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Palm Harbor Residents Arrested

13 Palm Harbor residents were arrested over the last few days on a variety of charges. This information was obtained from the Pinellas County Sheriff's website.

The following Palm Harbor residents were recently arrested.

Feb. 8 Arrests

  • Christine Chase, 46, 4 p.m., two counts of obtaining property in return for a worthless check, resisting an officer without violence, $300 bond.
  • Michael Hoshowski, 28, 12:53 a.m., DUI, DUI non-cooperative target classification, driving while license revoked non-cooperative target classification, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, $950 bond.
  • Anthony Hammond, 37, 8:30 p.m, domestic battery, $10,000 bond.
  • Aaron Paul Toporek, 33, 3:35 a.m., retail theft.
  • John Chilton Thomas, 41, 12:37 a.m., domestic battery by strangulation, domestic battery, violation of parole possession of a controlled substance, $17,500 bond.¬†

Feb. 9

  • Christopher Kilgore, 29, 11:42 a.m., violation of parole sale/dealing oxycodone, violation of parole sale of oxycodone, two counts violation of parole possession of a controlled substance.
  • Tracy Lee Bober, 40, 9:15 a.m., domestic battery.
  • Michael Steven Coppo, 48, 10:05 a.m., possession of drugs without prescription.
  • Anthony Paul Grande, 19, 12:41 a.m., possession of marijuana.
  • Cameron Francis Martgan, 19, 12:41 a.m., possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

Feb. 10

  • Matthew Cunha, 23, 11:15 p.m., felony possession of controlled substance with the intent to sell, $5,000 bond.
  • Cassandra Dee, 34, 10:04 p.m., open container within 500 ft. of an establishment.
  • Howard Earl Webb, 27, 3:25 a.m., possession of marijuana, resisting an officer without violence, $300 bond.

