Archive - 2012

December 18th

Inverness man faces new sex charges

An Inverness man already in the Citrus County jail on sex charges, is facing new counts against him on Monday.

Bruce Michael McQuillin, 49, had already been arrested on Nov. 20 on sex charges involving a now-adult female and another underage female.

And now the suspect has been implicated by the adult victim in an undetermined number of other charges involving other underage girls.


Youth, 17, faces sex charges

A 17-year-old Inverness youth is facing sex charges involving a Hernando girl, 14.

According to the arrest report, the boy and girl knew each other.

The girl had reported that the boy drove her to Whispering Pines Park in Inverness on a school day in October and had intercourse with him. She also said they knew each others' ages.


December 12th

Man charged with sexual battery against girl, 4

A 29-year-old Homosassa man is facing charges related to the alleged sexual battery of a 4-year-old Homosassa girl.

Arrested on Tuesday was Brian Charles Fredman, 10264 W. Oliver St.

According to the arrest report, Fredman is accused of digitally assaulting the girl and exposing his genitals to her. The girl's mother told investigators she had woken in the middle of the night, when she heard the girl say "no" several times.


Fire causes extensive damage to Inverness mobile home

Extensive damage was done early this morning in a fire in a small mobile home in Inverness.

There were no injuries in the blaze.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division was dispatched at 6:30 a.m. to the fire at 1111 N. Beach Park Drive, arriving within 17 minutes of being dispatched. They found the less than 1,000-square-foot mobile home fully involved with fire. Because of the extensive fire conditions, the initial crews set up for a defensive fire operation. Other responding units provided water supply via shuttles.


December 11th

Dunnellon home completely destroyed in fire

No injuries were reported from a late-night fire on Monday that completely destroyed a Dunnellon home.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Fire Rescue, was dispatched to fire at 11:40 p.m. at 2842 W Dunnellon Road.

The 1,400-square-foot manufactured home had already burned to the by the time fire crews got there at 11:53 p.m. Crews went into a defensive mode and extinguished the remaining fire shortly after midnight.