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Teens accused of vandalizing several vehicles

Two teens were arrested Thursday on suspicion of using slingshots to damage several vehicles in Largo and Belleair last month. Maxwell Wesley Houser of Largo and Jeffrey Dylan Judy of Chuluota, both 19, used the slingshots to bombard the vehicles with marbles and pellets, police said. At least four vehicles sustained damage, including a Belleair garbage truck. Most of the incidents occurred on or near Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Judy and Houser, who face charges of criminal mischief, were linked to the incidents after the garbage truck was hit on Dec. 21. While riding in the truck, Belleair employees noticed that something hit the windshield, causing a spiral fracture several inches wide. Police were called after one of the workers spotted the youths in a nearby back yard. Police found that they bought the slingshots on Dec. 18 from a local Walmart. The youths told police they went through Belleair shooting marbles at various objects, including an SUV on Bayview Drive, according to arrest affidavits. They also shot at vehicles at the Belleair Towers Assisted Living Facility on Dec. 18, police said. Damages for the vehicles have been estimated at more than $2,700. Both teens have been released on their own recognizance.

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Largo man jailed in robbery of shopper

A Largo man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a 68-year-old woman last month. Police say 29-year-old Jesse Carlisle stole a woman's purse from her cart in the Publix grocery store parking lot at 12022 Indian Rocks Road on Dec. 30. About 7:30 p.m., the woman was pushing her cart from the store when she was confronted by Carlisle, who demanded her purse, police said. When she refused, he pulled her purse from the cart and left the area. Within an hour, he tried to access her bank account with her debit card, police said. He's charged with suspicion of strong arm robbery, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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Meet and greet greyhounds free

Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay is hosting a free meet-and-greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents. They're inviting the public to visit and learn more about these dogs. It's at 1 p.m at Petco, 30697 U.S 19.

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Deadline for Daisy Grants is Monday

The last chance to apply for the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club 2012 Daisy Grants is fast approaching. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to Pinellas County nonprofits that have demonstrated service to the community. However the deadline to apply is Monday. The awards will be presented at the 41st annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show at the Belleair Country Club on March 22. Applicants can access the 2012 application through the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club Web site, clearwatercwc.org.

More Epiphany coverage in Local 01/06/12 [Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 8:03pm]
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