News 8-2-17

Area Police Beat

Two men were arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 21, each charged with robbery by sudden snatching. Their bonds were set at $2,000 each. The men are John Curtis Bellamy, 27, Inverness, and John Brack Tindall, II, 24, Hernando. The report stated that Bellamy organized the incident, that the two drove with a witness to meet with a man who was interested in buying a canoe from the witness. When the victim’s vehicle drove up to the meeting place, the report stated, Bellamy and Tindall got out of the witness’ vehicle, pulled the victim out of the other vehicle, and began punching and kicking him, causing raised bruises and abrasions to the victim’s knees. The two men also allegedly stole $300 in cash and 12 to 15 grams of marijuana from the victim. Bellamy was additionally charged with possession of cannabis less than 20 grams (11.5 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,000 bond).

Joshua Paul Curry, 34, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 21, on a writ of bodily attachment, in the amount of an $860 cash purge, due to failure to pay child support.

Ralph Laurence Schmidheini, 47, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 21, charged with felony retail theft ($300 or more). His bond was set at $2,000.

Joseph Alia Tascarella, 22, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 21, charged with misdemeanor battery. His bond was set at $1,000. The incident occurred at the Citrus County Detention Facility. According to video surveillance, the report stated, two inmates were involved in an altercation, and both men were on the ground when Tascarella came up to them on two occasions, kicking the victim. One of the kicks connected with the victim’s face, which had a black swollen eye, several bleeding abrasions on his forehead, and two cuts on his bottom lip that appeared to be where his teeth had gone through his lower lip.

Melissa Diane Fisher, 39, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 22, charged with possession of a controlled substance (0.10 gram methamphetamine), possession of cannabis less than 20 grams (0.3 gram), and possession of drug paraphernalia (2 smoking pipes and a syringe). Her bond was set at $4,000. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on US 19 in Crystal River due to the license plate being partially obscured and assigned to a 2007 trailer. Fischer consented to a search of the vehicle, and the items were located during the search.

Matthew Kenith Jowers, 21, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 22, charged with felony criminal mischief ($1,000 or more), and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. His bond was set at $7,000.

Burt William Claudio, 36, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 23, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

Ralph Cook, 60, Crystal River, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol, July 23, charged with (misdemeanor) driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs or chemicals ($1,000 bond). The arrest came as the result of a traffic stop for driving 70 mph on US 19 at W. Ozello Trail in Crystal River. The report stated that Mr. Cook’s speech was slurred, and he smelled strongly of alcohol. Cook submitted to roadside sobriety testing and performed poorly. At the Citrus County Detention Facility, Cook’s breath alcohol levels were measured at 0.175 and 0.179.

Tisha Lee Farrington, 34, Inverness, was issued a Notice to Appear citation by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 21, charged with trespassing after warning. The arrest report stated that Ms. Farrington had been trespassed from the Walmart Supercenter, located at 2461 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, on March 5, 2016, and returned on July 21. The deputy informed Farrington she’d been trespassed from the store, and she should leave, but she refused, the report stated.

Brenda Ann Hunt, 49, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 23, charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injuries ($2,000 bond). She was also issued a citation for the offense. The victim told deputies that he was walking on the left side of E. Thunderhill Loop in Hernando, about 5:45 pm, when he heard a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed. The youth said he looked and realized he didn’t have enough time to get out of the way, and he was struck with the left quarter panel of the vehicle, a green Jeep, which knocked him onto the ground, and the front and back tires on the driver’s side ran over the victim’s right leg. The report stated that the victim had scratches, bruises and tire tread marks on the injured leg. The victim gave deputies the possible location of the vehicle, and deputies found Ms. Hunt. She said she swerved to miss the youth, but hit him with the vehicle, that she saw him fall to the ground, but thought it was nothing. The deputy reported that Ms. Hunt smelled strongly of alcohol. The report stated that the youth was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Jaime Elizabeth Lee, 21, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 23, charged with misdemeanor trespassing after warning ($1,000 bond). The report stated that Ms. Lee and another woman had caused a scene inside the Big Fish Internet Cafe, located at 3850 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. in Inverness, and an employee of the restaurant asked them to leave, but Ms. Lee had refused. She told deputies that she would not leave until employees gave her $300, and also screamed obscenities, the report stated.

Andrew Debarmore, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 24, charged with¬†possession of a controlled substance ($2,000 bond).

Billy Joe Roseberry, 32, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 24, charged with (misdemeanor)¬†violation of condition of pretrial release when the original arrest was for domestic violence (bond not stated), possession of cannabis less than 20 grams ($1,000 bond), and possession of drug paraphernalia ($1,000 bond).

Sheila Marie Surrena, 45, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 24, charged with possession of a controlled substance, and driving while license knowingly suspended or revoked ($2,500 bond). The arrest is the result of a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry, due to the vehicle’s license plate having been reported as stolen within Citrus County. Deputies also learned that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. When the car was inventoried, deputies located one methadone 10 mg pill and one dilaudid 8 mg pill.

Sierra Jo Wilkerson, 22, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 24, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill ($2,000 bond). The complainant told deputies that Ms. Wilkerson had shown up at her residence, banging on the door with her fists, and the victim and her boyfriend opened the door and got into an argument with Ms. Wilkerson. The complainant told deputies, that at one point in the argument, Ms. Wilkerson ran into the residence, toward the victim, holding a knife, and when she (the complainant) yelled at Wilkerson, she left the residence. She was later located at the home of a relative and taken into custody. She told the deputy that the victim’s boyfriend was her boyfriend until he cheated on her with the victim, and she was angry

Michael G. Blouin, 51, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Daryll Michell Dickinson, 52, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, on a San Diego County, Calfornia arrest warrant as a fugitive from justice for driving under the influence of alcohol with injury (no bond).

