The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 2014 All-Hazards Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Nature Coast Technical High School (4057 California St, Brooksville, FL 34604). This event is open to the community and will feature a plethora of information and preparedness vendors as well as emergency vehicle displays, a hurricane simulator, K.I.D. (Kids in Disaster) Korner, and the fire safety smokehouse. One lucky attendee will win a free generator and News Channel 8′s Chief Meteorologist, Steve Jerve, will give a presentation at noon. They will also be giving away free hotdogs and refreshments while supplies last so be sure and get there early! For additional information about this event please call (352) 754-4083.
On April 23, 2014 Tri Vo broke into a home on Lackland Avenue. Deputies arrived to find the homeowner and her daughter locked inside an upstairs bedroom fearful for their safety. Vo had previously lived in the residence for several months but had no belongings currently inside the house, aside from dirty laundry found in the washing machine. The homeowner advised that Vo had never been physically violent in the past but was fearful that he wished to harm her because of the extensive damage he had caused inside the house. Vo told authorities he was sorry for causing the damageand advised he just lost his temper. He was charged with assault and is being held without bond.
Orlando Giron had quite a story to share with Hernando County deputies on April 14, 2014. He claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint for jewelry valued at more then $100,000 and $300 in cash in the driveway of his residence (located at 8102 Rhanbuoy Road). According to Giron, a dark blue mid-sized vehicle with dark tinted windows had followed him home and stopped behind him as he pulled into his driveway. He said he believed the two subjects in the vehicle were elderly and lost so he approached the car when they asked for directions, but was surprised to find the two subjects were actually wearing old man masks and the passenger had a gun. He said that the passenger then pointed the gun at him and asked for “everything he had” (referring to the $100,000 in jewelry Giron was wearing and all his money). Giron told deputies he believed he had been followed home from Wat-Mart after someone in the store had seen him with all his jewelry but video surveillance at Wal-Mart clearly showed Giron was not wearing any jewelry at the store and video surveillance from a residence to the west of Giron’s clearly showed no one was following him. Orlando Giron was charged with making a false police report.
A 24 year old man was charged with child abuse on April 22, 2014. Cory McKenna was left in charge of three children on April 14th and one of the children was injured. The child was later examined by a Child Protective Team and determined to have injuries, including bruising on the back and buttocks, that could not have been caused by a fall or active play. According to McKenna’s post-miranda statement, he struck the victim with an open hand in a form of a rage causing the injuries because he was tired and the victim, along with two other children, were acting out and knocking things off of shelves while playing. He advised that he grabbed the victim from a sitting position on the floor where ￼with his left hand and struck ￼multiple times on the buttocks with his right hand. He said that he was swinging in such a way that his whole arm may have struck him in the back as well. He advised that he wasn’t aware of his own strength and that he may have struck the child hard enough that his hand may have caused injuries that would appear as though they were inflicted with an object as the CPT exam indicated. McKenna was held on a $5,000 bond.
April Weber, the Brooksville woman who admitted to throwing her six-week old daughter on a bed and into a dresser last month, was indicted on first degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges earlier this month and arraigned today. Hernando County deputies and Fire/Rescue responded to 22203 Mondon Hill Road on March 23, 2014 after receiving a 9-1-1 call regarding an injured infant. The caller stated that the baby was “accidentally dropped” by April Weber while she was bouncing the baby on her leg. Injuries to the infant were severe and the decision was made to airlift her to St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Hospital staff resuscitated six week old Aubrie Weber three times but she succumbed to her injuries at 9:42 p.m. and died of blunt force and impact trauma. Doctors and medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital advised detectives that little Aubrie had bi-lateral skull fractures on the left and right sides of her head, and bleeding within her skull. April Weber, Aubrie’s mother, admitted to lifting Aubrie by the legs, above her head and throwing the infant onto the bed. Aubrie then bounced off the bed and onto the floor. April stated she again picked Aubrie up above her head and threw her, this time striking the dresser.