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Clearwater police release photo of accident victim's tattoo in effort to identify him

The accident victim had this tattoo on his back, police said. 

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The accident victim had this tattoo on his back, police said. 


Police still seek help identifying man hit by car

Police have released another photo that they hope will help identify a pedestrian who was killed by a car earlier this week. The man, who was about 30 years old, was hit by a Cadillac about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday near the 1600 block of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. He died Wednesday, but police have been unable to identify him. He was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with straight black hair down to his collar. He had no facial hair and a faded tattoo on his left shin that read "VET GR 11." He was wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots and had two gold rings, police said. Police released a photo of another tattoo, located on his back, which read "MARTHA." They ask that anyone who can identify him call (727) 562-4422.


Brush burns near corner of preserve

A 10-acre brush fire was burning for much of Thursday near the southwest corner of the Brooker Creek Preserve. Crews were plowing lines around the blaze to contain it. They planned to let it burn itself out. The fire was no threat to homes, said Steven Harper, division director for Pinellas County Environmental Management. It was discovered about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when park rangers in the 8,700-acre preserve noticed smoke rising from the area. Authorities suspect the blaze started when lightning ignited a tree during a thunderstorm Wednesday, but they can't rule out the possibility of arson.


Meeting's topic: plan for downtown

A public meeting to discuss a Dunedin Downtown/Waterfront Corridor plan will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Participants will include representatives from Dunedin's Community Redevelopment Agency. For more information, call (727) 298-3201.


Elections chief seeks poll workers

Pinellas County Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark is looking for poll workers for the Aug. 24 primary election and the Nov. 2 general election. A countywide election requires about 2,600 poll workers, and openings are available throughout the county. Poll worker training starts in July for the primaries. Class schedules vary, depending on the duty assigned. For instance, clerks are required to take a 4-hour class, while voting machine managers must take a 3½-hour class. The total pay for election work and classes ranges from $125 to $220, depending on the position. For more information, e-mail, call (727) 464-6110 or visit and click on Become A Poll Worker.

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