Woman Charged After Deputies Find Counterfeit Bills, Printers, IDs, and Illegal Narcotics

On 11-18-20, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a criminal investigation at the Motel 6, located at 6172 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. The investigation involved the alleged theft of money and a firearm.

As part of the investigation, deputies needed to speak to the registered guest in motel room #119. The registered guest, identified as Chasity Lynn Hatch, permitted deputies to enter and provided consent for them to search the motel room.

Hernando High Student Arrested for Bringing Firearm onto Campus

On 09-15-2020 at 2:45 p.m., several students at Hernando High School advised School Resource Deputy Chris Downey that they observed a student in possession of a firearm on school grounds.

The student was identified as Demetrius Roberts Jr. DOB/11-26-2003.

The students advised Roberts was showing off the firearm during class.

Deputy Downey discovered Roberts had already boarded a school bus to go home.

Miami Couple Arrested in Organized Fraud Investigation in Spring Hill

Security personnel at Cellular Sales Corporate contacted the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in regards to possible identity theft occurring at a Spring Hill authorized dealer.

Security personnel indicated an employee was helping two individuals identified as Joshua Lorenzo DOB/08-27-1998 and Jolena Montano DOB/08-20-1999 obtain numerous cell phones using fraudulent identities.

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.

Stabbing Leads to Homicide Arrest on Peyton Place 8/19/2020

On 08-19-20 at approximately 5:22 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies and Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) were dispatched to the 19000 block of Peyton Place in Brooksville regarding a Stabbing.

The caller, a mail carrier, reported turning on to Peyton Place and seeing three children looking at a man who was lying in the grass. The mail carrier then heard screaming and a male voice say, “Help, I’m dying.”

HCSO arrests dog owner on animal cruelty after man attacked leaving friends house


On 08-12-20, Deputy William Harsanyi drafted a warrant for the arrest of Colleen Meyer.

The warrant was presented to the Honorable Judge Donald Barbee and ultimately signed, charging Meyer with nine counts of Animal Cruelty.

The warrant was issued/signed as a result of Meyer leaving one adult female dog and eight newborn puppies unattended in an enclosed and unventilated travel trailer with no air conditioning, food, or water. The temperature inside the travel trailer was extreme.

Man Attacked by Dogs After Leaving Friend's House

On 08-08-20 just before noon, 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.

The caller told the 9-1-1 operator a man was being attacked by three dogs. The caller then disconnected.

Another caller reporting incident stated two of the three dogs had run off, and the other one was currently contained in a travel trailer on the property.

HCSO detectives arrest suspect in Sping Lake death investigation

Original post 7/27/2020

On 07-26-20 just before 5 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Spring Lake Highway just south of Hayman Road in (Spring Lake) Brooksville to investigate a report of a person “down” on the west side of the roadway.

Deputies and Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services arrived on scene to locate a female on the side of the road. The female was pronounced deceased at 5:05 a.m.

Homicide suspect Sean Michael McMullen arrested in Tampa

Sean Michael McMullen who was wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred on U.S. 301 North (Treiman Boulevard) in Ridge Manor on 04-12-20 has been captured in Tampa today, August 5th. Hernando County Sheriff detectives and the US Marshals Service made the arrest. Detectives and U.S. Marshals would like to thank the numerous citizens who have provided tips regarding the whereabouts of McMullen.

McMullen was charged as follows:
• Second Degree Murder w/a Deadly Weapon
• No Bond.


Update – Shooting Investigation Lincoln Road -- Brooksville 7/27/2020


The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals in connection with the 06-21-2020 shooting on Lincoln Road in Brooksville.

Galvin Bernard Smith DOB/08-09-1975 was arrested Friday during a traffic stop on Deltona Boulevard.

Galvin Smith was charged with a Weapon Offense – Missile into a Dwelling, Attempted Homicide – Attempted Murder in the First Degree (Premeditated), and Possession of a Weapon or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

His bond was set at $850,000 during First Appearance.