Report: woman breaks into home, stays for three days
A woman is accused of breaking into a home, staying there for three days, and selling several items she and a partner stole to a pawn shop, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Amanda Michelle Jackson, 28, climbed through a back window of the home at 11595 Ulmerton Road at about 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 26 while the owner was in Missouri with his family. She took $15,000 to $20,000 worth of items, including a washing machine, clothing and an Xbox. She told police she sold the clothing at Largo Mall and used the money to "get high" on crack, the report says.
When the owner returned home, he found her inside the home. Deputies arrested the Largo woman and charged her with grand theft.
Walk down 49th Street N ends in nine destroyed mailboxes
One man destroyed nine mailboxes while he was walking intoxicated down 49th Street at about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, Pinellas Park police say.
Raymond Richard Jolly of Pinellas Park is accused of breaking off the mailboxes from their posts at businesses between 110th Avenue N and Lake Boulevard including a Citgo gas station, two auto repair shops and the 49er Flea Market. He told police he damaged the mailboxes because he was intoxicated.
Officers arrested Jolly, 23, on nine charges of criminal mischief.
Man tried to flag down active ambulance for a ride
A 42-year-old man told police he was just trying to get a ride from an ambulance when he threw his backpack at it as it drove by.
The Sunstar ambulance had its lights on and was responding to a cardiac arrest call on Sept. 28 when Gary Wayne Dickens tried to get its attention, according to Largo police. The incident, at East Bay Drive and Fulton Street NE, caused about $250 in damage to the side view mirror, and paramedics had to cancel the call.
Dickens, who is listed as homeless, faces a charge of criminal mischief.
Compiled by Kathryn Varn, Times staff writer