Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast hits, kills pedestrian on US Hwy 19

Shortly after 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was involved in a vehicle crash in Hernando County. Sheriff Prendergast was traveling north on U.S. Highway 19 in his agency vehicle returning home from a board meeting with the Sheriff’s Ranches Enterprises, Inc. “While traveling north on US Hwy 19 just […]

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Crumps Landing hit by second fire since 2004

Homosassa — It was a sad day for Citrus County as the main tiki hut at Crumps Landing, located at 11210 West Halls River Road, Homosassa, was destroyed by a fire. This is the second time Crumps Landing has faced tragedy. The waterfront tiki was also destroyed by a fire in 2004. Emergency crews were […]

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Beverly Hills/Crystal River — On June 14th, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Probation Office, completed the largest drug seizure in the history of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. FDOC Probation Officers visited the home of…READ MORE Please follow and like us:

Food Stamp benefit early disbursement due to Hurricane Michael

Food Stamp benefit early disbursement due to Hurricane Michael

The Florida Department of Children and Families announced that current SNAP customers who normally receive benefits October 11-28 will receive their benefits by October 10 due to Hurricane Michael. Early disbursement will be for recipients in following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, […]

Hurricane Michael warnings, watches, and evacuations

Hurricane Michael warnings, watches, and evacuations

Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com 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. […]

School threat, two arrests made, teen smiled during interview with detectives

School threat, two arrests made, teen smiled during interview with detectives

Additional security was in place Thursday morning after a teen made a threat on Snapchat Wednesday night to shoot up Citrus Springs Middle School. The photo threat showed a male holding a rifle and it was captioned “Don’t go to school tomorrow. “CSMS be careful. Spread the word.” Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives quickly identified […]

VIDEO: Early morning fire destroys luxury home

VIDEO: 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… READ MORE   Please follow and like us:

Missing man found stuffed in trash can

Missing man found stuffed in trash can

On November 25, a Citrus County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a trash can on a wooded lot near American Avocet PT., Homosassa. Upon inspecting the trash can, the deputy determined that it contained human remains. Neighbors told the deputy that the trash can had been discarded on the vacant lot during Hurricane Irma. The human remains […]

Three job opportunities with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Three job opportunities with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue is looking for students interested in a career in the fire service to join the Fire Cadet Program. Students must be at least 14 years old, have completed the eighth grade, and have not reached their 21st birthday. The program is geared toward building self-confidence, character, leadership, as well as unique […]

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

  Citrus County — Deputy K-9 Zeus is back to work after being injured in the line of duty on August 21, 2014. Deputies Cruz and Norton of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to a domestic violence call on the aforementioned date. Upon arrival, the victim told the deputies she and her boyfriend, […]

Red tide alert for Florida

Red tide alert for Florida

  A large offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, has been detected this month in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida showed a patchy bloom at least 20 miles offshore between Dixie and northern Pinellas counties in northwest and […]

Health hazard: Pool home in Marion Oaks causing quite a buzz

Health hazard: Pool home in Marion Oaks causing quite a buzz

Ocala, Florida — In Citrus County, officials are being proactive in preventing chikungunya fever. The chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes, and has already been reported in Palm Beach, Dade, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as other parts of Florida. Health officials said the virus made its way into the U.S. […]

SunTrust Bank robbery suspect arrested within minutes

SunTrust Bank robbery suspect arrested within minutes

Citrus County, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the SunTrust Bank on Forest Ridge Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. on July 18, 2014, after a 911 call came in about an armed robbery in progress. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a man crouching behind the lobby chairs clutching cash. Deputies said […]

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Brooksville, Florida — (Official Press Release) On June 25, 2014, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 18341 Wiscon Road in Brooksville. The search warrant was the result of several months of investigation regarding drug traffic occurring at the residence. Just after 6:30 a.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s […]