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Burglars steal computers and equipment from Hudson Elementary

HUDSON

burglars steal computer items from school

Burglars broke into Hudson Elementary School sometime late Monday or early Tuesday, ransacking 12 portable classrooms and stealing about $15,800 in computer equipment, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported. The stolen items included five laptop computers, three desktop computers, a digital camera and an Apple AirPort wireless networking device. The school's plant manager arrived about 6 a.m. Tuesday to discover the padlocked chain on the school's fence had been cut, and the doors of the portable classrooms had been pried open. Inside, the storage cabinets, file cabinets and desk drawers had all been rifled through. The Sheriff's Office has not made any arrests.

DADE CITY

Husband accused of assaulting wife

A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, accused of punching and choking his wife, and threatening to string her up if she called the police. The Dade City Police Department arrested Samuel Hammett after his wife told them Hammett punched her in the face several times and threatened her with a knife when she tried to call 911, the report said. He then tried to strangle her after taking her cell phone. Authorities later asked Hammett if he had killed anyone. "Not yet, but you never know what will happen tomorrow," Hammett said, according to the report. Hammett, who was charged with battery by strangulation, aggravated assault and threatening a witness, is at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $65,000 bail.

PORT RICHEY

Oelsner Park Beach water safe again

Pasco County Health Department officials have lifted the water advisory at Oelsner Park Beach. The latest tests, which measure fecal bacteria levels, showed the water is safe for people to use.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Hospice volunteer training scheduled

Hernando-Pasco Hospice will train volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11 interested in visiting with hospice patients in their home, a nursing home, assisted living facility or at the hospice houses. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, have excellent listening skills and be available at least four hours a week. The training will be at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road. For information or to register, call Sheena Thompson, volunteer coordinator, at (727) 847-5647.

Pasco deaths

Belanger, Remi

Burke, Harold L.

Frettiloso, Michael Jr.

Gordon, Stephen E.

Gryfik, Katarzyna M.

LePage, Bryan T.

Licari, Miles S.

Mast, Carol

McCloskey, Edward J.

McManus, Edward F.

McMaster, Joseph

Stoller, Sidney "Papa Sid"

Wardlaw, Edith

Wood, Lewis W.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Burglars steal computers and equipment from Hudson Elementary 09/24/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 26, 2008 8:58pm]
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