A Seminole man was charged Tuesday with illegally bugging the home of his estranged wife. Edward G. Kubinski, 40, was arrested on a felony charge of intercepting and disclosing oral communications. He posted $5,000 bail and was released from the Pinellas County Jail. Pinellas sheriff's officials say Kubinski and his wife, Jill, were going through a sometimes acrimonious divorce earlier this year. Kubinski bought a telephone listening device from Radio Shack, then somehow had it installed on the telephone of his wife's Clearwater home, arrest reports state. He then listened to her conversations and repeated to her what she had said, reports state. She became suspicious, searched the house and found the bug, reports state.
Man, two teens accused of armed robbery
CLEARWATER _ A man and two boys face armed robbery charges after Clearwater police said they beat a man with baseball bats and took his wallet and cell phone near the DiMaggio sports complex early Tuesday morning. The three lured the 20-year-old victim to a field in the 2400 block of Drew Street, then beat him and took the items, arrest reports state. The suspects left, then called the victim later and told him to return to the field, police spokesman Wayne Shelor said. The victim called police, who went to the field and arrested three suspects. Joshua G. Gunn, 26, of Clearwater was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on an armed robbery charge. The two boys, Matthew Bobryk, 17, and Kyle Eylward, 16, both of Clearwater, also face armed robbery charges, police said.