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Accusation of bologna theft leads to Largo man's 120th arrest

LARGO

Accusation of theft leads to arrest No. 120

When police arrested Richard Harvey Warren on Thursday night on an accusation of stealing bologna from a convenience store, it wasn't the Largo man's first brush with the law. Or even his second, third or fourth. According to records, Warren, 50, of 1201 Seminole Blvd. has been arrested an astounding 120 times in Florida since 1987. Through the years, he has been charged with everything from shoplifting and disorderly intoxication to indecent exposure. The majority of charges brought against Warren have been misdemeanors, but there have been a handful of felony charges, including ones for grand larceny and battery on an officer. Warren's latest arrest netted him charges of retail theft, a felony, and misdemeanor trespassing. He remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Friday in lieu of $2,625 bail. According to Largo police, Warren entered the Sunshine Food Mart at 1595 Seminole Blvd. on Thursday night and concealed a $2.99 pack of bologna in his pants. When a merchant attempted to stop Warren from leaving, he grabbed the person's shirt and hands and attempted to walk away. Before Thursday, Warren had not been arrested in 15 months.

Clearwater

Memory course begins Friday

Morton Plant Mease will present a five-week memory course on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning Friday, at Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living Facility, 300 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. This program is open to all ages and is not intended for people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Cost is $25. To register, call (727) 462-7500.

Free computer training offered

People age 55 and older can sign up for a one-on-one computer training session at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Teen library volunteers will teach the sessions through Aug. 14. Training includes basic computer skills, Internet basics, e-mail, use of the library catalog and Microsoft Word. Classes will be held in the Youth Services Department . Sessions are free. To register, call (727) 562-4970.

Countywide

Sign up to be a child's mentor

Children throughout Pinellas County are waiting for mentors in a program coordinated by Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services. Volunteers spend a few hours a month in simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park with a child. Volunteers are provided social activities and receive support from agency staff. No experience is necessary. There are no costs. Call Beverly at (727) 479-1841, Fanya at (727) 479-1831 or visit gcjfs.org.

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Accusation of bologna theft leads to Largo man's 120th arrest 06/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 3, 2009 7:32pm]
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