|Sheriff's Log--Jan. 4 to Jan. 10|
On Jan. 3, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Evidence at the store indicated that an associate placed merchandise in a shopping bag for a customer without scanning it. Ten recovered store items were valued at $57. The store associate, Rachel Elaine Lopez, 32, of Crawfordville was charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Jan. 3, Danielle Alvarez of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim noted that a rifle was stolen from her property at an undetermined time. The weapon is valued at $600. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Jan. 3, Annie White of Crawfordville reported locating a girl’s bicycle in a wood line in the Medart area. The bike is valued at $50 but was not found on the FCIC/NCIC data base as missing. The bicycle was taken to the WCSO Impound Yard until the owner can be identified. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Jan. 3, Shawn Osborne of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Medications and clothing, valued at $90, were reported missing. The victim is unsure if the vehicle was locked at the time of the incident. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Jan. 4, Michael Eaton of Tallahassee reported the theft of his wallet. The wallet and contents are valued at $745. The victim is unsure where the wallet was located when it became lost and stolen. Someone attempted to use the victim’s bank cards to make purchases in Carrabelle, Calloway and Alabama. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Jan. 4, Scarlett Lovell of Crawfordville reported damage to her residential fence. Someone clearing timber near her fence damaged it and attempted to put it back together. Deputy Sean Wheeler and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On Jan. 4, a 40-year-old Tallahassee woman reported being the victim of a carjacking where a black male jumped into her vehicle at an intersection in Tallahassee. The victim told the WCSO that the suspect pointed a gun at her and demanded money. The suspect told the victim to drive to Wakulla County where he reportedly fled the scene on foot and got into an unknown vehicle. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to initiate an investigation. Deputy Scott Powell and Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.
On Jan. 5, Marsha Crisler of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s mailbox and others along Rehwinkel Road were damaged. The victim’s mailbox was valued at $300. Vehicle parts were collected at the scene. A total of seven mailboxes were reported as damaged on Rehwinkel Road, Evelyn Road and Bodiford Lane. The boxes were valued at $160. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 5, Tabitha Pearce of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Stereo accessories were stolen from the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and the equipment was valued at $1,200. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 6, Deputy Billy Metcalf assisted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in locating an individual wanted for theft in Franklin. The 18-year-old Crawfordville youth was turned over to Franklin County officials in Medart after Deputy Metcalf observed the stolen items in the back of the suspect’s truck.
On Jan. 6, Raymond Gloss of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. The victim was at a county bar when someone slashed his tires. The tires were valued at $400 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On Jan. 6, Natasha Irene Monroe, 29, of Crawfordville was involved in a one vehicle traffic crash on Spring Creek Highway near Steele Court. The vehicle rolled over during the crash however the driver and two young male passengers were not injured. The vehicle was a total loss. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On Jan. 7, Catherine Youells of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim accepted a friend request on Facebook from an organization claiming that she won $10 million. The victim was contacted by someone asking her to put money on a Money Pak card. Once she followed the instructions she was told an individual would come to her home with her winnings. However, nobody followed through by giving her a check with her winnings. She lost $100 in the scam. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Jan. 7, Michael Greene of Talquin Electric Cooperative reported two unruly customers cursing staff and making threats toward Talquin officials over an electrical bill. The couple fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. Deputy Elisee Colin arrived at the home of the Crawfordville couple and served a trespass warning for the Talquin office in Crawfordville. No charges were filed against the couple.
On Jan. 7, Stanley West of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at his Shell Point area business. The victim arrived at the closed business and observed damage to the door. Glass display cases were damaged inside the structure and the building was ransacked. Plastic cups were stolen. The cups are valued at $400 and damage to the building was estimated at $1,000. Detective Ryan Muse and Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Jan. 7, Christine Knowles of Crawfordville reported the theft of utility services. The victim learned that her water was being stolen by another resident who was also involved in the theft of electricity from a second victim. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Jan. 7, Marcilla Dyke of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home and removed a firearm. The firearm was valued at $100. The home was ransacked and a shed on the property was also entered. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Jan. 8, Judith Rutledge of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed four unauthorized transactions on her bank account. Three of the transactions were created through a book company and the fourth vendor was undetermined. The fraud was valued at $211. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Jan. 8, Jeffrey Taff of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of tools from his property. The total value of stolen wrenches was estimated at $1,000. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Jan. 8, Jesse J. Jalbert, 35, of Crawfordville and a three-year-old juvenile were involved in a traffic crash at 2120 Crawfordville Highway. Only non-life threatening injuries were reported. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On Jan. 8, Deborah Green of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of two motorcycles from an area business. The dirt bikes were located at a Crawfordville business that had closed its doors. The victim has not been able to locate the missing dirt bikes. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Jan. 9, Melissa Herndon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A company withdrew $50 out of the victim’s bank account. The company is located in Kentucky and Hawaii. The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Jan. 9, Arthur Junge of Panacea reported a theft at an Ochlockonee Bay campground. The victim left his camper for a short period of time and returned to discover that his gas grill and propane tank were missing. The property was on a picnic table and is valued at $80. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
UPDATED--On Jan. 4, Ricky P. Leger, 23, at-large, was arrested by federal law enforcement officials in Louisiana in connection with Wakulla County burglaries and thefts that occurred in August 2012 in Panacea.
WCSO investigators interviewed witnesses that helped place Leger at the scene of several crimes. Leger was charged with burglary of a structure in connection with the theft of a water hose from A & P Seafood. Later on Aug. 2, Leger was charged with burglary of a structure/conveyance and petit theft in connection with the theft of $150 worth of property from Brooks Concrete.
Later, Leger returned to A & P Seafood and created $1,100 worth of damage to an air conditioning unit on a seafood freezer. A seafood vehicle was also damaged. The charges in the incident included burglary to a structure, burglary to a structure/conveyance with more than $1,000 damage and felony criminal mischief.
Leger drove a vehicle to the Bottoms Road boat landing money box which was snatched out of the ground by using a vehicle and chain. Leger also drove to the Levy Bay boat ramp money box and the box was also snatched out of the ground. Damage to the boxes totaled $1,810 and charges included felony criminal mischief and petit theft.
Leger fled Wakulla County after the crimes were committed. He was taken to the Wakulla County Jail and was released after posting a $14,000 bond. Detective Lorne Whaley investigated along with Deputy Stephen Simmons.
On Jan. 9, Judith Smith of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed as a door was kicked in. Damage to the home was estimated at $100. Approximately $11 in change was also taken during the burglary. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Jan. 9, Clarence Cline of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of $450 worth of coins. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Jan. 9, Stephanie Larson of Crawfordville reported the theft of an animal cage and no trespassing signs from her property. The value of the missing property is $70. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 928 calls for service during the past week including: 12 residential and business alarms; 61 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 18 abandoned E-911 cell calls; 6 abandoned E-911 calls; 13 regular E-911 calls; 40 investigations; 49 medical emergencies; 343 business and residential security checks; 35 special details; 11 suspicious people; 29 traffic enforcements; 97 traffic stops; and 13 wanted people.