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Five boys charged in home burglary

Two middle school students and three elementary school students have been charged with burglarizing a home on Dalton Street on Dec. 3. According to a Sheriff's Office report, the five boys entered the home through an unlocked door and stole about $3,000 worth of electronic game systems, games, watches and a compact disc player. Police received an anonymous tip implicating the boys in the burglary and the five admitted to the crime during questioning, the report said. All of the stolen items were recovered. All five boys _ including a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old from Fox Chapel Middle School and two 11-year-olds and a 10-year-old from Westside Elementary _ were charged with burglary and grand theft. Their names are being withheld by the Times because of their ages. Sheriff's spokeswoman Deanna Dammer noted that none of the boys is a suspect in the recent rash of burglaries in Timber Pines or Berkeley Manor.

Officials investigating

man over police gear

SPRING HILL _ Hernando County sheriff's deputies who pulled over a man for speeding on Northcliffe Boulevard on Wednesday found his car adorned with police paraphernalia that suggested he was employed by the Florida Highway Patrol. But Michael J. Breden, 21, is not. Among the items in Breden's car were a mounted police-type scanner, handcuffs, a police-style flashlight, an aluminum clipboard and an official Florida Highway Patrol shirt patch, a sheriff's report said. There also was a Florida Highway Patrol insignia attached to the rear hatchback window. Breden told deputies he was in line for the FHP academy but is frustrated with the long wait, the report said. He told deputies he placed the insignias on the vehicle because of his lifelong ambition to be a trooper. Deputies issued Breden, whose address was not listed on the report, two misdemeanor citations, one for speeding and another for tag obstruction. No further action was taken, though the deputy requested a copy of the report be forwarded to the State Attorney's Office for investigation of possible violations for impersonating an officer or unlawful use of police badges or insignias.

Correction

Carole Margaret Harrington and Gary Wayne Harrington are not divorced. Because of incorrect information provided to the Times by the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office, a listing in the Record column on Thursday was wrong.

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