Four face charges in car burglaries
Pasco sheriff's deputies arrested four people Wednesday in a string of Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills car burglaries.
The suspects told deputies they targeted unlocked vehicles in subdivisions along State Road 54 with plans to divvy up the profits, according to the arrest report.
Joshuwa Wyman, 21, faces 10 charges of auto burglary, along with grand theft and other charges, and was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $66,750 bail.
Joshua Barnes, 21, faces two counts of burglary and one of petty theft, with bail totaling $10,150. Johnathon Ison, 19, faces two counts of auto burglary and one of petty theft, with bail totaling $5,150.
Sarah Chaney, 20, faces a burglary charge but is being held without bail for violation of probation.
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Flyover ends in arrest on drug charges
Receiving tips that a man was growing marijuana in his back yard and even bragging about it on the Internet, undercover detectives did their own flyover of the man's house and found a field of illicit weeds, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.
Detectives searched the home Tuesday and seized 183 marijuana plants, as well as more than 2 pounds of marijuana, one shotgun and one .38-caliber revolver with the serial number filed off, the Sheriff's Office said.
Louis J. Chrissikos, 46, of 6504 Ridge Top Drive, was charged with cultivation and felony possession of marijuana. The Sheriff's Office said additional charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and having a weapon with an altered serial number could follow.
Chrissikos has been released from the Land O'Lakes jail on $10,000 bail.
Sheriff stops man's joyride, deputies say
Driving a stolen all-terrain vehicle Wednesday morning on Decubellis Road, officials say Steven Rios ran into exactly the wrong person: Sheriff Bob White.
White pulled the 24-year-old over because he was driving the ATV on the road, which is illegal, according to a sheriff's report. Deputies later arrived and found that the ATV had been stolen from RideNow Powersports of Clearwater, the report said.
They arrested Rios, of 6631 Shady Acres Blvd., who was charged with grand theft and driving with a suspended license. He was released early Thursday on $10,000 bail.