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Three in Spring Hill face drug, child abuse charges

SPRING HILL — Two Spring Hill parents and their house sitter were arrested Saturday on charges of drug possession, paraphernalia and child abuse.

Officers arrived at 15736 Sadora Court in search of a motorcycle involved in a traffic crash. They found it in the back of a red Chevy pickup.

Then Richard Finelli, 31, ran out of the back of the house, jumped on another motorcycle and took off, police said. He charged toward one of the officers, who tried to grab Finelli but fell to his knees.

The officers then searched the home, which belonged to Lorraine and Lester Lohr. They said they found three glass pipes, small plastic baggies, marijuana, methamphetamine, Xanax and another white pill.

Child Protective Services removed the three children, ages 10, 5 and 3, and placed them in foster care.

The house sitter, Kathleen Elizabeth Jordan, was also arrested.

Tennessee man jailed in traffic accident

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Tennessee window washer was arrested Saturday after he hit a traffic signal control box and a business sign at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Little Road, and then ran away, police said.

When police caught up with Anthony B. Oszaniec, 23, he told them he had taken a Xanax and drunk half a bottle of whiskey.

"I get stupid when I drink," he told the Florida Highway Patrol. "At least I didn't hurt anyone."

He did damage the box, the sign and his 2008 Hyundai, and he was driving with a suspended license, police said.

Oszaniec was taken to the Land O'Lakes jail and will be extradited to Tennessee, where he has three active warrants for charges of burglary and vandalism.

Three in Spring Hill face drug, child abuse charges 07/05/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 5, 2009 7:52pm]
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