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.

Sheriff submits proposed budget for FY 2020-2021

On June 1, 2020, Sheriff Al Nienhuis submitted the Hernando County Sheriff's Office’s (HCSO’s)  proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, which funds Law Enforcement, Detention, and Courthouse Security.  The proposed budget of $58,913,360 is 4.67% more than the FY2020 approved budget of $56,287,539.

Nienhuis reports that his expected increase in revenue is to increase by 1.28% for the coming fiscal year ($4,232,978 in 2020 to $4,287,292 in 2021).

Brooksville Man Nabbed on Various Drug Charges Following Short Pursuit

On 06-08-2020 at 2:42 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Twigg Street in Brooksville in reference to a report of a shooting in the area.

Witnesses reported seeing a man driving a red Honda Pilot down Twigg Street shooting a gun out of the driver’s side window.

Upon arrival, deputies quickly located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver, later identified as Kenneth Mason B/M DOB/05-03-1986, proceeded to flee from deputies.

Returning to apologize is still trespassing

YOB: 1980
Arrested at: 04/05/2020  07:39   CAMPHOR DR, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606

Arrest Summary: On 04/05/2020 at 0713 hours, I was dispatched to Camphor Dr. in reference to a Trespass.

Upon arrival, I made contact with the property owner, Theresa. Theresa advised that the defendant was on the back porch. I walked around the back and observed the defendant standing by the rear sliding glass doors.

House Fire in Spring Hill; Multiple Fatalities Reported

UPDATE 4/11/20 - 

On 04-10-2020 at 10:10 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 9400 block of Dunkirk Road in Spring Hill in reference to a house fire with deceased individuals inside.

A woman, who was initially out of town, had called 911 after receiving a suicidal text from an acquaintance living at the Dunkirk Road residence.

That individual has been identified as Derick Albert Vasquez W/M DOB/06-11-1976.

Four Teens Arrested for Commercial Burglary at Hernando High

March 23, 2020

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Alert

On 03-20-20 just after 4 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Hernando High School, located at 700 Bell Avenue in Brooksville, regarding possible stolen golf carts.

An individual who was in the area of the baseball field at the school called 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity behind the school.  The individual reported hearing a loud bang come from the rear of the school, then moments later, seeing golf carts driving away from the same area.

HCSO Deputy Rescues Passed Out Driver from Head-On Crash 1/25/20

On 01-25-20 just after 1 a.m., deputies responded to U.S. 41, just south of Lake Lindsay Road in Brooksville, in reference to a head-on collision.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival, one of the vehicles was on fire.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned the driver of the vehicle who caused the crash had yet to exit the burning vehicle.

K-9 Deputy Jason Jernigan immediately headed over to the vehicle, which was now almost fully engulfed in flames. Deputy Jernigan was able to remove the driver, who was passed out behind the wheel, from the burning vehicle.

Marine deputies in the right place at the right time

Hernando Sun Reporter

“Luck,” or coincidence, plus the quick action of two Hernando County sheriff’s deputies prevented an accident from becoming a tragedy when they rescued a baby from the Weeki Wachee River last Friday afternoon Jan. 3, 2020. 

Steve Snell, a seasoned Marine Deputy was training another officer - Patrol Deputy Zachary Burkhart for the job. Both men were operating sheriff’s office personal watercraft (PWC) to patrol the river.