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Police reports

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 12, 2000

Man improperly touched girl, police say

WESLEY CHAPEL -- A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday and accused of improperly touching a 12-year-old girl.

Peter A. Landry of 31024 Eloian Road was arrested about 3:30 p.m. on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation and taken to Land O'Lakes jail.

The victim told Pasco County sheriff's deputies that Landry had touched her buttocks on multiple occasions, the most recent on Friday.

She said she had told Landry to stop numerous times, but he continued, a report stated.

Landry remined in jail Monday on $5,000 bail.

Woman accused of hitting man with bottle

WESLEY CHAPEL -- A 21-year-old woman was arrested Sunday and accused of hitting a man with a wine bottle in an April incident.

Bobbie Jean Judd of 26680-12 Players Club Circle was arrested at her home about 3:30 p.m. and charged with felony battery.

The incident took place about 4:30 a.m. on April 16. Witnesses said Judd struck Nicholas Sutter, 18, in the head with the wine bottle, leaving him with 15 stitches in his head and permanent scarring, a report stated.

The arrest came after Pasco County sheriff's deputies spoke with several witnesses and read previous statements where Judd admitted to striking Sutter.

Judd was taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where she was released Sunday on $5,000 bail.

Man arrested on child abuse charge

NEW PORT RICHEY -- A 39-year old man was arrested on a child abuse charge Sunday when he told deputies that the child "had it coming," according to an arrest report.

Joseph Richard Smith, 39, 10711 Jacamar Drive in New Port Richey, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Sunday when Pasco County sheriff's deputies were called to his home. There, the unnamed teenager told deputies that Smith punched her in the arm, pushed her down and dragged her across the dining room floor, causing minor injuries.

When he was arrested, deputies said Smith described the incident as "discipline."

"I'm not drunk," he told deputies. "So it's not a crime. I was mad and she had it coming."

Smith was taken to the Land O'Lakes Jail where he was being held Monday evening on $1,500 bail.

Speeder identified after providing false name

PORT RICHEY -- Stopped for speeding on the Pithlachascottee River, a 26-year old man signed his ticket Toliver M. Tucker.

But his real name, Port Richey police later found out, was Robert Jeffery Brown of Tarpon Springs, the same man they were looking for in connection with a fight.

Officers were called to the the Seaside Inn, 5330 Treadway Drive, at 2:53 a.m. Sunday, where they found a man with a bruise and a cut on his head. The unidentified man said he had been hit in the head with an elbow, and then hit with a concrete block. The man who hit him sped off in a boat, he told police.

A short time later, another officer, off duty on a shrimp boat, found Brown speeding down the Cottee River in a no wake zone.

At the dock at 5423 Baylea Ave., Brown told police he was Toliver Tucker, a report said.

Police arrested the man for aggravated battery and two counts of obstruction by disguise and took him to the Land O' Lakes jail. There, they identified him by fingerprints.

Brown, whose listed address is 825 Cypress St., was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail Monday night on $13,000 bail.

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