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Man stole jewelry to pay bail, deputies say


Man stole jewelry to pay bail, deputies say

Troy Davis, a 20-year-old unemployed man from Wesley Chapel, told deputies that he stole more than $3,500 worth of jewelry in San Antonio because he knew he was going to jail on previous drug charges and wanted money to help him with his bail, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.

Davis sold the jewelry to two pawn shops, said the report, and was arrested Saturday.

In addition to his drug charges, Davis was charged with three counts of grand theft.

He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $11,300 bail Sunday night.

The jewelry has been recovered, deputies say.


Robbery suspect flees, calls mom for a ride

After the car he was in was pulled over, a young man fled deputies early Wednesday by jumping over a fence, running through the woods, swimming in lakes and then finding a Wal-Mart, where he called his mother to pick him up, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Justin S. Capell, 18, of Holiday was in a car with others in New Port Richey who were suspected of being involved in a robbery — and the car was stolen, the report said.

A deputy pulled the car over, but Capell escaped through a rear door and took off, the report said.

He was found and arrested Saturday night. He is charged with resisting arrest without violence, aggravated battery and strong arm robbery.

He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,100 bail Sunday night.

The report says that after being caught, he admitted to being in the car and said he ran because he was scared.


Woman charged with battering husband

Upset with her husband, a 63-year-old woman tossed a drink in his face, threw a bowl of popcorn on him and clocked him in the head with a coffee mug so hard that the mug broke, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Carol Ann Vance of New Port Richey was arrested Saturday on a charge of aggravated battery and was released on bail that same day.


Ex-roommate accused of stealing identity

Two roommates had a falling out and, after one moved to Illinois, the other stole the former friend's identity and even tried to cash in that person's life insurance, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Patricia Galinis, 56, of Hudson was arrested Friday on charges of a criminal use of personal identification and a scheme to defraud.

She was released on $55,000 bail Saturday.

The arrest report said that in April and May, Galinis used the victim's credit cards, forged checks, opened new credit cards in that person's name and used stolen money to pay her bills.

The report said she tried to get nearly $100,000 through these real and false cards and checks and through the person's life insurance company, but ended up getting only several thousand.

Galinis told deputies that everything she did was with the victim's permission.

Man stole jewelry to pay bail, deputies say 10/12/08 [Last modified: Friday, October 17, 2008 6:09pm]
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