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Woman stabs man with fork, police say

Published Oct. 2, 2005

A 32-year-old woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the head with a fork after a fight at a Dade City motel.

Cynthia Denise Tookes, of 37641 Church Ave., was arguing with her boyfriend, Robert Day, in a room at the Grey Moss Inn about 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Day walked out and was sitting in the lobby when Tookes attacked him with the fork, police said.

Witnesses tried to stop her but she stabbed him several times in the head, police said. When questioned later, Tookes said she was upset because Day had been discussing their "sexual business" with other people.

Booked into the county jail on a charge of aggravated domestic battery, Tookes was held Wednesday without bail.

Boredom led teens

to burglary, reports say

NEW PORT RICHEY _ A second teen has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries and car thefts in the Hunter's Ridge and River Crossing subdivisions.

Sheriff's spokesman Jon Powers said the boys, both 14-year-old students at River Ridge High School, stole more than $1,500 in property from homes and cars in the neighborhoods during the past few weeks.

The boys, whose names are being withheld by the Times because of their ages, told detectives they committed the crimes because they were bored, Powers said.

Much of the property has been recovered. The boys stole cellular phones, radar detectors, a rubber raft and jewelry, according to reports.

Both are charged with two counts of grand theft auto and 11 counts of burglary. They were booked at the jail and released to their parents.