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Sarasota News Leader January 11, 2013 Page 57 FUGITIVE CAPTURED AFTER 24 YEARS ON THE RUN The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, has located a sex offender who has been on the run for 24 years, the Sheriff's Office announced this week. Richard Verboys, 60, was convicted in Sarasota County of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, a Sheriff's Office report says. In 1988, he was sentenced to probation and court-ordered Richard Verboys/Contributed mental health counseling, but he fled the area a short time later, the report adds. The Marshal Service took him into custody The Fugitive Apprehension Unit developed Jan. 8 in Scranton. leads on his whereabouts and forwarded them Verboys was to be booked into the Lackawato the U.S. Marshal Service Middle District of nna County Jail, where he would await extraPennsylvania Task Force, the report notes. dition to Florida, the report adds. TOOLS STOLEN FROM GOODWILL MANASOTA TRUCKS Tools worth more than $5,000 were reported stolen Jan. 8 from three Goodwill Industries Manasota maintenance trucks parked in the organization's facilities parking lot in Sarasota, Goodwill reported. According to a Sarasota police report, the thieves cut through the parking lot fence, broke into each truck and helped themselves to the hand tools, a Goodwill news release says. "We are a service-based industry and the shameful theft of these tools hits us hard. But it also strikes at the community we serve," said Bob Rosinsky, president of Goodwill Manasota, in the release. The organization's bottom line was more than just the cost of the tools, he added in the release. "We're all victims of this crime. These thieves are prey- ing on the good will of the Sarasota-Manatee community by stealing from a nonprofit that helps thousands of disadvantaged people in our community." Rosinsky continued in the release, "Unfortunately the tools that were stolen from our vehicles are not covered under insurance. We are looking at an increase in budget of more than $5,000 to replenish the tools and repair the trucks. This was an unconscionable act." Rosinsky said this is an "excellent time for the community to step up and show its goodwill. Your donations can undo the harm that this has caused." For information about donating to Goodwill Manasota, call 355-2721 or visit

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