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Deputies seek 3 teen Vandals of high school

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 29, 2007



Sheriff's deputies said Friday they are searching for three teenaged vandals who did an estimated $10,000 in damage to 31 portable classrooms at Palm Harbor University High School. Between 2 and 3 a.m. Dec. 20, surveillance cameras at the school captured images of the trio as they sprayed paint on the buildings and adhesive on doors and hinges. Investigators described the vandals as:

- A white male standing about 5 feet 4, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a large camouflage jacket, black hood, black face mask, long black pants and black shoes.

- A white male standing about 6 feet 2, with a slim build, short dirty-blond hair and wearing a dark long-sleeved T-shirt with a design on the back, and writing down the left sleeve.

- A white male about 6 feet with a slim build wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black long pants.

Sheriff's officials ask anyone with information to call Detective Ken Sokolowski at (727) 582-6200 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.


Boating course sails January

The Clearwater flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer America's Boating Course on Jan. 5 and 6. This two-lesson program is designed for boaters who don't have time for a full, comprehensive boating course. Participants meet 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The program is held at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., on Sand Key and is open to adults and youths. The $30 fee covers the cost of materials. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit


Literary Council needs tutors

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas needs volunteers to tutor students in English as a second language. The nonprofit organization currently has 39 students on a waiting list for one-on-one classes. An orientation for prospective tutors is scheduled for Jan. 8 at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., and tutor training classes for Jan. 12, 19 and 26. To volunteer or for more information, call Vicki Vinour at (727) 298-3080, ext. 242.

[Last modified December 28, 2007, 21:32:32]

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