Man wanted in bank robbery

Published March 2, 2007




A man in a crisp white shirt and patterned tie robbed the SunTrust bank at 21744 State Road 54 about 10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. The man - shown here from security camera footage - walked in with a small blue duffel bag, handed the teller a note and got away with an unknown sum, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He is described as a white man of average height, 160 pounds, with collar-length dirty-blond hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Foshey toll-free at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 5009.

New Port Richey

Clinic could relieve hospital pressure

Discussions are under way to open a primary care clinic for uninsured patients on the campus of the Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute on King Helie Boulevard. The clinic would be a collaboration between Premier Community Healthcare Group and the local hospitals, officials said Thursday at a meeting of the Pasco County Primary Care Access Network. The hospitals would benefit from such a clinic because fewer uninsured patients would come to the emergency room for nonemergency care. The Harbor is owned by Baycare Health System, which also owns Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Premier is working on a budget to determine how much hospitals would need to give to make the clinic happen. Premier also hopes to operate a clinic at the proposed county hurricane shelter in Hudson.


Man used belt to hit girl, police say

A whipping with a leather belt left a girl with welts and sent a man to jail, according to a Zephyrhills police report. David Donald McCullough, 30, of 38653 B Ave. beat the girl on her arms, back and upper leg Feb. 19, said the report. McCullough was arrested Wednesday and charged with child abuse and possession of marijuana. He was held at the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $20,500 bail.


Buses add hours, Saturday service

Starting next week, Pasco County Public Transportation will add Saturday service countywide and expand the weekday hours on all three east Pasco routes. Buses on Route 30, which starts at Lacoochee and ends at Zephyrhills, will start at 6:50 a.m. and 7:17 a.m. each day and end at 7:11 and 7:07 p.m. Route 31, which covers Dade City, will start at 6:50 a.m. and end at 7:17 p.m. Route 33, which covers Zephyrhills, will start at 6:50 a.m. and end at 7:39 p.m. The expanded service will cost about $400,000 a year, much of it covered by state transportation grants, public transportation manager Mike Carroll said. The new schedules are available online at www.ridepcpt.com or call (352) 521-4587.