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Police: Woman used bat in attack

A 21-year-old Port Richey woman was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated battery for striking another woman with a baseball bat, according to a Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Jennifer Lynn Dasilva of 8805 St. Regis Lane is accused of using a bat to strike the victim on the head four or five times, and once across the back, and then punching and kicking the victim, who had fallen to the ground.

Dasilva told a deputy she hit the victim, who was identified as Monique Cavallee, because Cavallee would not leave her home when told Thursday morning. Cavallee was taken to North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey for a possible concussion, said sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll, but the extent of her injuries was unknown.

Charged with aggravated battery and with failure to appear on a previous charge of domestic battery, Dasilva was being held at county jail in Land O'Lakes on $15,013 bail.

2 teens accused in armed robbery

HOLIDAY _ Two Holiday teenagers face charges of armed robbery in connection with the holdup two other teenagers.

Carl Hunt, 17, of 1017 Fuschia Drive in Holiday is accused of pointing a firearm at one victim's head and demanding his money, pager and cellular phone on Sunday morning, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Also charged is Ronald Smith, 15, of 1435 Dartmouth Drive in Holiday, who brandished a knife during the robbery, the report said.

The victims, Anthony Modico, 18, and Kevin Nemes, 17, both of New Port Richey, who were robbed in their car near Smith's home on Dartmouth Drive, did not report injuries in the attack.

Modico told investigators he drove to meet Smith that day in hopes of obtaining drugs, the report said.

Hunt and Smith were arrested and released to juvenile authorities.