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Holiday man accused of using girlfriend's key to steal TV from business

HOLIDAY

Man accused of using girlfriend's key in theft

A 31-year-old man is accused of taking his girlfriend's office key, breaking into the store where she works and stealing a $2,000 television, which he later pawned for $200, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.

Esequiel "P.J." Martinez, of 3518 Cincinnati Drive, Holiday, was arrested Monday and faces several charges of burglary and dealing in stolen property. He is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $85,000 bail.

The address of the business where the TV was stolen is 4148 Louis Ave. in Holiday. County records show the business as Premiere Seals Inc. When contacted, a woman said they had no record of a TV being stolen, and declined to comment further.

PORT RICHEY

Runaway, 17, found in man's bedroom

A 17-year-old runaway was found in a Port Richey man's bedroom Monday, authorities say.

The man, Brandon Davis, 21, of 5147 Mallet Drive, is charged with sexual battery, lewd and lascivious battery, interfering with custody and harming a minor. He is being held at the county jail in lieu of $70,000 bail.

The girl had been reported as a runaway to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office on Saturday. A report says Davis drove to Spring Hill to pick up the girl and concealed her in his home — until his live-in girlfriend saw her and called the police.

The girl told authorities she had sex with Davis, and he told her to hide under his bed so his girlfriend wouldn't see her.

Holiday man accused of using girlfriend's key to steal TV from business 06/09/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 7:23pm]
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