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Land O'Lakes man accused of trying to siphon gasoline


Man accused of trying to siphon gasoline

Holding a red gas can and a garden hose, a man prowled around a U-Haul parking lot in Land O'Lakes on Friday night, attempting to use the trucks as cover. But as Heath W. Cannon, a 41-year-old from Land O'Lakes, opened a gas lid and slid in the hose to siphon gas, the property owner spotted him, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report said. When Cannon fled, the property owner caught and held him until deputies arrived. Cannon also had several other gas cans and another hose in the bed of his truck, which he had parked nearby. Cannon is charged with loitering and prowling and retail theft. He was released from the county jail on $300 bail.


Marijuana brownies sold at high school

A 16-year-old brought a batch of brownies made with marijuana to Zephyrhills High School and was caught while trying to sell them Friday morning, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report said.

A school resource officer got wind of the bake sale going on in the hallways and questioned the teen, who revealed 10 individually wrapped brownies he had yet to sell, along with a glass bong. The report said the teen had sold only two from that batch, which he said was made by his older brother and given to him.

The boy was taken to the Zephyrhills Police Department for processing and then to a Pasco County juvenile facility. He is charged with distribution of marijuana on a school campus and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Two teen girls face charges in carjacking

Two teenage girls were arrested in the wee hours Sept. 27 in Tarpon Springs after assisting in a carjacking in Holiday and being caught after a chase, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrest report said. The report says one girl is 17 and the other is 15 and that both live in Holiday.

The 15-year-old supplied the others involved with a handgun, which was used by the 17-year-old to assault the two victims. She also punched one victim in the face to get the car keys. Two other unknown cohorts also pointed guns at the victims, and both evaded police.

The two girls took the car and were caught and taken to the Tarpon Springs Police Department. The 15-year-old is charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery. The 17-year-old is charged with aggravated assault and carjacking. No more information was available on the girls or the identity of the others involved.

Land O'Lakes man accused of trying to siphon gasoline 10/05/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 4:46pm]
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