[FL] Police arrest a full house

January 17th, 2008

Four people have been taken into custody on illegal gambling charges, stemming from a police raid at a Drew Street residence on Jan. 16 at 12:30 a.m.

Sascha N. Kauper, 33, of Palm Harbor was charged with two counts of keeping a gambling house. Robert Nicola Gill, 26, of Tampa was charged with two counts of being an employee of a gambling house and Chastity Ann Baur, 30, of Tampa was charged with one count of being an employee of a gambling house.

Melinda J. Stanovcak, 30, of Apollo Beach was charged with possession of Xanax, possession of cocaine and gambling.

Acting on a tip, police obtained a search warrant for a house at 2095 Drew St., Suite A, where an undercover officer verified the illegal nature of the operation.

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Author Contact Info: Jim Harrington, Clearwater Citizen