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Sheriff's Log--Dec. 21 to Dec. 27

On Dec. 20, Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated a report of a battery at a Crawfordville convenience store. A 60-year-old victim and a witness reported that a 73-year-old suspect came into the store and pushed the victim twice without being provoked. The suspect was later identified by the victim, witness and Lt. Sessor who had previous knowledge about the suspect. Lt. Sessor requested an arrest warrant for the suspect for battery.

On Dec. 20, a 14-year-old juvenile was issued a civil citation after School Resource Officer Deputy Scott Rojas of Wakulla High School discovered a weapon on the student. The knife was designed to look like a comb; however, the handle is removable and exposed a three inch fixed double edge blade. The female student was given the civil citation for bringing a concealed weapon on campus.

On Dec. 20, Janie Sanders of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of medications from her home. The missing prescriptions are valued at $136. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Dec. 20, Deputy Mike Crum investigated a disturbance involving a 16-year-old male juvenile from Crawfordville. The juvenile’s mother contacted law enforcement after the juvenile became unruly while opening Christmas presents. The male was upset about the Christmas presents and berated his mother before throwing a laptop computer against a wall destroying it. The juvenile left the residence before Deputy Crum arrived. There were no injuries.

On Dec. 21, Melissa Morgan of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Three firearms were reported taken from the victim’s home. The weapons are valued at $750. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Dec. 21, Heather Strickland of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. Jewelry was taken from the victim’s home. The missing property is valued at $1,450. Three individuals of interest have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Dec. 22, Roswitha Hurley of Tallahassee reported a grand theft of her purse from a local bar. The victim left the purse on the bar and a suspect, who has been identified, removed the purse under his clothing. The purse and contents are valued at $610. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Dec. 22, Tonya Rueth of Crawfordville reported the theft of mail from her mailbox. The victim had a package torn open before she could open it and gift cards were stolen from the box. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Dec. 22, Nicholas Carson of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his truck in the Apalachicola National Forest where it was damaged and $1,250 worth of stereo equipment and an air compressor were stolen. The vehicle window was broken out and the vehicle was keyed. Damage was estimated at $1,400. A person of interest was identified. Deputy Mike Zimba, Lt. Brent Sanders, Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On Dec. 23, Rupert Harrison of Eastpoint reported a traffic crash on Live Oak Island Road. The victim crashed into a deer and his truck was a total loss. There were no injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Dec. 23, Joshua Bridges of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed and $1,820 worth of hunting equipment was taken from the home. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Dec. 24, Shellie Vandewark of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash. A motorist drove through the victim’s privacy fence during the night. The fence was damaged in two locations and the damage value was estimated at $800. Debris was collected as evidence at the scene. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.

On Dec. 24, Jennifer Martin of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized transactions were discovered on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $408 at a convenience store in Davie. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Dec. 24, a concerned citizen on the Sopchoppy Highway reported discovering a child walking on the side of the highway close to traffic. The 7-year-old juvenile had scratches on her body and was wet from walking in a wooded area. The child was returned to a relative who was caring for her at the time and the Department of Children and Families was contacted about the incident. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Dec. 24, Scott Payne of Crawfordville reported the possible theft of a pig. A 60 pound pig was taken from the victim’s pig pen on his property. After investigating the evidence at the scene, which included blood, damage to the pen and long coarse black hair, Deputy Mike Crum identified a bear as the likely suspect. The pig was valued at $70.

On Dec. 24, Brenda Sanders of Sopchoppy reported recovering a vehicle tag which was reported stolen on Dec. 4. The tag was recovered along the side of a road near the victim’s home. It was removed from the FCIC/NCIC computer data base as stolen. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Dec. 24, Adam Barwick of Panacea reported a credit card offense. Two fraudulent charges were observed on the victim’s bank account, totaling $70. The charges were created at a wireless company in Ohio. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Dec. 25, Kaitlien Salem of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. The medications are valued at $32 and the victim told Deputy Rachel Wheeler that a number of individuals may have been in her home and removed the medications.

On Dec. 25, a 52-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man from Georgia were reported missing from recreational activities conducted on state property at Wakulla Springs State Park.
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office investigators were joined by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers and State Park Rangers in locating the couple.

The man and woman were riding bicycles on the state property when they decided to leave their bikes behind and walk on 6 Mile Trail. They became disoriented and could not find their way out.
Law enforcement located their bicycles and the missing persons, using cellular telephone signals, and they were returned to safety without incident. The WCSO received the call for help at 12:33 p.m. and contact was made with the Georgians at 2:28 p.m. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Dec. 25, Leota Schaefer of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone opened a fraudulent account at a big box store. The victim was informed that the account was past due. The victim’s name and Social Security number were used to create the account. The fraudulent account was opened in November in Oklahoma and contains a $592 charge. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Dec. 26, Shaun Garmin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone removed a duffel bag from an unlocked vehicle. The bag and the contents are valued at $106. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Dec. 26, Eugene Tauber of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at the recreation park in Medart. Someone entered the restrooms and spray painted graffiti on the walls and tile. Damage is estimated at $400. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Dec. 26, Ann Bonner of Crawfordville reported the theft of a computer from her home. The property is valued at $200. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Dec. 26, Phillip Mann of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Copper wiring was removed from the victim’s power pole. The copper and related electrical components, valued at $280, were reported missing. Damage to meter boxes was estimated at $300. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Dec. 26, Robert Rachow of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A GPS unit was stolen from the victim’s vehicle. The GPS is valued at $110. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Dec. 26, Kenneth Williams of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. An iPod was stolen from his unlocked vehicle. The property is valued at $200. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Dec. 26, Christine Silvey of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A firearm was stolen out of the victim’s home. The firearm is valued at $150. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 702 calls for service during the past week including: 13 business alarms; 10 residential alarms; 61 citizen contacts; 15 disturbances; 24 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 abandoned regular E-911 calls; 15 E-911 calls; 10 informational reports; 41 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 242 business and residential security checks; 10 special details; 11 thefts; and 39 traffic stops.

 

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