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Carpenter accused of burglarizing 11 Pasco homes

WESLEY CHAPEL

Deputies: man showed homes he burglarized

A 21-year-old carpenter is accused of breaking into 11 homes and stealing more than $60,000 worth of goods, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Tyler M. Humphrey — who spent two months in prison last year for burglary and theft — was arrested Tuesday and, according to a report, rode around Wesley Chapel and Land O'Lakes with a detective, pointing out homes he burglarized in September. The break-ins happened during the day and were in Seven Oaks, Quail Hollow, Stagecoach Village, Plantation Palms and Twin Lakes. Authorities say Humphrey gained entry to the homes by breaking sliding glass door locks. Most of the items reported stolen were TVs, computers, cameras, cash and jewelry. Humphrey, who lives at 7541 Conrad St. in Wesley Chapel, faces several charges of burglary and grand theft. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $81,250 bail.

COUNTYWIDE

Challenge gift to CARES is $25,000

The Musunuru family has pledged a $25,000 challenge gift, to match dollar for dollar the donations made to the CARES Agency Endowment Fund. Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc., better known as CARES, provides adult day services and activities at senior enrichment centers to help more retirees continue to live independently in their own homes. With help from the matching $25,000 from the Musunuru family, CARES hopes to raise $75,000 over the next year — enough to secure another $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Pasco County. Donations can be sent to CARES, 7505 Rottingham Road, Port Richey, FL 34668, attention CARES Agency Endowment Fund (please write CARES Agency Endowment Fund on the check). For information call Bill Aycrigg, CEO of CARES, at (727) 862-9291 ext. 224.

PORT RICHEY

Museum for kids plans lunch stop

Investigation Station, the traveling children's museum in Pasco, will hold an open brown-bag-lunch meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Regency Park Library's meeting room at 9701 Little Road (just south of Fox Hollow Drive). Community support is needed to continue the organization's efforts and spread the word about the museum. For information, contact Lisa Campos at director@investigationstation.net.

HOLIDAY

Pasco chapter of NOW meets Oct. 17

The Pasco County chapter of the National Organization for Women will hold its fall meeting at noon Oct. 17 at The Broken Yolk Family Restaurant, 3350 Grand Blvd. (just south of Moog Road). Discussion will include information from a recent meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson's office. For information, call (727) 849-0618.

Carpenter accused of burglarizing 11 Pasco homes 10/08/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:07pm]
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