July 6th Sheriff’s Briefing Notes


Community Outreach Coordinator

From: Terry, Michael <MTerry@hernandosheriff.org>
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34 PM
Subject: Sheriff’s Briefing Notes

Information contained in this report is from the previous 24 hours (Tuesday – Friday) or previous weekend (Monday).

Please note – Due to Marsy’s Law, specific information will no longer be provided on incidents that are classified as crimes. Marsy’s Law prohibits law enforcement from releasing any information that could identify the victim of any crime (name, address, sex, age, or any other information).

Attached at the bottom is the district/zone map to follow along.


• Deputies responded to:

o Shooting in the Area – District 2/Zone 7 – Deputies were dispatched to the area of Ring Road and Chippendale Street in reference to residents hearing several shots fired. Several casing were located at the scene. There were no injuries reported – Investigation active – 2020-19866.

o Suicide – District 1/Zone 5 – An individual was found deceased behind the Dollar General Store located at 399 Broad Street. The adult male appeared to have died as a result of a suicide – Investigation active – 2020-20023.

o Domestic Battery on a Pregnant Female – District 2/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to a residence to conduct a wellbeing check after receiving a 911 hang up. Witnesses indicated the male suspect pushed the pregnant female victim to the ground during an argument – Arrest/Male – 2020-19981.

o Vehicle Crash – District 2/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to the area of Spring Hill Drive and Coronado Drive to investigate a crash. The suspect who caused the crash fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival – Investigation active – 2020-20019.

o Attempted Grand Theft/Battery/Criminal Mischief – District 2/Zone 5 – Following a vehicle crash at Spring Hill Drive and Coronado Drive, the driver/suspect who caused the crash fled the crash scene on foot. The suspect ran to a nearby house where he attempted to steal a vehicle. He was confronted by the vehicle’s owner and a scuffle ensued. Deputies responded and were able to take the suspect into custody. The suspect initially resisted attempts by deputies to place him inside of a patrol car. The suspect was able to break one of the patrol car windows before being placed inside – Arrest/Male – 2020-20020.

o Battery/Grand Theft of a Firearm – District 1/Zone 5 – Deputies responded to the area of Wake Robin Drive and Nodding Shade Drive in reference to a physical disturbance. Deputies located three victims at the scene. The victims indicated that a known individual, along with several others, confronted them in the street. A fight ensued. One of the victims said a gun on his waistband fell out during the altercation and that the suspect took the gun without his permission. The suspects fled prior to law enforcement’s arrival – Investigation active – 2020-20053.

o Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon – District 1/Zone 2 – Deputies were dispatched to Oak Hill Hospital in reference to a stabbing. The stabbing occurred at Linda Pedersen Park. The victim said she was attempting to de-escalate a confrontation between a known male and an unknown female. During the incident the female suspect used a box cutter to cut/stab the female victim – Investigation active – 2020-20054.

o Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Fentanyl/Retail Theft — District 2/Zone 1 – A Loss Prevention Officer at Walmart saw the female suspect conceal numerous items in a bag and leave the store without paying. The suspect was arrested by deputies as she exited the store. In addition to the stolen merchandise, deputies also found the suspect in possession of three baggies of methamphetamine and two baggies of fentanyl – Arrest/Female – 2020-20072.

o Burglary – District 1/Zone 3 – The victim reported that between 07-03-2020 and 07-04-2020, an unknown individual forced entry into his shed. Numerous tools were taken from the shed – Investigation active – 2020-20089.

o Felony Domestic Battery – District 2/Zone 4 – Deputies were dispatched to a residence in reference to a 911 hang up. Upon calling the number back, dispatchers heard the woman ask for help. The suspect took an aggressive stance with law enforcement, but was taken into custody without incident. The female victim sustained numerous injuries, however, refused to cooperate with the investigation – Arrest/Male – 2020-20147.

• Schools

o N/A

• Miscellaneous:

o N/A


• Total # of inmates housed in the Hernando County Detention Center – 565

o Number of Federal Inmates (included in total) – 103

o Number of Pasco County Inmates (included in total) – 25

o Number of inmates housed in Medical Unit (included in total) – 12

o Number of Juvenile Inmates – 0

o Active Hospital Posts – 0

• Number of inmates transported to COURT:

o First Appearance (no transport required) – 7

o County Misdemeanor Court – 0

o Circuit Felony Court — 4

o Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court – 9.

• Booking Data (previous 24 hours or previous weekend):

o Number of inmates Booked In – 23

o Number of inmates Booked Out (Released) – 24


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Truck Watching House

From Nextdoor – 2 days ago.

Thomas Cassidy, Talisman Estate

Truck Watching My House

Hey there folks, I live over on Reynolds road in Talisman Estates and my security camera has several times now caught a 90’s model black pick up truck sitting with it’s lights off beside or just down the road watching my home. My neighbor has also advised me of this and that they’ve seen the truck on a number of occasions drive by my house real slow in the middle of the day. Has anyone else had something odd like this happening? 2 days ago · 13 neighborhoods in Crime & Safety


derrylynn harragan, Talisman

No but daughter thought she saw cell phone lights in our yard in the middle of the night i live on emily dr she said she thought she saw a small white truck going back and forth that same day2 days agoThankReply

Bob Cook

Bob Cook, Ridge Manor Estates

That kind of sounds like a private investigator. Do you have big unpaid bills where they might be wanting to repossess; a workman’s comp claim; some other reason why you might get watched?? DO NOT ANSWER JUST THINK ABOUT IT! People with insurance claims of injury are often watched to see if they are doing things they claim they cannot do. PI’s do mostly insurance work, NOT the stuff you see on TV. Just some thoughts. 2 days ago

Melissa Wilson, Cyril Estates

I would very visibly go write down the tag number even from your car. Thay way they know you know they are there and if something happens you have a atarting point for police. Other option call the sheriff maybe increased patrol may be necessay and ask the neighbor to call if they see the vehicle again.

Melissa Wilson, Cyril Estates – Cant type this morning.

Vicky Harvey, Ridge Manor Estates

Might be a private investigator

derrylynn harragan, Talisman

Bob Cook no have nothing like that


I would call the police as soon as you see them or ask neighbor to call when they are spotted again.

Nancy Mclaughlin, Cyril Estates

I’m in river heights estates Cyril &50. There have been over 10 houses broken into day and evening. The person was watching the neighborhood because they even took the time to charge the battery on a 4 wheeler knowing the person’s schedule. Definitely call the cops!

Thomas Cassidy, Talisman Estates

Definitely keeping an eye out and trying to catch license plate. Sheriff’s department said there’s nothing they can do without that or catching them in the act


Powell Middle School

In an abundance of caution, extra Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies have been placed on the campus of Powell Middle School today. At some point over the weekend, an educator at Powell Middle School, who is a Pasco County resident, received a threat via telephone. The educator immediately notified the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, as they have jurisdiction where the call was received. The educator also notified the Powell Middle School Principal and School Safety and Security. At that time arrangements were made to have Hernando County deputies on site this morning. The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation into the threatening telephone call. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.