Man faces drug charges after police chase
A Tarpon Springs man was arrested Tuesday night after he tried to back his car into a sheriff's deputy before fleeing the scene, authorities say. According to an arrest report, here's what happened: A deputy tried to approach David Edward Resovsky, 20, in a Steak 'n Shake parking lot in Oldsmar about 7:30 p.m. Resovsky abruptly backed up his Nissan Altima, then headed north on Pine Avenue. As the deputy pursued Resovsky in his cruiser, Resovsky ran at least two red lights, drove through a ditch, jumped a curb at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy and eventually crashed into a pond near 3705 Tampa Road. Before impounding the Nissan, authorities found a plastic bag in the car that contained a green leafy substance and a glass pipe. Resovsky was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding an officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $30,300 bail.
Third candidate to run for City Council
A third City Council hopeful has announced he will run for office next year. Jay Polglaze, 53, a member of the Clearwater Downtown Partnership and the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition, plans to run for one of the seats vacated by Vice Mayor John Doran and mayoral hopeful George Cretekos. Former council member Bob Clark and Community Development Board member Doreen DiPolito also intend to campaign. Candidate qualifications begin in November. Polglaze, a father of two, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years. He moved to Clearwater in 1975.
Honor where you live with a party
Neighborhood associations and citizen groups in Clearwater are encouraged to host block parties in honor of the city's 13th annual Celebrate Clearwater Neighborhoods Day on April 30. During the event, groups of city leaders including the mayor, council members and department directors will travel across the city to party sites, where they will meet residents and listen to their questions and concerns. Neighborhoods that register to host a block party will receive kits that include fliers to use as invitations, party decorations, and other promotional items. Registration deadline is April 15. Interested neighborhoods should call (727) 562-4554.
Help is available for home repairs
Homeowners who live in the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County or within Clearwater can get assistance with home repairs. For more information call (727) 442-4155.
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