TRAFFIC TIP TUESDAY 02-19-19

Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Truck (T.A.C.T.)
Starting February 23rd and ending March 8th

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a campaign targeting aggressive driving behaviors in both commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers.
Aggressive driving is defined in Florida State statues under chapter 316.1925 as drivers committing two or more of the following acts simultaneously or in succession:
(1) Exceeding the posted speed as defined in s. 322.27(3)(d)5.b.
(2) Unsafely or improperly changing lanes as defined in s. 316.085.
(3) Following another vehicle too closely as defined in s. 316.0895(1).
(4) Failing to yield the right-of-way as defined in s. 316.079, s. 316.0815, or s. 316.123.
(5) Improperly passing as defined in s. 316.083, s. 316.084, or s. 316.085.
(6) Violating traffic control and signal devices as defined in ss. 316.074 and 316.075.

Fine amounts start at $164.00 and in many cases they are doubled; 4 points are also assessed to your driver’s license and in some cases more can be added per violation.

Deputies will be taking a zero tolerance stance on aggressive drivers with the intention of reducing fatal crashes as part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Truck (T.A.C.T.).

Deputies will be looking for dangerous driving behaviors like following too closely, unsafe lane change and speeding violations committed by truck and car drivers.

The TACT campaign will also focus on educating drivers on how to share the road safely with commercial vehicles. Here are some tips offered by Florida Department of transportation website on how to safely share the road with semi trucks:

Tips on how to safely interact with large trucks:

• Don’t cut off trucks. Total stopping distance is very different for a large truck than a passenger car. When you pass a large truck allow a car length for every 10 mph you are traveling. Cutting it close with a truck can cut your life short.
• Stay out of the truck’s blind spots/No Zones. Trucks have very large blind spots.
• Keep a safe distance. While it is never safe to tailgate any vehicle on the highway, following too close is particularly dangerous around large trucks and buses because the size of these vehicles prevents you from seeing the road ahead and having sufficient time to react to slowing or stopped traffic or another obstacle.
• Only change lanes when you can see both of the truck’s headlights in your rearview mirror.
• https://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/images/tactbrochure.pdf
Please Drive Safely!!

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Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction 02-19-19

Mariner Boulevard and Chalmer Street (near the Dollar General store)

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

Please #moveover .

Sunshine Grove Road – near the intersection of Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville

Sunshine Grove Road is BLOCKED NORTHBOUND.

Please use an alternate route or expect delays until the roadway can be cleared (usually about 30 – 45 minutes).

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR2YHi5RqlTUh8UsK0197AJ3aMz-JUI690y_HSavXxn7oI7y3afHAaYCPTM

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Deputies Make Arrest in Scheme to Defraud Case

On 02-10-19 at approximately 4 p.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 1485 Commercial Way in Spring Hill after loss prevention officers contacted the Sheriff’s Office for assistance.

Upon arrival, deputies met with loss prevention officers (LP) who advised that two males were currently in the store, selecting high-dollar items in an effort to commit a scheme to defraud Walmart.

The LP believed this to be the case as these same individuals had already been to the Walmart in Brooksville, 7305 Broad Street, and the Walmart at 13300 Cortez Boulevard attempting to commit the offense.

The individual appeared to have gotten “spooked” at the Walmart in Brooksville and proceeded to the Walmart on Cortez Boulevard, before travelling to the Walmart on Commercial Way.

Once in the store(s), both individuals selected several high-dollar items and placed them into the shopping cart. The individuals then proceed to the check-out, where one of them distracts the cashier/clerk, while the other presses one or more buttons on the register to obtain a receipt, making it look like they paid for the items.

During one of the attempts, an alert customer who was behind them at the check-out questioned what they were doing, scaring the suspects out of the store, empty handed.

The suspects then headed to the Walmart on Commercial Way, where they attempted to do the same thing and were apprehended by deputies.

Both suspects were transported to the District Two office where they were interviewed by detectives.

One suspect, Damine Maurice Tyson B/M DOB/01-01-1991, refused to speak to detectives and was immediately transported to the Hernando County Detention Center.

The second suspect, Darcell Lamont Douglas B/M DOB/04-26-1994, agreed to speak to detectives regarding the incident. Douglas admitted going to Walmart to try to make some money by selecting items and walking out of the store with a fraudulent receipt and then returning the items. He told detectives when they reached the register, Tyson would distract the cashier and he would hit various buttons on the register to obtain a receipt. Douglas went on to say that “something didn’t feel right at the first Walmart” so they left and went to the next one, where they got spooked by a customer.

Douglas stated that when they got to the last Walmart they were not successful either, and that is when they were apprehended by deputies.

