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2 from Tarpon Springs arrested in New Port Richey home invasion

NEW PORT RICHEY

2 arrested in Gulf Harbors home invasion

Authorities arrested two people in connection with a Gulf Harbors home invasion that happened at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 24. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, five or six masked and armed people broke into a house at 4049 Headsail Drive, punched and stepped on the people inside and stole money, jewelry, a safe, an iPod and an Xbox. Briana Current and Byron Humphrey, both 18 and of Tarpon Springs, were arrested Thursday at the Tahitian Resort on U.S. 19 in Holiday. Current and Humphrey are both charged with armed robbery home invasion and are being held at the Land O'Lakes jail. Current's bail is $75,000 and Humphrey's is $150,000. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said the case is under investigation and the other suspects remain at large.

Man arrested after shots fired into car

A 23-year-old man was arrested Thursday on a charge of attempted murder. Authorities say Tommy W. Gossett, who lives on Sunshine Boulevard in New Port Richey, aimed a gun at two men inside a car the evening of Sept. 18 and demanded cash and drugs. Pasco sheriff's deputies said Gossett fired several shots into the vehicle as it tried to get away from Aurora Drive and Carnelian Avenue. The two occupants weren't injured. One of the victims knew Gossett and identified him, according to the report. Gossett remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Friday in lieu of $150,000 bail.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Controlled burn set for next week

The state Division of Forestry will conduct a controlled burn next week on the Wiregrass Ranch property south of State Road 54, between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Meadowbrook Drive. The burn will start Monday and last five to seven days. It will start in the morning and end around 3 p.m. Residents of Seven Oaks, Meadowbrook and Saddlebrook may see smoke and heavy equipment in the area. Precautions to take include closing windows to prevent drift smoke, staying indoors if you suffer from respiratory problems and slowing down in the midst of the smoke. Anyone with questions should call (352) 754-6777.

ELFERS

Oldtimers annual picnic is Oct. 10

The Elfers Oldtimers annual reunion picnic will take place at noon Oct. 10 at the Starkey Wilderness Park Pavilion B. Everyone should bring a dish to pass. The organizers will serve ribs, beverages and desserts. The group is also inviting anyone who attended Gulf High School when it was the only high school in West Pasco. T-shirts to mark the occasion will be available to purchase. For information, call Joy at (727) 846-8499.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

2 from Tarpon Springs arrested in New Port Richey home invasion 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 8:17pm]
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