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Woman charged with strong-arm robbery

PORT RICHEY

Woman charged with strong-arm robbery

A man, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds, said he was beaten and robbed by a woman as he exited a Port Richey gas station a few weeks ago, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Kimberly Miszko, 29, who is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 170 pounds, was arrested Friday and charged with strong-arm robbery.

Robert Keeler, 44, said Miszko attacked him from behind as he left the gas station, pounding his head with her fists and screaming, "I want my money."

As Keeler fell to the ground, he dropped his cell phone and $20 in cash, which Miszko told a man who was with her to nab before fleeing, the Sheriff's Office said.

Keeler told deputies that he knows Miszko, who remained in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $7,500 bail Sunday evening.

Deputies were still looking for James Goddard, 34, the man said to be with her during the crime.

DADE CITY

Two men accused

of towing, stealing car

Deputies say two men stole a car from a yard on the outskirts of Dade City by towing it with their own car, which then broke down. Lorenzo Courtney, 47, of Dade City then reported his own car stolen to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, officials said. In an arrest report, it is not clear which vehicle Courtney was driving or where the towed vehicle was recovered. A family member of the victim saw the men stealing the car Friday morning, which is how authorities tracked them down later that day, the report said.

The other man arrested was Gregory Harrison, 42, who was found hiding underneath clothes in the closet of a Dade City home. Harrison was charged with grand theft auto, resisting arrest without violence and violating his parole. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,750 bail Sunday evening. Courtney is charged with grand theft auto and obstructing police by giving false information. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,150 bail Sunday evening.

DADE CITY

Man beat, robbed woman, deputies say

Steven Eicher, a 33-year-old who lives in the Tommytown area of Dade City, beat a woman Friday night, punching her in the face, pushing her to the ground and stealing $23 she had in her pocket, sheriff's deputies said. The relationship between Eicher and the victim, whose identity is unknown, was not clear in an arrest report. Eicher was charged with robbery and domestic battery. He was arrested Friday and remained in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of a $2,000 bail Sunday evening.

Shady Hills

Man accused of using shotgun in beating

In the wee hours Saturday, deputies say, Dana Schroeder, 45, broke into a home and beat a person with the butt end of a shotgun. According to an arrest report, Schroeder entered the victim's Shady Hills residence and picked up the victim's shotgun. The victim, whose age and identity are not known, was awakened by Schroeder's beating with the gun, the report said. The victim's mother has a domestic violence injunction against Schroeder, who fled with the shotgun, the report said.

Schroeder was arrested Saturday on charges of burglary with assault or battery, violation of a domestic violence injunction and intimidating and threatening a witness. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $160,000 bail Sunday evening.

Woman charged with strong-arm robbery 06/01/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 9:20am]
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