Around 12:51 a.m this morning, deputies responded to the report of a commercial armed robbery at the Burger King located at 30290 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. As employees readied the store for closing shortly before midnight, an employee left the kitchen area to take trash to the dumpster located in the rear parking lot. As the employee was emptying the trash, two unidentified men, armed with handguns, approached the employee. The men instructed the employee to take them to the safe located inside the restaurant. The men were able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash. Once in possession of the money, the men fled the area. The Commercial Armed Robbery suspects are described as follows:
Suspect No. 1
• Black Male
• 5-foot 10-inches tall (approximately)
• 170 pounds (approximately)
• Wearing a black knit hat, black hoodie and tan cargo pants
• He was wearing a stocking over his face and had a gold grill in his mouth.
Suspect No. 2
• Black Male
• 6-foot 3-inches tall (approximately)
• 180 pounds (approximately)
• Wearing a black and tan long-sleeved jacket and blue jeans
• He was wearing a stocking over his face.
If you have information on this crime, or these individuals, please contact Detective William Horvath at 352-754-6830. If you want to remain anonymous – Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet athttp://www.hernandosheriff.org/Tips. You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 cash.
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James Rosson was charged with battery and burglary of a dwelling on November 24, 2014 after he barged into a woman’s home and choked her. The woman told deputies that she was awakened by a loud banging on the front door and when she opened it Rosson, known to her as “Imee,” barged in and said he was looking for her boyfriend who owed him money. According to the police report, Rosson began pushing her around and placed her in a chokehold. The victim’s boyfriend arrived home during the altercation and found the front door of the residence open and heard his girlfriend screaming for help. He ran inside and found Rosson holding the woman against the kitchen counter, choking her. As he approached, Rosson let go of the victim and hit her boyfriend in the chest. Her boyfriend then knocked Rosson to the ground and Rosson left the residence. Deputies found Rosson on his bicycle in the area of Lamson Avenue and Tillery Road. Rosson advised that he went to the residence to collect $60 and he had gotten into an altercation. The woman suffered a bump on the left side of her head, abrasions on her right elbow, and redness on the front of her neck. Rosson is being held on a $25,500 bond.
Donna Morales was charged with domestic aggravated battery on November 23rd after she attacked her boyfriend with a baseball bat. According to the Brooksville Police Department, Morales and her live-in boyfriend were traveling north on U.S 41 when they got into a verbal argument. She pulled her vehicle into the parking lot at 7272 Broad Street and told her boyfriend to get out but he refused so she exited the truck and retrieved a baseball bat from the bed. Morales opened the passenger door and screamed at her boyfriend to get out then struck him twice with the bat. The incident was witnessed by two people in the parking lot who called law enforcement. Morales boyfriend sustained only minor injuries from the battery
Pasco Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man possibly linked to three unsolved rapes from 2013 and to a rape that occurred this week. The suspect would use a fake badge pretending to be a police officer when targeting his victims. Detectives believe there could be other victims out there and this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office immediately.
Per the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office: In the event you are being pulled over by an UNMARKED vehicle and you feel uncomfortable do not speed away. Instead proceed at or below the posted speed limit and call 9-1-1 immediately if you have a cell phone available to advise them of your exact location and that an unmarked vehicle is attempting to pull you over. The dispatcher will then validate the authenticity of the traffic stop. If you do not have a cell phone, please proceed to a well lit and/or populated area before pulling over. Again, do not speed, but proceed at or below the posted speed limit. In the event that you do pull over:
- only roll your window down approximately two inches in order to engage in conversation and ask to see an officer’s/deputy’s credentials.
- never change locations at the request of the law enforcement officer. A legitimate law enforcement officer will not ask or direct you to do this.
- do not give your personal information/identification to anyone unless you are certain they are a certified/bona fide law enforcement officer.
- do NOT step out of the safety of your vehicle if you are uncertain of the person’s identity who has pulled you over.
- obtain a good vehicle description and/or tag number (without putting yourself in danger to do so). Remember cell phones have cameras!