Women face prostitution, drug charges
Clearwater police posed as customers responding to online escort service advertisements and arrested five women on prostitution charges and a sixth woman on prostitution and drug possession charges. According to police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts, the suspects — contacted through escort websites — met undercover officers at an undisclosed Clearwater location and offered to have sex with them for prices that ranged up to $400. Those arrested and their charges were January Stutes, 29, prostitution; Tori Farrelly, 20, prostitution; Jessica Gillespie, 20, prostitution; Jenny Bartolo, 20, prostitution; Holly Cannarelli, 54, prostitution; and Stephanie Donaldson, 24, prostitution, possession of crack cocaine and possession of a controlled substance.
Health lecture has been rescheduled
A lecture on orthopedic and sports injuries that was scheduled for noon Wednesday at the Countryside Recreation Center has been rescheduled for noon May 23. The lecture is part of the Clearwater Aging Well Center and Clearwater Library collaborative series "Wellness Wednesday on the Road."
Computer classes offered at center
Clearwater Senior Citizens Services, 1204 Rogers St., is offering computer classes including Basics of Computers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Beyond Basics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of the classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The Basics of Computers class is for beginners and will cover how a computer works, an overview of the Internet, including email, and how to keep your computer healthy. Beyond Basics will cover email usage, software programs, downloading photographs and computer troubleshooting. The cost is $25 per course. Space is limited, and advance registration is requested. For more information, call (727) 442-8104.
Event to feature trucks and clowns
Start planning now for Largo Touch-a-Truck and Florida Clown Day on Jan. 28. Bring the whole family out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to climb, honk the horn and play on vehicles including fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses, military vehicles, a Bayflight helicopter, an 18-wheeler and more. Kids will enjoy inflatables, train rides on the Largo Central Railroad and Rocketship Car rides around the block. There also will be a food court in the middle of the park. In conjunction with Touch-a-Truck, 100 clowns from Uptown Clown Alley will be performing. Wristbands are required for some activities and can be purchased for $5 at the event. Limited on-site parking will be available, and free event shuttles will be offered from Largo High School. Individuals may park and walk from Largo Middle School. Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive. For more information, call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014, or visit LargoEvents.com.