Around the region for Jan. 29, 2011


Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:31 p.m.

POLICE BEAT

Man charged with false bomb threat

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday on charges of making a false bomb threat to the Social Security Administration building at 1610 NW 23rd Ave., police reported.

Christopher Frazzetto, 33, of 1208 NW 44th Ave., was charged with threatening to throw, place or discharge a destructive device.

At about 9:12 a.m. Thursday, Frazzetto called an 800 number for the agency that was received in Birmingham, Ala., an arrest report states. The call came from a number associated with Frazzetto.

Frazzetto said he had been trying to get disability since 2007 and was tired of being denied, the report states. He reportedly threatened to blow up the administration buildings in Gainesville and the White House.

GPD was notified of the call and the building was evacuated. Officers and a bomb-sniffing dog found nothing.

Police later found Frazzetto. The report states that Frazzetto admitted to placing the call, saying he had been upset and was sorry for the call.

— Cindy Swirko

Man doesn’t show for trial, gets 15 years

Officials are looking for a man who missed his own drug trial Friday. They want to make certain the man does not miss his 15-year prison sentence.

Willie Tyrone “T-Baby” Aleston, 31, of Gainesville was arrested in 2009 for sale of cocaine. He did not show up in court to be tried on the charge Friday.

Circuit Court Judge David Glant ruled that the trial would go ahead anyway and the jury convicted Aleston. Then Glant sentenced Aleston to 15 years in prison and issued a warrant for his arrest that does not allow him to post bond.

Aleston is apparently familiar with the criminal justice system. His adult prison record began when he was 18 and convicted of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Aleston has served four sentences for violent crimes under the name Tyron W. Morris Jr.

Anyone with information on where Aleston may be is asked to call the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office at 955-1818 or Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP.

— Karen Voyles

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