Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The area was recently hit by an armed man and a woman demanding prescription pills.
Last week, a Holiday woman barged into a home and demanded prescription pills. All the while, an accomplice of held a gun on the homeowner. Jamie Danielle Hayes, of 3427 Clydesdale Drive, Holiday, was arrested and charged with home invasion robbery with a weapon. The home invasion prompted us to ask our New Port Richey Patch Facebook Page readers if they were concerned with crime in the Holiday area. Here's some of what they had to say: Jennifer Eichenberger wrote: "This just reminds everyone....do NOT open the door for anyone you don't know. If someone comes to the door saying their car broke down, etc. ask for the number to call and call yourself from inside the house with the door locked." Rick Houston wrote: "Not really, My doors are …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The merger could lead to improved services.
It looks like New Port Richey City Council members like the sound of an idea that would put an end to city-run 911 dispatch services. The majority of council members made it clear during a workshop session with representatives from the Pasco County government and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Tuesday that they want to move toward merging the city’s dispatch services with the county’s. The merger could cost New Port Richey $36,166 in its first year, but the city could realize $90,283 annually in cost savings each subsequent year. The city would lose its ability to perform independent dispatch services under the merger. Pasco would offer the police department’s full-time staff jobs with no loss of salary or seniority. Jody Kenyon, Pasco's …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A merger with Pasco County could save New Port Richey $90,000 annually.
New Port Richey City Council members are talking tonight May 14, about the idea of doing away with city-run dispatch for emergency services. Assistant Pasco County administrator Michele Baker, Col. Brian Head from the Pasco Sheriffs Office, and Jody Kenyon, Pasco’s emergency 9-1-1 operations manager, are presenting the idea of merging the city’s dispatch services with the county’s at a council work session tonight at 7 p.m. The merger could cost the city $36,166 in its first year, but the city could realize $90,283 annually in costing savings each subsequent year. The city would lose its ability to perform independent dispatch services under the merger. Pasco would offer the police department’s full-time staff jobs with no loss of salary…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
New Port Richey Police are looking for the person responsible for a May 2 shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 727-841-4550.
New Port Richey Police are looking for help to identify a man they say entered a home last Friday and shot a man inside twice in the "rear end area." The shooting took place around 1:30 a.m. May 2. Police say a man entered the home, shot a man inside twice and then left. Detective Sgt. Mike Anderson said it appears the shooter used a 9mm handgun. The victim, whose name isn't being released by authorities, was treated at a local hospital. He was later released. No other details in the case are available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 727-841-4550. Stay with New Port Richey Patch for updates.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Donna Mae Rogers refused to a sobriety test after people complained about her being impaired and also refused to comply with a police officer.
A bus driver for the Hernando County School system was arrested Tuesday, April 30 at Gulf High School where the Hernando High School softball team faced the Gulf Bucs in the regional semi-finals. A New Port Richey police offer made contact with bus driver Donna Mae Rogers, 58, on Tuesday night after receiving numerous complaints from Hernando students and staff that she was impaired by an unknown drug, according to an arrest report. The officer led Rogers away from public eyes and asked if she would submit to a sobriety test. When he began to explain his reasons for asking, she became “extremely irate,” according to the report. Rogers tried to walk away form the officer and ignored his commands, the report said. She struggled when the …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Bryan Joachinson snuck into a patient room and violently raped her, according to police
A patient at the Medical Center of Trinity’s West Pasco Campus in New Port Richey stands accused of raping a fellow patient. A woman with a mental disability told a New Port Richey police officer recently that a patient named Bryan violently raped her in her bathroom at the facility on Tuesday, April 23, according to an arrest report. Medical Center of Trinity’s West Pasco Campus, the former Community Hospital property, houses a mental health ward. The police officer viewed security footage and saw Bryan Joachinson sneak into the door of the unit housing the woman after staff went through a door. He is usually confined in a different area of the facility than her. An examination of the woman revealed signs of rape. Joachinson, 19, was …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A 13-year-old and another girl broke into a business, and the 13-year-old unleashed water that caused damage inside.
A 13-year-old girl accused of breaking into a New Port Richey business with someone else and doing more than $10,0000 in damage there was arrested Monday, April 22. The girl broke into Wash Tub Laundry, 6051 Massachussets Ave, on Jan. 29 at around 4 a.m. with another girl, according to a New Port Richey police report. Once inside, a girl used “some type of edged weapon” to cut all the water hoses that deliver to six washing machine units, according to the report. A hard and steady flow of water was unleashed. Ceiling tiles, washing machines, electrical components, insulation and paperwork were damaged. The break-in was caught on a surveillance camera, according to the report. The 13-year-old was identified as one of the offenders. The …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Kyrja Withers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is behind a March shooting and April "bombing" at her property.
Heather Withers was outside the colorful house her father and stepmother live in on Washington Street in New Port Richey on the evening of April 15 when she saw a blue car on Washington. The vehicle passed the house going south and then turned around and came back toward the home. She said there was a young man in the driver’s seat and another in the front passenger seat with his body sticking out of the window. She said the driver was also coming out of the window. There was also a young man in the backseat. She says two bottles with fluid inside were thrown at the house from within the vehicle on its return alongside the home. One landed near a bush in the front yard of the house. She saw the bottle expand and tried to get away before it…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sarah Lacy was charged with child neglect after leaving the girl in her car for 24 mnutes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
William Jackson was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
A woman got into an argument with William Jackson in a house on Riverview Drive in New Port Richey on Monday, April 8. It turned physical, and the man grabbed a pair of scissors, according to an arrest report from the New Port Richey Police Department. He knocked her to the floor in the kitchen area and stabbed her right elbow. She sustained a wound and was taken to a hospital. Jackson was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon.