Man accused of making threats with chain saw
A man is accused of threatening several people with a running chain saw in the Angus Valley area of Wesley Chapel. Scott R. Gilbreth, 50, was looking for a guy named "Bubby" and kidnapped a 26-year-old woman because he thought she knew where he was. He waved the running chain saw at her and then grabbed her by the throat and dragged her into his truck about 11:30 a.m. Monday, a Pasco sheriff's report states. Gilbreth drove them to a house where "Bubby" might have been, but once he found out the man wasn't there, he waggled the chain saw at a half dozen people, threatened to cut them up and dump their body parts in the woods and punched a 24-year-old woman in the face, the report said. The Sheriff's Office did not state why Gilbreth needed to see "Bubby." A witness in the report said "Bubby" and the 24-year-old woman took Gilbreth's money. Gilbreth, of 6872 Angus Valley Drive, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, battery, burglary, driving with a suspended or revoked license and violating his probation. He is being held without bail at the Pasco jail.
Woman dies after crash with truck
A woman is dead after the car she was riding in ran a red light and was hit by a flatbed tow truck Wednesday, authorities said. The woman's identity has not been released. The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota Echo that was headed north on Chancey Road. A report states the driver — a 20-year-old Temple Terrace woman whose identity also has not been released — ran the red light at the intersection of County Road 54 at 2 p.m. A 2005 Chevrolet tow truck headed west on County Road 54 smashed into the left side of the Toyota. The tow truck was carrying a 2011 Jeep SUV. The Toyota's passenger died at the scene. The Toyota's driver was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. Both women wore seat belts, according to the report. The tow truck driver, Martin Earl Smith, 44, of Dade City was not injured. The truck is owned by Reutimann Collision Repair in Zephyrhills. The crash remains under investigation, FHP said.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Man arrested after his uncle is stabbed
Authorities say Robert S. Madden stabbed his uncle "multiple times" with an ice pick Tuesday morning. The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. on Imperial Drive in New Port Richey. Madden, 51, and his uncle got into an argument that turned physical, a New Port Richey police report states. The cause of the argument was not disclosed. Madden punched his uncle, whose age was not released, and stabbed him "on several parts of his body" with the ice pick, the report states. The uncle was taken to a hospital for a possible punctured lung. Madden was also injured in the fight and was treated at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital before being escorted to the Pasco jail. Madden, of 5102 Hillside Drive in New Port Richey, is charged with aggravated battery. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.