February 2019

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deputy-Involved Crash on Spring Hill Drive

On 02-28-19 just after 1 a.m., Deputy David Merced was conducting a proactive patrol in the area of Spring Hill Drive and Kass Circle in Spring Hill.

At approximately 1:11 a.m., Merced observed a blue Ford traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive with no tag light. Merced attempted to conduct a Traffic Stop at Spring Hill Drive and Omaha Circle. Unbeknownst to Merced, operators in the Emergency Communications Center were in the process of receiving a call regarding a wrong-way driver on Spring Hill Drive, near his location.

Car Crashes through Insurance Office

A red Ford Fusion crashed into Killingsworth Agency, located at 19259 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The Brooksville Fire Department and EMS personnel were called. It is reported the elderly driver confused the pedals of the car and lost control. An individual in the office and the driver were treated at the scene and refused transport to the hospital. 

Hernando County sheriff announces participation in ICE program

By Sarah Nachin

Governor Ron DeSantis, Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis and Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco held a joint press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2019. The topic addressed was public safety in relation to crimes committed in our state by illegal immigrants. A number of state, county and local elected officials were in attendance.  

Detectives Arrest Two for Commercial Burglaries

On 02-25-19 at approximately 12:36 a.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to a Commercial Burglary at the Smoke Zone, located at 7366 Broad Street in Brooksville.

The caller, the owner of the shop, advised dispatchers that he observed a male entering into the business by breaking the glass and then jumping over the counter. The owner was able to observe this by accessing the surveillance camera via his smartphone.

Patrol deputies arrived on scene to find the glass front door to the business broken.

NCT survives battle of Sharks, advances to region semi-final

by JOE CARLINO

Hernando Sun Sports Reporter

Last season, the Nature Coast Sharks were riding high and flying on all cylinders, potentially boasting a squad which could’ve had a chance at seeing Lakeland and the state semifinals again. However, they lost a humongous lead to the now-defunct Ridgewood Rams on their home court in the Sweet 16.