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Woman arrested in disturbance at Crab Shack

A 41-year-old Hudson woman was charged with disorderly intoxication and battery on a law enforcement officer after police said she kicked an officer who was trying to arrest her for causing a disturbance at the Crab Shack.

Marion Berdon of Shadow Ridge Boulevard had refused to pay for her meal Saturday evening at the Port Richey store and later swore at a Port Richey police officer who was called to calm her down, according to a report with the police department.

After Berdon continued to yell obscenities at the staff and patrons, to the point where customers left, the officer threatened to arrest her, the report said.

While being placed in handcuffs, Berdon kicked the officer in the knee and thigh several times, the report said.

Berdon remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Sunday in lieu of $1,250 bond.

Woman reported missing found dead in her home

PORT RICHEY _ A 58-year-old woman was found dead in her home last week by city police, who say circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious.

A neighbor reported Joanne E. Jacks missing Oct. 26. Police who responded to the call apparently did not enter her mobile home at 7549 Carpenter Drive.

Police returned Thursday to discover Jacks dead inside her home. They have not determined the cause of death. There were no outward signs of violence or trauma, Lt. Bill Sager said Saturday, but he declined to comment further. The body was turned over to the medical examiner.

New Port Richey woman charged with DUI, battery

NEW PORT RICHEY _ A 41-year-old woman was charged with DUI and battery on a law enforcement officer after police said she struck an officer while being arrested for drunk driving.

Donna Hellman of Missouri Avenue, New Port Richey, had backed out of a parking stall at a Main Street bar when she crashed into a parked car, a report with the New Port Richey Police Department said.

Responding officers, thinking she failed a roadside sobriety test, began to arrest her when she struck one of the officers on the arm, the report said. The other officer was inadvertently hit in the mouth, the report said.

Hellman suffered a bump to her head after officers threw her to the ground in an attempt to arrest her, the report said.

After she was cleared from a local hospital, police took her to the Land O'Lakes jail, where she remained Sunday in lieu of $5,500 bond.

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