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East Pasco briefs: St. Petersburg man arrested after chase


St. Petersburg man arrested after chase

A 19-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Sunday after Pasco sheriff's deputies said he led them on an almost 4-mile chase down Wilderness Lake Boulevard and U.S. Highway 41. A deputy saw Jermaine Devon Smith driving with a flat rear tire early Sunday morning and tried to pull him over. According to deputies, Smith sped away. Authorities say the pursuit ended when Smith's truck collided with a deputy's patrol vehicle and he tried to run away, but was caught. Deputies said he had more than $2,000 in his pants pocket. He is in the Land O'Lakes jail facing charges of fleeing and attempting to elude deputies, resisting arrest, and driving with a suspended license. His bail is $10,500.


3 teens sought in theft of Wii, phone

Pasco sheriff's deputies are searching for three teenagers who they believe stole a cell phone and a Nintendo Wii from two Sunlake High School students Saturday evening. According to deputies, the two high school students were accosted on a sidewalk on Manassas Drive by three teenage males. The robbers punched both victims before getting away with the $250 Nintendo game console and a $300 cell phone, according to deputies. The teens told deputies that one of the robbers had a handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 1-800-706-2488.


• The Lyric hearing aid is sold by subscription and costs about $3,000 annually for a pair of aids. An incorrect price was reported on the Pulse page Tuesday.

• County Commissioner Pat Mulieri is collecting retirement benefits from her old job as a literature professor at Pasco-Hernando Community College while also drawing her commission salary. She is not enrolled in the Deferred Retirement Option Program, called DROP, which allows state employees to collect a salary and pension from the same job. A story in Sunday's Pasco Times was incorrect on this point.

Pasco deaths

Andrychowski, Evelyn M.

DeCeck, Edwin

Gabriele, Pasquale

Jensen, David

Kraus, Winifred Jean

Langlois, David M.

McHale, Jean

Petersen, Dawn Ann

Puzio, Genevieve

Rich, Joseph G. Jr.

Wagoner, Lillian E.

Wiggins, Patricia A.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

East Pasco briefs: St. Petersburg man arrested after chase 05/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:05pm]
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