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HCSO ALERT: Gold-N-Pawnd Burglary Investigation

On 06-19-17 at approximately 4 a.m., Hernando County deputies responded to the Gold-N-Pawnd II store, located at 5224 Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill, regarding a Commercial Alarm.
Upon arrival, deputies observed the glass in the front door of the business to be broken out.

While responding to the call, Sergeant William Hillman observed a dark colored vehicle leaving the area of the business on Mariner Boulevard. The driver was travelling at a high rate of speed. Sergeant Hillman was unable to catch up to the vehicle and did not pursue it.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office presents First Quarter Awards

Most people associate the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) with deputies catching bad guys or handing out traffic tickets. However, there is more to the department than that. Almost five hundred people work together to make the HCSO successful. On Tuesday, June 13, Sheriff Nienhuis handed out awards to those with mundane tasks such as preparing meals for inmates at the correction facility and setting up computer programs to make the organization more efficient, as well as for outstanding service like helping to save a life or solving a difficult case using forensic techniques.

Cloud conversion bill vetoed

A bill dealing with state infrastructure technology, sponsored by Representative Blaise Ingoglia has been vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott.

The bill would have moved the state toward utilizing cloud technology. Ingoglia stated that if state agencies migrated to commercial cloud products, then millions in tax dollars could be saved. HB 5301 also would have created a cybersecurity task force, but Ingoglia emphasized that the major cost saver is cloud conversion.

SWFWMD delivers modified phase 3 water shortage to all 16 counties in its jurisdiction


Hernando County received a letter from SWFWMD informing the county that as on June 5, the existing water shortage declaration has been elevated due to continuing drought conditions for all 16 counties within the District’s jurisdiction including Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter.

Search Warrant - 5231 Colchester Avenue


On 06-30-17, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a narcotics search warrant at 5231 Colchester Ave., in Spring Hill.

The search warrant and arrest warrants are a result of a lengthy investigation that took place at the Colchester Avenue location after detectives received complaints of drug activity at the residence.

During the investigation, undercover detectives took part in narcotics transactions where Sean Houle W/M DOB/02-05-83 sold methamphetamine from the residence.


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