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Man wanted in marijuana raid gives himself up
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 13, 2007
The resident of home at 9107 Spring Hill Drive that police raided Tuesday morning surrendered to police late Tuesday. Orestes Fonseca Amador, 46, faces charges of cultivation of marijuana, grand theft and theft of services, according to an arrest report. The electricity at the residence, which was rigged to steal power to operate the lights at the so-called grow house, was in Amador's name. He told authorities the 74 marijuana plants seized from the home were his, reports state. Two other homes on Chamber Court also were raided.
Funeral service tonight for teen
Friends and well-wishers are invited to pay their respects tonight at a funeral service for Grant Aleo, 15, who died Friday after the car in which he was a passenger was involved in an accident at Powell Road and California Street, police said. Services begin at 7 p.m. at Northcliffe Baptist Church. Donations in his memory can be made to the Grant W. Aleo Trust Fund at Wachovia Bank, 1510 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606.
Wever playground closed for upgrade
Hernando County Parks Department will close the playground at Ernie Wever Youth Park on Monday to replace all equipment. The park is at 19473 Youth Drive, off Ponce de Leon Boulevard. For information, call the Parks Maintenance Department at 754-4154.
Southwest Florida Water Management District's Withlacoochee River Basin Board, 9 a.m., District Headquarters, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville.
Southwest Florida Water Management District's Coastal Rivers Basin Board, 1 p.m., District Headquarters, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville.
Hernando County Engineering Department, 5 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St.
Brooksville Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Board, 6 p.m., Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.
Brookridge Entertainment presents "Entertainment Revue" Christmas Show Extravaganza: 7 p.m., Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. $15. Barb, 597-4620.
VFW Post 10209 plans Honor Guard Dinner: 1 to 5 p.m., 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. $9.50. 796-0398.
The Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission will meet Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. An announcement in Wednesday's Times gave a different date.
Hernando County's Bright House Networks' channel listings were inadvertently left out of a listing in Wednesday's Local & State section. A chart showing channels can be found inside Hernando Times today. Page 5