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Spring Hill man accused of stealing jewelry from residents at assisted living facility


Man accused of assisted living facility thefts

A Spring Hill man was arrested Thursday and accused of stealing jewelry from residents at an assisted living facility. Patrick Wilson, 21, worked at the Forest Oaks Care Center on Forest Oaks Boulevard, where he stole jewelry while cleaning rooms, according to a statement released by the Sheriff's Office. After a pawnbroker alerted authorities to several suspicious transactions involving Wilson, an investigator approached the director about setting up a hidden camera operation to catch Wilson in the act, deputies say. When a decoy piece of jewelry was set up in one room, arrest reports state Wilson took it. Deputies say he admitted to taking the jewelry. He was being held Friday on theft-related charges at the Hernando County Detention Center on $47,000 collective bail.

Groove on over to Disco Night

The Spring Hill Community Association will present a Disco Night with DJ Marty from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. There will be a contest for the best 1970s attire. Light refreshments will be served. Beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Reservations are recommended. Call (352) 666-4746.


Course teaches boating safety

The Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its "About Boating Safely" course at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at its facility at 4340 Calienta St. The program teaches safe boating practices, use of safety equipment, navigation and Florida law. This course fulfills the Florida law that mandates people born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, to complete a state-approved safe boating course to operate a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more. The cost is $35. Call Jeffrey Hoff at (352) 397-5417.


Gun safety class is for ladies only

The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer a "ladies only" firearms safety orientation class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at the club range, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. The class will teach the basics of firearms safety around the home and pistol shooting. Completion provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. The cost is $50. To register, call (352) 597-9931.

Today's picks

Market on Main Street/Brooksville Nights: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Brooksville, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (352) 428-9275.

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church Hawaiian luau: 5-8 p.m., Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, west of Brooksville. $15 adults; $7 children. (352) 293-4022.

High Point Players present 'Life's A Picnic' dinner theater presentation: 6 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road, High Point. $7.50 each or two for $14. (352) 596-2397.

Spring Hill man accused of stealing jewelry from residents at assisted living facility 06/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 6:48pm]
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