Stolen Motorcycle leads to Aerial Pursuit into Pasco County

Hernando Sun Staff

2006 Honda CBR600RR photo: Rich Niewiroski Jr. -

An attempt to sell a motorcycle on Facebook did not go so well for Victor Rosario of Hillsborough County which ultimately ended in an aerial pursuit into Pasco county for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. He posted the CBR600 motorcycle on the social media site for $2500.

Dayne Ryan Anthony Hall, convicted felon, who had been staying at the Motel 6 on Commercial and Cortez Blvd, responded to the post saying he would be willing to pay the asking price.

Silverthorn Home Invasion, Then Man Shoots Himself at Hospital in Separate Incident

Hernando Sun Staff

January 26th, 2016 was a busy evening for law enforcement.

Around 4:30pm, the Sheriff's department received several phone calls involving a home invasion in the Silverthorn gated community indicating there were two women injured. Further calls from residents in the area stated that one victim was seriously injured at the residence while the other was pursuing the suspect. The suspect was apprehended by authorities after he was spotted attempting to cross the Suncoast Parkway. The suspect was identified as Joseph Panarese.

Spring Hill Man Pleaded Guilty to False Statements for HUD Loan

Hernando Sun Staff

Back in September of 2010, Jason and Melinda Pond of Spring Hill applied for assistance through the Hernando County Neighborhood Stabilization Program. They were approved to receive a $49,650 loan for a home they purchased for $110,000. Later it was discovered that they omitted several assets in order to receive the loan as well as neglecting to mention a past SHIP loan for a different property they owned on Omaha Circle.

Get an Identity Protection Pin to Protect Yourself this Tax Season

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 7:45am


Sheriff Al Nienhuis would like to make citizens aware of the availability of the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN). The IRS IP PIN is a 6-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent the misuse of their Social Security number (SSN) on fraudulent federal income tax returns. The IP PIN helps to verify a taxpayer's identity and accept their electronic or paper tax return.

Woman Arrested for Child Neglect

Hernando County Sheriffs Office

Samantha McCarthy

On 12-29-15 at approximately 9 a.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the area of U.S. 19 in front of the Motel 6 regarding a Suspicious Incident.

Dispatchers received a call from a concerned motorist who had observed five very small children attempting to cross the highway to get to Weeki Wachee Springs. The motorist was able to stop the children before they entered into the lanes of traffic.

The children were too young to advise their names and/or who their parents were. All of the children were wearing only diapers, which were heavily soiled.

Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

Hernando County Sheriffs Office

Michael Meredith Mugshot 12/29/15

In an ongoing effort to combat illegal narcotic activity throughout Hernando County, detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted proactive patrols in various areas of the county on 12-29-15.

During the proactive patrols, several detectives observed the driver of a white Cadillac commit a traffic infraction, at which time a traffic stop was conducted.

A Corporal and his K-9 at the Right Place, at the Right Time

Hernando Sun Staff

A few minutes after midnight on December 12th, Joseph Hildreth, withdrew cash from the ATM at the Suncoast Credit Union located at 4176 Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill. After withdrawing his cash, Hildreth headed back to his vehicle.

Then three individuals approached him from behind a neighboring business and placed handkerchiefs over their faces. Before he was able to reach his vehicle safely, one of the individuals approached him and demanded his money, stating, "Give me your money and you won't get hurt."


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