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Sheriff's Log--Jan. 11 to Jan. 17

On Jan. 9, Levi Garrett Strickland, 26, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed Strickland cross the road fog line and center line with his vehicle on multiple occasions. It was determined that the driver had a revoked driver license as a habitual offender. The driver admitted to multiple DWLSR convictions and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Strickland was also issued a traffic citation for failure to maintain a single lane. Deputy Ward Kromer and Lt. Dale Evans investigated.

On Jan. 10, David Kelley of Crawfordville and Australia reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at the residence and $5,700 worth of diving equipment, a washer, dryer and dresser were reported missing. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Jan. 10, Deputy Ian Dohme discovered a vehicle with a license plate that was not assigned. The tag was registered to a Saturn, not the GMC that Deputy Dohme observed. The passenger in the vehicle, Summer Lee Field, 33, of Crawfordville admitted placing the tag on the wrong vehicle. The stopped vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. Field was given a traffic citation for attaching a registration license plate not assigned.

On Jan. 11, John Madden of Crawfordville reported the theft of a boat trailer tag from an Ochlockonee Bay boat ramp. The tag is valued at $50. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Jan. 11, Christina Saladino of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry from her home. The jewelry was valued at $2,000 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Jan. 11, Nathaniel Linhoff of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the loss of his wallet which is valued at $60. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Jan. 11, Robert Larue of Crawfordville, a WCSO Jail inmate, reported the theft of commissary items. Food and personal items, valued at $9, were taken from the victim’s bunk drawer. Video surveillance was used to determine that Bobby Joe Edwards, 27, of Crawfordville and Tre Allen McCullough, 20, of Crawfordville removed the items. Edwards and McCullough were both charged with theft. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Jan. 11, Norman McCallister of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Multiple charges were observed on the victim’s bank account which totaled approximately $800. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Jan. 12, Deputy Will Hudson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle due to a headlight violation. When Deputy Hudson questioned the man about being in a residential neighborhood at a late hour he told the deputy that his reason was “a secret” and that he was working for a federal agency. The subject became belligerent while he was being questioned by Deputy Hudson and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston. The subject turned down efforts to assist him, but had exhibited the same behavior on three different encounters with law enforcement. On Jan. 14, the sheriff’s office had another incident with the subject and he was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for a Baker Act mental health examination for his own safety. He was observed living in a vehicle near a deputy’s home.

On Jan. 12, Easton Dugger of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at B and B Dugger. A company truck was disturbed. A forced entry was discovered at one of the buildings. Radios with microphones, gas cans, work vests and radio chargers, valued at $3,500, were reported missing. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Jan. 12, Benika Jones-Harvey of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim loaned her vehicle to a friend who failed to return it. The vehicle was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Jan. 12, Starla Pritchard of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of a dirt bike. The dirt bike was given to an individual to be fixed. The suspect claimed the bike was stolen from his property. The investigation continues. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Jan. 12, Walter Brent Dickson of Smith Creek reported a grand theft. Firearms were reported stolen from his residence. Four firearms, valued at $1,400, were reported missing and were entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Jan. 12, Angela Wells of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary and theft of a satellite radio. The radio is valued at $150 and was taken from her unsecured vehicle. The radio was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Jan. 12, Deputy Randy Phillips responded to Shell Point Beach to investigate a disturbance between a 17-year-old male and a 32-year-old male. An altercation started over a heated beach volleyball game. The altercation turned physical but there were no injuries. The volleyball participants were instructed to leave the beach and they complied with the request. Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated.

On Jan. 12, Sherri Green of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Tools and equipment were taken from the victim’s home. The property was valued at approximately $2,050. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Jan. 13, Elizabeth Becker of Crawfordville reported a hit and run traffic crash in the area of Linna Lane and Casora Drive. The complainant reported hearing the sounds of a traffic crash and law enforcement officials at the scene observed Comcast and CenturyLink utility boxes significantly damaged. No vehicle was found at the scene and deputies unsuccessfully searched the area for a suspect vehicle. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Jan. 13, Evelyn Smith of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag from her car. The tags and the connection screws were missing. The tag information was entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Jan. 13, a clerk at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville reported a gasoline drive off. A black Hummer pulled up to the pumps and a suspect filled up with $91 worth of gas, but left without paying. The vehicle left in a hurry and nearly struck a pedestrian and another vehicle. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Jan. 13, Deputy Mike Crum and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated a suspicious vehicle that was out of place at a Medart residence. When questioned by the property owner, the vehicle quickly left the area. Deputy Simmons initiated a traffic stop after confirming that the vehicle was the same one spotted at the residence. Four individuals were observed in the vehicle and a strong odor of marijuana was detected by the deputy. Joshua David Sanders, 18, of Panacea was issued a notice to appear for misdemeanor possession of cannabis under 20 grams. The parents of the other occupants, ages 16, 17 and 17, were called to pick up their children. The marijuana weighed 8.2 grams. Deputy Clint Beam also assisted the investigation.

On Jan. 14, Reginald McKinney of Crawfordville reported the theft of a car battery. The battery was missing and the cables were cut after the victim did not complete work on the vehicle and left the hood open overnight. The battery is valued at $100 and the damage to the cables was estimated at $40. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Jan. 14, Assistant Principal Michele Baggett of Riversprings Middle School reported the theft of a laptop computer from the school. A 14-year-old male juvenile was in possession of the computer which was discovered by a family member. The computer is valued at $1,003 and the juvenile was charged with grand theft and turned over to his mother. The hard drive of the computer was determined to be damaged. It is valued at $100. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.  

