Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Briefs: Girl, 9, reports man exposed, fondled himself in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY

Girl, 9, reports man exposed, fondled himself

Pasco Sheriff's detectives are searching for a suspect wanted for exposing and fondling himself in front of a 9-year-old girl who was walking to school last month. The man did not try to touch or grab the victim. The incident occurred on March 11 as the fourth-grader was walking to Fox Hollow Elementary School. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was riding a bike. As depicted in this composite sketch from the Pasco Sheriff's Office, he is described as a white male, bald, with a line of whiskers going from his sideburns along the jaw to his chin. He was wearing a brown, long-sleeved shirt and baggy blue jeans and riding a blue, mountain-style bicycle. The victim looked at pictures of the sexual offenders who live in the vicinity of the school and did not identify any of them as the suspect. Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Robert Grady, toll-free at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7110.

COUNTYWIDE

Corcoran to run for state House seat

Richard Corcoran, a Republican who had a short stint advising former House Speaker Marco Rubio, confirmed Tuesday he is going to run for state Rep. Tom Anderson's seat. The Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission member and contracted attorney for Pasco Sheriff Bob White said he's going to push for lower taxes and lower insurance rates. Anderson, R-Dunedin, cannot run in 2010 because of term limits for the post representing Pinellas and Pasco counties. The seat has drawn other interest, including the candidacy of Pasco School Board member Kathryn Starkey, a Republican. Corcoran, 44, of Trinity made his announcement after another potential opening closed. Pasco School Board member Cathi Martin reversed her planned resignation recently, rendering moot Corcoran's application for her job.

Share your stories of acts of kindness

Last week, we told you the story of Theresa FairLady, who gave a stranger $800 so the woman's puppy could get emergency vet treatment. (You can still read it at links.tampabay.com) Every day, people like FairLady are making a difference in our communities: getting groceries for a sick neighbor; giving a bonus or day off to workers at a small business; visiting an elderly person who lives alone. We would like to share with readers the many ways that people, randomly, selflessly, take the time and effort to help others. Do you have a story about someone who goes beyond the call of duty? E-mail your tale to kindness@sptimes.com and make sure to include your name and phone number.

Briefs: Girl, 9, reports man exposed, fondled himself in Port Richey 04/07/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Editorial: Plundering Florida's precious springs

    Editorials

    In the same meeting where it imposed tighter water restrictions on Tampa Bay residents due to drought, the Southwest Florida Water Management District board voted to allow developers to further plunder a critical water source. The paradoxical votes are reflective of a state water policy that caters to developers to the …

    In the same meeting where it imposed tighter water restrictions on Tampa Bay residents due to drought, the Southwest Florida Water Management District board voted to allow developers to further plunder a critical water source.
  2. Clearwater firefighters rescue girl trapped between pipes

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Firefighters rescued a 14-year-old girl who whose leg was trapped between two pipes on Franklin Street on Thursday afternoon, Clearwater fire rescue said.

    Paramedics load a 14-year-old girl onto a helicopter after she injured her leg when she was trapped between a few pipes in Clearwater.
  3. St. Petersburg man pleads guilty to Deepwater Horizon fraud scheme

    Criminal

    TAMPA — A St. Petersburg man charged federally with filing fraudulent claims in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has pleaded guilty, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.

  4. Jacksonville Port expansion gets a boost with Trump budget

    Blogs

    Efforts to expand the Jacksonville harbor got a major boost with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers committing $17.5 million for the project, which would all but ensure future funding

  5. Rays shut out Angels to cap homestand, get back to .500 (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays completed their seven-game homestand Thursday with a 4-0 victory against the Angels, a win that moved them back to .500 for the season.

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) high fives designated hitter Corey Dickerson (10) after they score on the single by center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) in the first inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.