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Mulch madness: woman slapped, kicked Lowe’s customer for ‘cutting in line,’ March 26, 2014

sfl-flduh-mulch-madness-lowes-20140325-001Cape Coral police today arrested a woman they say slapped and kicked another customer while in line at Lowe’s.

Autumn Kristina Glick, 32, is facing charges of battery on a person over 65.

Police say Glick was at the Lowe’s on Pine Island Road on Thursday when she accused another customer of cutting in line at a loading area.

Glick allegedly verbally assaulted the customer then jumped into the bed of the victim’s truck, where she began throwing bags of mulch out of the bed. Police say Glick slapped and kicked the victim before leaving the store.

Witnesses provided officers with clear cellphone video, which clearly identified the suspect.

Officers went to Glick’s home and spoke with her through a window. They say she refused to come out because “If I do, I’ll be going in the back of your car.” She also told them she had no one to care for her children until her husband returned home.

Officers returned to Glick’s home today and she was arrested without incident.

 

Culture clash: Religious demonstrator accused of hitting nightclub worker March 25, 2014

sfl-flduh-religious-demonstrator-20140324-001A religious demonstrator was arrested for attacking a man with his megaphone, according to Daytona Beach police.

Police said Arthur Fisher, 47, was demonstrating in front of Razzle’s Nightclub on Seabreeze Boulevard Friday night.

According to police, when a worker from Razzle’s approached Fisher, Fisher allegedly hit the man in the nose with his megaphone.

Fisher was charged with battery, according to a police report.

 

Police are seeking an attempted purse snatcher. He is white male in his mid-40s to 50s and has a woman’s shoe print on his testicles March 24, 2014

crimeratesiren---9645335Volusia County deputies are searching for the man in an attempted purse-snatching who they say was kicked in the privates by the woman he attacked.

The victim told deputies she was walking to her job at The House Next Door Counseling Center at 7 a.m. Friday when she was approached by a man who she says sleeps on the park bench in front of her office.

The man then asked for money, deputies said. According to the report, when the victim said she didn’t have any money to give, the man grabbed her arm and tried to take her purse.

The victim struggled with the man and kicked him in the testicles, deputies said. The man then ran toward Deltona Boulevard- without the woman’s purse.

The man was described by deputies as a white male in his mid-40s to 50s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and khaki pants.

Contact deputies if you have any information about the incident.

 

Man beat dad, 87, with sledgehammer in fight over vacuum March 20, 2014

allen-croskey-marion-031914A Marion County man has been arrested after Ocala police say he attacked his elderly father with a sledgehammer over a vacuum cleaner.

Detectives said Allen Croskey, 55, got in a fight Wednesday with his 87-year-old father because of a ruined vacuum.

Police said Croskey told detectives he had come home from eating at a soup kitchen Wednesday morning to find his father in the carport. His father yelled at him about breaking the vacuum cleaner and, while holding a sledgehammer in his hands, told Croskey to leave.

Detectives said Croskey then went to a neighbor’s house, took a piece of pipe from a chain-link fence, and struck his father in the head with the pipe.

Once his father was on the ground and knocked out, police said Croskey picked up the sledgehammer and hit him in the face with it twice.

Police said Croskey, believing his father to be dead, got rid of the pipe and sledgehammer, dragged his father’s body into some bushes and covered it with blankets.

The father remains in critical condition, police said.

As police took Croskey into custody, he told us his dad was a paranoid schizophrenic who, in his words, “went berserk.”

Croskey also said his father “deserves a couple years in the hospital” over the vacuum cleaner issue.

We asked Croskey what led up to the attack, but police closed the doors to their patrol car and drove him to the Marion County Jail before he could answer us.

 

ANOTHER man caught in-the-act having sex with a dog … come on man! March 19, 2014

os-james-guy-bull-20140319They heard the puppy yelping through the walls of their Daytona Beach apartment.

Witnesses called police, alleging their neighbor was raping his 8-month-old female dog on his porch.

The suspect, James Guy Bull, 61, remained in the Volusia County Branch Jail today, charged with two counts of animal cruelty, after his arrest Tuesday.

Two neighbors told police they saw Bull attacking the dog on several occasions.

