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3 accused of vandalizing houses, cars

Two juveniles and a 20-year-old man were arrested Monday and accused of breaking windows in five houses and vandalizing several cars early that morning. Police expect to arrest a third juvenile in the incidents, which caused no injuries. Archie D. Grace Jr., 20, of Dade City was in the East Pasco Detention Center on a felony charge of throwing a deadly missile. The juveniles, age 15 and 16, were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. According to police reports, the three youths and Grace walked down Locke and 21st streets, throwing "whatever they could find" through windows in at least five houses. Detective Bud Swartz said Monday he has information that "a lot more" than five houses were struck.

Suspect's memory lapse short-lived

WESLEY CHAPEL _ A man arrested on charges of loitering and criminal mischief early Monday morning told deputies he did not know his name or where he lived, according to an affidavit. But Monday afternoon, his memory improved. Myron Max Meal, 24, known at first as John Doe, allegedly tried to start a Department of Transportation (DOT) tractor parked alongside Interstate 75, just north of mile marker 283. Meal, who listed his address as 843 Fort King in Zephyrhills, was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. and booked into the Central Pasco Detention Center in lieu of $500 bail. He had not been released as of late Monday.

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