Man beat pregnant girlfriend, sheriff says
A man is accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the face, punching her in the throat and whipping her on the back with a belt on Nov. 4 and 5. Adonis H. Maldonado — a 27-year-old laborer who lives at 21026 Voyager Blvd. — was arrested Thursday. He is charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant female and violating his parole on charges of escape and aggravated assault in New Jersey, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. A report says Maldonado and his girlfriend have been together for nine years and they have a child together. She is six months pregnant with their second baby. Maldonado is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Steaks were packaged in purse, officials say
Authorities say a woman shoved three steaks into her purse at Publix on Wednesday afternoon and, when caught, said she stole them for her brother's birthday. Delores J. Stryker, 38, was arrested and faces a charge of retail theft. Stryker, who lives at 11514 Beehive Lane in Port Richey, remained at the county jail on Friday in lieu of $150 bail. The Publix where the theft occurred is at 9850 Little Road in New Port Richey.