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Police: New Port Richey man urinated on traffic signal box

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was charged with disorderly intoxication after an officer said he urinated on a traffic signal control box early Saturday.

James Richard Rowland, 33, was found relieving himself at Madison Street and Louisiana Avenue, about five blocks from his home, about 3 a.m., a New Port Richey police report states. Rowland's 12-year-old son was waiting nearby.

Rowland became "belligerent and uncooperative" with police during his arrest, kicking one officer in the shoulder, police wrote. Officers added a charge of battery on law enforcement and took him to the Land O'Lakes jail, where he was released Saturday afternoon on $500 bail.

Rowland's prior convictions include obstructing an officer, criminal mischief, marijuana possession and loitering in Pinellas County.

Rowland told officers he works as a custodian.

Contact Drew Harwell at or (727) 869-6244.

Police: New Port Richey man urinated on traffic signal box 06/07/10 [Last modified: Monday, June 7, 2010 2:01pm]
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