Spring Hill bank robbery suspect is quickly captured

SPRING HILL

Bank robbery suspect is quickly captured

Shortly before 4 p.m., Monday a man robbed the Bank of America at 7184 Mariner Blvd.

Soon after, Demetrio Crespo of Spring Hill was stopped at California Street and Powell Road when a deputy saw him driving a Mercury Sable with no tag.

The 42-year-old, authorities say, matched the description of the bank robber.

Investigators say they soon confirmed that Crespo robbed the bank. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

COUNTYWIDE

Veterans aid group seeking donations

Standing Tall For Veterans is accepting tax-deductible donations, including estate donations, household items, garage sale items, and computers and parts.

The nonprofit organization provides various programs and services to veterans, such as sending phone cards to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Fallen Soldier Scholarship Fund Program, taking injured veterans to major-league baseball games, and providing financial assistance to families of soldiers serving or returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq.

To arrange a pickup, or for information, call Chuck Bennett at (352) 238-3148 or visit standingtallforveterans.org.

SPRING HILL

'Chicago' comes to Stage West

Well-rounded performers who can sing, dance and act are encouraged to audition for the Stage West Community Playhouse production of the musical Chicago.

Auditions are 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd.

There are speaking roles for 10 women and nine men.

Bring prepared music, preferably a song from the show, as well as dance shoes.

Accompaniment provided as necessary. There will be readings from the script.

The director is Barbara Everest.

Production dates are Nov. 10 to 20. Call (352) 683-4302 or send e-mail to cabaretbarb@tampabay.rr.com.

HUDSON

'Murder Me Always' an Elks fundraiser

The Thespians of Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520 will perform Murder Me Always on Aug. 6 at the lodge, 9135 Denton Ave. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 7.

The show is adapted from a book by Lee Mueller. It is not only a "who done it" that the audience will be expected to solve, but there will be a few laughs as well.

This is a fundraiser for the lodge. Tickets are $15 and are available in the lounge. Reserved seating available for tables of eight or more, and these tickets are available in the office (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays).

For reserved seating tickets, call (727) 868-2994; for open seating tickets, call (727) 863-2520.

INVERNESS

Want to take a class at Technical Institute?

The Withlacoochee Technical Institute is accepting applications for various programs and classes. Classes start Aug. 8, unless otherwise noted.

Air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The class is three semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,440; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Automotive collision repair and refinishing. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The class is three semesters. The cost is about $1,560 per semester; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Automotive service technology. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The class is four semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Commercial foods and culinary arts. Food preparation and serving activities are an integral part of the course. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is three semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Computer systems technology program. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is three semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Cosmetology program. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is approximately 11 months. The cost is about $1,600; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. Students must attend an orientation session before the start of the program.

Early childhood education. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The program length is 600 hours. Students receive part I and part II state-mandated child care training in order to prepare for the state competency examinations. Tuition is about $1,600; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Electricity program. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is two semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. The program is NCCER-certified.

Industrial machinery maintenance. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is three semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. The program is NCCER-certified.

Medical administrative specialist. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is two semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,400; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. Certifications are available through Microsoft Office Master.

Nursing assistant. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays, four weeks long. The cost is about $320; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. CPR certification is included.

Patient care assistant. Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays, for 11 weeks. The course is three semesters. The cost is about $772; books, supplies and lab fees are additional. Includes Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide certifications.

Applied welding technology. Classes are 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. The course is two semesters. The cost per semester is about $1,560; books, supplies and lab fees are additional.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Also, all programs are approved for veterans' training. For information, call Student Services at (352) 726-2430, exts. 244 or 246; or visit the website at wtionline.cc.

Spring Hill bank robbery suspect is quickly captured 07/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:21pm]

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