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For the record 7/01/2014

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BUI arrest

* Mathew Cooper, 21, of South Rosewater Point, Homosassa, at 8:54 p.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of boating under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Cooper’s skiff was pulled over for not having the required registration number displayed on the port side of the boat. He was asked to perform afloat sobriety tasks and did poorly. Cooper reportedly refused Breathalyzer testing to measure his blood alcohol level. Bond $1,000.

DUI arrests

* Johnny Anderson Jr., 47, of South Skyway Avenue, Homosassa, at 12:38 a.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Anderson was pulled over for a faulty license plate light. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Anderson reportedly refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $1,000.

* Charles Gibson, 24, of Southeast 15th Street, Ocala, at 2:40 a.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Gibson was pulled over for driving without his lights on. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Gibson reportedly refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $1,000.

* James Palgen, 50, of Jessie Court, Beverly Hills, at 11:12 p.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, a bystander informed deputies that Palgen appeared intoxicated while he was at the boat ramp parking lot near MacRae’s. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Palgen reportedly refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $2,000.

Domestic battery arrests

* Laurie Howard, 49, of Inverness, at 12:03 a.m. June 29 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

* Thomas Soldo, 45, of Hernando, at 8:32 p.m. June 29 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

Other arrests

* Anthony Saporito, 28, of Hunter Drive, Morrisville, Pennsylvania, at 8:27 a.m. June 27 on an active Pennsylvania parole warrant for two counts of violation of parole stemming from original charges of terrorist threats with the intent to terrorize another, and credit card fraud. Bond was denied.

* Joseph Rooney, 75, of Dunnellon, at 11:16 a.m. June 27 for felony battery, causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement. 

* Karen Ingalls, 46, of Cattail Lane, Yankeetown, at 2:16 p.m. June 27 on an active Marion County warrant for felony retail grand theft. Ingalls was reportedly already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of her arrest. Bond $500.

* Dianna Booker, 37, of Forest Drive, Inverness, at 2:21 p.m. June 27 on a charge of felony petit theft with two or more convictions of any theft. According to her arrest affidavit, Booker is accused of shoplifting clothing, valued at $95.92, from the Inverness Bealls Outlet. Bond $2,000.

* Angel Algarin-Castro, 32, of Forest Drive, Inverness, at 2:21 p.m. June 27 on a charge of misdemeanor petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Algarin-Castro is accused of shoplifting clothing valued at $95.92, from the Inverness Bealls Outlet with his fiancé, Dianna Booker. Bond $1,000.

* Kevin Kass, 44, of North Branch Point, Inverness, at 4:56 p.m. June 27 on an active warrant for misdemeanor petit theft. Kass was reportedly already in custody at the Citrus County Detention Facility at the time of his arrest. Bond $250.

* David Kazee, 29, of West Oaklawn Street, Homosassa, at 9:16 p.m. June 27 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from an original charge of burglary. Kazee reportedly turned himself in to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

* Karen Shorey, 47, of South Istachatta Road, Floral City, at 12:05 a.m. June 28 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. According to her arrest affidavit, Shorey was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for speeding and failing to stop at stop sign. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs and an alprazolam (Xanax) tablet, along with 0.5 grams of marijuana was found in her possession.  The driver and two other passengers were also arrested during the stop. Bond $3,000.

* June Moore, 49, of West Meadow Street, Homosassa, at 12:05 a.m. June 28 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. According to her arrest affidavit, Moore was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for speeding and failing to stop at stop sign. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs and five hydromorphone pills were found in her possession. Moore was also arrested on an active Hernando County warrant for petit theft. The driver and two other passengers were also arrested during the stop. Bond $4,000.

* Juanita Burgess, 48, of West Meadow Street, Homosassa, at 12:05 a.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of knowingly driving with a suspended license. According to her arrest affidavit, Burgess was pulled over for speeding and failing to stop at stop sign. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs and passengers June Moore and Karen Shorey were arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Frank Taylor, the fourth person in the vehicle, was arrested on an active Pasco County warrant. Burgess reportedly admitted to knowing she had not had a valid license in several years and that her license had been revoked due to her being a habitual offender. Bond $1,000.

* Frank Taylor, 49, of West Meadow Street, Homosassa, at 12:05 a.m. June 28 on a an active Pasco County warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear. According to his arrest affidavit, Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for speeding and failing to stop at stop sign. A database search disclosed an active warrant for failure to appear stemming from an original charge of driving with a suspended license. The driver and two other passengers were also arrested during the stop. Bond $513.

* Mark Riggs, 50, of South Bablan Terrace, Homosassa, at 3:03 a.m. June 28 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. According to his arrest affidavit, Riggs was pulled over for a faulty license plate light. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs and methamphetamine, along with a scale with methamphetamine residue, was found in his possession. Bond $3,000.

