Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Joseph Lynch is accused of wrecking his car in the yard of a Trinity home and leaving the scene.
When a Florida Highway Patrol trooper rolled up to a Trinity home Sunday night, April 12, to investigate a crash, he found the 2011 silver Chevrolet involved on the scene but the driver was long gone. According to an arrest report, the trooper recorded "extensive damage" to the landscaping, trees and sprinkler system in the 10646 Alico Pass home's yard. Although the car was still there when the trooper arrived, the driver had fled. A witness saw a tall, thin man leave the scene. Authorities found the vehicle was registered to Joseph Lynch, 25. They also discovered his license was suspended. They located him near the crash around 1 a.m. Monday morning. His girlfriend told authorities Lynch came to her house after the crash and that she and…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It seems an argument turned violent Friday, deputies say.
Philip Lawson got into an argument with a man at the Walgreens at 1841 Little Rd. in Trinity on Friday night, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies. The argument turned physical, and Lawson pulled a pocket knife and stabbed the man several times, according to an arrest report. The victim was cut on his left arm and the left side of his body. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Lawson, 41, admitted to deputies that he used the knife against the victim but claimed it was in self-defense. However, Lawson’s friend said he tried to get her to hide the knife. He also tried to put it in her purse. It was found in the bushes next to the Walgreen’s. The case is still under investigation, said Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Doug Tobin. A …
Friday, March 1, 2013
William Jordan hit the man who fired him on the head with a hammer, according to Pasco deputies.
A Pasco man has been 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 report says. 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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A girl allegedly beat up a Mitchell High School student, and the video landed on Facebook.
Two Mitchell High School students were arrested recently after a video of one of them allegedly beating another student popped up online. During a ride on a school bus Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl allegedly got up from her seat on the bus and then started striking Chase Cristia, a 16-year-old girl from Odessa, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The 17-year-old then grabbed the younger girl by the back of the neck and punched her at least 10 times, said Doug Tobin, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Chase never struck back but tried to cover herself with her arms, he said. Another girl, 16, recorded video of the incident, deputies say. The also allege she had been conspiring with the girl who …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Lisa Forche of Trinity was charged with retail theft after a shopping trip at Walmart.
It looks like an attempt to take advantage of a five-fingered discount on Black Friday went bad for one West Pasco shopper. Early Friday morning, a Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy noticed Lisa Foche, 47, leaving the Walmart at 8745 State Road 54 in the Trinity area with a bounty of electronics valued at more than $600, according to an arrest report. The deputy talked to her, and she said she bought the items at the store but didn’t know where her receipt was. The deputy checked with store management and found that the products were not purchased. Foche, of Trinity, told the deputy she did not pay for the electronics on her first trip into the store, but she said she did on a second. Foche was arrested Friday and charged with retail theft, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says the 5-month-old is the victim of aggravated child abuse.
A 5-month-old girl from Trinity is in stable, but critical condition at All Children’s Hospital today after Pasco County deputies say she suffered abuse. The child was brought to the Medical Center of Trinity around 4 p.m. yesterday, Nov. 8, with a possible skull fracture and other injuries, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Because of her injuries, she was airlifted to All Children’s. No arrests have been made as of yet, but the investigation continues. No other details are available at this time. Stay with Patch for updates as they become available.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Richrdo Aviles was charged with child abuse.
A Trinity area man was accused recently of striking a 13-year-old boy until the boy’s face was bruised and cut, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies. The boy told deputies that Richardo Aviles threw him on a bed at 1849 Lenawee Loop Friday and hit him repeatedly with a closed hand, according to an arrest report. The boy’s older brother said the boy left the encounter with a face that was bloody and red, according to the arrest report. The 13-year-old sustained bruises and cuts to the left side of his face. Aviles told deputies he put an elbow in the 13-year-old’s face. Deputies arrested Aviles on Friday. Barbara Justiniano, a woman at the same address, was arrested, too, and charged with resisting arrest without violence and …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Douglas Slaney was charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious conduct.
A 48-year-old Seven Springs/Trinity man has been accused of sexually molesting two girls. According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the man would press up against the victims while he was wearing underwear and rub his sex organ against them. There were multiple incidents and on at least one occasion he kissed the girls on their mouths, according to the arrest report. One victim told a detective he put his tongue in her ear, made her sit on his lap at least once made her touch his sex organ. These incidents happened when the girls were between 9- and 13-years-old, according to the arrest report. The victims are now 19. The man told a deputy he drank alcohol during the incidents. The deputy states he explained to the man …
Monday, April 16, 2012
She now faces a number of charges, including animal cruelty.
A Seven Springs area woman was arrested after she chased a neighbor who saw her hit a puppy on the head with a broom, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer Bijaczyk heard a dog yelping on Sunday night and a woman yelling at it, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office report. The noise appeared to be coming from the nearby house at 7601 Como Drive. She saw Jacqueline Jeffries holding a plastic broom on the Como Drive house’s back porch. Bijaczyk saw Jacqueline Jeffries hit the puppy, a 4-month-old Dachshund, in the head repeatedly with the bristled end of the broom, according to the report. Bijaczyk told a deputy she jumped the fence and confronted her neighbor. The puppy was lying in a pool of blood and was bleeding…