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Homeless man is charged in Clearwater bank robbery


Homeless man is charged in bank robbery

A homeless man on Monday was arrested and charged in connection with a weekend bank robbery after police say he threatened a teller at Fifth Third Bank, 1150 Cleveland St. Jason Wince, 32, was arrested after police recognized him from surveillance photos. An officer at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 1345 Park St., spotted Wince. Police arrested him nearby a short time later. Police say Wince eluded them directly following the bank robbery. On Saturday, police say, Wince handed the teller a note, which said he had a gun. Efforts to set up a perimeter after the robbery were unsuccessful. Officials didn't disclose how much money was taken.

Man is arrested in armed holdups

Police arrested a man Sunday they say tried to rob two people at gunpoint in June near Fuzzy's Bar, 1270 S Highland Ave. Kevin K. Keating, 19, of 2062 Temple Terrace, was held on $100,000 bail Monday afternoon on a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon. "Keep your hands out of your pockets," he told one victim, according to police. "I'll shoot you if you move." Police say Keating made off with $60 from the first victim. The second victim fought off Keating and another suspect and escaped without being robbed, police say. It's unclear how Keating was apprehended.

Motorcyclist faces DUI, other charges

An Oldsmar man was arrested Sunday after police say he drove his motorcycle drunk, then kicked another biker while riding in the 1200 block of Gulf Boulevard, causing the victim to crash. Gary A. Boehm of 348 Fountainview Court was arrested on two felony counts of fourth or subsequent DUI and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, and two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and refusal to submit to testing. The victim, Steven Ehmke, 48, was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Boehm, 52, was released from the Pinellas County Jail on $6,500 bail.


Chamber invites officials to lunch

The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Legislative Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs Race Track, 11225 Race Track Road. Elected officials from federal, state and county levels that represent constituents in northwestern Hillsborough and North Pinellas have been invited to speak. Registered candidates from these areas have also been invited. The cost of the luncheon is $20 per person. Registration is available online at


Vahak Sarkis' exhibition "Found Objects In Theatrical Settings" runs through Sept. 30 at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The wrong ending date was listed in Saturday's regional calendar.

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