Hernando County Sheriff Office – Media Release


Media Release

Re: Spring Hill Woman Arrested on Arson Charge

Date: July 6, 2020

On 07-02-2020 just before 8 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 7111 Norfolk Avenue in reference to a structure fire.

The witness told deputies she received a call, notifying her a house on Norfolk Avenue was on fire.

Upon going outside, the witness observed Monica Gluck DOB/08-11-1984 exiting the structure while holding a blow torch. There was smoke coming from inside the structure.

The witness said she was able to identify the suspect due to previous interactions with Gluck. The witness further advised Gluck once lived at the residence she was attempting to burn down.

Gluck was located a short time later, staying at a property on Sealawn Drive. Gluck made several statements to law enforcement about starting the fire on Norfolk Avenue. The blow torch she used to ignite the fire was located in a trash can on Centerwood Avenue.

Gluck indicated she wanted to burn down the structure due to “bad things” that occurred there. Gluck advised she was unaware who currently owns the property and did not have permission to go inside. The owner estimated the damage at $3,000.

Gluck was arrested on charges of Arson to a Dwelling and Burglary to a Dwelling.

Her bond was set at $20,000.