Detectives Seeking Witnesses to Shooting

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On 07-17-17 at approximately 7:20 p.m., a representative from Oak Hill Hospital notified the Hernando County Sheriff's Office that a male juvenile arrived in the emergency department suffering from a gunshot wound.

Deputies and detectives were immediately dispatched to the hospital.

Physicians treating the male juvenile advised detectives that the gunshot wound was not life-threatening.

According to the victim, the incident took place "somewhere in Spring Hill." Detectives have yet to verify the actual location where the shooting took place.

Missing Couple Recovered in Hernando County


On 07-13-17 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Deputy David Greis-Ospina was conducting proactive patrol in the area of Treiman Boulevard (US 301) and Cortez Boulevard (SR 50) when he observed a red Kia Spectra travelling at a very slow rate of speed in the middle of the intersection. Deputy Greis-Ospina also noted the vehicle was making noises indicative of possible mechanical issues.

Deputy Greis-Ospina immediately activated his emergency lights in an attempt to contact the driver to determine if assistance was needed.

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.

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