|Sheriff's Log--Nov. 16 to Nov. 21|
On Nov. 15, Tabbatha Lynn Houck, 33, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of drugs without a prescription as she was entering the WCSO Detention Facility. During the processing of the incoming inmate, Detention Deputy Vicki Hughes discovered prescription pills. The pills were confiscated. Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy Leif Sparby also investigated.
On Nov. 15, a 39-year-old Crawfordville victim reported that she was receiving multiple obscene and harassing telephone calls. The victim received 11 calls late in the evening. Contact was made with Verizon Wireless in an attempt to determine the identity of the caller. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Nov. 15, Riversprings Middle School Assistant Principal Michelle Baggett reported a student in possession of a homemade electric device. The device was capable of shocking individuals. Sgt. Ray Johnson confronted the 13-year-old student and confiscated the device. Sgt. Johnson’s investigation continues and a determination of punishment for the student is still to be determined.
On Nov. 15, a 29-year-old Sopchoppy victim reported receiving obscene and harassing telephone calls at her place of employment. The calls have been occurring on a regular basis. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On Nov. 16, Wanda Lynn of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Coins and currency was removed from the home and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 16, Tonya Montague of Crawfordville reported the theft of two pieces of jewelry from her home. The property is valued at $2,400 and was recovered from an area pawn shop. A suspect has been identified. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.
On Nov. 17, Daniel Long of Sopchoppy reported a fraud. Money was removed from the victim’s bank account. The victim noticed 104 fraudulent transactions worth approximately $6,000. The transactions took place in Europe and Asia. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On Nov. 17, Jessica Slusher of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. Slusher was walking out of Wal-Mart when she observed an ill cat in the back of a truck. The cat was very malnourished. The cage that contained the cage did not contain water or food. Contact was made with the vehicle owner who reported that she took several feral cats to the animal shelter and thought the kitten was already deceased. Wakulla Animal Control took possession of the kitten to be euthanized. The truck owner was planning to bury the kitten. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Nov. 17, Benjamin D. Millership of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop after Sgt. Jeremy Johnston observed him driving a vehicle with no working tail lights. The driver was unable to produce a valid driver license due to it being suspended. Sgt. Johnston arrested the driver for driving while license is suspended or revoked. The vehicle was towed due to not having proper registration and no proof of insurance.
On Nov. 17 Luciana Ward of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash. The victim reported that she was parked at Hudson Park when someone struck her vehicle and left the scene. The vehicle appeared to have been backed into by another motorist on the back left portion of the vehicle. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Nov. 18, George D. Mathers of Crawfordville was pulling into the parking lot of Dux Discount Liquors drive through when the left front of the vehicle hit the side of the building. The damage to the building was estimated at $5,000 and the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $500. Sgt. Andy Curles investigated.
On Nov. 18, Adam Kendall Joseph, 20, of Apalachicola was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle into the Spring Creek Highway home of Willie and Annie Spears. The driver was south on Spring Creek Highway when he crashed the vehicle and it became wedged under the pilings creating approximately $1,000 worth of damage. Deputy Mike Crum and FHP Trooper Richard Elliott conducted sobriety exercises and administered breath tests.
On Nov. 18, Leo Spears, Park Manager for the City of Sopchoppy, reported a criminal mischief to the men’s room at City Park. An oval mirror was broken in the men’s room. Damage was estimated at $20. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 18, Andria Baird of Crawfordville reported the theft of her wallet from a fast food restaurant. The wallet and contents are valued at $40. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Nov. 18, Raymonde R. Bergholz of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of fishing equipment, a camera and comforter from her storage area near her home. The property was valued at $300 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Nov. 18, Robert Amodeo of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A vehicle was broken into and a firearm was stolen. Two vehicles had tires that were flattened. The firearm is valued at $250 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Nov. 18, Michael Bradley of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim heard a vehicle strike an object outside his home. The crash knocked the victim’s mailbox and post to the ground. Damage was estimated at $200. Reserve Deputy Roy Gunnarsson investigated.
On Nov. 19, Dorothy Hall of Crawfordville reported the theft of $5,500 worth of jewelry from her home. Two suspects have been developed during the investigation. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.
On Nov. 19, Deputy Mike Zimba investigated a vehicle without a tag and conducted a traffic stop. Larry Steven Mosley, 53, of Panacea was the driver and he failed to produce a valid driver license. Mosley was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Reserve Deputy David Pienta also investigated.
On Nov. 19, Tamara Ingram of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief as a 14-year-old juvenile was observed shooting a BB gun at her home. The home suffered damage to the siding. The juvenile was issued a notice to appear in court for criminal mischief and use of a BB gun by a minor under age 16. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Nov. 19, Greg Seidel of Wildwood Country Club reported a criminal mischief as two golfers crashed a Wildwood golf cart into a tree on the 17th hole. Witnesses observed the suspects flee the scene and jump into a vehicle at the club. Suspects have been identified. Damage to the golf cart was estimated at $500. Deputy Mike Zimba and Reserve Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Nov. 20, Wendell A. Harrell of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash involving a deer on Woodville Highway just north of Wakulla Station. There were no injuries or road obstruction. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Mike Zimba and Reserve Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Nov. 20, Hollie Brantley of St. Marks reported a possible criminal mischief at her home. A privacy fence was damaged during the early morning hours. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Nov. 20, Scott Joyner of the Wakulla County Public Library reported the theft of a wireless Internet card. Technical support staff noted that the wireless card was missing from one of the library computers. A 15-year-old juvenile suspect was identified and a trespass warning was issued for the juvenile. The card is valued at $20. Deputy Mike Zimba and Reserve Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Nov. 20, Helen Posey and Beatrice Motsinger, both of Crawfordville, reported the theft of jewelry from their home. The stolen property is valued at $4,000. A suspect has been identified. Detective Nick Boutwell investigated.
On Nov. 20, Aaron Wiggins of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his vehicle. The victim was at a convenience store when a juvenile acquaintance approached his vehicle and punched it. The vehicle suffered a dent in the fender. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated the incident and turned the case over to Wakulla High School SRO Deputy Scott Rojas.
On Nov. 20, Sandra Smith-Herrin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim left the vehicle at a friend’s home for safe keeping. When she returned to retrieve the vehicle she observed dent damage. Damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Nov. 20, Shawn Yorks of Crawfordville and Hardee’s reported a grand theft of money. A deposit was short of the proper amount of money. The case investigation continues. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 721 calls for service during the past week including: 11 residential and commercial alarms; 64 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 11 abandoned E-911 calls; 12 regular E-911 calls; 33 investigations; 10 loud music/noise complaints; 44 medical emergencies; 130 residential and commercial security checks; 16 special details; 31 subpoena services; 13 suspicious vehicles; 10 traffic crashes; 11 traffic enforcements; 21 traffic stops; 10 reckless vehicles; 12 wanted people; and 18 watch orders.