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624 gallons of diesel fuel stolen at store
By Times Wires
Published October 27, 2007
Polk County sheriff's deputies arrested two men Friday and charged them with stealing about 624 gallons of diesel fuel from a store on U.S. 27. Octavio Garcia, 27, and Jose Guerra, 25, are suspected in the theft of the fuel, according to the Polk Sheriff's Office. The stolen gas was valued at about $1,937. On Oct. 15 the two parked Guerra's red 1998 Dodge truck and enclosed trailer over the main diesel fuel tank at Kangaroo Express. While Garcia stood outside the truck, Guerra, who was inside the trailer, opened the main tank, put a hose into it and pumped the gas through a trapdoor in the bottom of the trailer into large tanks inside the trailer, the Sheriff's Office said.
City plans to use red-light cameras
Miami drivers may soon be caught on camera running a red light. City commissioners have voted once already in favor of installing red-light cameras at traffic intersections. A second vote is needed for the decision to be final. A date for that has not been set. The cameras snap pictures of the car's license plate as it runs through the light. Drivers would be charged $125 for the first violation, $250 for the second and $500 after that. Commissioners say the cameras could generate $10-million a year in revenue. Critics question their effectiveness and raise privacy concerns.
Man claiming abuse sues archdiocese
A man is suing the Archdiocese of Miami, claiming a priest sexually abused him as a teenager. The suit claims Father Rolando Castillo molested the unidentified plaintiff at St. Timothy Catholic Church in 2001. The plaintiff was 17 at time. He is now 23 years old. The suit claims the Miami Archdiocese covered up the abuse. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese is reviewing the lawsuit. The lawsuit is seeking $10-million in damages.