Elderly woman robbed in home
On Sunday afternoon, a 93-year-old woman saw a man outside her home messing with her gutters. She went out and asked what he was doing. The stranger said he was cleaning them — something the woman never asked him to do. Authorities said the man followed her inside her home on Mandolin Way, grabbed her neck, pushed her down and stole $40, saying the money "was for his babies," before fleeing the residence. The Sheriff's Office released a composite sketch of the man Tuesday. He is believed to be in his mid 40s with a fair complexion and dark hair. He might go by the name Larry, the report states. Anyone with information can leave anonymous tips by calling toll-free 1-800-706-2488 or going to www.pascosheriff.com and clicking on "contacts" at the top of the page. On the contacts page, scroll down and click on the link for the crime tips page.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Man accused of molesting boy, 2
A 20-year-old man is accused of beating and molesting a 2-year-old boy, who is recovering at All Children's Hospital. Dustin Henry Roberts of 5739 Liddell Drive was arrested Monday on charges of capital sexual battery and child abuse. Authorities said the crimes occurred between April 12 and Sunday, when Roberts was taking care of the toddler at a New Port Richey home. The boy suffered bruises on his forehead, cheeks, chin, abdomen, buttocks, legs and genitals, according to a report from the Sheriff's Office. The report said the boy also might have internal injuries. Roberts "admitted to spanking the victim on the buttocks and back of his legs" and "punching the victim's penis," the report said. He is also accused of molesting the boy. Because of the nature of the allegations, authorities would not identify the boy or describe his connection to Roberts. Roberts remained at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $105,000 bail Tuesday.
Services set for baby killed by dog
Thomas James Carter Jr., the 7-day-old baby who was killed last week by a family dog, will be remembered today in a memorial service at Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave. Visitation is at 1 p.m.; the funeral begins at 2 p.m. The newborn's survivors include his parents, Nicole Koezeno and Thomas Carter, his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. People who wish to donate to help the family with funeral and burial costs can send money directly to Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave., Hudson, FL 34667. The phone number is (727) 868-4441. Donations should be clearly marked for the family of Thomas James Carter Jr.
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