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Man accused in Brooksville dog thefts had been accused before


Man had been accused of dog theft before

A Brooksville man accused last month of stealing four dogs from the Humane Society of the Nature Coast has been accused of a previous dog theft from the agency. Juan Claudio, 26, is accused of stealing a female pit bull in July from the shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads. That dog has not been recovered. Claudio was arrested in August and accused of breaking into the shelter, along with Jose Navarro, 20, and stealing four other dogs. Claudio was arrested Thursday on a charge of burglary.


Enjoy a full day of the blues today

Bluesapalooza will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. The Hernando County Recreation Department presents this 10-hour outdoor music fest that will feature the Rockaways (formerly Live and Let Die) at noon, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon at 2 p.m., the Sean Chambers Band at 4 p.m. and the Damon Fowler Group at 6 p.m. There also will be a number of food and craft vendors, nonprofit and commercial exhibits, contests and games. Admission is $5 per person.


'Art Recycling' event postponed

The "Art Recycling" exhibit and art show scheduled for today at Weeki Wachee Springs has been postponed. The sponsor, Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, will announce plans for an art show and exhibit to be held in November.


Bring dog for day full of activities

The Hernando County Kennel Club will celebrate its AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Hernando Council Senior Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs. There will be demonstrations in obedience, rally and grooming. Members from greyhound and basset rescue groups, as well as representatives from the Hernando Kennel Club, will be on hand. AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days are observed throughout September, with hundreds of organizations throughout the country hosting events for dogs and their owners. For information, call Deborah Rocco, (352) 263-3775.

Today's picks

Hernando High School's Royale Regiment Marching Band carwash fundraiser: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Students will accept donations, with proceeds benefiting the band boosters program.

Humane Society Fur Ball: 6 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. $75. (352) 796-2711.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' wraps up this weekend at Stage West: 8 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $15 adults, $8 students. (352) 683-5113.

Spring Hill Relay for Life 'Vacation Destinations Relay Around the World in 18 Hours' Early Bird Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 585-7406.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Man accused in Brooksville dog thefts had been accused before 09/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:30pm]
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