Suspect caught after robbery of Credit union
Pasco Sheriff's detectives have made an arrest in Tuesday's bank robbery at the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. Raymond Barnes, 31, of 37212 Majestic Oaks Court, Dade City, was arrested on one count of bank robbery. Several hours later, tips related to the security photo (above) gave law enforcement information as to the identity of the suspect. Dade City police officers made a traffic stop on the suspect's rented vehicle and he was arrested after sheriff's detectives interviewed him. The suspect entered the branch at 12542 Curley St. shortly before 11 a.m., stated he had a gun and demanded money, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The robber fled in a gray sedan.
NEW PORT RICHEY
9/11 observance planned at park
As people around the world gather Sept. 11 to observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at Sims Park. Clergy will offer prayers and the Richey Concert Band and school choral groups will provide patriotic music. Sgt. Maj. Steve Wilson will be the keynote speaker. People are invited to bring their 9/11 memorabilia for inclusion in a showcase under a display tent during the memorial that will serve as a tribute to the victims. In addition, community members are encouraged to participate in "Operation Shoebox," founded in 2003 to send support, snacks and much-needed personal care items to American troops deployed overseas. Donations, such as hard candy, canned food, toiletries, small board games and crossword puzzles, will be welcomed at the memorial service. For information, visit cityofnewportrichey.org or call (727) 853-1016.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Police to hold community forum
The New Port Richey Police Department will hold a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at City Hall, 5919 Main St. Police Chief Jeffrey Harrington and Capt. Jack Armstrong of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office will give a presentation on law enforcement efforts and answer questions from residents. For information, call New Port Richey Police at (727) 841-4553.
Deer Park students win skating medals
Two fifth-graders take home multiple medals from the U.S. Roller Figure Skating competition. Story, Page 6