Christopher Gamel, a social studies teacher at James W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of DUI property damage and personal injury after the car he was driving collided with a patrol car and tow truck on SR-54 last week.
Crystal Dawn Rusaw of New Port Richey was arrested and charged earlier this week with child neglect and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Rusaw was driving a Ford Explorer when it left the road, struck a tree and flipped at 6727 Congress St. shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.
Four people were arrested in New Port Richey this week and charged with first-degree murder, two weeks after the November 10th beating death of Samuel Martinez Pratts in a vacant house.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested two men in conjunction with raids at two separate alleged marijuana grow houses in Port Richey last week. Whiskell Escandell and Jose Ramon-Escandell were both arrested and charged.
59-year-old William Hurst was arrested this week in Kentucky, charged with first-degree murder in Pasco County. He awaits extradition to Florida to face the charges. He is accused of killing his wife Amy Rose Hurst. None of that is altogether unusual.