|Sheriff's Log---Dec. 28 to Jan. 3|
On Dec. 27, a 45-year-old Crawfordville man was detained by Wal-Mart asset protection staff after being observed taking hardware items and concealing them under items he purchased. The suspect took the hardware items beyond the last point of sale without paying for them. The items were valued at $101 and were recovered by store staff. Deputy Gibby Gibson charged the suspect with retail theft and transported him to the Wakulla County Jail. The suspect was also issued a trespass warning for Wal-Mart.
On Dec. 27, Annie White of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim used a bank card to make a purchase at a Crawfordville convenience store. Later the same day, three fraudulent attempts to use the bank card were made. Two $1 purchases were observed on the account but the bank caught a fraud attempt for $126 in Louisiana and it was not charged to the victim. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 27, Charles Ball of Crawfordville reported a tax fraud. The victim attempted to file a tax return and discovered that someone had already filed under his name. The fraudulent tax return was sent to Brandon, Fla. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 27, Judy Parker of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. The missing medications are valued at $40. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On Dec. 27, Melissa M.J. Hagan, 22, of Crawfordville was arrested for battery and burglary with a person assaulted in connection with a confrontation at a Crawfordville residence. Hagan entered a residence without permission and entered into a physical altercation with a 26-year-old male victim. The victim was struck and choked by the suspect, his clothing was torn and some damage was also reported to the home.
On Dec. 28, a 21-year-old Crawfordville female reported being the victim of a battery at a Wakulla County bar. As the victim left the bar, a verbal dispute turned physical. The victim received multiple abrasions and marks during the altercation. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Dec. 28, Gary Ashburn of Crawfordville reporting discovering a lost wrench but was unable to determine ownership. Deputy Elisee Colin determined a possible owner and the wrench was turned over to the Evidence Division.
On Dec. 28, Patricia Jackson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of tools from her home. A chain saw and air compressor, valued at $350, were taken. A suspect has been identified. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Dec. 29, Robert B. Fritz of Panacea reported finding checks and cash owned by Mahaley Watts of Panacea. The victim reported losing the property. It was discovered in a trash dumpster and may have thrown away by mistake. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Dec. 29, Michael Wayne Adkins, 31, of Jacksonville was involved in a one vehicle crash. Atkins drove his 1997 Mercury through the intersection of Shadeville Highway and Highway 267. His vehicle went airborne through the trees, across the driveway of Savannah’s and airborne again into the woods. The driver was not injured. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Dec. 30, Anna Witting of Crawfordville reported a disturbance at a county bar. The victim told Deputy Cole Wells that a suspect, who has been identified, punched her vehicle windshield and cracked the glass. A warrant has been requested for the suspect on a charge of criminal mischief.
On Dec. 30, Robert Manausa of Panacea reported a boat burglary. The victim reported the theft of a VHF radio from his boat. The radio is valued at $500 and a lock was also damaged. It was valued at $50. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Dec. 30, Michelle Marie Dawson, 25, of Tallahassee was involved in a one vehicle traffic crash at Shadeville Highway and Eagle’s Ridge Road. Dawson rolled her 1992 GMC Envoy when she struck the guide wires to a power pole. Dawson had an outstanding violation of probation warrant and was arrested. She was not seriously injured. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Dec. 30, Deputy Will Hudson was dispatched to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after the hospital reported a possible gunshot wound to the face of a young victim. Deputy Hudson spoke to the 15-year-old Crawfordville teenager and determined that the teenager may have cut himself with a screwdriver or stick while carving wood. While gunshots were heard in the area while the teenager was working, no gunshots were reported at the time of his injury. Sgt. Andy Curles and Detective Josh Langston were contacted for potential follow-up investigation.
On Dec. 31, David Eustis of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim discovered pry marks on the door to his home. Damage to the door is estimated at $125. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 31, Garrett Haire of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Copper wire was stolen from the victim’s property. The wire is valued at $500. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 31, Ervin Goodwin of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. The wallet was inside his clothing in his room. The wallet and contents were valued at $195. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On Jan. 1, Edward Spence of Crawfordville reported the theft of his mailbox. The box is valued at $20. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Jan. 1, Justin Waltman of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle light. The light was taken off his vehicle and is valued at $202. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 1, Mary Wade of Sopchoppy reported the theft of medications from her home. The medication is valued at $50 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On Jan. 2, Joshua Martin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle and trailer theft. The trailer contained lawn equipment from the victim’s business. The stolen items included two firearms. The value of the stolen property is approximately $40,000. The stolen property was entered into the FCIC/NCIC computer data base. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Jan. 2, William Baxley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A computer was stolen from the victim’s residence. It is valued at $800. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 820 calls for service during the past week including: 13 business and residential alarms; 62 citizen contacts; 12 disturbances; 19 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 7 regular E-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 emergency calls; 33 investigations; 10 loud music/noise complaints; 53 medical emergencies; 309 residential and business security checks; 25 special details; 16 subpoena services; 16 suspicious people; 10 suspicious people; and 80 traffic stops.