“They heard the animal yelp and cry but [Bull] continued with the conduct,” police said in a report.

One of the witnesses told police about hearing a “dog in distress” at Bull’s residence on Magnolia Drive.

The witness told police Bull was attacking the dog.

When Bull saw the neighbor, he “pulled up his pants and put the dog down,” the report said.

“Both witnesses claim that they can hear the animal crying and yelping through the walls of the apartment but not when she is chained up on the porch,” the report added.

The dog was described as “a small light brown mix dog nearly 8 months old.”

It was chained to a post on the front porch.

“The chain was rather large and it was stuck in … the wood slats. She had about 8 inches of space from the post. There was no water or food, the report said. The dog was “clearly emaciated” and suffering from abuse, the report said.

“The female dog was transported to Halifax Humane Society for medical treatment,” the report said.

 

Man arrested for throwing dog poop at pregnant girlfriend and punching her

sfl-flduh-doggie-doodoo-girlfriend-20140318-001A Florida man was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly punched his pregnant girlfriend in the head and threw dog poop at her.

Daniel Redding, 25, allegedly got upset when his girlfriend’s dog defecated on the floor of the car she was driving and flung feces in her direction. The mess hit the 20-year-old and got on her arms.

The Ocala man then reportedly hit the seven-months-pregnant woman in the head multiple times. She told Deputy William Blair II that she hit Redding back in self-defense, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

When Redding began grabbing at the steering wheel, she stopped the car in the middle of the road. Redding hopped out but law enforcement officials were able to track him down at the Westwood Mobile Home Park.

Deputies arrested Redding and took him to the Marion County Jail.

The woman declined to go the hospital, but authorities did alert the Department of Children and Families about the incident.

 

Michael Jason Fields Accused Of Beating Girlfriend To Death With Cinder Block March 13, 2014

Release Number: 14-097

  • For Immediate Release:
  • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • March 12, 2014
  • Contact Person:
  • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
  • 813/247-8060

Homicide

Victim’s boyfriend was arrested for her murder.
  • Tuesday
  • March 11, 2014
  • Time: 2:20 PM
  • 2709 St. Cloud Oaks Drive
  • Valrico

Arrested:

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Michael Jason Fields 03/03/1982 2707 St. Clouds Oaks Drive Valrico, Florida

Charge:

  • 2nd degree murder with a weapon

Victim:

Christina Mahzamani (deceased) DOB: 06/22/1981 1608 Loriana Street Brandon, Florida

Details:

The following information has been summarized in part from the Criminal Arrest Affidavit charging Fields with 2nd Degree Murder.
On March 11, 2014 at approximately 2:20 pm, Michael Fields called 9-1-1 and advised that he found a deceased woman outside his residence at 2709 St Cloud Oaks Drive in Valrico.
When deputies arrived, Michael Fields pointed out a deceased female lying on the ground between his house at 2707 and 2709 St Cloud Oaks Drive. Fields identified the victim to be Christina Mahzamani. Homicide detectives later confirmed her identity as Christina Mahzamani.
Crime scene technicians and homicide detectives responded to the scene and during their investigation discovered drag marks on the grass and leaves leading from the back yard of 2707 St Cloud Oaks Drive towards the middle of the two houses. A cinder block with what was identified as blood was discovered directly behind 2707 St. Cloud Oaks Drive. Also an area of dirt with what appeared to be blood and a partial shoe print was found behind 2707 Cloud Oaks Drive. The shoe impression was consistent with the sole of the shoes that Fields was wearing.
A search of the Fields’ bedroom inside his residence revealed a pair of pajama pants with what appeared to blood on the front of the pants. Fields lived at this location with the owners of the residence.
Detectives interviewed Fields at the crime scene and he stated he was the boyfriend of Mahzamani. Fields stated that on March 09, 2014 at approximately 11 p.m. Mahzamani came to visit him at his house and stayed for a short time before she drove away in her vehicle. He stated he had no further contact with her.
On March 10, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle blocking a driveway at 511 Briar Meadows Drive in Valrico. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was identified as a 2013 Buick Enclave registered to Christina Mahzamani. This location is approximately 1/2 mile from 2707 St Cloud Oaks Drive. A neighborhood survey revealed that the vehicle was not there as of midnight on March 10, but was later spotted between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. abandoned in front of the house. Mahzamani’s car keys and other personal items were found inside the car.
On March 10, 2014 at approximately 8:45 p.m., deputies responded to 2013 Elk Springs Drive in Brandon and met with Vali Mahzamani to take a missing persons report. Vali Mahzamani stated he received a call earlier that day from his son, who was out of state and said his son told him that his children ages 13, 9 and 7 years old had called and said their mother Christina Mahzamani left them at home on the evening of March 09, 2014 at approximately 9 p.m. and never returned home. Vali picked the kids up and brought them back to his house.
Homicide detectives arrested Fields while still at the crime scene and took him to the Criminal Investigation Division for further questioning. He was later booked into the Hillsborough County Jail earlier this morning with no bond.
On the evening of March 11, 2014, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Christina Mahzamani and listed the cause of death as bludgeoning of her head and the manner of death Homicide.

