|Sheriff's Log--Nov. 22 to Nov. 29|
On Nov. 21, Alika Wolff of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her mother’s home in Crawfordville. Someone entered the victim’s home and vandalized it. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Nov. 21, Bonnie Brinson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a firearm, tools, currency and jewelry, valued at $1,955. The weapon was entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base as stolen. Persons of interest have been identified. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Nov. 22, Harry Harris of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Harris was caring for animals of Crawfordville homeowners when he discovered a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and damage was estimated at $800. The victims are the Robinson and Kingsley families. Coins, jewelry, electronics and a telescope were taken. The stolen property is valued at $3,400. Deputy Randy Phillips, Sgt. Andy Curles and Detective Ryan Muse all investigated.
On Nov. 22, Carlos Kilpatrick of Crawfordville reported a grass fire in Wakulla Gardens. A blaze from a fire pit started an accidental fire that burned the victim’s property. Kilpatrick and Deputy Sean Wheeler used garden hoses to extinguish the fire. Wakulla Fire Rescue also arrived on the scene as the fire was being put out. Talquin Electric was notified of a power line above a burned tree that was also partially damaged. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Nov. 22, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston observed a vehicle on Highway 267 traveling at a high rate of speed with only one operating headlight. Sgt. Johnston conducted a traffic stop and Mileo Steven Messer, 18, of Tallahassee was determined to be the driver. Messer did not possess a valid driver license and did not have a tag properly displayed. Deputy Nick Gray performed field sobriety exercises and Messer was charged with DUI and knowingly driving while license was suspended or revoked.
On Nov. 23, Wal-Mart asset protection staff reported a retail theft. Four male subjects were observed taking items from the store and concealing them in their clothing. The subjects were confronted by an asset protection staff member but left the store in a vehicle together. Trey Michael Vanfossen, 18, of Macon, Ga. and Justin Lamar Alligood, 18, of Ashburn, Ga. were charged with retail theft. A 17-year-old juvenile and a 14-year-old juvenile were turned over to legal guardians. The four males were stopped by Deputy Nick Gray during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 319. The stolen property, valued at approximately $100, was recovered. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Nov. 23, Keyna Elizabeth Brown of Crawfordville suffered a laceration to her forehead after losing control of her vehicle and crashing near 379 Arran Road. The victim’s vehicle was removed from the scene by a wrecker. She refused medical treatment. Deputy Mike Zimba, Deputy Billy Metcalf and Reserve Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Nov. 23, a 35-year-old Crawfordville man was charged with sexual assault on his 6-year-old daughter. He was also charged with lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under age 12. The victim told detectives that her father touched her genital area which included digital penetration in the suspect’s bedroom. The suspect was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he is being held with no bond. Detective Ryan Muse, Detective Rob Giddens, Deputy Clint Beam and a Child Protection Team investigated.
On Nov. 24, John Taylor of Panacea reported the theft of a field gate. Someone stole a gate from the victim’s rental property. The gate is valued at approximately $350. A suspect has been identified. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Nov. 24, Deputy Clint Beam responded to a disturbance at Wal-Mart. An 18-year-old male victim reported being struck in the face by a 15-year-old female juvenile. An altercation took place near the pharmacy. A second 15-year-old female juvenile pushed the suspect and knocked her to the floor. The case was passed along to the Criminal Investigations Division.
On Nov. 25, Betty S. Mullins of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire at her home. A burn pile in the victim’s yard ignited and a Toyota parked near the burn pile caught fire. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000. It is owned by Clifford Scott Dudley. There were no signs of arson. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On Nov. 25, Stephanie McDowell and Erica Peel, both of Crawfordville, reported the theft of jewelry from their home. The value of the stolen items is estimated at $5,000 and a suspect has been identified. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On Nov. 26, Christopher J. Doyal of Altha reported a vehicle fire on a logging road off Curtis Mill Road near Sopchoppy. A log skidder caught fire in a clear cut logging area. An operator was using the equipment to move logs when he smelled smoke and observed flames coming from beneath the cab and engine area. Doyal and the machinery operator attempted to put out the fire with fire extinguishers but were unable to get control of the fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. The tractor was destroyed in the fire. It is valued at $250,000 and is owned by James McMillan of McMillan Logging in Bristol. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On Nov. 26, Rosa Mae Scott of Sopchoppy reported a structure fire on Sopchoppy Highway. Deputy Stephen Simmons responded to the fire and observed smoke coming from a front window and a male subject using a garden hose to knock down the fire. Robert Scott III was cooking with hot oil in the kitchen when he left the room and the kitchen ignited. Damage was estimated at $5,000. The stove/oven was destroyed and damage was observed to the wall behind the unit and the ceiling. The fire was ruled an accident.
