Monday, November 12, 2012
A Holiday man working at Sunday's TriRock Triathlon allegedly tried to take a generator from the race with him, according to Clearwater Police.
A day laborer who was working for the TriRock Triathlon on Sunday allegedly attempted to take a generator used in the race, according to Clearwater Police. Police said Christopher James Fusco, 43, of Holiday, loaded the 3000W Honda generator into the trunk of his 2005 Hyundai. Another employee saw and confronted Fusco, who said the generator belonged to him. When Fusco was confronted again he removed the generator from the trunk and fled the scene, according to a police report. Clearwater Police located the Hyundai in the 600 block of South Gulfview Boulevard and tried to have Fusco pull over for a traffic stop. Fusco reportedly failed to stop and took off at a high rate of speed, police said. While "fleeing," Fusco "purposely entered …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Toilet valves were taken from the men's restroom at the Clearwater Main Library, a Checkers and McDonald's Restaurant in Clearwater, following similar crimes at two Dunedin locations.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The toilets in the men's restroom at the Clearwater Main Library and two fast food restaurants were victimized by thieves last week, following similar crimes at two Dunedin locations. Toilet flush valves were reported stolen from the Clearwater library last Thursday, the same day valves were also taken from a restroom at the Dunedin Historical Society and Museum, according to Bay News 9. The Checkers on Gulf to Bay Boulevard and McDonald's at 539 S Missouri Ave also were hit, according to Clearwater Police. "(Investigators) have developed a suspect and are working to locate him at this time," Elizabeth Watts, Clearwater Police spokeswoman said in an email. The valves, which cost about $75 apiece to replace, were also reported stolen from …
Monday, April 2, 2012
A couple who Clearwater police believe to be scam artists is preying upon local seniors.
An unidentified man and woman duo are on the prowl, Clearwater police believe, targeting Clearwater senior citizens in what authorities believe is a scam. Sunday, a man, believed to be 40-years old, and a woman, believed to be 35-years old, approached a senior woman in the Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park located at 2419 Gulf to Bay. In the incident, Clearwater police report, the male offered to repair a dent in a woman's car for $50. Soon thereafter, the man claimed he needed to use the bathroom. While in the victim's residence, the man's female accomplice distracted the victim while the male pilfered the victim's residence. The victim claimed that $300 was missing from her safe and the couple left quickly, also pocketing the $50 fee to repair…