Springstead High Teacher Sentenced to 10 years

On 10-10-14, Springstead High School Graphic Design teacher Todd 12074535_915558885145890_5285593661243130940_nToomer was arrested for three counts of Sexual Battery on a Person 12 to 18 years of age by Familial/Custodial Authority.  On 10-08-15, Detective Brent Stentz was advised by ASA Erin Daly that Toomer agreed to a plea agreement of 10 years Department of Corrections (prison) and 10 years Sex Predator Probation.  Toomer will remain classified as a Sexual Predator at the conclusion of the probation.

Fall Maze at Harvest Moonfarm Open for 2015 Season

7Hernando County’s biggest and best corn maze, The Fall Maze at Harvestmoon Farm, is open for the season! The family-friendly, 5-acre corn maze features three mazes that you can use your smart phone to navigate through and offers interactive experiences like Maizeopoly (a scavenger hunt game) and reading a story thru the maze with Spookley (the official “Spokes-pumpkin” for bullying prevention). This year’s maze features the Tampa Bay Lightning logo! The Farm also offers a variety of other family-friendly activities including corn box, pony hops, corn ball, riding a cow train, a petting farm with Nigerian Dwarf Goats and miniature horses, arts and crafts, a barnyard playground, a variety of games, a hill slide, and a massive 70 foot jumping pillow. The maze will be open at night on Saturday, October 24th and Saturday, November 7th for a special treat. There will also be trick-or-treating and costume contest on October 31st between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Located at 15990 Stur Street in Masaryktown, the Fall Maze is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. through November 15th. Admission is $11.95 per person with kids age 2 and under free. For additional information call 1-800-373-4811 or visit www.HarvestmoonFL.com.








Man Sends Drug Deal Texts While Speaking With Deputy

ThomasonA Hernando County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a swerving Volkswagen near Elgin Boulevard and Mountain Way just after midnight on October 5, 2015. The vehicle had been traveling at approximately 20 mph and was swerving into the other lane and off of the roadway. The driver, 35 year old Michael Thomason of Spring Hill, appeared fidgety and had constricted pupils. He denied that he had consumed any alcohol or narcotics as well having anything in the car. During their conversation Thomason began texting “Do you have any? I want to pick up those two.” The deputy was suspicious of the texts and asked Thomason to step out of his car to determine if he was impaired. Thomason continued his fidgety behavior and was unable to stand still, constantly turning away to mess with his belt area. The deputy questioned the contents of a black sunglasses case on the floorboard and Thomason retrieved the case advising that it was his E-cigarette case but a spoon with residue and a plastic baggie containing two pieces of crack cocaine were inside. A search of his person at the Hernando County Jail revealed a small plastic baggie containing three Oxymorphone pills in the waistband of his boxer shorts. Thomason was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. His bond was set at $6,000.

Man Steals Valuables From His Own Home & Reports Burglary



A man is behind bars after stealing valuable items from his own home then filing a false police report claiming it had been robbed. Ron Sahs claimed that the house on Birchwood Road was burglarized over the weekend with a 60″ flat screen TV, a 55″ flat screen TV, a 42″ flat screen TV, a Play Station 3, and an X-Box being removed over the course of two days. He advised that all of the stolen items belonged to his girlfriend who is currently incarcerated. An investigation into the burglary revealed that Sahs had actually moved the property to a house Blythville Road. He advised that he had planned to sell the items and was taken into custody. In addition to the charge of filing a false police report, Sahs was also charged with grand theft. His total bond was set at $2,500.

Off-Duty Hernando County Fire Rescue Captain notices neighbors garage on fire, calls 911 and keeps fire from growing until the fire department arrived

Today around 1 p.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) 20150930_132023responded to a reported structure fire at 220 Glenlock Ln.  According to the off-duty fire captain, he was washing his car when he smelled smoke and quickly noticed that it was coming from his neighbor’s garage that was on Continue reading