Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Naked Clearwater woman just wanted cigarettes

Clearwater

Naked woman just wanted cigarettes

A Clearwater woman looking for cigarettes needed more than a smoke, police say. She needed some clothes. Monica L. Wood, 52, was arrested early Friday and faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. According to Pinellas County sheriff's deputies, Wood knocked on a person's door in the early morning hours while in the nude to ask for cigarettes. Deputies said they later found the suspect walking through a nearby mobile home park wearing only boxer shorts. Wood was arrested at 2:35 a.m. in the 2400 block of Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Her bail was set at $250. Wood was released shortly after noon Friday.

DUNEDIN

New sidewalk set for causeway

A continuous sidewalk on the north side of the Dunedin Causeway will soon relieve congestion on the Pinellas Trail extension on the causeway's south side. At their meeting Thursday, the city commission awarded a $98,190 contract to Kloote Contracting of Palm Harbor to build 770 feet of sidewalk north of the causeway to complete that sidewalk and to install three pedestrian crossings. The money for the work came from gas taxes paid at the pump ($75,000), Penny for Pinellas funds ($21,510) and a transportation impact fee that the city collects from developers ($1,680). The city expects the project to start in late May.

BELLEAIR BLUFFS

Sheriff searching for bank robber

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday at the Wachovia Bank at 2515 West Bay Drive in Belleair Bluffs. Deputies describe the suspect as a black male 20-30 years of age, 6 feet tall with a medium build and weighing about 170-180 pounds. He is believed to be using a fake beard. The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark-colored four-door car. According to deputies, the suspect entered the bank and approached a teller, then displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled. Deputies responded at 9:50 a.m. Anyone with information about this crime should call (727) 582-6200, or to remain anonymous, (800) 873-TIPS.

Largo

Swiss club to discuss cheese

The last meeting of the season will be held by the Swiss American Club of the Suncoast at 11:45 a.m. today at Stacey's, 1451 Missouri Ave. N, Largo. Discussion will center around current problems with cheese making and disappearing farmland in Switzerland. For information, call (727) 344-1944.

Naked Clearwater woman just wanted cigarettes 05/08/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 8, 2009 8:23pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Review: L.A. music scene in the '60s rocks again in 'Everybody Had an Ocean'

    Books

    I was 13 when I went to my first rock concert, a 1966 show by the Beach Boys at the long-gone Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg. After the last song, one of my friends dashed up on the empty stage and nabbed the paper cup left behind by dreamboat drummer Dennis Wilson. We cut it up and shared the relic, swooning …

  2. Alison Barlow named director to spur creative economy, jobs of St. Pete Innovation District

    Economic Development

    After an extensive search, the recently created St. Pete Innovation District now has its first executive director. Alison Barlow on Thursday was named to the position in which she will help recruit and facilitate a designated downtown St. Petersburg area whose assets and members range from USF St. Petersburg, Johns …

    Alison Barlow has been named the first executive director of the recently created St. Pete Innovation District, a designated downtown St. Petersburg area whose assets and members range from USF St. Petersburg, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Poynter Institute to SRI International and the USF College of Marine Science, among many other organizations. Barlow, who most recently served as manager of the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, starts her new job June 16.[Photo courtesy of LinkedIn]
  3. The winner of 'Survivor: Game Changers?' It has to be Jeff Probst

    Blogs

    But Tampa Bay fans are more interested in whether local lawyer and ex-Buccaneer Brad Culpepper came out on top. After winning five - count ‘em five - challenges Culpepper made probably the most serious error in taking Sarah Lacina. the 33-year-old police officer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the finals with him.

  4. To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set up an undercover operation. They created their own alligator farm, complete with plenty of real, live alligators, watched over by real, live undercover wildlife officers. It also had hidden video cameras to record everything that happened. That was two years ago, and on Wednesday wildlife officers announced that they arrested nine people on  44 felony charges alleging they broke wildlife laws governing alligator harvesting, transporting eggs and hatchlings across state lines, dealing in stolen property, falsifying records, racketeering and conspiracy. The wildlife commission released these photos of alligators, eggs and hatchlings taken during the undercover operation. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]