Woman Consumes Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop - Goes Into Cardiac Arrest

On 06-07-19 just before 11 p.m., Deputy David Greis-Ospina conducted a Traffic Stop on a gold Cadillac in the area of Treiman Boulevard (US-301) and Reynolds Street in Ridge Manor due to the vehicle having no rear tail lamps.

As Deputy Greis-Ospina approached the vehicle, he observed the passenger placing an unknown object behind her seat. At this time, Greis-Ospina requested that his back-up keep a close eye on the passenger while he engaged the driver.

Deputies Locate Missing Endangered Adult in Canal

Deputies Locate Missing Endangered Adult in Canal

On 06-07-19 just before 6:30 p.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the 3600 block of Flamingo Boulevard in Hernando Beach regarding a Missing Adult.

As deputies responded to the area, dispatchers extracted as much information as possible from the caller.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that the Missing Adult was an elderly female with dementia. Additional patrol deputies, K-9 teams, and the HCSO Aviation Unit were dispatched to Hernando Beach to assist with the search.

Absconded Sex Offender – Richard Albert Jager III

Absconded Sex Offender – Richard Albert Jager III

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating an absconded sex offender.

Richard Albert Jager III is a Registered Sex Offender who has absconded from supervision. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Detectives believe Jager may be staying somewhere in the area of Hernando Beach, after moving from his last known residence on Preston Road in Brooksville.

Jager reports owning a business called “Rick’s Custom Docks,” which is reportedly in Homosassa, Florida.

Update #2 – Suspect Takes Plea in Dog Dragging

Update #2 – Suspect Takes Plea - Arrest Made - Spring Hill Man Sought for Dragging Dog Down Roadway

Update #2

On today’s date, Gregory Tousignant accepted a plea deal of 270 days in the Hernando County Detention Center for the listed crime of Animal Neglect.

The last information received from the veterinarian caring for Ollie was that Ollie was well on his way to a full recovery and was thoroughly enjoying all of his visitors and gifts.

Update #1 – 05-09-19

Sheriff Warns Citizens of Telephone Scam

Sheriff Al Nienhuis is issuing a scam alert.

Once again, citizens have contacted the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to report they have received a telephone call (sometimes automated) from someone identifying him or herself as being from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. The caller tells the victim there is a warrant for his or her arrest and in order to “clear this up” a sum of several thousand dollars must be paid.

Unfortunately, at least one citizen, who does not wish to be named, has already fallen victim to this scam.