Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Two arrested in thefts of trailers and mowers

BROOKSVILLE — Two Brooksville men have been arrested after one of them admitted to stealing riding lawn mowers and utility trailers that investigators found at a business owned by the other man, authorities said.

Thomas Vincent Young, 48, told investigators he targeted Lowe's for utility trailers and Sears for three riding lawn mowers in late January and early February, the Hernando Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Young also gave detectives information about what he did with the mowers and trailers, worth about $14,000.

That led to the arrest of Paul Albert Clark, 59, of Brooksville after detectives found the stolen mowers and trailers at his business, Paul Clark Enterprises on Cortez Boulevard, west of Brooksville.

Clark did not admit involvement, but told investigators he suspected the items were stolen, the Sheriff's Office said.

Young was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with six counts of grand theft and one count of dealing in stolen property. He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail, records show.

Clark was arrested Feb. 13 on one count of dealing in stolen property. He was released later that day after posting $5,000 bail.

All of the mowers and trailers were returned to the stores.

Two arrested in thefts of trailers and mowers 02/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Sen. Nelson urges FEMA to examine high number of denied flood claims

    Banking

    Sen. Bill Nelson urged FEMA on Tuesday to ensure fairness, proper oversight and transparency in processing Hurricane Irma aid following a report by the Palm Beach Post that 90 percent of Irma claims under the National Flood Insurance Program had been denied.

    Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for FEMA to ensure the flood claims process post-Hurricane Irma is fair and ethical following reports that 90 percent of claims under the National Flood Insurance Program were denied. | [Times file photo]
  2. Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Pasco County has pulled the plug on a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center that had been scheduled to open to the public on Sunday.

    Pasco County has postponed a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Center on Collier Parkway and is seeking an alternative site. Last week, commissioners said they feared a repeat of the long lines of traffic that appeared outside Plant City Stadium on Oct. 9. The nutrition program for people affected by Hurricane Irma had been scheduled to come to Land O' Lakes Oct. 18 to 27.  [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Editorial: UF can set example for free speech

    Editorials

    White nationalist Richard Spencer is bringing his racist message Thursday to the University of Florida in a legitimate, if utterly repugnant, display of the First Amendment at work. As a public university, UF has little choice but to allow Spencer's speech to take place. Now the university and the broader community has …

    By responding with peaceful protests and refusing to be provoked into violence, UF and the Gainesville community can provide a powerful repudiation of Richard Spencer’s hateful message.
  4. Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance

    Blogs

    Oh, the poor triangle. It's the orchestra equivalent of a rock band's tamborine, and such easy fodder for jokes.

    John Shaw performs a triangle solo.
  5. Amazon expands in Tampa with Pop-Up shop in International Plaza

    Retail

    TAMPA — A new retailer known largely for its online presence has popped up at International Plaza and Bay Street.

    Shoppers walk past the new Amazon kiosk Tuesday at the International Plaza in Tampa. The kiosk, which opened last month, offers shoppers an opportunity to touch and play with some of the products that Amazon offers.
[CHRIS URSO   |   Times]