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Seven arrested in attack on brother and sister at Pier 60


Seven arrested after attack at Pier 60

Clearwater police arrested seven people after a strong-arm robbery Thursday night off Mandalay Avenue at Pier 60. Alexander Shangorodsky, 19, and his sister Lila, 18, were confronted by a group of young men at 9:26 p.m. Two of the men took Lila's handbag. The group also battered both victims. When the siblings tried to call for help, the men smashed their cell phones. Several police units responded to the scene and located seven suspects, who were identified by the victims. Arrested were Raul Santos-Vargas, 20, of 323 Brandywine Drive in Valrico; Frank Angelo Borja, 19, of 713 Debra Lynn Drive; Isaiah Cruz, 19, of 309 Providence Road in Tampa; and Kyle Wolfman, 18, of 4142 Alafia Blvd. in Brandon. Three other suspects arrested were juveniles, who were all charged with one count of battery.

Officers going back into schools

Although the program was in jeopardy several years ago, the city says it's going to — once again — keep police officers inside some of its schools. The City Council on Thursday approved a contract with the School Board to place one school resource officer at each of the following schools: Clearwater High School, Countryside High School, Kennedy Middle School and Oak Grove Middle School. The city will spend $323,749 for salaries and benefits for the four officers and the school will reimburse Clearwater $196,046.


Food pantry needs canned goods

To help stock the shelves of the Shepherds Center food pantry, the Kiwanis Club of Tarpon Springs has set up a food drive today at Publix Supermarket, 40932 U.S. 19 N. Donations of nonperishable food items such as tuna, peanut butter, rice and canned soups can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For details, call Mary Watts at (727) 947-4957.


A photo caption in Friday's St. Petersburg Times misidentified Ray Hawkinson, the Dunedin Community Band conductor who died May 30.

Pinellas deaths

Arrington, Carolyn R.

Castellano, Eugene

Duffy, Ethel A.

Eastin, Richard

Foley, Briana M.

Noury, Kevin A.

Rodriguez-Torrent, Ralph

Russo, Samuel "Sam"

Toccalino, Mark August

Torchia, Frances Louise Abaray

Vokurka, Fred Jr.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Seven arrested in attack on brother and sister at Pier 60 06/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2008 11:17am]
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