The National Weather Service has extended to Flood Watch for Hernando County until 4:00 PM Monday. Areas of heavy rain will continue to impact portions of west central Florida with the greatest risk of flooding mainly north of Tampa Bay. Exercise caution as shallow rooted trees could topple in highly saturated soil. Minor coastal flooding Continue reading
The Brooksville Police Department responded to the 98 North Mobile Home Park located at 925 Ponce De Leon Blvd Friday morning after reports of a weapons disturbance. Witnesses on scene directed officers to the residence of Richard Allen Daniels. The investigation revealed that Daniels had confronted other park residents armed with a handgun, improperly displayed it, and then discharged the weapon. Daniels was taken into Continue reading
According to The Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant John Baja, a 5-year veteran of the agency was terminated on 07-10-15 for violating Policy Statement 1023.00 III D. Code of Conduct – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Detention Directive 7050.48 Staff / Inmate Conduct. and Detention Deputy Joshua Smith, a 2-year veteran of the agency was terminated on 07-31-15 for violating Policy Statement 1023.00 III D. Code of Conduct – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Detention Directive 7050.48 Staff / Inmate Conduct.
An Internal Affairs Investigation revealed that Baja had inappropriate contact with a former female inmate. A separate Internal Affairs Investigation revealed that Smith had inappropriate contact with a former female inmate.
During the evening and early morning hours on 07-19-15 and 07-20-15, unknown persons placed and detonated PVC pipe bombs inside mailboxes on McCaw Road, Neff Lake Road, Halsey Road, and Earnest Lee Road, all of which are located in Brooksville. Continue reading
Sheriff Al Nienhuis is pleased to announce the installation of two additional permanent drug drop-off boxes. The two new boxes have been placed at the following locations: District Two Office – 7499 Forest Oaks Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34606 (located inside the lobby) and at The Hernando Continue reading