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North Pinellas briefs: Man accused in sexual assault of 11-year-old girl

CLEARWATER

Man accused in sex assault of 11-year-old girl

A 20-year-old Clearwater man was arrested Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl. Clearwater police said Santos Carrillo-Antonio, of 2065 N Highland Ave., Building C, No. 120, had sex with the girl three times in the past month at a Clearwater home. The girl's relative called police after catching Carrillo-Antonio with the victim, according to the police report. An investigation found the man and the child "were in a relationship for approximately the past month," police said. Authorities did not release the victim's name because of the nature of the crime. Carrillo-Antonio was being held Monday in the Pinellas County Jail on charges of capital sexual battery.

Bed motor sparks living center fire

A motor in a mechanical bed sparked a fire at an assisted living facility in Clearwater on Monday. Crews arrived at the Encore Senior Village, 620 Belleair Road, about 8:10 a.m. to find one of 12 units on fire. The sprinkler system helped firefighters extinguish the fire in about 10 minutes. One person, a 47-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation. The loss is estimated at $75,000.

Business license fees might rise 5%

City business owners will have to dip a bit deeper into their pockets this year. City leaders Thursday are expected to sign off on a 5 percent increase in business license fees. The money, which is expected to raise an extra $103,000 a year, will offset increased service costs, so the city won't make money off the price increase, said Jeff Kronschnabl, director of the city development and neighborhood services department. He said the average fee is about $114, so owners would have to cough up about an extra $5.70 when they renew. The city issues about 10,000 business licenses a year. The state lets cities increase this fee every two years. The city last increased it in 2005 by 5 percent.

TARPON SPRINGS

Water, wastewater rate hikes possible

Tarpon Springs city commissioners will consider annual rate increases for city water and wastewater services at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 324 E Pine St. The meeting can be seen on Knology Ch. 15 and Bright House Ch. 615. It will be replayed at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. Friday; midnight Saturday; and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Pinellas deaths

Barrett, Ty

Blaksley, Lois E.

Bogath, Natalie

Cauffman, Elwood P. "Woodie"

Chaisson, Daniel

Chelstowski, Louis A.

Church, Vera V.

Emanuele, Vincent

Hartstein, Paul E. Sr.

Johnston, Marie Brimmer

Marjamma, Roy S.

Mullins, April Sunshine

Potter, Emma

Radnoti, Dennis L.

Rossi, Charlotte Hoyt

Schneider, Francis Joseph

Tejamanil, Giovanni "Gio"

Wilson, George W.

Wollman, Patricia Elizabeth Tobin

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

North Pinellas briefs: Man accused in sexual assault of 11-year-old girl 06/02/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 9:25am]
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