Thursday, June 28, 2012
The sheriff’s office gave the all-clear around 11 a.m.
Pasco County motorists who have been dealing with detours and road closings due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Debby can now navigate roadways on the west side of the county with ease. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, all roads in the county are now open. A few roads, however, do still have limited access. They are Grayton and Maple Pond Court. The sheriff’s office had to close a number of roadways in both west and east Pasco earlier this week. Even major intersections, such as State Road 54 and Little Road, were not immune to the floodwaters. Stay with Patch for updates on the post-Debby recovery as they become available.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tropical Storm Debby has affected most of West Pasco.
The Pasco County Sherif’s Office has been posting photos of Tropical Storm Debby’s impact on Trinity. Credit for these photos, which were taken yesterday, goes to Doug Tobin, one of the agency’s spokesmen.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Pasco County performed work on the road after it was closed
Update: 11:26 a.m. Part of the road affected by the sinkhole has reopened, said Pasco County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Kevin Doll. He did not have info on which part was reopened. Original (8:37 a.m.) Motorists who travel near Anclote Elementary School may want to reroute this morning unless they have no other choice. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a 3-foot-by-4-foot sinkhole has opened up on Madison and Moog. Deputies have closed the road until repairs can be made. No other details are available at this time. Stay with Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Chris Nocco is sending a letter to hundreds of convenience stores in Pasco County warning them about the penalties for selling the manmade drug.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s called Spice, K2 or synthetic marijuana: Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco calls it illegal. To that end, he’s sending out a letter dated today to hundreds of convenience stores throughout the county. The letter describes the penalties for selling products that contain ingredients banned by the Florida Legislature. It also reminds store owners that the sheriff’s office plans to check stores to make sure they’re following the law. Do you think synthetic marijuana is a problem in Pasco County? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Here’s a copy of the sheriff’s letter, which was posted on the agency's Facebook page: To all Pasco County Convenience Businesses: This letter is to inform you that the Florida …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring three events over the next two weekends.
Need a safe, legal place to dispose of old prescription pills and over-the county medications? The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has you covered. The agency is sponsoring three upcoming pill drops in Central and West Pasco. The drops take place at the following locations, according to the sheriff's office's Facebook page: The drops are designed to provide an anonymous, simple way for participants to dispose of their unwanted, unused, or expired medications. All people need to do is “drive up, drop off, and drive away,” said Pasco County Cpl. Alan Wilkett in a previous interview. “No personal information will be asked for or collected.” Making sure prescription drugs are disposed of properly is a concern for the sheriff’s office on several…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office took the buckle up message on the road during the Battle of the Belts.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office wants teens to remember to buckle up before they drive. That's why deputies recently visited high school campuses throughout the county during Battle of the Belts week. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about seat belt safety among young drivers and passengers. To add a little "flash" to this year's campaign, the sheriff's office brought along its crime combat vehicle to the campuses. It estimates some 4,000 students and parents were reached during the campaign.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The race took place this morning in downtown New Port Richey.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The 2012 Junior Achievement Suncoast Sprint raced through downtown New Port Richey this morning, March 31. Runners in the event were greeted at the start of the race by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. The Suncoast Sprint is a fundraiser for Junior Achievement. The nonprofit that works to enhance business, life skills and economic education for youngsters. More information about the group and results of the race are available on the Junior Achievement Pasco website.