Deputies arrested two men they say tried to rob an ATM on Tuesday morning. Shortly after 7 a.m., authorities were called to 13000 Gulf Blvd. after a witness on the fifth floor reported seeing two men using crowbars in an attempt to break into an automated teller machine. The deputies also saw the men at the machine at 12928 Village Blvd., according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. When the men saw the deputies, they fled. But one of the men, identified as 25-year-old Justin Michael Bass of Madeira Beach, ran into a dead end. The other suspect, Michael Grant Llauget, 24, of Tampa, was arrested after he was found walking his dog outside Bass' apartment. The ATM was heavily damaged, but it appeared that no money had been taken. Both men face charges of commercial burglary, resisting arrest without violence, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. They are being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $60,250 bail each.
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Coast Guard called to 2 sinking boats
The Coast Guard rescued several people whose boats began to sink Tuesday in Tampa Bay area waters, officials said. The first rescue mission occurred at 10:30 a.m. when a white 21-foot Key Largo vessel with five people aboard began taking on water 31 miles west of Anclote Key. The Coast Guard used a helicopter to take the men to an air station in Clearwater. No one was injured. An afternoon rescue began when Elaine Gamache told authorities her husband had failed to return from a trip to test his boat's engine. Officials got a signal from the emergency position indicating radio beacon that Gregory Gamanche had on his 33-foot-Bertram. A rescue boat found Gamanche in a life raft 14 miles west of Clearwater Pass. Gamache told officials his boat hit a submerged object and sank.
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Body found during search for boater
The Coast Guard believes it may have found the remains of a missing Clearwater boater who shared his story of a submarine sighting in the St. Petersburg Times. David Schermerhorn, 48, was reported missing Saturday morning by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office after his 21-foot boat ran aground, unmanned, on Boca Chica Key. Search boats, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an HU-25 Falcon jet dispatched to look for Schermerhorn discovered a person's remains, though detectives have yet to positively identify the person.