Suspicious Items Found During Drug Bust

On October 27, 2020 Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) activated a search warrant on the property of 3422 Roundup Lane.  According to arrest reports, between the dates of September 14 - 18, 2020, detectives from the Vice and Narcotics section “conducted a controlled buy operation to purchase methamphetamine from a white male identified as the defendant, Gary Paul Mansfield.”  

Owner of dogs who attacked man leaving home 8/8/2020 has an Injunction issued

When a man was attacked leaving a friends home on 8/8/2020 Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies, Animal Enforcement Officers (AEO), and Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) were dispatched to 5370 California Street in Brooksville regarding a dog attack.

First Responders arrived to find the male victim suffering from severe injuries (dog bites) to his right leg. He was treated on scene by HCFES then transported to a local hospital.

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

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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


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.