On Jan. 14, Michael Martin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Firearms were stolen from the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at a Medart convenience store. The guns were valued at $850. The case investigation continues. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.

On Jan. 14, Marjorie Wyant of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim received telephone calls stating that she was a sweepstakes winner of $1 million. The victim was told to obtain a money card and load $290 on it. The victim followed the instructions and gave the money card serial number to a caller. Since the phone call the money card balance became zero and nobody contacted the victim about her alleged sweepstakes winnings. Deputy Clint Beam investigated and told the victim to contact the sheriff’s office if she has any questions about the legitimacy of a sweepstakes.

On Jan. 14, Thomas Clark of Panacea reported a grand theft. A four-wheeler and four-wheeler trailer were stolen from the victim’s property. The property is valued at $2,300. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Jan. 15, Renae Martin of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone damaged the victim’s window screen. Damage was estimated at $15. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Jan. 15, Thomas Valentine of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim was in the process of selling the vehicle and had a possible buyer. The victim allowed the buyer to put a battery in the vehicle and get the brakes fixed. The suspect failed to return the vehicle. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.

On Jan. 15, Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated a complaint of a male making suicide threats that involved the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The man making the threats left in his vehicle and was located in Wakulla County by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. Deputy Metcalf located the man and returned him to the Leon County border where he was turned over to the LCSO. His vehicle was turned over to his mother.

On Jan. 16, Rondal Hartsfield of Panacea reported the theft of a motorized bicycle from his home. William Keith Revell, 45, of Panacea was developed as a suspect during the investigation. The bicycle was recovered from Revell who was charged with larceny. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Jan. 15, Lisa Barksdale turned in a found debit card which was located at a business in Panacea. Deputy Billy Metcalf contacted the victim’s bank and they deactivated the card and contacted the owner.

On Jan. 15, Colby Michael Dunlap, 18, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court after striking a vehicle owned by Lance Doyle. The two men got into a dispute in the Wal-Mart parking lot and Dunlap intentionally backed into the victim’s vehicle. Dunlap was issued the traffic citation for leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to property. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Jan. 15, Travis Kelly of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to open an account with a satellite television provider and discovered that there was already an account open using his personal information. The account was opened by someone in Starke. There were no charges on the account and it is no longer active. Deputy Clint Beam recommended that Kelly check his credit report to see if any other activity has been conducted using his personal information.

On Jan. 16, Wakulla Middle School Assistant Principal Tolar Griffin reported a narcotics violation involving a 14-year-old juvenile. Griffin received information that the male student was in possession of cannabis. The cannabis was recovered from the victim’s locker. He was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Carl Allen investigated.

On Jan. 16, Jack Letchworth of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone stole copper wire, a metal mortar box and two refrigerators, valued at $500, from his property. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Jan. 16, Deputy Stephen Simmons, Deputy Randy Phillips and Sgt. Mike Helms investigated a traffic crash at Shadeville Highway and Tickie Ridge Circle. Brittany Brianne Keeler, 22, of Tallahassee was injured in the vehicle roll over as her vehicle left Shadeville Highway. The driver attempted to overcorrect and the vehicle crashed. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were observed inside the vehicle and the driver also smelled of marijuana. A total of 8.2 grams of marijuana was discovered. There was road obstruction due to tools and other materials coming out of the back of the truck during the crash. Synthetic smoking materials were also discovered in the vehicle. Wakulla EMS transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.

On Jan. 16, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile reported a criminal mischief. Someone punctured the victim’s vehicle tire. Damage was estimated at $80. The victim’s family decided to handle the issue themselves. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Jan. 16, Detective Nick Boutwell, Detective Lorne Whaley and Detective Derek Lawhon conducted a traffic stop in Crawfordville involving a vehicle with an expired trailer tag. The detectives were given permission to search the vehicle and discovered a backpack with marijuana baggies inside. Gage Allen Corbin, 18, of Crawfordville admitted the marijuana belonged to him and he was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or distribute. Randan Arnold Willis, 22, of Crawfordville was issued a uniform traffic citation for driving a motor vehicle with an expired license plate. A third passenger in the vehicle was not charged. The marijuana weighed 23.4 grams and cash was also discovered along with digital scales.

On Jan. 16, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A juvenile, age 17, was observed taking a gas hedge trimmer off the shelf and he returned it to customer service where he exchanged it for a refund. The suspect received $148 and exited the store before being stopped by store officials. The juvenile was released to a grandparent. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Jan. 16, Michael Smith of Crawfordville reported the theft of a registration decal. The victim observed the loss while washing the vehicle. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Jan. 16, Roger Nathaniel Rosier, 36, of Sopchoppy was involved in a domestic dispute. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated and attempted to separate the suspect from a victim. Rosier refused to comply with the commands from Deputy Colin and took off running. A Taser was deployed to stop the suspect who continued to resist efforts to be handcuffed. A second exposure was applied to the suspect by Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Rosier complied with the commands. Rosier was charged with battery and resisting an officer without violence.

On Jan. 17, Ashley Watford of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Two CDs were taken from the vehicle and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 998 calls for service during the past week including: 14 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 60 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned calls; 17 regular E-911 calls; 43 investigations; 12 loud music/noise complaints; 42 medical emergencies; 324 business and residential security checks; 29 special details; 34 subpoena services; 16 suspicious people; 14 suspicious vehicles; 14 thefts; 35 traffic enforcements; 131 traffic stops; 10 disabled vehicles; and 12 reckless vehicles.

 

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