Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco man buries treasure, still arrested for grand theft

PORT RICHEY — A man buried his stolen treasure, but that didn't help him avoid arrest.

Joshua Martin, 24, is accused of stealing a chain, charm, diamond ring and coin, all gold, on May 25 from a Port Richey home on Pier Road. The victim claims the items are together worth $16,000.

Martin told police he entered the victim's home and took the items from under a bed. He said he fled to the Quick Stop Food Mart at 7529 U.S. 19, where he buried the items in the ground at the southwest corner.

Martin returned three days later to retrieve the buried gold and pawned the necklace for $900 the next day, a sheriff's report said.

Martin was arrested Monday and charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership. He remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $17,000 bail.

Pasco man buries treasure, still arrested for grand theft 06/05/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Crash closes SB lanes on U.S. 19 at Roosevelt Boulevard in Clearwater

    Accidents

    Lanes on southbound U.S. 19 are closed at Roosevelt Boulevard in Clearwater following a crash early Wednesday morning.

  2. Ex-intelligence chief Clapper questions Trump's fitness to hold office (w/video)

    National

    James R. Clapper Jr., former national intelligence director, questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office following his freewheeling speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, which Clapper labeled "downright scary and disturbing."

    James R. Clapper Jr., former national intelligence director, questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office following his freewheeling speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, which Clapper labeled "downright scary and disturbing." [Associated Press]
  3. E Fletcher Avenue may be closed weeks for cavern repairs

    Roads

    Commuters near the University of South Florida will want to find alternate routes with work continuing to repair a "cavern" under E Fletcher Avenue near the Hillsborough River.

     Commuters near the University of South Florida will want to find alternate routes with work continuing to repair a "cavern" under E Fletcher Avenue near the Hillsborough River. [10News WTSP]
  4. Pasco eyes favoring local vendors for county business

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Pasco commissioners want to give a leg up to local businesses bidding on county government contracts.

    "It's an economic driver. We owe it to the folks to keep money here, keep jobs here,'' said Pasco Commissioner Mike Wells Jr. about a proposed local preference purchasing ordinance.
  5. Insurance regulators fret over a spike in auto glass claims

    Banking

    TALLAHASSEE — Three months ago, state regulators weren't tracking a surge in broken auto glass claims, particularly in Tampa Bay.

    The issue has their attention now.

    The Office of Insurance Regulation is taking on assignment of benefits abuse in the 2018 legislative session. Pictured is Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. | [Times file photo]