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Ozona Opal February 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM
I really like the concept behind this article! Please continue posting PH residents who are arrested. Perhaps a once weekly story.
Howard February 12, 2013 at 01:13 PM
I wonder why the editors enjoy branding some of these arrestees with the scarlet letter. But, of course, I wonder why the Tampa Bay Times publishes mug shots and addresses of people arrested for driving on a suspended license or dui. First, the people have been arrested - they have not been convicted of a thing. Second, other than providing some momentary titillation while embarrassing the arrestee, what is your purpose? Surely you don't think you're doing some public good. It's the stuff of supermarket tabloids. It fuels schadenfreude in those who otherwise like to think of themselves as good christians. Here's from the christian bible: "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him". Proverbs 24:17–18
Jane Carr February 12, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Howard, I love your spirit and concur with you 100%. Thank you for bringing this some positive attention. :)
PH Dude February 12, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I concur with the two previous posters. Why publicly kick someone when they have already stumbled. These are not "public" people. These are private citizens. If there is a legitimate news story then by all means investigate and report it. Otherwise, its all about cheap titillation.
Gary Cradick February 12, 2013 at 04:47 PM
I can see the public benefiting from being aware of what crime is taking place in their towns and cities especially if it involves theft, worthless checks, and things along that line. I don't think the public cares when someone gets popped for possession of pot and minor offenses like that.
QueenDalek February 12, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Awesome Howard! We should be promoting a positive atmosphere and community. We should not be shaming others. If a citizen wants to see who has been arrested, they have the same access to the PCSO round up as the Patch does.
Gary Cradick February 12, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Here's an example of one from the above list (I won't name her again) that I don't think needs to be made more public - female, 34, 10:04 p.m., open container within 500 ft. of an establishment. " Some people step outside a bar to smoke a cig with drink in hand and it is illegal. And she gets a mention right along with felony arrested drug dealers, a person charged with domestic battery by strangulation and a violation of parole.
Ann Straub February 12, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Maybe if these people see their names in print they will get their act together. Too bad if it comes with some embarrassment, that's the price you pay for breaking the law. And by the way, possession of pot is still illegal and until that law is changed you are still breaking that law.
Howard February 12, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Pretty harsh, Ann. But, I wonder if you realize you are guilty of defamation? Our constitution, as I hope you know, establishes that a person is innocent until proven guilty of a crime (or, as you put it, "breaking the law.") Announcing as you have that these people are guilty in fact of one or more crimes is actionable as "per se" defamation - no proof of damage is necessary. Reporting the arrest is a tasteless exercise in titillation for no good reason. Saying to others that a person is guilty of a crime is defamatory and the price for that defamation can be steep in a civil action. You're well advised to be careful how you speak of a person who has been accused but not convicted. I realize you didn't say, "guilty" but the thrust of your comment is that they "broke the law" and should "get their act together." Your reaction illustrates why arrests should not be reported.
Walt Kowalski February 13, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Alas, the Scarlet Letter in the 21st century is now a "P".
Justice Forall February 13, 2013 at 02:40 PM
I stumbled upon a page of tree huggers!! Really people? It does read "Arrests" in Palm Harbor, it is an ARTICLE~ you don't have to read this page if you feel that way. Maybe your time will be better spent getting ping pong tables and slippers for convicts in prison!
Justice Forall February 13, 2013 at 02:44 PM
I don't recall the last time I was arrested by mistake... that's because I've NEVER been arrested. All dirt bags are innocent EVEN when they are proven guilty... why don't you spend a day on 49th street in a criminal courtroom, this way you can see all the innocent people going to jail! Wake up, turn the page and move on!
Justice Forall February 13, 2013 at 02:47 PM
I agree Ozona Opal, it's nice to know about everything that goes on in our community~ Keep up the good work Patch!!
Gary Cradick February 13, 2013 at 02:55 PM
"Tree huggers"? Your comments are thought provoking! In fact my first thought was that you've never understood most of anything you're read. How do you get "tree huggers" out of an article about arrests when none of those arrested or any of those commenting have anything to do with the environmental issue.
Justice Forall February 13, 2013 at 03:22 PM
EXACTLY my point, touche'!!
Gary Cradick February 13, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Justice - I've never been arrested either although I could understand someone who could be for trying to knock some sense into you. You will not find me responding anymore to your comments since they are moronic. Peace.
Howard February 13, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Justice - you need to understand that beer is much more than a breakfast drink. If you spread that 24 pack out so you include lunchtime, you'll find your attitude and outlook will improve. You can start another one right after lunch. You'll also find that nice people will be more friendly but, I know - you just don't care. It's a good first step acknowledging your guilt - none of your arrests were by mistake,
Justice Forall February 14, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Ahhh, atlas, the morons come together for the town stoning~ long live the lapidators!
Rob February 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Do as I say......not as I do. You read the article. What tittilation were you looking for Howard? Justice is right. The article says "Arrests" which implies innocence. If it said convicted you'd have a point. I for one, care about who and what my neighbors are because they could be playing with my kids, or coming to my house. If you care to turn the other cheek a word feel free..........and stop reading the articles.
Howard February 14, 2013 at 01:02 AM
If arrest "implies innocence" then why are you concerned "about who an what my neighbors are?". But - you and justice agree and your answer is I shouldn't read the article. There's nothing more to say to people like you and Justice. Although, since you agree with him, I'll end by agreeing as well - "the morons come together.". Have a good evening.
Rob February 14, 2013 at 01:11 AM
If agreeing with some one, or reading an article makes me a moron then you are guilty of the same crime. Perhaps a mirror is in order so you can see the moron in yourself............as we all well see by your postings and limited social communication skills. This is no place for a little boy.......so you best run along..................
Howard February 14, 2013 at 01:24 AM
You need to read before you yap. I thought at first you were htrying to make a point. I see now you are a troll. But, for yours (and mine) amusement here's your friend: "Justice Forall 7:36 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Ahhh, atlas, the morons come together for the town stoning~ long live the " Now, i'll leave you to read what you just wrote again. I won't attempt to describe your foolishness since, if you can't see it yourself, it would be a futile effort. And, in event, i have no interest in talking to you further. Show your kids what you wrote and see how impressed they are with their dad.
Justice Forall February 14, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I think Howard lives in an ALF and they keep forgetting his meds. Its ok Howard, they'll get to you soon enough
Rob February 14, 2013 at 04:21 PM
I didnt know they had meds for ignorance.........well there is hope

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