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Sheriff's Log--March 29 to April 4

On March 28, Henry Macolly of Marietta, Ga. reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was lost or stolen off a trailer. It was recovered in Crawfordville in a front yard near a roadway. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On March 28, Albert Ponder of Crawfordville and Susan Toole of Carrabelle were involved in a traffic crash in the parking lot of McDonald’s. There were no injuries and minor damage was reported to each vehicle. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On March 28, a 16-year-old female student at Wakulla High School was involved in a traffic crash with Nichole Williams of Crawfordville. The juvenile struck Williams vehicle as she was attempting to leave the student parking area. There were no injuries and both vehicles were operable once released from the scene by Deputy Scott Rojas.

On March 28, Carl Roach of Crawfordville reported a fraud. IRS contacted the victim to let him know that his Social Security number was used to fraudulently file a tax return. The fraud may have originated in the Miami area. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 28, Blake Ross Nolin, 26, of Crawfordville was arrested for introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. Nolin was a trustee working on the road crew. When he was searched, tobacco was located in his sock and a lighter was discovered in his cell. Deputy Cole Wells and Deputy Lisa Hummel investigated.

On March 28, Julia Crosby of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s vehicle was damaged by a BB gun. Marks were observed on the side of the vehicle and a window was damaged. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 29, Thomas Dustin Welch of Crawfordville and James Tyler Griner of Crawfordville were involved in a traffic crash on Shell Point Road. Neither driver reported any injuries. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On March 29, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Deputy Cole Wells and Deputy Will Hudson investigated a 3:26 a.m. disturbance in Crawfordville. Several individuals were fighting and cursing and waking up the neighborhood. Richard Anthony Chadwell, 26, of Crawfordville pounded on the front door of one of the houses after being instructed to keep the peace by law enforcement. Chadwell refused to cooperate with law enforcement and was escort to the ground where he was restrained. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. Alicia Lonnie Williams, 26, of Panacea was arrested and charged with battery, battery on an officer, resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston was forced to use force to handcuff Williams. Williams had been in an altercation with another female at the time law enforcement arrived on scene.

On March 29, Deputy Scott Powell investigated the death of an inmate at the Wakulla County Jail recreation yard. Jason Scott Harrell, 39, of Crawfordville was observed playing football before returning to a picnic table prior to collapsing. Jail medical staff responded to the scene along with Wakulla EMS who performed CPR. Harrell was transported to Capital Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The inmate had a previous medical condition and the death was not suspicious. Detective Josh Langston, Sgt. Lorne Whaley and Detention Deputy David Lord also investigated.

On March 29, Gomez Carmelo Cruz of Kissimmee reported a brush fire at Bobo J Road and J & K Lane in Crawfordville. Cruz was burning logs and yard debris when the fire grew out of control. Wakulla County Firefighters and state forestry officials were called to the scene. Approximately four to five acres burned as a result of the fire. The victim’s sewer line was damaged in the fire. Damage was estimated at $300. The case was turned over to state forestry officials. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On March 29, Vernie S. Hodges of Sopchoppy and Martin J. Harrington of Crawfordville were involved in a traffic crash at 4056 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage to both vehicles. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 29, Deputy Vicki Mitchell worked a traffic crash at 28 Brown Blvd. in Crawfordville involving Peggy H. Harland of Crawfordville and Jeffrey R. Elkins of Crawfordville. There were no injuries.

On March 30, Marjorie Larkin of Wakulla Springs State Park reported a structure fire. Smoke was reported in the kitchen area. The fire originated from an electric skillet which had rags on it. Damage was estimated at $2,000 and a fire sprinkler sprayed water over the entire room. The fire was ruled an accident. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 30, Wayne Rowlett of Bonifay reported a residential burglary in Panacea. A forced entry was observed. A freezer was removed from the porch. Furniture, a television, ceiling fan and a sewing machine were missing from inside the home. Two toilets were stolen from the bathrooms and the stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer were also missing. The air conditioning unit was removed from outside the house. Tools were stolen from a shed following a forced entry. The value of the missing items was $10,000. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On March 30, Michael Joseph Butler, 54, of Crawfordville was arrested for operating a motorcycle with a suspended license. Deputy Mike Zimba observed Butler stopped at a traffic light and knew Butler’s license was suspended as a habitual offender. The motorcycle was turned over to a relative.

