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Thief steals bowler's wallet during a game, tries to use credit cards

PORT RICHEY

Thief swipes bowler's wallet during game

Investigators are looking for a man who stole a bowler's wallet mid-game and then tried to use the credit cards in five different locations. The man stole Mitul Patel's wallet out of his bowling bag Saturday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Patel, 20, chased the man out of the Lane Glo bowling alley at 6935 Ridge Road, but lost him outside. A short time later, the man and an accomplice tried to use one of Patel's credit cards at Wal-Mart and Best Buy, which rejected them. The men were able to use the cards to buy items at three gas stations, however. The man who stole the wallet is described as 5 feet 8, weighing about 180 pounds. His accomplice is described as 5 feet 8, with a beard and weighing 220 pounds. Anyone with information may call sheriff's Detective Michael Rosa at (800) 854-2862, ext. 7447.

Boil water notice issued after break

A water main break at Chapel and Alto avenues on Thursday disrupted water service to about 40 residents. Maintenance crews shut off the water to repair the line. When the water comes back on, affected residents should boil it for one minute before using it for drinking or cooking until tests show the water is safe to drink. For information, call the city at (727) 816-1903.

NORTH OF LAND O'LAKES

Conservation Trust plans workshop

The Conservation Trust of Florida is holding a workshop on agricultural land conservation and estate planning on July 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cross Bar Ranch in central Pasco County. The workshop aims to educate landowners, lawyers, accountants and others about tax incentives, conservation easements and ways to reduce estate and other taxes. Lunch is provided. Call (904) 525-3042 for directions and to RSVP. More information can be found at www.conserveflorida.org.

NEW PORT RICHEY

County bus service meeting canceled

The County Commission has canceled the Aug. 27 public hearing on a proposal to change the frequency of bus service along U.S. 19 after officials decided this week to leave the schedule unchanged. For information, call Pasco County Public Transportation at (727) 834-3322 or e-mail info@ridepcpt.com.

Clarification

A photo that ran in Thursday's edition of the Pasco Times left out information that the 9-10 year old West Pasco softball team that won the District 12 Championship is affiliated with the West Pasco Little League.

Pasco deaths

Cottrill, Rose M.

Korona, Alfreda

Leary, Richard M.

LeBlanc, Sheldon

Moore, Earl L.

Reilly, Bertila F.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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