Dumpster diving leads to chase, theft charges
A police officer saw a teenager digging through a Dumpster behind CenturyLink on Meridian Avenue in Dade City Thursday night and, when approached, the teen split, scaling an 8-foot fence rimmed with barbed wire.
According to a report from the Dade City Police Department, the officer gave chase and saw the teen hurdling a wooden fence.
A canine officer later spotted the teen on a roof before he escaped again.
When caught, the Moore-Mickens Education Center student said he was trying to steal copper wire. When asked why, the tattooed boy "advised that he needed $600 to pay his probation officer," the report states.
The 17-year-old, whose name is not being released due to his age, was arrested and charged with burglary and resisting arrest.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Wife accused of beating husband
Ana Serrano knew her husband was running around on her. So, at 3 a.m. Saturday, she followed him in her car, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
She caught up with him on Rowan Road in New Port Richey and pulled her car in front of his, blocking his path.
Then, she walked over, opened his car door and proceeded to beat him in the face while screaming "I hate you," according to a report.
Serrano, a 43-year-old nursing assistant who lives in New Port Richey, is charged with domestic battery. As of Saturday, she was being held without bail in the Land O'Lakes jail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Battery charges stem from neighbors' brawl
A 29-year-old Brooklyn native is accused of choking and punching his neighbors — a woman and two men — and threatening to stab them with a knife around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
Alexander Francisquini, an unemployed man who lives at 4647 Alma St. in New Port Richey, is charged with aggravated battery and simple battery.
The incident happened at 4623 Alma St., according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. A report states the victims were bruised and had marks around their throats.
The report does not say what started the alleged fight. As of Saturday, Francisquini was being held at the county jail in lieu of $10,150 bail.