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Police briefs: Pest control owner accused of stealing from clients

BROOKSVILLE — A Dade City pest control business owner has been arrested on charges of grand theft and possession of illegal substances, accused of stealing items from customers' homes.

According to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report, Barbara Johnson, 42, noticed she was missing jewelry after Suppa Pest Control owner John Suppa, 55, had finished work at her home in Spring Hill. Suppa was found later that day at another customer's residence in possession of a ring and bracelet, valued at about $3,300, that Johnson identified as hers. A bag belonging to Suppa also contained other pieces of jewelry that have not been identified, authorities said.

Upon arrest, deputies found pills in Suppa's pockets without a prescription or prescription bottle.

Suppa, who was arrested Saturday, was being held Tuesday at the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 bail.

SPRING HILL

18-year-old charged in gas station shooting

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with principal to attempted second-degree murder after a Friday night shooting outside a Spring Hill convenience store.

The shooting occurred at the Hess station at Mariner and Northcliffe boulevards. Authorities did not say what prompted the shooting, which resulted in minor injuries to the victim, who was not named.

Christopher James Maher of Spring Hill remained in custody Tuesday at the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail. Maher was arrested earlier this year on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and also has a juvenile record, according to records.

Authorities said Tuesday they were continuing to search for a second suspect in the Friday night incident.

SPRING HILL

Suspect says he just 'borrowed' motorcycle

While responding to a verbal disturbance Friday afternoon on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill, authorities arrested a man they say was in possession of a stolen Pasco County sheriff's motorcycle.

According to the report, David Mulrooney, 23, of Spring Hill told deputies he borrowed the yellow and black Suzuki motorcycle from the Performance Honda dealership in Wesley Chapel without permission. However, when checking the vehicle identification number, authorities found it came back as stolen, and Mulrooney was listed as a suspect.

Mulrooney was released Monday afternoon from the Hernando County Detention Center after posting $2,000 bail.

BROOKSVILLE

Police arrest drug suspect hiding in shed

A man found hiding in a shed on abandoned property at 403 Armstrong St. was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with drug possession with the intent to sell, manufacture and deliver.

Brooksville police officers on patrol saw Charles Herman Maner, 51, when he fled. Maner, who was listed as a transient, was being held Tuesday at the Hernando County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

According to Brooksville police, Maner was also arrested in 2009 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Laura Herrera can be reached at lherrera@tampabay.com or (352) 754-6114.

Police briefs: Pest control owner accused of stealing from clients 05/29/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:20pm]
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