Police: Man arrested in shooting
A man was shot in the leg about 8:45 a.m. Thursday during a drug deal and a dispute over a girl, police said. The fight broke out at a home on Limestone Drive, according to a Port Richey police report. Fernando Maysonet, 21, shot the other man in the back of his right leg as he was running away, the report said. The bullet shattered the victim's thigh bone. Maysonet, of Port Richey, was arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was released Friday morning from the Pasco County jail after posting $10,000 bail.
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AC worker accused of stealing copper
A former employee of an air conditioning company is accused of stealing about $38,000 in copper piping and other parts. Joseph Daniel Williams worked for All Star Heating and Air Conditioning Co. until this week, when police said his bosses suspected he was using the corporate account to order copper piping and other components from Gem-Air. Williams then sold those parts for money, the New Port Richey Police Department said. Williams, 30, of New Port Richey, told police he used the money for his drug addictions. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with scheme to defraud. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail. Police say they found about $5,000 in parts at Williams' home and returned them to the business.
Pancake breakfast Dec. 3 at K of C Hall
The Volunteer Way, IHOP restaurants, Knights of Columbus and Cornerstone Community Church will host the next free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive, behind Ocean Honda at U.S. 19 and Ridge Road. The event includes visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children's activities, and flu shots from the Pasco County Health Department (free for those on Medicaid and straight Medicare; $25 for everyone else). Everyone is welcome, including needy families and those who would like to help them. There is no cost; any donations received will buy food for the Volunteer Way food pantry, which helps 20,000 needy families a month. For information, call (727) 815-0433 or visit thevolunteerway.org.
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