Detectives Arrest Two for Commercial Burglaries

On 02-25-19 at approximately 12:36 a.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to a Commercial Burglary at the Smoke Zone, located at 7366 Broad Street in Brooksville.

The caller, the owner of the shop, advised dispatchers that he observed a male entering into the business by breaking the glass and then jumping over the counter. The owner was able to observe this by accessing the surveillance camera via his smartphone.

Patrol deputies arrived on scene to find the glass front door to the business broken.

HCSO implements cutting edge crime scene technology

On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) unveiled it's latest forensics technology. The FARO 3D Laser Crime Scene Mapping System documents a crime or vehicle accident scene in 3D. The HCSO is only the third agency in the state of Florida to use the latest version, the M70 version of the FARO.

Assistant Chief Deputy Bobby Jones with the Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, a a professional consultant on this system demonstrated its capabilities to members of the HCSO forensics team and representatives from the State Attorney's Office.

Deputies Arrest Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm after Manhunt


Kevin Bearden

Between 01-27-18 and 01-29-18, a Residential Burglary was committed at 26307 Mountain Lake Road in Brooksville. During the burglary, a red Yamaha golf cart was stolen from inside the garage.

On 01-29-18, an Armed Residential Burglary was committed at 6190 Spring Lake Highway in Brooksville. During the burglary, several pieces of ladies jewelry and a loaded firearm were stolen. At the approximate time of the burglary, a witness observed a white male drive to the residence on a red golf cart, enter the residence, and then leave in the same golf cart.

Captain Cyrus Robinson of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, 1 of 30 Executive Leadership graduates


The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Leadership seminar is “an educational opportunity for upper level managers within Florida criminal justice organizations and seeks to provide a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s criminal justice executives.”

Detectives Make Arrest in Aggravated Assault and Discharging Firearm from Moving Vehicle Case


On 07-26-17 just after 4:30 p.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the area of Belmont Road in Spring Hill regarding shots fired from a vehicle.

Upon arrival, deputies met with a witness who observed a white Lincoln 4-door pass through the area. As the driver of the Lincoln passed through, someone inside the vehicle fired several shots from the moving vehicle. A total of eight 9mm shell casings were located in the roadway, within a 200 foot stretch.

Two Juveniles Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries

Submitted by HCSO

On 07-20-17, a victim observed what he believed to be a vehicle burglary in progress at his residence, located at 15304 Shady Street in Brooksville. The homeowner exited his residence and confronted the two individuals who were rifling through his vehicle. Both suspects fled on foot. The homeowner gave chase, catching and detaining one of the individuals.

Detectives Seeking Witnesses to Shooting

submitted by HCSO

On 07-17-17 at approximately 7:20 p.m., a representative from Oak Hill Hospital notified the Hernando County Sheriff's Office that a male juvenile arrived in the emergency department suffering from a gunshot wound.

Deputies and detectives were immediately dispatched to the hospital.

Physicians treating the male juvenile advised detectives that the gunshot wound was not life-threatening.

According to the victim, the incident took place "somewhere in Spring Hill." Detectives have yet to verify the actual location where the shooting took place.

Missing Couple Recovered in Hernando County


On 07-13-17 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Deputy David Greis-Ospina was conducting proactive patrol in the area of Treiman Boulevard (US 301) and Cortez Boulevard (SR 50) when he observed a red Kia Spectra travelling at a very slow rate of speed in the middle of the intersection. Deputy Greis-Ospina also noted the vehicle was making noises indicative of possible mechanical issues.

Deputy Greis-Ospina immediately activated his emergency lights in an attempt to contact the driver to determine if assistance was needed.