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Palm Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography videos

PALM HARBOR

Videos showing Child porn lead to charges

A 30-year-old man is accused of having videos containing child pornography. Jared W. Coombs of 1288 Bay Harbor Drive, No. 107, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography. The videos he had included images of children as young as 5 years old being sexually abused. Three of the videos included children who have been identified by law enforcement or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to arrest reports. Coombs was arrested at his home by an agent from the Florida Attorney General's office. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $200,000 bail.

CLEARWATER

Photos may show scam suspects' car

Authorities have released photos of a car believed to have been used by two women who scammed an elderly woman out of $13,000 in cash and jewelry Saturday. The car is thought to be a four-door tan or champagne-colored Lincoln Town Car, police said. On Saturday, two women persuaded the victim to hand over valuables as collateral after one pretended to find a wallet with a lottery ticket in it. It happened as the victim was returning to her car at Sam's Club at 2575 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Police said the women they're looking for have tried the "pigeon drop" scam at least twice before, and ask would-be victims to call Clearwater police at (727) 562-4422 or (727) 562-4242 if they are approached.

DUNEDIN

Registration starts for Mutt Strutt

Registration is under way for the annual Mutt Strutt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 at Honeymoon Island State Park. The event, which benefits the Humane Society of Pinellas, includes a pet/owner walk-a-thon, games and 50 vendors. To download your registration form, visit humanesocietyof pinellas.org.

REDINGTON SHORES

Watercraft rider hurt in accident

An Ohio man was injured Wednesday after he was thrown from his personal watercraft near the southern tip of the Long Pier, deputies said. Lauren Garland and Craig Dehart, both 22 and visiting from Perrysburg, Ohio, were sharing the watercraft and idling in the water about 11 a.m., Pinellas County deputies said. Dehart's father, Jeffrey Dehart, 47, of Toledo, Ohio, was also piloting a watercraft and headed toward them to talk. He slowed and turned it off as he got close, but it coasted up to the back of the other watercraft, knocking his son into the water. Garland and Jeffrey Dehart pulled him from the water and took him to shore, deputies said. The young man's injuries were not serious; he was taken to Largo Medical Center as a precaution, said sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda.

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