The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is working with park officials to stop increasing numbers of car burglaries at Robert K. Rees Memorial Park on Green Key Road. There were seven car burglaries at the park reported to the Sheriff's Office in February, and six during January. There have been at least 20 car burglaries at the park in the last six months. "That's how many have been reported," sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said Tuesday. Park officials have posted signs urging people to secure their valuables, and periodically drive along the stretch of road leading to the main parking area, parks and recreation manager Martin Paventi said. Many of the thefts have occurred in the afternoon, Paventi said, between about 3 and 5 p.m. People are urged not to leave valuables in their cars, or to lock them in the trunk, when visiting the park. Anyone with information about the car burglaries is asked to call the Pasco County Sheriff's Office tip line at (800) 706-2488.
New trial starts for man
accused in 2001 slaying
NEW PORT RICHEY - Prosecutors began retrying their case Tuesday against a man accused of killing a father of six at a Shady Hills mobile home in April 2001. David Brozey was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2003. But last September, an appellate court ordered a new trial for Brozey because of errant jury instructions. During opening statements Tuesday, Assistant Public Defender Michael Tewell said his client was not responsible for the death of Jesus Sanches.
A Sunday story about a woman who spent six years evading trial contained a sentence conveying an unflattering depiction of a Shady Hills neighborhood. The portrayal was not meant to reflect on the character of the people who live there.