The suspects were charged as follows:

Darcell Lamont Douglas B/M DOB/04-26-1994

– Fraud, Swindle, Obtain Property Under 20,000
– Bond – $2,000

Damine Maurice Tyson B/M DOB/01-01-1991

– Fraud, Swindle, Obtain Property Under 20,000
– Bond – $5,000.

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Traffic Tip Tuesday 01-22-18

Florida Statute 316.2061: Blocking an Intersection / Gridlock Prohibited

No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side to accommodate the vehicle. The driver must operate without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.

A violation of this section is a moving infraction with 3 points and carries a $164.00 fine.

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Manhunt Monday 01-14-2019

Hillard Elam, W/M, DOB 07-09-1954

Hillard Elam

Violation of Drug Offender Probation on charges of 
Purchase of Cocaine and
Possession of Cocaine

Bond: No Bond

Height/5’8”

Weight/175

Hair/Gray

Eyes/Blue

If you know the whereabouts of this subject (or have any information), please call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830.
If you would like to remain anonymous or be eligible for a reward, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477). To submit a tip online, please visit http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Tips/

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Should You See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?

You may have the fortitude for pills and operations that are used to treat back and neck pain, but that doesn’t mean it’s not risky, costly and even futile. Contrary to what you might think, a chiropractic service reduces neck and back problems in a way that is both all-encompassing and effective. The benefits of chiropractic care are impressive and numerous.

Chiropractic Adjustment

With the patient lying on a table, a chiropractor can do an adjustment to the aching joints. Using their hands to find the exact spot that needs a remedy, the chiropractor precisely moves individual joints to relieve pain and improve the mobility of the area. The parts of the body benefit from the motion professionally produced by a chiropractor. Manipulating the spine relieves back, neck and the soreness associated with joint discomfort.

It’s considered a safe way to relieve low back pain and return the patient to physical functioning. It can also improve headaches, improve inflamed tissue and sciatic nerve pain. In patients suffering from scoliosis, there may not appear to be any treatment whatsoever, yet chiropractic care has effectively reduced the severity of pain and the number of days patients suffer.

High Blood Pressure

In high blood pressure cases, chiropractor care has reduced the symptoms significantly. This in turn can alleviate severe headaches, fatigue or dizziness, nausea and vision problems. In fact, chiropractic care may also reduce the need for hypertension medications. Good chiropractic care has shown to alleviate high blood pressure symptoms for as long as six months. Many medications used to treat high blood pressure have been successfully replaced by chiropractic care.

In the field of athletic injuries, chiropractic care is effective in treating muscle pain and inflamed tissue in athletes. Athletes also suffer from muscle tension because of the various regimens they undergo. Chiropractic care has remedied those symptoms and many others associated with athletic strain. Chiropractic care has also been shown to improve the immune system of the body and that helps athletes heal better. The dangers of surgery and the cost of medications can be replaced with chiropractic care.

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MEDIA RELEASE 01-08-19

Detectives Need Help Identifying Deceased Man

On 01-05-19 just after 6 a.m., Hernando County deputies responded to reports of a “Man Down” in the middle of the roadway, on the frontage road in front of the St. Lucy Plaza in Spring Hill.

Upon arrival, it was determined the male was already deceased.

Initially, deputies believed the male had been a victim of a Hit and Run. On-scene investigation ruled out Hit and Run, as there were no obvious signs of injury on the body and no evidence of a crash.

It is believed the male suffered a medical episode and fell to the ground, where he was located just after 6 a.m.

The male was not carrying any identification and detectives need help identifying him. He is described as follows:

• White/Male
• Approximately 50 years of age
• Blue (long-sleeve) Avenger’s t-shirt
• Blue Dickies (pants)
• Black Sneakers.

He may be from the Berkeley Manor area or a nearby neighborhood.

Residents are asked to check on male neighbors who may live alone and/or who frequently go out walking. If you observe mail and/or newspapers piling up, please contact our office.

We have attached a sketch of the male. If you think you recognize him, please contact Detective Mike O’Brien at 352-754-6830.

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** UPDATE ** The roadway has been cleared 12-27-2018

Original information: Traffic Crash with Road Obstruction -Single vehicle motorcycle crash

Sunshine Grove Road– near Hexam Road, Brooksville

Traffic in this area will be slowed due to the emergency vehicles on scene

For a real-time look at Hernando County Traffic Accidents and Responses – please visit the following link:

https://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/cadinternetportal/?fbclid=IwAR3W-BANISEHkcGvt_s9QByjzfYrtdW2vrkaw0iYQ92I8BKyBzYoVSuB1fA

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