Arrest is made in robbery of SunTrust bank
A man accused of robbing a SunTrust Bank on July 18 was arrested Wednesday, according to the Zephyrhills Police Department. Authorities say Jason Demetrius Wells, a 21-year-old laborer from 6010 Village Walk, threatened to kill a teller with a weapon if he did not get the money he demanded. The robber received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank. Wells is charged with robbery and remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Man charged with abusing teen girl
A 21-year-old man was arrested this week on charges he sexually abused a teenage girl. Ray Alexander Jr., a roofer from 38110 Howard Ave., is charged with sexual battery with force and lewd and lascivious acts on a person less than 16 years old. According to his arrest report from the Dade City Police Department, the incidents occurred when the girl was 15 and 16. Alexander remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Thursday in lieu of $60,000 bail.
Marijuana plants found in house
Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man on Wednesday after finding 13 marijuana plants in his home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say Andrew Kazmer operated a grow house at 15235 Scanio Drive in Shady Hills. Kazmer, who listed his job as "self-employed," is charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Thursday in lieu of $1,650 bail.
Sign up Saturday for Little League
Fall registration for the Greater Holiday Little League kicks off from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Recreation Complex, 2730 Strauber Memorial Highway. The price is $75, and a sibling discount is available. People may also register at the complex from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 7; or they can sign up from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Beef O'Brady's, 4762 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, and get a free kid's meal with each registration (for dine-in patrons only). An original birth certificate and three forms of proof of residency are required to register. For information or to register online, visit greaterholidayll.com.
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