Hernando County Arrest Summaries 11/20 - 11/27/16


Disclaimer: An arrest is not a conviction

Kuzniasz, Craig Philip
YOB 1973
Arrest Date: 11/20/16 19:26
Arresting incident summary: Other shoppers at Family Dollar at 7419 Spring Hill Dr observed Kuzniasz taking candy bars and Tisdale wine from the shelf and leaving the store without paying for the items. Kuzniasz admitted to the theft.
Bond: $500
Court date: 12/14/16 0900 hours courtroom C

Vice and Narcotics Unit Busts Drug House Located Just Feet Away From Elementary School Playground


Photo by HCSO

On 09-28-2016 at approximately 09:47 a.m., detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a drug search warrant at 5509 Roble Avenue in Spring Hill. This residence is located directly across the street from Spring Hill Elementary School. Sheriff's detectives became concerned with the activity that was occurring at the residence, particularly because of the close proximity to the school. Over the past year, the Sheriff's Office received 54 calls for service, for various reasons, to this residence.

Shooting in Woodland Waters involved Deputy and Sergeant, both on leave


The normally quiet neighborhood of Woodland Waters in Weeki Wachee was the scene of a shooting at a residence this afternoon involving a Hernando County Sheriff's Deputy and Sergeant. The HCSO released the name of the individual who was shot and killed, Joseph Allen Schlosser, 69.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Schlosser was possibly suicidal and had numerous weapons inside the home. This information was first provided to the Sheriff's Office via 9-1-1 by a healthcare professional.

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Burglary and Grand Theft Suspect


James Chesteen

On September 9 at 6:33 p.m., a deputy on proactive patrol along U.S. 19 noticed a vehicle that started to swerve as his patrol cruiser pulled up behind the driver. The deputy noted several people appeared to be moving around inside the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle proceeded to make a quick right turn into a nearby business. After pulling into the business, the driver then quickly exited the parking lot and once again headed north on U.S. 19. Due to the suspicious behavior the deputy performed a tag check and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen out of Jacksonville.

Missing girl found, authorities still looking for her killer

Hernando Sun Staff

Nearly two years ago Laurel Nowell of Apache Junction, AZ contacted the Hernando County Sheriff's Office to report her former Hernando High School classmate and friend Tammy Jo Alexander missing. Nowell told the Sheriff's Office that Alexander went missing between 1977 and 1979.

Alexander's family never reported her as missing to the authorities. Alexander's stepsister, Sharen Nelsen confirmed that Alexander was missing, but the family never reported it.

Two arrested for MDMA (Ecstasy) Trafficking

On 07-19-16, Hernando County Vice and Narcotics detectives intercepted a package of MDMA, commonly referred to as ecstasy, which was being shipped to an address in Brooksville.

The package was addressed to Daniel Lucht, at his residence located at 965 Candlelight Boulevard, the Candlelight Apartments.

Upon inspecting the contents of the package, detectives located 201 pink tablets of MDMA shaped like dominos.

A controlled delivery of the package was performed.

Shortly after the package was delivered, Lucht's roommate, Zachery Brinski, arrived home.

Former Hernando County Detention Deputy faces federal criminal charges for robbery and firearms offenses

Elizabeth Perkins (46) of Brooksville is being charged with bank robbery and related firearms offense, announced United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III earlier this month. Arrested on July 7th, Perkins could face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison if she is convicted on all counts.

Perkins was employed as a Hernando County detention deputy from August 2010 to September 2012.


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