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.

Multiple Suspects Wanted For Fraud

The Sheriffs Office is currently looking for multiple fraud suspects throughout Hernando County. If you recognize any of these subjects, notify Economic Crimes, Detective Gray. Take a look below at the suspects.


HCSO Case # 2015-03902

The subject pictured above fraudulently used a stolen credit card at multiple locations in Hudson and Spring Hill on Tuesday, 02-10-15.


HCSO Case # 2015-06413


The subject pictured above fraudulently used a cloned credit card at Publix stores located at 4365 Commercial Way, Spring Hill and 9595 Commercial Way, Brooksville on Wednesday, 02-18-15.


HCSO Case # 2015-07198


The subjects pictured above cashed counterfeit business checks at two separate SunTrust Bank in Hernando Co. on Thursday, 11-13-2014.


HCSO Case # 2015-06672

The subject pictured above attempted to cash a counterfeit check at SunTrust Bank, 31050 Cortez Bv., Brooksville on Wednesday, 03-11-2015.


HCSO Case # 2015-07337

The subject pictured above attempted to cash a counterfeit check at two separate Capital City Banks in Hernando County on Wednesday, 03-18-2015.

If you recognize this subject, notify Economic Crimes Detective Gray.  If you wish to remain anonymous or be eligible for a reward. If you wish to remain anonymous or to be eligible for a reward, call the Hernando County Crime Stoppers toll free number 1-866-990-8477 or you may email your tip by clicking below.  You may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Trio on Drug Charges

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit Claymore Stexecuted a search warrant Thursday morning at 11227 Claymore St., in Spring Hill. The search warrant was the result of possible on going narcotic activity occurring at the residence. Upon searching the residence, detectives located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, to include a digital scale, plastic baggies, smoking pipes with drug residue, along with numerous syringes. Detectives also located a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, two baggies that contained methamphetamine, and four types of pills. The pills included oxycodone, methadone and trazodone.

Jason Ulch, W/M 6/13/84, was arrested on charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and a warrant for Habitual Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, a felony.

Jayde Pike, W/F 10/24/92, was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Valerie Pearson, W/F, 8/9/93, was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (oxycodone and methadone).

Investigators were able to make contact with several neighbors, and they all expressed their gratitude towards the Sheriff’s Office for taking action at the residence.