New Port Richey
Shana Boyarsky made a handshake deal with a man she met at a yard sale. Kent Bove said he'd pay her $10 an hour to help him move into a new place. But after Boyarsky worked 23 hours helping Bove get into an RV in Holiday last November, she was unable to reach him. Frustrated, she drove to his home, let herself in and found him dead. Authorities said Boyarsky called 911, but only after cleaning out Bove's RV of about $2,750 worth of his belongings: his computer, a black leather jacket, a box of CDs, a Nintendo GameCube and a box with two glass crack pipes inside, according to arrest reports. Boyarsky, 41, of Palm Harbor, was charged with grand theft. Last week, she pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to 18 months' probation. Investigators said she was not suspected of foul play in Bove's death, which was ruled a suicide.
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Thieves hit Target stores for perfume
A pair of "perfume bandits" have hit two Target stores three times this month, stealing more than $4,500 in cologne, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The thefts happened from June 11 to June 18, once at the Trinity Target and twice at the Target in Lutz. Security camera footage shows two men entering the stores separately, filling up a shopping cart with dozens of boxes of perfume, then walking out of the store without paying. The men have been seen leaving in a dark green small sedan, possibly a late model Honda. Deputies have posted security camera footage online from the Trinity Target robbery with the hope that someone will recognize the suspects. To see the video, visit tinyurl.com/perfumebandits. Anyone with information can call the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Crime Tips Line toll-free at 1-800-706-2488.
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City proposes stormwater fee
City officials will host a workshop at 5:30 p.m. July 8 to discuss a proposed ordinance that would impose a stormwater fee on Dade City utility customers. The hearing, to be held in the City Commission chambers at 14150 Fifth St., will include information about the purpose of the ordinance, the calculation of the fees and how the revenue will be used to improve the city's stormwater drainage system. The fee would be $3.50 a month for homes. For commercial customers, the fee would be based on the size of the business. For information call City Hall at (352) 523-5050.