On March 30, Dr. Joseph Abal of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone shot the victim’s mailbox with a shotgun. Damage was estimated at $75. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 30, Kenneth Adams of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who was identified, damaged or removed four aluminum creations from the victim’s property. The aluminum creations were valued at $135. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 31, Clifton Willard Smith, 51, of Crawfordville was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Smith was observed by Deputy Vicki Mitchell traveling at 53 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone on U.S. Highway 319. It was determined that the driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay a traffic fine in Leon County. He was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for the speed infraction as well as the driver license charge.

On March 31, Jimmy Gibson of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. An entry point was observed at the home, but the victim could not determine if anything was stolen from his home. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 1, James Holland of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary in Sopchoppy. A forced entry was discovered at the home. The victim noted the loss of $2,955 worth of property including musical instruments, tools, fishing equipment, household appliances and consumables. Damage to the home was estimated at $220 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On April 1, a 13-year-old male juvenile at Riversprings Middle School was found to be in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. A second 13-year-old male student accepted marijuana from the first 13-year-old and both students were issued civil citations with 32 hours of community service for possession of marijuana. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On April 1, Micah Glover of Tallahassee reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges were created at a Target in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. The charges totaled $461. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On April 1, Michael Crosby of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and jewelry valued at $300 was reported stolen. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On April 1, Deputy Nick Gray was investigating a disturbance call when he observed individuals of interest pass him on the road. A traffic stop was conducted. Jimmie Ervin Gavin, 65, of Crawfordville failed to stop for the deputy when he first put his lights and siren on. Gavin didn’t have a valid driver license and was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender. A passenger in the vehicle had narcotics warrants out of Albany, Ga. but the arresting agency denied extradition.

On April 1, Tony Lay of Crawfordville and the Wakulla County Recreation Department reported a burglary at the recreation park. A concession stand was broken into and candy and soda were stolen. In addition, a restroom was also vandalized. The value of the stolen items was estimated at $300. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On April 2, Danny Colvin of Crawfordville reported a fire involving a boat. A controlled burn was being conducted near the Crawfordville location where the boat was being stored but there was no evidence to suggest that the boat fire originated as a result of the controlled burn. There were no signs of foul play or arson. The property owned declined to report any property loss due to the condition of the boat. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On April 2, Sally Hugo of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s Social Security number to file a tax return. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On April 3, Deputy Sean Wheeler observed a motorist driving erratically on Highway 267 as he nearly crashed into another motorist. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and determined that an 87-year-old motorist from New Port Richey was unable to determine where he was or where he was going. The motorist believed he was only a few blocks from his home. Deputy Wheeler called in EMS personnel to assist the driver to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for medical care. The New Port Richey man’s driver license was found to be invalid. His vehicle was stored at the WCSO until a family member could be located.

On April 3, Elaine Feehan of Eastpoint was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash at U.S. Highway 319 and U.S. Highway 98, also known as the Lower Y. Te driver damaged her vehicle and a yield sign. There were no injuries. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On April 3, Pamela Oliver of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s Social Security number to file taxes. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On April 3, Martha Walter of Tallahassee and Belinda Morton of Fayetteville, Ga. were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at New Light Church Road and U.S. Highway 319. Both vehicles received minor damage and there were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 3, Catrina Haddock of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim was passing a school bus traveling in the opposite direction on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road when an object struck her windshield causing it to break. Video evidence will be reviewed to determine if the object was thrown from the school bus. Damage was estimated at $320. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.


On April 3, James Gatchell of Crawfordville reported shots being fired at a pet turkey near his home. The turkey is valued at $100 and spent shotgun shell casings were recovered. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,119 calls for service during the past week including 12 business and residential alarms; 84 citizen contacts; 15 disturbances; 22 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 11 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 calls; 55 investigations; 59 medical emergencies; 17 school security checks; 350 residential and commercial security checks; 19 special details; 35 subpoena services; 19 suspicious people; 14 suspicious vehicles; 32 traffic enforcements; 108 traffic stops; 15 disabled vehicles; 25 reckless vehicles; and 39 wanted people.

 

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