Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Pinellas cops briefs: Man hits SPC computers, security guard

Police: Angry man hits SPC computers, officer

When Toby M. Clark didn't get the help he wanted from a St. Petersburg College Midtown employee, he left the campus only to return later that night wielding a rubber mallet, police said.

Clark, 45, had gone to the campus about 5:30 p.m. May 13 and asked a security officer for help finding a job. The officer directed him to a website. Something angered Clark, who left after yelling at the officer but returned with a rubber mallet. Police said he began smashing computers and punched the security officer and a custodian.

The two men subdued Clark until police arrived. He was arrested on two charges of aggravated assault on a school board employee, battery on a school board employee, battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief.

Police said Clark told them he felt the security officer was rude to him when he asked for help finding a job. He smashed the computers, he told police, because they weren't working properly.

Woman charged with throwing potatoes

A St. Petersburg woman was arrested on a domestic battery charge after police said she hit her boyfriend with a sack of potatoes. Marion A. Chrysler, 52, was arrested after the May 13 incident in which "she threw a sack of potatoes at the victim's face, causing a minor … cut on the inside lip of the victim," an arrest report states.

Grocery bill argument leads to sister's arrest

In another food-related case, a Seminole woman was arrested May 7 after Pinellas Park police said she hit her brother with a steak.

Leigh Ann Frye, 34, was arrested on a domestic battery charge. Police said she and her brother were arguing in a truck about their grocery bill. Her brother stopped the truck and started removing groceries, at which point Frye threw the steak at his head, arrest reports state. The type of steak was not released.

Nail gun in pants earns theft charge, no injury

A man arrested on a theft charge earlier this month also could get an award for bravery.

Louis William Naclerio, 36, was arrested May 3 after he stuffed a nail gun and nails "in the front of his pants" at a Home Depot and left the store, Pinellas Park police reported. Naclerio of St. Petersburg was arrested on a petty theft charge. No injuries were reported.

Man accused of stealing from cancer patient

A St. Petersburg man was arrested last week on charges that he stole from a cancer patient who was in the hospital.

Police said the victim was hospitalized twice in March and April. Ronald F. Lewers, 46, who lives near the victim in the 2000 block of 75th Way N, broke in and stole items — including a watch, a knife and a roll of pennies, arrest reports state. Lewers was arrested on charges of burglary and dealing in stolen property.

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