Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Spring Lake 7/27/2020

Original Information – 07-27-20

On 07-26-20 just before 5 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Spring Lake Highway just south of Hayman Road in (Spring Lake) Brooksville to investigate a report of a person “down” on the west side of the roadway.

Deputies and Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services arrived on scene to locate a female on the side of the road. The female was pronounced deceased at 5:05 a.m.

Detectives Need Help Locating Homicide Suspect - McMullen

Hernando County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for help from the community and from our media partners in locating a Homicide Suspect.

Sean Michael McMullen is WANTED in connection to a HOMICIDE that occurred on U.S. 301 North (Treiman Boulevard) in Ridge Manor on 04-12-20.

A warrant for the arrest of McMullen is on file at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives have exhausted all avenues in their attempts to locate McMullen over the last several weeks and are now requesting assistance from the public regarding his whereabouts.

Update – Shooting Investigation Lincoln Road -- Brooksville 7/27/2020


The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals in connection with the 06-21-2020 shooting on Lincoln Road in Brooksville.

Galvin Bernard Smith DOB/08-09-1975 was arrested Friday during a traffic stop on Deltona Boulevard.

Galvin Smith was charged with a Weapon Offense – Missile into a Dwelling, Attempted Homicide – Attempted Murder in the First Degree (Premeditated), and Possession of a Weapon or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

His bond was set at $850,000 during First Appearance.

Suspect in Grow Financial Fraud 5/27/20

The individual pictured is a suspect in a fraud that occurred at Grow Financial located at 4122 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill on Monday, 5/27/2020 at approximately 4:15 P.M. To see additional images go to https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/communityalertbulletins/CommunityAlertBulletinDetail.aspx?id=5633&fbclid=IwAR2VNOUPe4poK4jHBhX6TvaTt5cjwAEmbWirPNfNe5CcUeTc8Fbt8wFHtuk

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Hernando County Sheriff's Office

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will conduct a virtual assessment on all aspects of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The assessment will be virtual due to maintaining safe guidelines as stated by the CDC, and has been scheduled for August 25th through August 27th, Sheriff Al Nienhuis announced today. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.

Detectives Investigating Early Morning Armed Robbery at Wawa in Brooksville

Original Information – 07-07-20

On 07-07-20 just after 5 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Wawa, located at 20101 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, regarding an Armed Commercial Robbery.

Preliminary investigation reveals a white male, who was concealing his identity, entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.

Immediately following the robbery, the male entered a vehicle that was waiting in the parking lot and fled the area.

Brooksville Man Arrested in Connection with Mobile Home Park Burglaries


During the month of June, a total of six Residential Burglaries were reported by residents living in the Braewood Mobile Home Park in Brooksville.

The residential burglaries were reported between 06-05-2020 to 06-18-2020.

All six residences were unoccupied at the time of the burglaries.

On 06-19-2020, a burglary victim, upon returning home and examining his residence, reported finding various items within the home that did not belong to him. Those items included a cell phone and a bag filled with various narcotics.

Man Charged with Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault After Domestic Incident

On 06-21-20 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Sail Inn, located at 6107 Broad Street in Brooksville, regarding an Assault.

At nearly the same time, Hernando County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a residence on Broad Street (near the Sail Inn) regarding a Residential Fire. Deputies were dispatched to the scene as well. It was not known at the onset that the two incidents were related.