Man charged in Moon Lake home robbery for prescription meds

MOON LAKE

Man Charged in January home robbery

There was a knock at the door. It was 1:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at a house on Loy Street. The 51-year-old homeowner answered. A woman was there, saying she had just crashed into his fence and she needed help, according to Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office. When the homeowner walked outside, a person in a ski mask wielding an ax handle ran up, chased the man back inside, pushed him down, pressed the handle against his throat and demanded prescription medication, a report states. "I told you I would be back," the masked man said. The victim recognized the voice as belonging to his ex-roommate, Brian Alan Vineyard, 28, Doll said. The thief and his accomplice left. The victim had minor injuries, Doll said. Vineyard, of 9808 Sholtz St. in Moon Lake Estates, was arrested Thursday. He is charged with burglary with assault or battery, robbery with a deadly weapon, violation of his felony probation and filing a false report to law enforcement. He is on community supervision for uttering forged bills, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. The female accomplice is still at large, Doll said. Vineyard is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Bikers' ride raises funds for veterans

Scores of bikers will take to the streets Sunday for the Patriot Ride, a motorcycle trek to raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen or disabled military veterans. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and the riders will take off at 11:30 a.m. from Gulf Coast Harley-Davidson, 5817 State Road 54 (route to be distributed at event). The event will include raffle prizes, silent auctions, a commemorative gift and food by Pit Boss Barbecue. The ride will be done in honor of Capt. Eric J. Anliker of Tampa, who died last year at age 40 after serving two tours of duty in Kuwait and Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 attacks. For information contact Ed at epulido@foldsofhonor.org or Chad at patriotride@yahoo.com.

INSIDE

Detective in big drug bust honored

The investigator whose work led to the largest cocaine bust in county history is honored as Pasco's Detective of the Year. Story, Page 4

Correction

Tracey Gohn was the driver in a 2004 crash on Grand Boulevard that resulted in a $300,000 jury award last week. A story Wednesday gave an incorrect name.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Man charged in Moon Lake home robbery for prescription meds 02/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2010 9:48pm]

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