Police say he turned Charger into a ram
When his girlfriend moved out, a New Port Richey man found her at a friend's house and rammed his Dodge Charger into her vehicle as she tried to drive away, police said. It happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of SR 590. The woman, who was not identified by police, was not harmed. She recently moved out, police said, because of ongoing domestic violence. She wasn't expecting the suspect, Matthew S. Tweel, 28, to go to her friend's house in Safety Harbor, they said. She tried to leave, but he followed her. Clearwater police said that's when the suspect drove his car into the rear of her car. She fled and called police, who found Tweel at Keene Road and Drew Street. They arrested him on charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle and marijuana possession. Police seized his silver Dodge Charger. He was being held Thursday in the Pinellas County jail.
Man accused of sexual battery
Police arrested a Clearwater man Thursday on two counts of capital sexual battery. Brian Michael Carrier, 35, is accused of forcing two girls, 10 and 11 years old, to perform a sex act on him while he recorded the acts with a cell phone. To protect the victims, police did not release the address where they said the incidents occurred between January and February. Clearwater police said a relative of the girls reported the battery. Police arrested Carrier on Thursday morning at a friend's home where he was staying. Detectives seized his cell phone and a home computer. Carrier was arrested by Largo police in 2006 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
ESOL tutor training offered Saturday
A training session for people interested in becoming an ESOL tutor is scheduled for 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Tutors attend training for four hours to be mentored and assigned to a student. For registration, visit lcupinfo.com/tutor.htm or call Pat Bauer, (727) 734-7216, or the Safety Harbor Public Library, (727) 724-1525.
Check out the cats at weekend show
The International Cat Association hosts its all-breed cat show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Tickets: $6 adults; $3 for children; free for ages 5 and younger. Bring a can or bag of cat food and receive $1 off admission for each item. Visit Skywaycatclub@ tampabay.rr.com or call (727) 867-7328.
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