Friday, May 25, 2018
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Computers seized from Internet cafe in Dunedin

Dunedin

Computers seized from Internet cafe

Suspecting Internet gambling activity, sheriff's deputies searched an Internet cafe in Dunedin on Thursday and seized 59 computers. The deputies entered Talk-N-Surf, 1075 Main St., about 5:45 p.m., according to Pinellas County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda. They took the computers but made no arrests. Barreda said officials would analyze the computers and would file charges if they discover gambling activity. The investigation was still active as of Friday evening.

Clearwater

Police find stolen car, then suspect

A 20-year-old Dunedin man accused of stealing a car at gunpoint was arrested Thursday evening. Arthur Lee Collins, 950 Beltrees St., Apt. A, approached a man's car, which was stopped in the 1500 block of S Martin Luther King Avenue on Saturday night, according to police. Collins walked up to the driver's side of the red 2002 Dodge Stratus and opened the door. He told the driver he had a gun and then pulled him from the car, police said. Collins drove east on Woodlawn Street at a high rate of speed, police said. The vehicle was later found in a parking lot behind 1399 N Missouri Ave. Police found fingerprints from the inside of the vehicle and identified Collins. The victim picked him out of a photo lineup.

Program may help with home repairs

Clearwater homeowners in need of necessary code-related repairs who are living in single-family detached homes, townhouses or villas with a comparable sales value from the Pinellas County Property Appraiser that doesn't exceed $150,000 may benefit from Clearwater's Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. Household income must be 80 percent or less than the area median income, and other eligibility criteria may apply. Assistance is in the form of a deferred-payment loan or low-interest loan, depending on income. Call Terry Malcolm-Smith at (727) 562-4036.

Tarpon Springs

Vegetable gardens focus of workshop

Register now for a vegetable garden workshop being held next Saturday, Feb. 4, at Brooker Creek Nature Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road. The workshop, called "The Garden to the Table," will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will provide an introduction to vegetable gardening, and discussion will also include composting and preparation of fresh vegetables that you can grow. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.

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