|Sheriff's Log--March 22 to March 28|
On March 22, Christopher Moore and John Mills of 70 Mills Circle and 72 Mills Circle in Crawfordville reported a structure fire. Two sheds were fully engulfed in flames and the fire posed a threat to a residence when deputies arrived.
The exterior of 70 Mills Circle began to burn but firefighters extinguished it before it could cause major damage. John Mills started a small fire to burn underbrush which grew out of control. Damage to the Moore home included $5,000 worth of siding. Damage to the Mills property included $2,400 worth of contents from a shed including a dining set, antique chair and miscellaneous books. The fire was ruled an accident. Detective Rachel Wheeler, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On March 22, Ethel Jefferson of St. Marks City Hall reported a traffic crash. Property damage was reported to a fence at 788 Port Leon Drive. The $500 worth of damage was caused by an unknown vehicle. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On March 22, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A male and female were observed in the parking lot with a cart full of merchandise. When confronted by store officials, the two suspects fled into a wooded area on foot and left the merchandise behind. Seventy-five items were recovered outside the store with a value of $910. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On March 22, Larry Roberts of Sopchoppy reported the theft of his mailbox. The mailbox was unscrewed from the post and removed. It is valued at $50. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On March 22, Sharol P. Brown of Crawfordville and William S. Hindle of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Crawfordville Highway and East Ivan Road. The crash was minor. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 22, Alice Elliott of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The victim believes the tag was stolen and it was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 22, Harrison King of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim purchased food at a fast food restaurant and was informed later that the $20 bill he used was a counterfeit. The bill was confiscated by Deputy Cole Wells as the investigation continues.
On March 22, Brett Shields of St. Marks reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of three marine transceivers, valued at $649. The stolen items were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On March 22, Deputy Elisee Colin investigated a reckless vehicle complaint in Panacea. The deputy observed the suspect driving rapidly and recklessly past his patrol vehicle. The suspect stopped at a Panacea residence and Deputy Colin conducted his investigation into possible drunk driving and a domestic disturbance that occurred earlier. Randall Joseph Crum, 37, of Panacea was charged with driving under the influence, driving while license suspended with knowledge and battery with two victims. Deputy Nick Gray also investigated.
On March 23, Sarah Kinerson of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of $100 worth of currency. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On March 23, David Appleton of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Electronics and a computer, valued at $550, were reported missing. Deputy Will Hudson and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On March 23, Elizabeth Ash of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle theft. Her vehicle was missing from her home when she awoke in the morning. The vehicle was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Mike Crum and Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On March 24, Michael Thomas of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, drove through his yard with a vehicle. The suspect agreed to fix the property. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On March 24, David McCurley of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim was contacted by the IRS in regards to someone attempting to use his Social Security number to file taxes. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On March 24, Dawn Sanford of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to purchase a recreational vehicle from a suspect through an Internet sale site. The victim and suspect agreed to a purchase price and the victim sent the suspect $2,100. The suspect asked for an additional $1,230 which the victim refused to pay. She has been unable to get her money back from the suspect. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On March 24, Barney Harrell of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. The victim reported damage to his property fence and gate as a result of a hit and run traffic crash. Evidence at the scene determined that a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a stop sign off U.S. Highway 319. The vehicle became airborne for 40 feet and struck a barb wire fence and rammed the gate. Damage to the gate was estimated at $1,000. Vehicle parts where thrown on the victim’s property. Damage to the fence was estimated at $1,000 and damage to the stop sign was estimated at $100. Deputy Nick Gray, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On March 24, Jaleesa Hicks of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bank card. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On March 24, Ashley Timmons of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary and criminal mischief. The victim left her home to get away from a potential domestic disturbance and a suspect, who has been identified, damaged items in her home. Damage is estimated at $125. Warrants have been requested for criminal mischief and burglary against the suspect. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On March 24, Asia Williams of St. Petersburg reported a vehicle burglary at Wakulla Springs State Park. The victim’s vehicle was entered while she was on a boat tour. A cellular telephone was stolen and the vehicle was ransacked. The phone is valued at $400. The victim’s keys were recovered by a park employee. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On March 24, John Shaw, 25, of Crawfordville was arrested and charged with resisting an officer with violence after a citizen contacted law enforcement about being concerned for their safety. The suspect’s behavior concerned the citizen. Deputy Nick Gray and Deputy Elisee Colin investigated and asked Shaw to show his hands and place them behind his back while they investigated at the scene. Shaw became aggressive toward the deputies who were forced to deploy a Taser to gain compliance. Shaw was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without further incidents.
On March 25, Timothy Jefferson of the City of Tallahassee reported the grand theft of utilities in Crawfordville. The utility employee observed a water meter that had been disconnected since 2009 was now in use. A total of $8,000 worth of water was used by a suspect who has been identified. The case was sent to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On March 25, Vaughn Mikeworth of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Medart. A door lock was tampered with in an attempt to gain entry. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On March 25, Johnnie Spears of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to file her income tax return and was advised that her tax return had already been filed. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On March 25, Albert Hartsfield of Panacea reported an animal incident. An individual shot at the victim’s dog with a firearm. Deputy Gibby Gibson interviewed the individual who discharged the weapon about the dangers of discharging a weapon in a residential area. Deputy Gibson also spoke to the victim about keeping his animal secured and the case was closed. The animal was not hit.
On March 26, Toni Strait of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered $559 worth of charges on her bank card that were created over the Internet. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On March 26, Robert Langston of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A suspect, who has been identified, removed cash from the victim’s bank account without authorization. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On March 27, Melissa Carter of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Thomas Lee Ward, 53, of Crawfordville told Deputy Gibby Gibson that he damaged the victim’s computer by striking it to the floor. The computer was nearly destroyed. It was valued at $500. Ward was charged with criminal mischief.
On March 27, Patricia Owen of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Credit cards, cash and other items were removed from the victim’s pocket book. The value of the missing items is $506. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On March 27, Thomas Ward of Crawfordville reported the theft of personal items from his home. The property is valued at $190 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On March 27, Matthew Sims of Tallahassee reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The victim had the tag attached to his trailer which was at the St. Marks boat ramp. The plate was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 27, Nicole Carpenter of Crawfordville reported an animal complaint. The victim observed her terrier deceased hanging over a privacy fence. Evidence at the scene indicated that the animal may have gotten caught on the fence with a chain. The Animal Control Unit was contacted and also investigated. Deputy Mike Crum investigated but did not uncover any suspicious evidence.
On March 27, Ronald Jackson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim noted an unauthorized transaction on his bank card which is valued at $86. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,056 calls for service during the past week including: 24 residential and business alarms; 73 citizen contacts; 10 disturbances; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; six E-911 abandoned calls; 20 regular E-911 calls; 58 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 30 school security checks; 343 business and residential security checks; 15 special details; 29 subpoena services; 11 suspicious people; 11 suspicious vehicles; 123 traffic stops; 14 reckless vehicles; and 10 wanted people.