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Crime journal

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 26, 2007


TAMPA

HERNANDO MAN SOUGHT IN THEFT OF TWO HORSES

Deputies are searching for a Hernando County man accused of stealing two horses from a Tampa home. A warrant has been issued for Julio Lazaro Aguiar, 41, of 14745 Frisky Lane in Spring Hill, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office. Investigators say Aguiar took two horses and saddles May 15 from a home at 3305 S 54th St. in Tampa. Deputies found the horses and saddles at Aguiar's home after they received a tip that someone saw Aguiar riding one of the horses at his Spring Hill property. Deputies went to the house, but could not find Aguiar. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Man dives through window, dies

Much of Chango A. Peeler's last day of life is a puzzle. No one seems to know why he showed up on a stranger's porch, yelling that someone wanted him dead. Or why he then jumped head-first through the man's window. Or why he stopped breathing when police handcuffed him. Peeler, 26, died Friday morning on a lawn in Tampa Heights after he collapsed as two police officers arrested him. Emergency crews tried to revive him, but they were unable to do so, said Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. An autopsy will be performed on Peeler to determine what caused him to die.

ST. PETERSBURG

Woman dies after her car hits pole

A 51-year-old woman died Friday morning after she drove off the road and crashed into a utility pole, police said. Rosa Haynes Summers was driving her 1991 Oldsmobile north on 16th Street when she had a medical episode at 5:50 a.m., police said. Her car jumped the curb near Third Avenue N and crashed into a concrete utility pole. She died at the scene.

CLEARWATER

Crash victim taken off life support

A man who crashed into a Clearwater police detective's car on Monday has died. Raymond Kimbler, 68, was taken off life support after his family decided his brain injuries were too extensive and irreversible. Around 9 a.m. Friday, he was pronounced dead at Bayfront Medical Center. Kimbler was thrown into the back seat of his convertible, where rescuers lifted him, bleeding from the head and semiconscious, to a helicopter ambulance after the collision at Myrtle Avenue and Clearwater-Largo Road. Clearwater police Detective Rich Kelly was treated and released from the hospital that day. Kimbler served in both the Army and the Air Force, his family said. He started a career in Georgia, working for various law enforcement agencies: the Atlanta Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol.

SPRING HILL

6th fire in 2 months raises suspicions

Authorities continue to investigate a string of fires in the Royal Highlands area near the Citrus County line. Hernando County firefighters responded Thursday night to the sixth blaze in two months. It started as a brushfire but consumed a nearby shed before it was put out. Fire officials labeled the fires as suspicious. On Friday, investigators were canvassing the neighborhood looking for clues.