On Nov. 26, Barbara Jenkins of Crawfordville reported a fire at a power pole and electrical box near her home. The victim heard popping sounds and called emergency personnel. Two electrical boxes were destroyed and the utility pole was also damaged. Damage was estimated at more than $1,500. There was no sign of arson. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On Nov. 26, Mendes Williams of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim lost his bank card in northern Georgia. Eight unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s account. The charges from North Georgia totaled $654. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Nov. 26, Assistant Principal Michele Baggett of Riversprings Middle School reported a juvenile in possession of a large knife at school. The student showed the knife to other students on his bus. The knife was recovered from the student’s book bag and he was suspended from school and placed at the Second Change School. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Nov. 26, Ina Ecklund of Crawfordville reported the theft of a white elephant in front of the victim’s store of the same name. The concrete statute is valued at $65. The victim wrote a letter to the editor to the local newspaper in hopes someone will return the elephant as they did once before when it was stolen. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Nov. 26, Douglas Britt of Crawfordville and Hale Construction reported the theft of scrap metal from a St. Marks job site. Steel grates, valued at $200, were removed from the site. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On Nov. 26, a concerned citizen reported suspicious people at a residence on Hines Street in Crawfordville. The residence has been vacant for several months. The front door was not secured and the home was ransacked. Three African American males were observed taking electronics and furniture out of the residence. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Nov. 27, a road crew worker mowing Coastal Highway recovered a wallet and turned it in to the WCSO. The owner of the wallet, Jeffrey L. Davis of Tallahassee, was contacted and arrangements were made for the property owner to recover his wallet. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 27, Jessica Lanette Fruggiero, 28, of Crawfordville was charged with two counts of battery on law enforcement/detention staff after refusing to leave the jail library after being asked multiple times. The suspect became unruly and scratched Lt. Cliff Carroll in the face and neck drawing blood and kicked Detention Deputy Jansen Maxwell in the groin. Detention staff asked Fruggiero to leave the library and stop talking with male inmates. Lt, Carroll and Deputy Maxwell subdued the suspect in the jail hallway and she was returned to her cell. Fruggiero has six prior battery arrests/charges. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On Nov. 27, Patricia Owen of Crawfordville reported a grand theft from a friend’s vessel. The victim was planning a boat trip and loaded personal property into the vessel which was later reported missing. She reported the loss of jewelry, a camera, stamps and DVDs which were valued at $2,995. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 27, Teresa Burns of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed three unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges were created at commercial establishments in Sunrise and Miami and were valued at $612.11. Deputy Sean Wheeler and Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Nov. 27, Christine Carter of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A $44 charge was observed on the victim’s bank account out of an Orlando address. Deputy Stephen Simmons determined that the fraud occurred after an ATM withdrawal in Tallahassee.
On Nov. 27, Patricia Story of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a past due bill in the mail for a bank loan. The victim never requested a loan which was in the amount of $2,770. Someone purchased computer products with the money. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 27, Brandi Wilkins of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash. The victim’s juvenile son was struck by a vehicle while in the parking lot near Pizza Hut. The vehicle continued out of the parking lot without stopping. Two females were driving through the drive through and struck the victim with a vehicle door. The juvenile fell to the ground and received minor injuries. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Nov. 28, Charles Parmer of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A pistol was stolen from the vehicle. The pistol and holster are valued at $420. The vehicle was not secured at the time of the theft. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Nov. 28, Christopher Altman of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Fifteen unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were traced throughout South Florida and were valued at $673.75. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Nov. 28, Caleb Fisher of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A back pack containing a lap top computer was reported missing from a friend’s vehicle. The missing property is valued at $430. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated.
On Nov. 28, George Gerrell of Tallahassee reported a grand theft in the Wakulla Station area. A pressure washer, video camera and generator, valued at $550, were removed from a Crawfordville home. No forced entry was discovered. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On Nov. 28, Curtis Stokes of Blountstown reported a traffic crash at Wakulla Springs State Park. The victim reported striking a deer with his vehicle. There were no injuries and only minor damage to his vehicle. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 973 calls for service during the past week including: 24 residential and business alarms; 15 animal incidents; 75 citizen contacts; 20 disturbances; 28 abandoned E-911 cell calls; 14 regular E-911 calls; 62 investigations; 14 loud music/noise complaints; 62 medical emergencies; 264 business and residential security checks; 38 special details; 50 subpoena services; 13 suspicious people; 15 suspicious vehicles; 20 traffic enforcements; 51 traffic stops; and 11 reckless vehicles.