Woman charged after driving off with baby
A Spring Hill woman is accused of driving away with the infant son of her brother's fiancee after dropping the child's mother off at the Dawn Center. According to a Hernando County Sheriff's report, Lisa Conigliaro, 26, of 4479 Augustine Road, was arguing with the mother about having the 7-month-old staying at the shelter. When they got to the shelter, as the mother went to get a stroller from the vehicle's trunk, Conigliaro drove off with the boy, the report states. Investigators located Conigliaro about an hour later and recovered the child, who was not harmed. Conigliaro was arrested on a charge of interfering with child custody and was held at the Hernando County Jail on $2,000 bail.
Tips sought in church burglaries
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in finding those responsible for numerous church burglaries in the county since November.
On Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office also reported that several other counties in Central Florida have been experiencing similar problems at churches. The report states that unknown suspects are rummaging through church offices at night looking for money. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office, or to call the Crime Stoppers toll-free number, 1-866-990-8477.
Youth shelter having open house
New Beginnings Youth Shelter will host an open house from noon to 1 p.m. today. The shelter is at 18377 Clinton Ave., off Truck Bypass 50 (behind the Hernando County Sheriff's Office). Visitors may tour the shelter, which provides food, clothing, shelter and counseling services to runaways ages 10-17 from Hernando, Citrus and Sumter counties. Call the shelter at (352) 797-7566.
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Hernando County Christian Academy open house: 6 p.m., 7200 Emerson Road, Brooksville. (352) 796-0616, ext. 121.
Library hosts Storytime and Toddler Time programs: Toddler Time, for ages 18-35 months, at 10 a.m.; Storytime, for ages 3-5, at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Call (352) 540-6391.