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Parents were drunk, on cocaine in front of toddler, Pasco deputies say


Deputies: Couple drunk, high in front of child

A couple are accused of child neglect after deputies found them drunk and high on cocaine in front of their 2-year-old, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched to 3708 Rosewater Drive in Holiday Lake Estates about 12:30 a.m. Thursday for a welfare check. Inside they found Maria L. Pawlowski, 31, and Daniel J. Rapoch, 32, along with their toddler. Pawlowski told authorities she was high and drunk, and a bag of cocaine was found inside the home, the sheriff's report said. Rapoch struggled with deputies and had to be pepper sprayed, authorities said. According to a birth announcement that ran in the newspaper, Pawlowski and Rapoch have a son who will be 3 in May. The toddler's condition was not available Thursday. Pawlowski and Rapoch are charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect. Pawlowski's bail was set at $10,150. Rapoch, who was also charged with resisting an officer with violence, is being held at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $15,150 bail.


See model planes fly this weekend

Some of Florida's and Georgia's best 3D aerobatic pilots will showcase their maneuvers this weekend to raise money for The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. The pilots will fly their large-scale radio-controlled aircraft at Can-Am Flyers Field from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. and parking is $3. To reach the field, take State Road 52 east of Interstate 75; turn south on McKendree Road, which is a dirt road; turn east on Tyndall Road. The entrance to the field will be on the left. For information call (352) 346-2609 or visit


Have a hot dog, turn in Census

Still haven't mailed back your 2010 Census? Pasco County is hoping to inspire citizens to "March to the Mailbox" with free food, music and giveaways at local libraries Saturday. The events, which will be attended by U.S. Census representatives, will feature hot dogs, children's activities and free T-shirts and hats. The Saturday events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regency Park Library, Centennial Park Library and Hugh Embry Library, and from 9 a.m. to noon at Zephyrhills Public Library.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Parents were drunk, on cocaine in front of toddler, Pasco deputies say 04/08/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 8, 2010 10:12pm]
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