Crime

Arrests Net HCSO with Wide-spread Credit Card Fraud Operation

October 18, 2017 - 13:13

What started out as a routine arrest for a fraudulent (merchandise) return/refund operation became a much bigger case for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). They had been investigating a complaint by Bed, Bath and Beyond against 33 year-old Jeansy Cuevas- Padron and 31 year-old Marileisys Rodriguez Serra since August. The pair were accused of using stolen credit card information to purchase items from the merchant, then returning the merchandise to other store locations.

During disasters, beware of criminals

October 04, 2017 - 07:58

During the recent disaster there were many people in need. There were many good people who set out to help those in need. There were also people who see an opportunity to take advantage.

We had a local reader relate her experience with a handyman that led her to press charges. She was looking for help after the storm and responded to a Facebook post with the picture of a young man holding his daughter.

Perpetrators of recent bank robberies arrested, one killed

October 02, 2017 - 22:30
Scene of Deputy Involved Shooting following pursuit of bank robbery suspect Michael Chamberlain,  photo by Cheryl Clanton

Bank robberies have been on the rise in Hernando County and surrounding areas lately. On Sept. 20, 2017, the BB&T Bank located at 5331 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill was robbed. Bank employees reported that the suspect was a white male, wearing a dark-colored shirt and a Dallas Cowboys baseball cap, carrying a tan satchel. Just after the robbery, a witness reported seeing an individual matching this description get into a black vehicle that was parked nearby, and flee the area.

HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES 8-04-2017

August 07, 2017 - 12:16

In Plain View, A Clear Plastic “Gatorade” Bottle with a Liquid Meth

ABDALLAH, BRANDON ANTHONY
YOB: 1993
TATTOO: UNKNOWN WITH BUDDHA
CHARGES: TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS, POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Arrested on 7/27/2017 23:20 7144 DAVENPORT LN, SPRING HILL

Arrest Summary Excerpt: “On 07/27/17, at approximately 2251 hours, located at 7152 Davenport Lane, Spring Hill, FL, affiant made contact with the defendant in reference to a stolen vehicle investigation.

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