Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pool cleaner accused of stealing from Tarpon Springs home

TARPON SPRINGS — A 31-year-old pool cleaner accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a home where he worked was arrested Sunday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives responded to a Tarpon Springs house on Saturday regarding a burglary. The resident told deputies that the pool cleaner, Henry William Gass arrived at the home, disappeared for several minutes, and abruptly left the house, leaving his cleaning tools behind.

The victim later discovered her jewelry and other items were gone.

Detectives contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which arrested Gass on Sunday during a traffic stop on several charges, including marijuana possession.

Pinellas deputies later located the stolen property inside Gass' work truck and Tampa home.

Gass, who was employed by Masters Pool Care in Tampa, admitted to stealing the items, deputies said.

He faces charges of burglary and grand theft.

Gass remained at the Hillsborough County jail without bail Wednesday.

Pool cleaner accused of stealing from Tarpon Springs home 05/14/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Have your say Tampa Bay on the region's future transit options

    Mass Transit

    TAMPA — It's time, yet again, for Tampa Bay residents to tell officials what kind of transit options they want for their region.

    The Cross-Bay Ferry docks at the Tampa Convention Center on its maiden voyage on Nov. 1, 2016. A regional premium transit study will determine whether a ferry, or other options such as express buses or light rail, would be a good addition to Tampa Bay. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  2. Today, a total eclipse of the sun will span the entire United States, crossing from the West Coast to the East Coast, for the first time in 99 years. (Dreamstime/TNS)
  3. What is poke? Here's how to make the Hawaiian dish at home

    Cooking

    In Hawaiian, "poke" simply means "to cut."

    Tuna Poke Bowl: For a classic poke bowl, try this recipe with ahi (yellowfin) and only a few other ingredients.
  4. MOSI, SPC, libraries offer safe solar eclipse viewing Monday

    Events

    If you couldn't score some of the hard-to-find eyewear that will let you watch Monday's solar eclipse, have no fear, there are safe viewing choices across the Tampa Bay area.

    Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their eclipse shades to look at the sun as they pose for a portrait at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district bought 11,000 pairs of solar glasses, enough for every student and staff member to view the solar eclipse Aug. 21

(Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP)
  5. SOCom seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology through ThunderDrone

    Macdill

    TAMPA — For the last three years, Nicole Abbett has been using drones as part of her photography business, with clients like the city of Tampa and construction companies.

    Josh Newby, 31, Palm Harbor, of Tampa Drones fly's a drone in England Brothers park, Pinellas Park, 8/25/16. As drone popularity increases as a hobby and business, local governments are navigating a legal grey area- where, when, and how should drone flights be allowed?