Hernando County

Deadly Crash Leads to DUI Manslaughter Charge for Brooksville Man

A fatal crash last week in Brooksville is being laid at the feet of a man whom authorities say was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder After Deputies Discover Body in Home

A Brooksville man was arrested last week after Hernando County authorities say he was responsible for the death of a woman whose body was discovered by police early last Wednesday morning. Police say they received a report of a death […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Apartment Complex Manager Charged with Purloining Property’s Payments

Brooksville police say a local property manager stole tens of thousands of dollars in rent and fees while working as a property manager earlier this year. According to Hernando county authorities, Maria Danielle Marriage absconded with around $45,000 in the […]... [Read More]

Trio of Former Hernando Beach VFD Chiefs Accused of Thousands of Dollars of Fraud

Investigators of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office allege that three of the former fire chiefs of the now-defunct Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department defrauded the local government of over $225,000 in a span of just under three years. According to […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Teen Accused of Shooting Woman in the Face

A Spring Hill teen is accused by Hernando County authorities of shooting a woman in the face, critically injuring her. According to Hernando County sheriff’s deputies, Christian Fitzgerald accosted Brianna Goble at an apartment complex clubhouse last Thursday evening around […]... [Read More]

Multitude of Drug Charges for Spring Hill Couple Nabbed in Weeks-Long Investigation

A lengthy investigation by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office culminated on Tuesday with the arrest of a Spring Hill couple they say were in possession of substantial amounts of illicit drugs. Investigators allege that Devan Diandre Bristol and Jasmine Deon […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Charged with Elder Exploitation After Alleged $100K Theft from Father

A Spring Hill man was arrested late last month and returned to Hernando County over a year after a warrant was issued for his arrest on allegations that he stole over $100,000 from his father. Vincent James Caliendo was arrested […]... [Read More]

Former CEO of Hillsborough Program for Disabled Adults Indicted on Charges of Fraud Against Government

The man widely considered to be behind the success of a Hillsborough county program for adults with developmental disabilities has now become the fourth person to face charges for defrauding the federal government. Sixty-nine-year-old Richard Lilliston, once the CEO of […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Husband’s Murder

Karen Biraghi shot and killed her husband Alan Biraghi as he lay asleep on the couch in their home on Christmas Eve 2011. Hernando Circuit Judge Daniel B. Merritt Jr. recently sentenced Biraghi to life in prison for the murder. […]... [Read More]

Former Teacher Sentenced for Hernando County DUI Manslaughter

Former schoolteacher Robert McCraw was sentenced last week in Hernando County’s circuit court for the DUI manslaughter of Ludolf Breymann in Spring Hill. The accident occurred on January 3, 2011. McCraw was sentenced to five years in prison for driving […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Woman Faces Two Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Kimberly Losudo of Spring Hill now faces two child abuse charges after authorities discovered cocaine in the systems of two children, 9- and 11-years-old. Losurdo reportedly admitted to investigators that she smoked crack in the residence where the children were […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Sentenced in Hernando County DUI Manslaughter Case

A Hernando County judge sentenced Mikell Begley of Brooksville to 11 years in prison last week for the April death of Begley’s friend Gary Ziegler. The sentence came after Begley pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter. Had he been convicted […]... [Read More]

Former Hernando Sheriff Candidate Accused of Fraud and Perjury

Luke Frazier, a candidate for Hernando County sheriff back in 2008, was arrested and charged with fraud and perjury this week. Authorities say that Frazier forged a deed on a vacant two-bedroom house in Spring Hill in 2007. They also […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Foreclosure Inspection Case

Dean Counce pleaded guilty this month in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Counce was accused of submitting fraudulent inspection reports to lenders handling foreclosed properties. Around 2007, Counce founded a company in Brooksville called […]... [Read More]

Hernando County Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Death of Wife

Alan Osterhoudt Jr. called 911 last week and told the emergency dispatcher in Hernando County that he had shot his wife during an argument and that she was dead. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home in Spring Hill where […]... [Read More]