Hurricane Michael, information you need to know

Hurricane Michael, information you need to know

Hurricane Michael strengthens as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and by Wednesday could become a category three hurricane. As of 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, a tropical storm watch is in effect for Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Echols, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeff Davis, Suwannee, and Ware. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the […]

Armed burglary suspect arrested, hiding in air duct

Armed burglary suspect arrested, hiding in air duct

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, at approximately 8:15 a.m., detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Community Crimes Unit were looking for Brandon Hann, 30, of Homosassa, in reference to several armed burglaries in the area. Officials went to Hann’s residence, located at 4905 W. Cardinal St. in Homosassa. Initially, a female found at the […]

Man stealing utilities for elaborate grow house

Man stealing utilities for elaborate grow house

An Inverness man who was stealing utilities was also operating a marijuana grow house. On Monday, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit responded to 4190 S. Spaniel Trail, Inverness, after a theft of utilities call was received. According to reports, power was being diverted from the meter. The power was supplying […]

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties will be open for harvest September 1, through December 31. The season for all other Gulf state and federal waters is June 1 through December 31. The minimum size limit for gag grouper is 24 inches total […]

Scalloping trip turns tragic

Scalloping trip turns tragic

A scalloping trip turned tragic Sunday when boaters discovered one of their passengers unconscious in the water. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Ronda Mullin, 66, along with her son and several friends, had left Bay Port in Hernando for a day of scalloping at Drum Key. Witnesses told authorities that they had been […]

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee arrested

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of their own Friday after an investigation revealed the crime scene specialist had divulged confidential information to another person. Ashley Pate, 34, was charged with one count of Disclosure or use of Confidential Criminal Justice Information. “We will not tolerate any type of criminal activity by our employees […]

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

Adultery blackmail scam has some on edge

The FBI Jacksonville Division is warning residents of central Florida of a scam that threatens to blackmail individuals who have allegedly committed adultery. “The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on […]

Early morning fire destroys luxury home

Early morning fire destroys luxury home

    Hernando, Florida — At approximately 4:27 a.m.,  Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 3671 E. Turquoise Lane, Hernando. When crews first arrived, they found a $5,000-square-foot, two-story home fully engulfed in flames. The home, which was under construction, was valued at approximately $425,000. Firefighters had the blaze under control by […]