Tickets on sale for mayors' breakfast Dec. 3
Tickets are on sale for the Annual Mayors' Breakfast hosted by the cities of Safety Harbor and Oldsmar. The breakfast raises money and collects toys and other gifts for needy families in both communities. This year's breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Nielsen Company, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. Tickets are $30 for an individual. Table sponsorships are also available ($300 for eight seats). Call (727) 724-1555. Proceeds go to the Neighborhood Family Center, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit, the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and local schools. For more information, contact Brad Purdy at (727) 724-1555 ext. 404.
Motorcycle run benefits kids, cops
The Tarpon Springs Police Department's Cops and Kids Program, along with the local business Ride to Eternity and the city of Tarpon Springs, are co-sponsoring a 10-mile motorcycle run Nov. 7. The program will benefit the Tarpon Springs Cops & Kids Christmas Program. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the northeast corner of Tarpon Avenue and U.S. 19. The cost to participate is $5 and an unwrapped toy. For more information about the run, call (727) 709-4723 or (727) 944-5729. For more information on the Cops and Kids Program, call (727) 938-2840.
Man who wore bikini arrested
Donald Ray Blackwell said he thought it would be funny to come outside of his home in a woman's swimsuit Thursday afternoon, according to police. But the joke landed the 53-year-old in jail when he appeared only in the top portion of a bikini Thursday afternoon, an arrest report shows. Blackwell, of 713 New Jersey St., was charged with exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor. Largo police were at the home around 4:30 p.m. investigating a possible disturbance when they encountered Blackwell, who was fully dressed at the time. After they spoke to him, Blackwell went back into his home and emerged a short time later in the bikini top. According to an arrest report, Blackwell stood in his front yard with his genitals exposed in full view of neighbors and passing vehicles. Police said Blackwell was intoxicated.
Deputies say teen stole synthetic pot
An 18-year-old Largo man is accused of breaking into a convenience store to steal synthetic marijuana. Jacob T. Jacquay was arrested Thursday and charged with felony burglary. On Friday afternoon, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Jacquay broke into the Pik-N-Save food store at 9640 Ulmerton Road about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 7. Deputies say he stole about $200 worth of K2, which is sold as incense but used as an intoxicant. More than a dozen states have banned the sale of K2, which mimics effects of marijuana. Polk County officials announced this week they intend to crack down on the sale of the synthetic drug under a state law that prohibits the distribution of "imitation controlled substances."
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