Poor Parking Spot Leads to Drug Bust (Crack and Molly)

An alert deputy and a poor choice of location to party led to the arrest of 21 year old Jeremy Jones and 29 year old Audretti Jones over the weekend. The two were parked outside of the movie theater on Commercial Way, which was closed. As the deputy approached the vehicle he smelled marijuana through the open windows. He also observed an open bottle of Hennessy in the back seat and two styrofoam cups in the center console cup holders of the front seat. During a search of the vehicle, a Newport cigarette box containing 1.42 grams of crack cocaine and 1.89 grams of MDMA or Molly. Jeremy Jones admitted to possession of everything found inside the vehicle. Audretti Jones advised he had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket which was located. During a strip search at the Hernando County jail Audretti revealed that he had two baggies concealed in his groin area, containing crack cocaine and MDMA. He was charged with bringing contraband into the jail as well as possession.

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

Audretti Jones

Audretti Jones

Mother Charged After Cell Phone Cameras Record Child Abuse

1Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a mother from Holiday five days after she was recorded with cellphone cameras instigating a fight between two teenagers, while armed with a knife. Tabitha Anne Bennett, 33, is charged with child abuse, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and simple battery. On April 12, 2015 about 6:40 p.m., Bennett drove her 13-year-old daughter to the area of Moog Road and Colonial Hills Drive so her daughter could fight with a 14-year-old girl. Bennett sent a Facebook message to the 14 year old telling her she would bring her daughter to that location to fight. Once there, Bennett exited her vehicle holding a folding knife in her hand and told those gathered she would not allow anyone to join the fight. During the fight the Bennett was seen yelling and encouraging her daughter to “get on top of her” (the 14 year old). At some point, Bennett kicked the 14-year-old female on her upper left side and pulled her to the ground by her hair, which allowed her daughter to get on top of the 14 year old and continue fighting. The fight was recorded by at least two cellphones and the footage was placed on social media. She was released Sunday after posting $10,500.

Man Charged With Attempted Sexually Assault

Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a New Port Richey

Nicholas Connick

Nicholas Connick

home and arrested a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman early Tuesday morning. Nicholas Connick, 25, attempted to assault the victim several times while a child slept in a bedroom. The suspect fled the Vista Verde Drive location, but was located and arrested by deputies a short time later nearby.
Connick is charged with attempted sexual battery, domestic battery and violating a domestic violence injunction. He remains in the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center with no bond.

Hernando County’s first Walmart Neighborhood Market is on its way

14836364546_aba63cbe72_bThe company has confirmed that crews have started clearing out land along Spring Hill Drive. The 40,000-square-foot will draw customers from the nearby communities. Walmart Spokesperson Amanda Henneberg said “We are excited to bring our Neighborhood Market store to Spring Hill and provide our customers there the benefits of a Walmart closer to where they live and work. Grocery is an area that customers have come to expect from Walmart because they know we can offer a broad assortment of fresh food at a low price.  Our Neighborhood Market stores give our customers quick and easy access to a wide variety of affordable products – fresh produce, a full grocery department with a bakery and deli, a drive-thru pharmacy with our popular $4 generic prescriptions, health and beauty supplies, select household items, plus a gas station. In addition to the benefits to our customers, our small format stores also benefit the communities in which they’re located by generating additional tax revenue, stimulating new investment and economic growth, and providing jobs with the opportunity to build a career.” Neighborhood Markets represents the giant discount chain’s recent focus on scaled-down merchandise and groceries for get-in, get-out shoppers. The market will be at the corner of Spring Hill Drive and Anderson Snow Road and will occupy 7.8 acres. Walmart will provide 168 parking spots, including seven handicapped spaces.  Construction is expected to take anywhere from six to nine months. The Spring Hill market will be the chain’s 36th in Florida and one of about 340 nationwide.

Construction Begins for Maternity Services at Oak Hill Hospital

Oak Hill Hospital announces that construction of its obstetrics oak-hill-hospital-350x350project is now underway. The new $13.7 million maternity suites at Oak Hill Hospital will be the premier maternity unit in the region by offering a high quality, full-service program in a safe and secure environment. The new unit will be added to the 3rd floor of the new North Tower. Features of the new OB program include:

  • A total of 18 suites
  • Six Labor and Delivery suites
  • Ten Post-Partum Recovery suites
  • Two Ante-Partum Labor suites
  • A Twelve-positon holding nursery for babies who need special monitoring or continuous observation
  • A cesarean surgical suite located in Labor and Delivery in the event a surgical delivery is necessary
  • Lactation specialist available in this baby-friendly environment.
  • Open visitation to support family-centered care.
  • Next generation technology with modern state-of-the-art amenities including the latest industry standards for patient monitoring (both mother and baby).
  • Board certified specialty nurses and other professional support staff on site 24/7.
  • Your baby’s safety is a priority. The unit is secure at all times with a strict admission policy.
  • Wireless fetal monitoring for patients who meet the criteria.

The architectural firm that has been chosen to oversee the project is Gould Turner, Group, P.C., 4400 Harding Road, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37205. The general contractor for the project is Brasfield & Gorrie, 2636 Elm Hill Pike, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37214. Planned opening is for the end of the first quarter of 2016. “Our goal is to provide the highest level of quality care and customer service to ensure the birth of your baby is a treasured memory.” said Chief Operating Officer Sonia Wellman, who is the project’s manager for Oak Hill Hospital.  “Oak Hill Hospital follows a patient and family-centered care philosophy,” said Cindy Poirier, Director of Women’s Servicers. “This means for all healthy births, our goal is to keep mom and baby together as much as possible in those first precious days, so the mother may learn to take care of her baby with the help of a compassionate care team,” she added.  With a robust pediatric program and rapidly growing GYN robotics services, the move to provide maternity services for the community is a natural next step for Oak Hill Hospital, which completed a $52 million expansion project in January 2013. The hospital recently completed a significant renovation project for its first class of Graduate Medical Education residents, and has purchased 40 acres of land for future expansions.  Oak Hill Hospital is the largest full-service acute care hospital in Hernando and Citrus Counties.