother.


7-Eleven robbed in middle of night

INDIAN SHORES - Indian Shores police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store Sunday morning. The man entered the 7-Eleven at 18115 Gulf Blvd. in Redington Shores at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, police said. Police declined to say how much money the robber stole. The man, who police say is a white male 25 to 35 years old, wore blue jeans, a light-colored baseball cap and a dark jacket at the time of the incident. He is also a suspect in a St. Petersburg convenience store robbery. Anyone with information may contact Detective Jason Routzahn with the Indian Shores Police Department at (727) 595-5414.