Sheriff Announces Termination for Policy Violations

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A Hernando County deputy sheriff was recently terminated for policy violations.

Deputy Jeffrey Lamondra, a 10-year veteran of the agency was terminated on 03-20-17 for violating General Order 4058.00 Preliminary Investigations, General Order 2071.00 Computerized Records Security, and Policy Statement 1023.00 Code of Conduct.

An Internal Affairs Investigation revealed that Lamondra’s inactions during a call for service involving an elderly person are in complete conflict with the basic doctrines of public service. Deputy Lamondra brought significant embarrassment and discredit to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

A summary of the investigation is available upon request.

WAGGITY WEDNESDAY 03-22-17

As you know, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office supports responsible pet ownership. If you are contemplating a new pet, please put a considerable amount of thought and planning into that decision. Consider adopting/rescuing your next pet from a local shelter. Please be sure that all of your pets are spayed/neutered.

With that being said, we support the mission of Hernando County Animal Services to save animals and place them in responsible, loving, fur-ever homes. Today, in keeping with our policy of inter-agency cooperation, we are assisting them with posting their “Pet of the Week” in hopes of finding the pet a fur-ever home.

Waggity Wednesday 01-01-17

As you know, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office supports responsible pet ownership. If you are contemplating a new pet, please put a considerable amount of thought and planning into that decision. Consider adopting/rescuing your next pet from a local shelter. Please be sure that all of your pets are spayed/neutered.

 

With that being said, we support the mission of Hernando County Animal Services to save animals and place them in responsible, loving, fur-ever homes. Today, in keeping with our policy of inter-agency cooperation, we are assisting them with posting their “Pet of the Week” in hopes of finding the pet a fur-ever home.

Hernando Animal Services would like to introduce some new faces! All of these dogs and cats (and a few more) are currently residing at the shelter at 19450 Oliver Street. These beautiful animals are just waiting for the right home and family!
Come and meet them in person! The shelter is open Tues – Fr from 9:30 – 4:30, Saturdays from 10:00 – 3.00.

Credit Card Fraud 12-20-16

Credit Card Fraud 12-20-16

Case Number: 2016-33735
Call LEO Contact(s)
1-352-754-6830
Alert Date: 12/20/2016
Business Name: Winn Dixie & Speedway
Location: Spring Hill

LEO Contact(s): Detective Junker
Short Description
Credit Card Fraud
Detailed Description
The subjects pictured below fraudulently used a credit card at Winn Dixie, 2240 Commercial Way, Spring Hill and at Speedway, 100 Mariner Bv., Spring Hill on Friday, 11/18/2016.

 

Waggity Wednesday 11-30-16

As you know, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office supports responsible pet ownership. If you are contemplating a new pet, please put a considerable amount of thought and planning into that decision. Consider adopting/rescuing your next pet from a local shelter. Please be sure that all of your pets are spayed/neutered.

With that being said, we support the mission of Hernando County Animal Services to save animals and place them in responsible, loving, fur-ever homes. Today, in keeping with our policy of inter-agency cooperation, we are assisting them with posting their “Pet of the Week” in hopes of finding the pet a fur-ever home.

Tazz (shelter ID 10308866) is a senior. She was found as a stray on Barclay and Silverthorn Blvd in Spring Hill. This girl is very sweet but scared and confused at the shelter. She is quiet, there is no barking or jumping. Tazz just does not understand what happened, at one time there must have been a real home and a family in her life! Help us find Tazz a new family, a place where she can have a soft bed, company and security. This is the season of giving – why not provide a home for an animal in need? Tazz is waiting to get adopted from Hernando County Animal Services. The shelter is located at 19450 Oliver Street in Brooksville, behind the County Fairgrounds. Open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am – 4:30pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination and county license. Phone 352-796-5062 and email ac@hernandocounty.us or SFinch@co.hernando.fl.us

WANTED PERSON – Michael Alexander Tijerina

Michael Alexander Tijerina

Michael Alexander Tijerina

DOB : 06-01-1996

5’8” 125 Ibs

Spring Hill , FL

Please help us make Hernando County a safer place to live, work, and play.