Lori Ann Gardner, 52, Englewood, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with misdemeanor violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence. On July 27, she was additionally arrested on a Charlotte County, FL warrant for three counts of misdemeanor violation of probation (the original charges were two counts of violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence and one count of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence). Her bond was set at none.

Two men were arrested, July 25, on charges related to a burglary that occurred on July 22 at the Highlands Coastal gas station, located at 4431 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. in Inverness. Items reported stolen included a laptop computer, three cartons of cigarettes, and numerous lottery scratch off tickets. The suspects are Keith Brian Hunsinger, 27, and Robert Perry Wilson, 28, both of Inverness. Each was charged with grand theft ($300 or more, but less than $5,000), and burglary to an unoccupied structure. Their bonds were set at $7,000 each. A witness came forward with text messages from Hunsinger that implicated him in the crimes, along with other information and the names of the suspects. Hunsinger and Wilson gave some details of the burglary, but made several conflicting statements, so that it was unclear as to which of the men had tossed a rock through the window to gain access into the business. The laptop computer, lottery tickets and most of the cigarettes were recovered.

James Francis King, 60, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, and domestic battery (no bond).

Tomas Muriel Lozada, 49, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with grand theft ($300 or more, but less than $5,000). His bond was set at $2,000. Mr. Lozado is accused of taking approximately $428.50 in merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter, located at 2461 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, on July 8. The report stated that Lozada passed all points of sale and left the store without paying for the items, and when he was approached by a store employee, he dropped the items and left the shopping cart at the front of the building. Deputies located Mr. Lozada on July 25. When deputies asked Lozade if he knew why they were there (at his residence), he replied, “Walmart,” the report stated.

Debrba S. Pilny, 62, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

Gregory Norton Schoonmaker, 46, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 25, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Kevin Lee Henderson, 36, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Miles Riley Hilthon, 31, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with two counts of grand theft ($300 or more, but less than $5,000), and one count of burglary of an unoccupied residence. His bond was set at $14,000. Hilthon is accused of stealing a Yamaha 6 HP outboard motor valued at $1,100 and a Yamaha 20 HP outboard motor valued at $4,000 from a W. Sanddollar Ln., Crystal River residence on June 24. Fingerprints at the scene were matched to Hilthon. He was located and taken into custody. When informed of the charges, Hilthon told deputies he didn’t know what they were talking about.

Leonard Scott Lanning, 52, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).

Ashley Kristine Lee, 27, Inverness; and Lea Ann Hastings, 24, were arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 11:42 am, July 26, each charged with misdemeanor petit theft with a previous conviction of any theft. Their bonds were set at $1,000 each

Jason L. Miceli, 31, Floral City, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with (felony) child abuse without causing great bodily harm (no bond).

Timothy Dwayne Raines, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft (value $100 or less). His bond was set at $500. He was additionally arrested on two Citrus County warrants: (1) felony failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended or revoked (no bond); and (2) violation of misdemeanor probation on an original charge of possession of drug paraphernalia (no bond).

Alexander Ray Sutherland, 61, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 27, charged with leaving the scene of a crash with property damage ($500 bond). About 6:00 pm, deputies arrived at Two Dueces bar, located at 7452 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd. in Homosassa due to a hit and run traffic crash. Two witnesses described the vehicle that left the scene as an older, two door, gray Porsche, driven by a middle aged man. Deputies located Mr. Sutherland, sitting beside the pool at the Bella Oasis motel. He denied having crashed into the victim’s vehicle, but the witnesses identified Mr. Sutherland as the man they’d seen crash into the other vehicle. Deputies also found damage to Sutherland’s left front fender that had red transfer paint, which was consistent with the damage observed on the victim’s vehicle. Damage to the victim’s front end was estimated at $2,000. The damage on Sutherland’s vehicle was estimated at $1,000. Sutherland was additionally arrested on a Citrus County warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of driving while license suspended, first conviction. His bond on the warrant was set at $805.

Jeri Ann Chambers, 38, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 27, charged with felony retail theft ($300 or more). Her bond was set at $2,000. Ms. Chambers is accused of taking merchandise valued of $904.81, from the Beall’s department store, located at 2851 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. in Inverness, then leaving the store without paying for the items.

Anterrio Laron Harvin, 34, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service, July 27, on a warrant for aggravated battery of a pregnant female and domestic battery by strangulation. Harvin was additionally arrested on a Citrus County warrant for failure to appear (regarding possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams).

Amanda Lee Huebsch, 30, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 27, charged with misdemeanor petit theft ($100 or more, but less than $300). Her bond was set at $1,000.

Norma Louanne Shye, 30, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving while license suspended or revoked (knowingly, second offense), and possession of drug paraphernalia ($4,000 bond). The report stated that deputies were attempting to locate Ms. Shye on an out of state warrant, and she was located on E. Parsons Point Rd. in Hernando, FL, driving a gray Ford pickup truck, pulling a trailer. The owner of the vehicle was her passenger. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The two gave deputies permission to search the vehicle. Ms. Shye was in possession of one hydromorphone 8 mg. pill and several items of drug equipment.

Michael Aramais Olson,¬†22, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, July 30, charged with possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $2,000. The arrest came as the result of a traffic stop in Homosassa, due to Olson, the driver, not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign on W. McKinley St. when he turned onto S. Suncoast Blvd. The traffic stop was made, just north of Cardinal St. When the deputy questioned Olson regarding illegal substances, he produce marijuana from his pants pocket. In three bags, Olson was in possession of approximately 32.8 grams of marijuana.

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