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Two accused of selling alcohol to minors

Published June 20, 2006

Crystal River police issued misdemeanor citations to two store clerks this weekend during a sting that targeted the sale of alcohol to minors.

Cited were Kokilaben Patel, 42, at the BP station at 809 N Citrus Ave. and Setera Lockley, 19, at the Texaco Food Mart at 770 NE Fifth St. Police say those clerks sold alcohol to an underage informant.

Both are scheduled to appear in county court on July 13.

In other law enforcement news:

nA Homosassa man was arrested Sunday evening after he was accused of hitting a man on the back of his head, causing a gash that took four staples to close.

Victor Padilla, 34, told sheriff's deputies that he was sitting on Willliam Lane Carlton's couch during a party Saturday when Carlton, 39, hit him with an unknown object.

After Padilla left the party, he realized he had been badly injured and asked his father to take him to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, the report said.

Once deputies tracked Carlton down, they arrested him on charges of aggravated battery and took him to the Citrus County jail, where he was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

nDeputies arrested two men accused of smashing about 20 mailboxes and causing more than $1,000 in damage.

Gregory D Vitale-Malloy, 18, drove Kyle Keith Tucker, 18, around Beverly Hills Sunday as Tucker hit the mailboxes with a baseball bat, an arrest report said. Deputies pulled over their gray Nissan after a caller gave the police a description of the car, the report said.

After admitting their involvement, the two were arrested and accused of criminal mischief. They were each held in lieu of $1,000 bail at the Citrus County jail.

Deputies released four people riding in the car with them, according to the report.

[Last modified June 19, 2006, 22:28:43]

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