Zephyrhills Free Press

Police Log

Feb. 10, 2021

A 58-year-old Zephyrhills man was arrested Jan. 27 for DUI after a car accident on Gall Boulevard.

According to Zephyrhills Police, an officer was flagged down in reference to a car accident where a person was attempting to flee the scene. ZPD reported Victor Andrews of 39124 Orient Ave., told police he was coming from the VFW. Police say he was slurring his words and smelled of alcohol.

The report said Andrews told police he consumed five or six beers. He agreed to field sobriety exercises. He was unable to perform two of them and “performed poorly” on the others. A breath test yielded a 0.183 blood-alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit.

A 37-year-old Wesley Chapel man was arrested Feb. 3 for battery on emergency medical care providers after becoming combative in the AdventHealth Zephyrhills Intensive Care Unit.

According to Zephyrhills Police, Andrew Gottlich of 4007 Ernest Dr. was being cared for in the ICU when he became combative and intentionally punched the victim twice in the temple area as the victim was attempting to restrain him from battering other nurses. After being restrained, Gottlich allegedly bit the victim on the left arm.

Police discovered Gottlich had outstanding warrants in Pasco and Highlands counties.

A 64-year-old Zephyrhills man who allegedly threatened to bomb AdventHealth Zephyrhills was arrested Feb. 7.

According to a complaint affidavit, Gerald Baker of 36601 Cord St. allegedly got into an argument with a security guard at the hospital stating he would set a bomb off at the hospital. The incident was recorded on the security guard’s body camera. On the footage, it reported that Baker could be heard stating he would sue the hospital or “I will set off a God damn bomb.”

Baker told police that his statement meant that somebody could bomb the hospital, but not that he would bomb it. He was placed under arrest.

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