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Sheriff's Log--March 8 to March 14

On March 7, Wesley Kester of Crawfordville reported a motorcycle theft. The scooter was taken from the victim’s home. A suspect has been identified. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 7, two 17-year-old juveniles were involved in a traffic crash at the Wakulla High School parking lot. A male student backed into a female student and caused $1,000 worth of damage. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On March 7, Mary Wilson of Crawfordville reported a lost or stolen wallet. The victim lost her wallet while at the Wal-Mart pharmacy. The wallet contained credit cards but nothing of great value. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 7, Mona Whiddon of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Tools, a lawn mower and heaters were removed from a home the victim was renovating. The value of the missing property is $1,450. Deputy Billy Metcalf, Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On March 8, James Nickel of Panacea reported a fraud. Someone filed taxes using the victim’s Social security number. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 8, Sgt. Billy Jones investigated a possible narcotics possession at Wakulla Middle School. A 13-year-old male student confessed to possessing marijuana in the WMS gym locker room. The marijuana was seized as evidence and the student will be issued a Civil Citation and serve community service.

On March 8, Calbert Lesley and Lisa Scott, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a minor traffic crash in the center of Crawfordville. There were no injuries. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On March 8, Harly Herndon of Panacea and Bonnie Martin of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash at 3171 Coastal Highway in Medart. There were no injuries. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On March 8, a 23-year-old St. Marks woman reported being the victim of an aggravated assault. The victim was walking in St. Marks when a motorist swerved and attempted to hit her. The motorist stopped her vehicle, got out and threatened the victim. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 7, Dennis Chester of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A pressure washer, valued at $500, was stolen from the victim’s home. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 8, McKenney Davis of Crawfordville reported an out of control brush fire near his home. The fire damaged a home owned by Linda Lake of Crawfordville as well as Davis’ home. Edward A. Rutter of Crawfordville was issued a court summons for creating the fire that resulted in property damage by the Florida Forestry Service. Deputy Nick Gray and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On March 8, Bradley Nixon of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. Someone filled the victim’s vehicle fuel tank with water. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On March 8, Richard Noles of Crawfordville reported the theft of a rocking chair from his home. The chair was located on his porch and is valued at $75. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 9, Nathaniel Leslie Linhoff of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic crash. The victim’s vehicle was observed at Tiger Hammock Road and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road but nobody was with the vehicle. There was considerable damage to the vehicle and Deputy Cole Wells followed a blood trail along Tiger Hammock Road. Linhoff was located at the Emergency Room at Capital Regional Medical Center. The driver promised to contact Deputy Wells once he is released from the hospital. Once released from the hospital, he was cited for careless driving.

On March 9, a 37-year-old Tallahassee victim reported receiving harassing text messages and telephone calls from a suspect who has been identified. The messages were derogatory and made threats toward the victim and his family. Deputy Elisee Colin made contact with the suspect who told the deputy she would not stop the harassment. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division.

On March 10, Rudolph Morrison of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was stolen off the victim’s trailer and has been entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 10, Forrest Waters of Sweet Magnolia Inn in St. Marks reported a fraud. A 37-year-old Tallahassee man departed from the establishment without paying for his rooms. Later, the suspect returned to the establishment and paid for the rooms and the victim decided not to pursue charges against the suspect. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On March 10, Steven Gibbs of Panama City reported a vehicle burglary in Crawfordville. The victim reported the theft of a DVD and checkbook from his vehicle. The missing items are valued at $20. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks, Deputy Will Hudson and Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On March 10, Sara Daw of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim lost U.S. currency and the vehicle was rummaged through and things moved about. The value of the victim’s missing items is $90. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On March 10, Lassie Williams of Crawfordville reported finding a men’s bicycle in her azalea bushes. The bike is valued at $150 and was placed in the WCSO Impound Yard. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 12, Catherine Dudley of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to sell vehicle parts on Craigslist. She received a large check from the purchaser who asked her to put it in the bank and send some of the money back to him. The suspect stopped the check and defrauded the victim $2,650. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On March 12, Jennifer Hargan of St. Marks reported a credit card fraud. Unauthorized charges were observed on her bank account. The charges were created in Italy, Arkansas and North Carolina. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 12, Robert Markle of Crawfordville reported the theft of firearms valued at $1,850. The firearms were being stored for the victim by a friend. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On March 13, Stuart Lee Jordan, 22, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. Sgt. Lorne Whaley was investigating another case when he observed Jordan and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect accelerated at a high rate of speed before stopping. Jordan spoke with Sgt. Whaley before running away on foot. Warrants were requested for Jordan and the vehicle was seized based on a previous grand theft investigation.

On March 13, Richard Ceska of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to file his taxes and was informed that his Social security number had already been used. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Matt Helms investigated.

On March 14, Beatrice Motsinger of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone obtained a credit card in her name. A debt was discovered for $3,310. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On March 14, Whitney Suzanne Stewart, 48, of Crawfordville died following a horseback riding accident in Crawfordville. The horse apparently threw the rider and she suffered severe injuries. The horse was found unattended by a neighbor and the victim was pronounced dead at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The death was not ruled suspicious. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,174 calls for service during the past week including: 18 residential and business alarms; 95 citizen contacts; 17 disturbances; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 14 E-911 abandoned calls; 13 regular E-911 calls; 67 investigations; 17 loud music/noise complaints; 52 medical emergencies; 17 school security checks; 380 business and residential security checks; 23 special details; 24 subpoena services; 15 suspicious vehicles; 36 traffic enforcements; 139 traffic stops; 11 disabled vehicles and 26 wanted people.

 

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