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DNA test leads to arrest in September thefts

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man charged with September break-in, thefts

A man was arrested Wednesday on charges he broke into a sports rehabilitation facility and stole $4,200 worth of electronics. John Wayne Dorminy, 34, is accused of entering through a side window of Select Physical Therapy, 5515 Gulf Drive, and taking four computer towers and two flat screen monitors, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Investigators linked Dorminy to the September break-in using DNA testing of blood found at the scene, the report said. Dorminy, who was already in the Land O'Lakes jail on other burglary charges and probation violations, was charged in this incident with burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. His bail on these charges was set at $10,000.

HUDSON

Mom of ill toddler has two requests

In addition to all the prayers and well wishes for her 2-year-old son with cancer, Melissa Deschaine needs two things: a video camera and a laptop computer. Nothing fancy, just something used and affordably priced. She wants to record the time she spends with her son, Devin, and keep in touch with out-of-state family members while she and her son are at the hospital for his treatments. Deschaine, 20, placed an ad on Craigslist this week in the hopes of purchasing those items at a discounted price. Devin began chemotherapy last month at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg for the most severe stage of neuroblastoma, which has caused tumors throughout his body. Deschaine can be reached at (727) 326-3077.

Third arrest in home invasion

Authorities arrested a third person Wednesday in connection with a May home invasion in which burglars held two young children with guns to their heads. Lamont "Montana" Gaynor, 20, of Brooksville was accused of grabbing an 18-month-old girl and holding her at gunpoint, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Gaynor and two other suspects, 22-year-old Devin Lamm and 19-year-old Nicholas Bernhardt, then forced the residents of the home into a bedroom, the report said. No one was hurt, and the men fled with $100 in cash. A witness picked Gaynor's picture out of a group of photos, the report said. Gaynor was charged with home invasion robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and false imprisonment. He is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $60,000 bail.

Pasco deaths

Bliven, Owen R.

Diehl, John Sr.

Gendrin, Richard P.

Martino, Marion

Mulhall, Ann

Proulx, Frances "Frank"

Sellers, Jerry Wayne

Sellers, Mary Ann

Tarbell, Gerald E.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in section B.

DNA test leads to arrest in September thefts 06/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:33pm]
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