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Pasco teen charged with arson, burglary


Teen arrested after shed is vandalized

A 16-year-old boy who deputies say carved Nazi symbols into chairs and set fire to a law office shed earlier this month was arrested Monday.

On the night of Nov. 7, the boy, a student at Gulf High School, pried open a door and vandalized a shed behind the Arnelle M. Strand law firm, near the boy's home on Shady Acres Boulevard, Pasco County deputies said.

The boy set fire to files, spray-painted doors and carved swastikas into two chairs, an arrest report said. His fingerprints were found later by deputies.

The boy was charged with arson and burglary. The Times is withholding his name because of his age.


Authorities looking for cancer patient

Authorities are searching for a 41-year-old cancer patient who left her home after an argument on Saturday and hasn't been seen since.

Julie Silva, who also has heart problems and multiple sclerosis, left her apartment on foot at Lantern Travel Park on Maryland Avenue about 5:30 p.m. after a fight with her husband. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Silva has previously attempted suicide, and the family thinks she entered the woods near New York Avenue and Old Dixie Highway in Hudson.

Silva is 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 80 pounds. When last seen, Silva was wearing a brown leather jacket, jeans and open-toe shoes. She carried a brown bag with her medications.

The Sheriff's Office urges anyone who sees Silva to call (727) 844-7711.

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