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Police: Customer using Wachovia ATM in New Port Richey robbed

New Port Richey

Pair accused of robbing ATM customer

Two people were arrested on charges they robbed a bank customer at an ATM Thursday night. The robbery happened just before 9 p.m. at the Wachovia Bank in the Southgate Shopping Center at 5211 U.S. 19. The victim told New Port Richey police he was getting money from the ATM when the robbers came up behind him, pressed something sharp to his back and told him if he relaxed, no one would get hurt. He gave them $200 and the duo fled on foot. The two arrested later that night were Alison G. Gunther, 28, of 4923 Elkner St. in New Port Richey, and Paul M. Meglio, 38, who is listed as homeless. Gunther is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Meglio faces the same charge, as well as drug charges. His bail was set at $37,000.

Wesley Chapel

Van overturns near school, killing man

A 56-year-old man was killed in an early-morning crash on Wells Road. The man was traveling east in a 2006 white Chevy van on Wells Road, east of Boyette Road, about 2 a.m. Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. When he came to a slight left curve, FHP said, he veered onto the grassy shoulder, over-corrected and struck a curb near Wesley Chapel High School. His car overturned several times, throwing the man from the car. He died on impact. FHP has not released the man's name since his family has not yet been notified. FHP says he was not wearing a seat belt, and it is not known whether alcohol was a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Port Richey

Boat, outdoor show starts today

The USA Fleamarket will hold a Boat and Outdoor Lifestyle Show this weekend, featuring a nautical swap meet and boating seminars today and Sunday. There will be live rock music from 4 to 7 p.m. today, with other music provided by True Oldies 106.3 FM. Parking and admission are free to the flea market, 11721 U.S. 19, just south of State Road 52.


Pine View Middle School was the only Pasco secondary school to earn an A and make adequate yearly progress for 2008-09. It was not the first, though, as reported in Friday's Pasco Times. Seven Springs Middle School also logged in the marks in 2006-07. In the same story, it should have stated that Hudson Elementary — not Hudson Middle — has been in restructuring under federal accountability measures.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Police: Customer using Wachovia ATM in New Port Richey robbed 06/19/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 19, 2009 9:15pm]
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