* Norman Erskine, 48, of South Calais Terrace, Homosassa, at 10:52 a.m. 

June 28 on a felony charge of knowingly driving with a suspended license as a habitual offender. According to his arrest affidavit, Erskine was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Erskine’s license was reportedly revoked in April. Bond $2,000.

* Patrick Owens, 18, of East Katie Street, Hernando, at 5:48 p.m. June 29 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Owens is accused of shoplifting three video games and one rifle scope mount, valued at $132.35, from the Lecanto Walmart. Bond $500.

* Steven Winburn, 29, of West Stacie Court, Homosassa, at 8:54 p.m. June 28 on a misdemeanor charge of interfering with an investigation. According to his arrest affidavit, Winburn was a passenger on a boat whose driver was arrested for boating under the influence. He reportedly repeatedly made remarks he would drive the boat despite being told the boat was being towed. Bond $1,000.

* Tina Betancourt, 45, of Southeast Ninth Circle, Crystal River, at 12:55 a.m. June 29 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged with misdemeanor failure to appear stemming from an original charge of driving with a suspended license. According to her arrest affidavit, Betancourt was pulled over on the side of the road, claiming to be lost. A background search indicated she had an active warrant for a misdemeanor failure to appear. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and approximately 0.4 grams of crack cocaine, along with a glass pipe, was found in her possession. Bond $3,000.

* John Gromling, 23, of North West Avenue, Inverness, at 12:12 p.m. June 29 on a misdemeanor charge of retail petit theft. According to his arrest affidavit, Gromling is accused of shoplifting a 39-inch Sanyo television from the Inverness area Walmart. Bond $500.

* April Wilder, 36, of West Seven Rivers Farm Street, Crystal River, at 5:47 p.m. June 29 on a felony charge of battery by detainee upon a visitor or other detainee. According to her arrest affidavit, Wilder was involved in a physical altercation while being detained at the Citrus County Detention Facility. She reportedly punched another inmate in the face, causing her to fall on her bunk. Bond $2,000. 

* Patrick Fitzgibbon, 32, of Inverness, at 5:57 p.m. June 27 on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. 

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Burglaries

* A commercial burglary was reported at 6:34 a.m. Friday, June 27, in the 6900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills.

* A vehicle burglary was reported at 11:22 a.m. June 27 in the 10 block of Bonnie Court, Homosassa.

* A vehicle burglary was reported at 6:27 p.m. June 27 in the 1700 block of S. Lookout Point, Homosassa.

* A residential burglary was reported at 5:56 p.m. Saturday, June 28, in the 7700 block of N. Hamilton Road, Dunnellon.

* A vehicle burglary was reported at 1:37 a.m. Sunday, June 29, in the 10 block of W. Lemon St., Beverly Hills.

* A vehicle burglary was reported at 5:25 p.m. June 29 in the 9300 block of W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.

Thefts

* A grand theft was reported at 12:51 p.m. Friday, June 27, in the 5400 block of S. Mildred Terrace, Homosassa.

* A larceny petit theft was reported at 12:55 p.m. June 27 in the 200 block of E. Highland Blvd., Inverness.

* A grand theft was reported at 6:53 p.m. June 27 in the 1700 block of S. Lookout Point, Homosassa.

* A petit theft was reported at 7:56 p.m. June 27 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness.

* A grand theft was reported at 8:12 p.m. June 27 in the 600 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto.

* A petit theft was reported at 11:23 a.m. Saturday, June 28, in the 6600 block of N. Marylois Point, Crystal River.

* A larceny petit theft was reported at 12:55 p.m. June 28 in the area of W. Dunnellon Road and N. Citrus Avenue, Crystal River.

* A petit theft was reported at 4:34 p.m. June 28 in the 1900 block of N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.

* A petit theft was reported at 4:41 p.m. June 28 in the 2400 block of E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness.

* A grand theft was reported at 5:32 p.m. June 28 in the 30 block of Redbay Court, Homosassa.

* An auto theft was reported at 7:40 p.m. June 28 in the 8200 block of E. Julia St., Floral City.

* An auto theft was reported at 4:16 a.m. Sunday, June 29, in the 200 block of E. Harvard St., Inverness.

* An auto theft was reported at 2:14 p.m. June 29 in the 5300 block of W. Winter Sun Lane, Homosassa.

* A grand theft was reported at 3:50 p.m. June 29 in the 5500 block of E. Turkey Trial Drive, Hernando.

* A grand theft was reported at 5:27 p.m. June 29 in the 10000 block of W. Fishbowl Drive, Homosassa.

* A grand theft was reported at 5:29 p.m. June 29 in the 2800 block of S. Willow Terrace, Homosassa.

Vandalism

* A vandalism was reported at 12:29 a.m. Sunday, June 29, in the 900 block of E. Bradford Lane, Holder.