Pasco Crime Report: NPR Police locate, arrest suspect for sexual battery on a minor

Terrelle Cole Jr., 25, faces a charge of sexually battery of a victim under the age of 12. He is accused of performing the crime on a 6-year-old female victim.

Sexual battery on a minor

NEW PORT RICHEY – Terrelle Cole Jr., 25, was arrested last week for sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12.

The New Port Richey Police Department investigation revealed Cole had sexually battered a 6-year-old female victim. A family member told investigators they walked in on Cole performing the crime on the child and that Cole then fled the scene. Witness accounts and physical evidence were consistent with the crime being committed by Cole.

A statewide BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for Cole and the vehicle he was driving after investigators received information he may be fleeing the state. Cole was located by deputies shortly after the BOLO was issued. He was found driving near the area of the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 52.

Cole was apprehended, interviewed and placed under arrest March 24.

Tax preparer steals refund

PORT RICHEY – A tax preparer in Port Richey was arrested last month after being caught taking a refund meant for a client.

Charles William Feiler III faces a charge of grand theft of less than $10,000. According to police reports, the victim, Carly Young, filed her taxes in February 2018 with a tax preparer company based in Miami called “Mr. Tax Man.” On Feb. 22, 2018, Young’s $6,840 tax return was deposited in Feiler’s BB&T Bank account. Three days later, Feiler began withdrawing the funds from the bank account. Feiler received his tax return for $7,735 on Feb. 23.

The investigation into last year’s tax return theft concluded with Feiler’s arrest on March 22 at his Port Richey residence. Feiler is listed on his arrest report as being the owner of CMJ Services, a cleaning and handyman company based in Port Richey.

Pizza attack

NEW PORT RICHEY – A dispute over a pizza order at Olivia’s Subs and Pizza, 2318 Seven Springs Blvd., ended in an arrest.

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies arrested Syeda Saleem, 28, on March 22 after she allegedly threw pizza slices on the maker of the pizza, Fatos Cala, because she said it made her child sick.

Deputies responding to the disturbance reported Cala was “covered in tomato sauce” and claimed that Saleem began throwing separate slices of pizza at him, hitting him in the chest and face, after refusing to give a refund for the pizza. Cala told deputies he attempted to make more food at no charge, but Saleem refused. Cala said Saleem requested six sodas in exchange for the pizza and Cala refused the offer. That’s when Saleem began hurling slices, he said.

Saleem provided a different account when interviewed, stating that she received a cheese pizza instead of a margherita pizza. Saleem said the manager “sprinkled some basil on top of the pizza” to rectify the situation. Saleem confronted Cala again after her child reportedly began throwing up after eating the pizza, believing the cheese was spoiled. Saleem accuses Cala of yelling racial slurs at her and told her to “go back to her country.”

Saleem said she shoved the pizza through the window and it hit Cala because he was standing in her way.

Following the investigations and interviews, Saleem was arrested on one count of battery and transported to the Pasco County Jail.

Disabled abuse, false imprisonment

NEW PORT RICHEY – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Larry Gene Collins, 76, after he abused a disabled woman he lives with, took her cell phone when she tried to call 911 and prevented her from leaving the residence.

The arrested occurred in the early hours of March 27 at 8225 Arevee Drive, Lot 521, in New Port Richey.

According to police reports, the victim is disabled from a spinal cord abscess. She told deputies she got in an argument with the Collins over relationship issues and he pulled her to the ground as she was trying to leave. When the victim stated she was going to “call the cops,” Collins allegedly pulled away her cell phone and placed his hand over her mouth to prevent her from yelling for help.

Collins told deputies he is in a sexual relationship with the victim and that knocking her to the ground was unintentional. He said he feared if she left and alerted the police he would be kicked out of the community.