 

Mom lured into garage by 13-year-old daughter where girl’s teen boyfriend slit her throat March 11, 2014

Yaquelin-Galvez-Don-125x188A woman had her throat slit early Sunday morning by her teenage daughter’s boyfriend, investigators say, after her daughter lured her into the garage of their Ocala home.

The attacker then went into the home, held the knife to the girl’s father’s throat and threatened to kill him, but instead was persuaded to take the bleeding woman to a hospital, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The 15-year-old boyfriend dropped the woman at the emergency room at Munroe Regional Medical Center, where hospital officials called the Sheriff’s Office. The woman was then transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where she works as a physical therapist, and underwent life-saving surgery.

The father was uninjured, according to Marion sheriff’s spokesman Judge Cochran.

Cochran said the incident occurred at about 5 a.m. at a home on Northwest 55th Place. The juveniles were arrested hours later. The Star-Banner is withholding the names of all involved because the accused are juveniles.

An arrest affidavit states that at first the teen told detectives that he was walking by the house, heard the commotion and went to investigate.

The boy then later told detectives that he and the 13-year-old girl planned the attack last week, reports state. The boy then laid out the entire plan, from beginning to end, for detectives in a recorded interview. He said they first talked on the telephone and then on Facebook, working on details of where the “ambush” would take place. They both decided that the garage would be the best place.

The girl had him take off his shoes when he came into the house because they made noise. She helped him find a knife in the kitchen before hiding him in the garage, the teen told detectives.

The boyfriend told the mother, after she had been lured into the garage, that he and the girl wanted to be together and that he could take care of the 13-year-old. He also told her that she should not have hit him with a stick previously.

The teen then slashed the woman across the neck with the kitchen knife, the report states, before going into the house to confront the woman’s husband.

The teen drove the wounded woman to the hospital, making her promise along the way that he and her daughter could be together and that she would not sue him because of the incident.

Both teens were arrested on two counts each conspiracy to commit murder and one count each of attempted murder in the second degree. They were being held without bond at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

 

Groin-grabbing man, 88, jailed March 7, 2014

sfl-flduh-groingrabbing-jailed-20140306-001An undercover detective arrested a Port Charlotte man Wednesday after they say he grabbed the detective’s groin in a public park.

It happened in Sunrise Park on Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte, where investigators have been conducting undercover operations following citizen complaints of sexual activity in the park.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 88-year-old Jerry Digeronimo followed an undercover detective into the public restroom, placing his hand inside his own pants as he entered.  When Digeronimo followed the detective back out, he reportedly started a sexual conversation with the detective before grabbing the detective’s groin.

Digeronimo was arrested and charged with Battery and booked into the Charlotte County Jail, held on $1,000 bond.

 

Man charged with having sex with pit bull as neighbors watch March 5, 2014

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday after neighbors reported seeing the man engaged in sexual activity with a dog in his yard.

Tampa Police were called to the house in the 8100 block of Marks Street in Tampa Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find a group of neighbors disturbed by the activity. Witnesses reported that they had yelled at the man to stop the activity, but he ignored them.

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Animal Services executed a search warrant at the home and took custody of eight large pit bulls from the property.  Police also seized a gun and ammunition.

57-year-old Bernard Marsonek was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Animal Cruelty and Sexual Activity Involving Animals.

 

 
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