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Briefs: Pasco deputies search for man with Alzheimer's




Deputies search for man with Alzheimer's

An 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease disappeared Sunday morning from his home in Gulf Highlands, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Don Pandel, who lives at 11521 Meredith Lane, was last seen about 10 a.m. driving a white 2002 Ford Focus, five-door station wagon. He told family members he was going out for breakfast but never returned. Pandel has early Alzheimer's and may have forgotten where he lives, the Sheriff's Office said. He also suffers from dementia. Pandel is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 122 pounds. He is balding with salt and pepper hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a light, long-sleeve shirt, dark pants and white shoes. Anyone with information on Pandel's whereabouts should contact the Pasco Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.


Tourney to benefit slain man's son

The National Softball Association and the Community Animal Rescue Educational Shelter Inc. in Pasco County will host the Joseph Martell Memorial Softball Tournament from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road in Hudson. All proceeds from the tournament will go to an education fund for Martell's 7-year-old son, Travis Williams-Martell. Martell, 34, was gunned down March 30 in a melee during the Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey. Entry to the tournament is closed, though the event is still welcoming donations and fans. For information, call Brian Borruso at (727) 858-8836.


Packed semitrailer comes up missing

Someone made off with a semitrailer packed with $1-million of Macy's merchandise over the weekend. William Coleman, a driver for DMS Express, told sheriff's deputies he parked a semitrailer at Four Star Fuel at 29602 State Road 52 at noon Friday, a report said. He returned at 9 that night and the trailer was still there. When he returned again at 11 p.m. Saturday to transport the trailer, it had disappeared. Coleman, who lives in New Port Richey, said he usually left the trailer at the truck stop to avoid taking it home. A clerk at the truck stop said no trailers had been towed. Coleman told deputies he was certain the trailer had a kingpin lock so no could hook it up to a truck and drive away. It also had a GPS system, but deputies suspect it has been disabled. The trailer, which had a New Jersey tag, is 53 feet long and had Dynamic printed in dark blue letters on one side. No arrests had been made Monday.

Pasco deaths

Carter, Denise Michelle

Corona, Hilario Jr. "Larry"

Finch, Richard Dewayne

Hilty, Betty Lucille

Plugis, Frederick O.

Walsh, Leo F.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: Pasco deputies search for man with Alzheimer's 05/19/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:29pm]
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