On 05-16-2022 at 6:25 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Linden Drive in Spring Hill in reference to a residential burglary.
The victim reported an unknown individual had entered her vehicle while it was parked in the garage and had removed her wallet. The wallet contained numerous credit cards and personal identification.
Investigation revealed one of the stolen credit cards had recently been used at a gas station three miles away from the victim’s home on Spring Hill Drive.
Deputies responded to the gas station where they viewed surveillance video of the suspect using the stolen credit card. An alert bulletin was created utilizing the video to Due to previous encounters, an HCSO detective was able to identify the suspect as Bradley Bailor DOB/11-03-2003.
Later in the day, a witness called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious individual who was looking into mailboxes in the area of East Linden Estates.
Upon arrival, deputies were able to locate and identify the suspect as Bailor. Bailor was still wearing the same clothing as observed in the surveillance video from the gas station. Deputies also found several credit cards in Bailor’s pockets belonging to the victim.
Bailor was arrested at the scene on charges of Residential Burglary, Criminal Use of Personal Identification and four counts of Unlawful Possession of Stolen Credit Cards. Bailor also has an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear.
He was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he is being held without bond due to the outstanding warrant.
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, ran unopposed in 2016, and was re-elected in 2020. Sheriff Nienhuis remains accountable to the people of Hernando County.