Crime

Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Detectives Seize Illegal Narcotics

Date:  May 8, 2020

HCSO News Release

On 05-08-20 in the early morning hours, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the HCSO SWAT team, executed a Search Warrant at 9226 Dan Lynn Street in Brooksville.

Detectives received information regarding the distribution of illegal narcotics occurring at this residence.

Investigation revealed, the resident, Tommy Owens, was in fact selling illegal narcotics from the residence.

During the execution of the Search Warrant, detectives located the following:

Nine Individuals Arrested in Connection with Brooksville Storage Unit Burglary

HCSO News Release
May 5, 2020

On 04-20-20, Hernando County sheriff's deputies responded to ABCD Self Storage located at 26367 Cortez Boulevard in reference to a Commercial Burglary.
One of the tenants reported that his storage unit was burglarized.

Once inside the unit, the suspects removed a large gun safe containing numerous firearms, cash, and the victim's personal identification. No other storage units were targeted by the burglars.

Woman Charged with Exploitation and Grand Theft After Stealing More Than One Million Dollars

HCSO News Release
May 5, 2020

In 2016, it was determined the victim suffered from both physical and mental impairments which led to a lack of self-care and the inability to handle his own finances. 
In July of 2016, a Power of Attorney was appointed to oversee the victim's personal and financial matters; however, the victim continued to live in his own home.  In mid-2017, the victim was no longer able to live alone and moved in with the suspect, Joan Marie Procida Milligan. 

Returning to apologize is still trespassing

GOODFELLOW, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
YOB: 1980
CHARGES:  TRESPASS AFTER WARNING
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.

Brooksville Couple Charged in Connection with Humane Society Burglary

HERNANDO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE- April 16, 2020

On 04-13-2020, Hernando County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast located at 7200 Mobley Road in Brooksville in reference to the report of a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies noted the suspects appeared to have entered the property by cutting through a chain link fence located in the back area.

Murder - Suicide Tragedy in Spring Hill

Shortly after 10:00 AM on Friday, April 10, 2020, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies were the first on the scene, responding to  a structure fire on 9474 Dunkirk Road in Spring Hill. According to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, the deputies entered the home, and were quickly overcome by smoke. After Fire / Rescue extinguished the flames, three deceased individuals, two of whom were described as “preteen and young teen,” were found in the home.

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.