NEW PORT RICHEY
jewelry stolen from home; woman jailed
A 33-year -old woman is accused of stealing more than $20,000 in jewelry from a New Port Richey home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Jennifer L. Derosier, of 7032 Johnson Road in Port Richey, was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand theft. Her arrest report says she was at the victim's home on Damsen Circle, seemingly visiting as a friend or acquaintance, and the jewelry was discovered to be missing after Derosier left at midnight Tuesday. Thirteen items were stolen, including one gold and diamond ring worth $17,000. The report says the missing items were found in Derosier's hall closet. Derosier — who told authorities she is a delivery driver for Domino's Pizza in Spring Hill — remained Wednesday in the Land O'Lakes Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Foundation hosts scavenger hunt
Here's a chance to grab your camera and be silly for a serious cause: The Katelyn Foundation, which provides free and low-cost swimming lessons for children, is hosting a photo scavenger hunt on Oct. 17. Teams with four members and a photographer will have four hours to take as many arranged pictures as possible from a list of about 100 options. More difficult pictures are worth more points, and the team with the most points wins $1,000. Entry fee is $125 per team, with proceeds benefitting the Katelyn Foundation, which is named in memory of a local toddler who drowned in 2004. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Karl Reef, 6307 Grand Blvd. For information call Bonnie Howard at (727) 364-1172.
Raffle to benefit veterans group
Standing Tall for Veterans, a nonprofit organization that provides programs for veterans and active duty personnel, will host a "Rod & Reel" raffle at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Beef O'Brady's, 14136 7th St. Tickets are $5. Winner gets a new rod and reel, donated by Jim Swann's Complete Fly Fishing Shop, along with a box of three hand-tied red, white and blue fishing flies. National Guard framed artwork will also be available. Beef O'Brady's hosts Standing Tall for Veterans events on the fourth Monday of every month; mention the cause to your server and a portion of your bill will go to the nonprofit organization. For information, visit www.standingtallforveterans.org.
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