If you know the whereabouts of this WANTED PERSON, notify Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Tips . You will remain anonymous and also be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 cash!

Thank you.

 

WANTED PERSON – Stephen A. Colwell

Stephen A. Colwell W/M DOB/11-21-1987

WANTED PERSON - Stephen A. Colwell

Height – 6’02”
Weight – 250
Hair – Blonde
Eyes – Blue

One Warrant
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VODOP-POSS OF CTRL SUBSTANCE

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 on line, please visit http://www.hernandosheriff.org/Tips/

Waggity Wednesday

As you know, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office supports responsible pet ownership. If you are contemplating a new pet, please put a considerable amount of thought and planning into that decision. Consider adopting/rescuing your next pet from a local shelter. Please be sure that all of your pets are spayed/neutered.

Waggity Wednesday

With that being said, we support the mission of Hernando County Animal Services to save animals and place them in responsible, loving, fur-ever homes. Today, in keeping with our policy of inter-agency cooperation, we are assisting them with posting their “Pet of the Week” in hopes of finding the pet a fur-ever home.

Meet Riley!
He is one of the many beautiful dogs available for adoption at Hernando County Animal Services. Riley is a friendly, soft and playful teddy bear looking for a family to adopt him. He is good on the leash and well behaved. He loves kids! Riley is tired of living in a kennel. Please come and meet Riley at Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville Fl.

HCSO Deputies Make Numerous Arrests, Recover Missing Adult

Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a variety of calls for service Monday evening into Tuesday morning that resulted in numerous arrests and the recovery of a missing person.

•During a traffic stop Monday, Deputy Arthur Bachman seized .31 grams of cocaine and a Hydrocodone pill from Justin Brown, B/M DOB 2/19/1987. Brown was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License and Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. His bond was set at $5,000.

•In a separate incident, Deputy Nathan Kent received a call about a man who had driven off in an intoxicated state with a 10-year-old child in the vehicle. Deputy Kent was able to locate the suspect and conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Timothy Danko, W/M DOB 12/129/1975. Danko was arrested on a charge of Driving Under the Influence. His bond was set at $500.

•In another incident, Deputy Richard Killingsworth stopped a white truck for an expired tag as the driver was leaving the Motel 6, 6172 Commercial Way. The tag expired in 2003. The deputy noted the driver, Bruce Inman Jr., B/M DOB 11/22/77, exhibited behavior consistent with methamphetamine impairment. Two pipes were seized from Inman that tested positive for methamphetamine. Inman was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License and Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. His bond was set at $2,000.

•At 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a K-9 unit was dispatched to help search for a missing 81-year-old man. According to his wife, she woke up at 1 a.m. and noticed that her husband had left the residence. She told deputies that he does not drive and was believed to have been drinking. Deputy Jason Jernigan and K-9 Dzel were able to quickly locate the missing man lying on the ground in the wood line near the residence. EMS responded to assess for injuries. The man was intoxicated, but was otherwise OK.

The Office of Sheriff:
The Office of the Sheriff is established by the Florida Constitution. As a constitutional officer, the Sheriff has the exclusive authority to administer his or her agency and is responsible for preserving the peace throughout the entire county, carrying out the laws of the state, the orders of Florida courts, and the ordinances of the Board of County Commissioners. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement and correctional officer of the county.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis was initially appointed as the Sheriff of Hernando County by the Governor in January of 2011. He was then elected by the people of Hernando County in 2012, and remains accountable to them.

Hernando County Approved for Federal and State Individual Assistance

In response to Governor Scott’s request for assistance as a result of impacts from Hurricane Hermine, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to supplement local recovery efforts in Hernando County.

Hernando County residents that were affected by Hurricane Hermine will have the opportunity to register for federal disaster funds and emergency resources. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in Hernando County can begin applying for assistance starting Thursday, September 29, 2016. Registration is available online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

Additional information regarding the availability of disaster assistance and programs is located at

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/09/28/federal-aid-programs-state-florida