Undercover contractors' sting nets 13 arrests

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Arthur Eugene Bolinger Jr.; Culberth Lee Duncan Jr.; David Allen Nice and Douglas Henry Stawarz. SECOND ROW, FROM LEFT: Francesco Sciolino; George Clinton Horton; Jerry P Mathes Jr. and Joanne Jean Chavez. THIRD ROW, FROM LEFT: Justin Douglas Shingler; Robert Edward Alexander Carlisle; Sasha Schiller and Ted Madison Bachman. BOTTOM ROW: Tina Louise Cockrell.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and state and local contracting licensing authorities linked arms recently to uncover people who were representing themselves to be "Handymen," or properly licensed for work.

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3 arrested after store burglary, chase

FROM LEFT: Jason Owens, Aaron Williams and Albert Williams.

Three Winter Park, Fla., men were arrested on Sunday and charged with the burglary of a convenience store and fleeing Citrus County deputies.

According to arrest reports, a deputy noticed a White Super Duty truck behind the Citgo gas station on State Road 44 and County Road 490 at about 3:30 a.m. in Lecanto which deputies had been looking for in connection with an earlier burglary at the Marina Mart off SR 44 in Crystal River.

Deputies looking for armed robbery suspects

Citrus County deputies are looking for these two robbery suspects.

Citrus County deputies are looking for two men who robbed a Speedway gas station convenience store at 4:19 a.m. at 9515 E Gulf to Lake Highway (near Gospel Island on State Road 44) in Inverness.

The Sheriff's Office said that the two men were armed with bats and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register. The suspects left the store heading east on foot.


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