Friday, May 17, 2013
Pasco County deputies say the 26-year-old man was taken to a 7-Eleven.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s office has a victim in a shooting case that occurred sometime in the early morning hours today, May 17, but little other information. Deputies say a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound was taken to the 2400 U.S. 41 7-Eleven early Friday morning. A call came into the sheriff’s office around 4:16 a.m. about the victim. That man was Bayflighted to an undisclosed hospital with “potentially life threatening injuries,” wrote Pasco sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Tobin in an email to media. No other information is available at this time. Stay with Land O’ Lakes Patch for details as they develop. Keep up with all things local by signing up for the Land O’ Lakes Patch daily email newsletter.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The incident occurred around 4:39 a.m. April 29.
Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a stabbing that took place around 4:39 a.m. April 29 in Land O’ Lakes. Deputies say the incident happened in the area of 21143 Little Lake Thomas Road. A man was stabbed in the back, but few other details are available at this time. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, deputies said in a media release. The investigation continues. Stay with Patch for updates as they become available. Keep up with what's happening around town by signing up for the Land O' Lakes Patch newsletter!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Jason Eric Decoeur of Land O' Lakes was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property.
A 29-year-old Land O’ Lakes man is accused of stealing a stove and clothes dryer from a home, then selling them as scrap metal. Jason Eric Decoeur of Delprado Court was arrested April 8 and charged with dealing in stolen property. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Decoeur was seen driving away from a Causeway Boulevard residence with the appliances strapped to his vehicle. Authorities caught up with Decoeur, who admitted taking the items, driving them to a local scrap yard and then using his identification to receive money for the material, according to the sheriff’s office. Decoeur was taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center without incident and also charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and violating his …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A man who repeatedly punched another man when asked to leave the restaurant on March 8 was recently identified.
A Lutz Taco Bell employee asked a group to leave the property after the restaurant's dining area closed for the evening. When he asked a second time, a man in the group punched him in the face at the 22744 State Road 54 location, deputies say. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Giovanni Labossiere became verbally aggressive with the employee before punching him once, then two or three more times as the man attempted to write down Labossiere's vehicle information at about 11 p.m. on March 8. The man was knocked down and suffered a fractured jaw from the attack, a complaint affidavit stated. Labossiere, 19, of 17453 Sandgate Court in Land O' Lakes was later identified by photo pack, according to the report. He was arrested March…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Scammers are calling residents and threatening to harm or kill loved ones if their demands for money are not met.
Imagine answering your phone and being told that if you don’t send the caller a certain amount of money, they’ll kill your son. It might sound like something terrible or the plot of a Hollywood drama, but the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says it’s happening right here in Land O’ Lakes. “They get the victim acting on their emotions to go immediately to a store and send the money instead of calling their relative,” a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson writes in a press release. In recent incidents, the callers have told victims that a family member was involved in a traffic accident in which they were at fault. In one case the caller told a man that he was holding his son in his basement and if his demands weren’t met, he would “bury him in a …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
He and two other teens ran from a vacant home when a deputy arrived. A search of the property turned up items from a Sunday night burglary.
A Lutz teen was arrested Monday after deputies say he and two other juveniles were discovered loitering in a vacant Land O' Lakes home. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, a witness reported seeing three teens inside a home, which had a sign indicating it was vacant posted on the garage. When the deputy arrived, the three ran through the backyard and jumped the fence, despite the deputy's order to stop, a complaint affidavit stated. The witness who reported seeing the juveniles was able to get one 17-year-old to stop, but the teen refused to comply with the deputy and also refused to identify himself, the report stated. A search of the vacant home turned up several items reported missing from a burglary Sunday night, as well as…
Monday, March 4, 2013
We compile the odd, unusual ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
A Temple Terrace man claiming to be a reserve deputy has been arrested by the Temple Terrace Police Department for impersonating an officer. Police became suspicious of Daniel Rangel Jr., 22 of Tampa, after he seemed uncertain of jurisdictional boundary when he spoke with police. Rangel Jr. is a member of the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office Volunteer Citizen Patrol Program. St. Petersburg Police have arrested and charged 22-year-old Robert Spalla with impersonating a St. Pete Fire & Rescue firefighter. Police say starting in November 2012, when one of his family members was in All Children's Hospital, he began to pose as a firefighter at the hospital. Spalla would be seen wearing jumpsuits or T-shirt with "fire department type logos" on …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
William Jordan hit the man who fired him on the head with a hammer, according to Pasco deputies.
A Wesley Chapel man was arrested and accused of hitting someone in the head with a hammer. A man went to the construction site at 1350 Halapa Lane in Trinity on Dec. 12 to fire William Jordan and another worker, according to an arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. He told the two they were fired, and they became enraged, according to the report. The situation erupted into a fight. One of the workers exchanged punches with the man who told him he was fired. Jordan hit the man who told him he was fired on the left side of the head with a hammer. The victim reported his glasses were knocked off and he sustained injuries, the report stated. Jordan, 27, of 6751 Ravenwood Drive in Wesley Chapel was already in the Land O' …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
He faces four counts of felony sexual battery.
A Land O’ Lakes man is accused of molesting multiple children on more than one occasion and threatening them if they told. A girl told a Pasco County Sheriff’s detective recently that Michael James Roberts engaged in multiple sex acts with her when she was about 8 years old. The detective interviewed other children who said Roberts performed sex acts on them, describing the occurences in detail. One boy was about 8 years old at the time of the abuse, according to the report. Roberts, 25, of 9547 Turf Drive in Land O' Lakes was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of felony sexual battery of a person younger than 12. He is being held in the Land O’ Lakes Jail without bond. The arrest report indicated that Roberts is a salesperson …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Pasco Sheriff's Office released statics saying it has fallen overall.
Overall, the number of reported crimes in unincorporated Pasco County in 2012 fell to 10.1 percent below the overall number of crimes reported the previous year, according to information the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office released Wednesday. The agency recorded 12,201 crimes reported in its jurisdiction in 2012. That’s 1,369 fewer crimes than were reported in 2011. The sheriff’s office’s jurisdiction does not include municipalities like New Port Richey or Dade City. The statistics the agency released Wednesday are called Uniform Crime Reports and will be sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for verification, and then to the FBI. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference that he wanted to point out that the stats …