Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Zephyrhills man accused of accosting girls


Man, 25, is accused of accosting girls

An 8-year-old girl drawing with chalk on a tree in her backyard at 6 p.m. Friday was grabbed by a drunken man who told her she was beautiful, according to a report from the Zephyrhills Police Department.

The man also accosted an 11-year-old, also playing in the backyard, which is communal to half a dozen duplexes on Ridge Street in Zephyrhills.

Witnesses told police they saw Carmen A. Benavideslizama, 25, of Zephyrhills with the girls. When questioned by officers, he admitted he told them they were "bonita," the report states.

He is charged with kidnapping and two counts of battery. He is being held at the county jail in lieu of $50,300 bail.

Wesley Chapel

Wallet left in cab leads to suspect

After stealing a laptop computer, camera and a check book, a thief called a taxi for a ride back to his motel – leaving his driver's license behind in the cab, deputies say.

According to authorities, Ralph Incardona, a 45-year-old unemployed man from Wesley Chapel, broke into a house on Sunnidale Drive in Zephyrhills on April 4, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

He faces several charges — such as armed burglary and resisting arrest — and is being held in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $62,600 bail.


Disturbance outside store leads to jail

With a quart bottle of cold beer inside a brown bag, a woman stood in front of an Amscot at lunchtime Friday, asking customers for money in exchange of having sex with her, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The deputy who arrived on the scene said Carol Ann McCaleb, 50, frequently does this and he's personally given her four trespass warnings before. The report said McCaleb was belligerent, yelling that she wanted to kill the deputy and everyone else, the report says.

McCaleb, who lives in Port Richey, is charged with trespass after a warning, assault on an officer and disorderly intoxication. Her bail is $400.


Son is charged after argument over money

A 23-year-old man, upset that his mother refused to give him money, held a knife in one hand and a golf club in the other, threatening that if his mother left the house, "you will get it," according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The report says Andrew C. Forbes argued with his mother at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the home they share. She was able to escape the house.

Forbes is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Zephyrhills man accused of accosting girls 04/18/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 18, 2009 1:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. After hard charging on health care in 2016, Marco Rubio is slow, careful


    As a presidential candidate, Marco Rubio pitched an Obamacare replacement and tore into Donald Trump for not having one. "What is your plan? What is your plan on health care? You don't have a plan," the Florida senator aggressively challenged in a February 2016 debate.

  2. Report: Florida counties part of liver disease cluster


    STUART — Four counties along Florida's Treasure Coast make up a cluster with high rates of both deaths from liver disease and algae blooms.

  3. Authorities say cocaine is making comeback in Florida


    FORT LAUDERDALE — Drug enforcement officials say traffickers are bringing more cocaine into South Florida than at any time in the past decade.

    Traffickers are bringing more cocaine into South Florida than at any time in the past decade, officials say.  [Times files]
  4. Amid escalating Russia crisis, Trump considers major staff changes


    President Donald Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.

    President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a retooling of his senior staff. [Doug Mills/The New York Times]
  5. Karen Lugo, 13, from Tampa, holds up her IPad Mini to take a picture of herself while relaxing in the sand alongside her mother, Karen Castro (on left), at the North Beach area of Fort DeSoto on Memorial Day (05/27/13). Karen comes to the beach with her family for holidays, she said. Also present was her older brother and three cousins.