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Sexual predator arrested for moving to Palm Harbor without updating ID


Sexual predator moves without updating ID

Clearwater police said Chester Robert Dzikowski, 32, was arrested late last week, accused of violating his sexual predator registration requirements when he moved out of the Butterfly Lodge Motel at 12500 U.S. 19 N and did not update his Florida driver's license or ID card within two days of relocating, per state law. Dzikowski now lives at 325 Cherry Laurel Drive in Palm Harbor, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail after he posted $10,000 bail. Dzikowski, who goes by "Blue Devil," was found guilty of committing sexual battery on a Pinellas County victim younger than 12 in 1998, state records show. He has a fair complexion, shaved head and green eyes. He is 6 feet 2 and weighs about 170 pounds.

Review proposed nature park plan

The public is invited to review the proposed master plan for Moccasin Lake Nature Park during a community open house today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The park is located at 2750 Park Trail Lane, off Drew Street east of U.S. 19. For more information, call (727) 562-4852.

Volunteers needed for Fun 'N Sun

Volunteers are needed to help make the Fun 'N Sun festival concerts a success on April 27-28 in downtown's Coachman Park. Volunteers can work soda wagons, rent chairs or help out in the volunteer check-in tent. Visit to sign up or receive emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities. For more information, call (727) 562-4803.


Possible sinkhole being investigated

A possible sinkhole opened Tuesday in the middle of Mission Grove Drive near Highlands Boulevard. A hole measuring about 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep opened in the residential street about noon, said Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Division Chief Craig Maciuba. Officials from Pinellas County Utilities also responded to determine if the collapsed ground is a sinkhole or a break in a water line, he said. The section of Mission Grove Drive was closed at 12:30 p.m. as the investigation continued.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Sexual predator arrested for moving to Palm Harbor without updating ID 04/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:37pm]
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