|Sheriff's Log--Jan. 18 to Jan. 24|
On Jan. 17, a 16-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile was issued a civil citation after WHS Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson discovered marijuana hidden in his sock. The student smoked marijuana in the WHS bathroom and a maintenance person entered and smelled the burned marijuana. The marijuana weighed less than one gram. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On Jan. 17, John Wagoner of Crawfordville reported losing his wallet insert with an identification card, insurance card, photograph of a friend and a weapons permit. The victim does not know where the items were lost. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Jan. 17, Angela Godwin of Dollar General in Panacea reported a theft at the store. A female subject entered the store, shopped and placed items inside a bag. The individual paid for $4 worth of items and ran out the door when asked by the clerk to open the bag. Evidence was collected at the scene. The bag contained $112 worth of merchandise. The woman left on foot but a search of the area was unsuccessful. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Jan. 17, John Oscar Nichols of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft. A trailer was stolen from the victim’s property. It is valued at $2,500. The victim’s property fence was cut and guard rails were also stolen. They were valued at $700. The trailer was recovered in the area but had been cut into pieces. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Cole Wells and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.
On Jan. 17, Melanie Black of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported receiving correspondence from a loan company about a loan she had not secured. The victim’s personal information was used to secure an $800 loan in November. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On Jan. 18, Deputy Ian Dohme observed a road obstruction on Fire Escape Road in St. Marks. A flat bed trailer was partially in the road and two tires were flat. The tag was missing but the owner was identified as Henry Wheeler of Zellwood. The deputy was unable to locate the trailer owner. The trailer was removed from the scene.
On Jan. 18, Wesley Kester of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked with knowledge after complaints were received regarding a reckless moped in the area of Spring Creek Highway. The subject was given a citation for DWLSR for the same type of incident a few weeks ago. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Jan. 19, Julie Haight of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A vacuum cleaner was stolen following a forced entry. Damage to the home was estimated at $20. Due to a door being left open, animals inside the home were secured after running loose around the neighborhood. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Jan. 19, Robert Crowson of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle fire. The vehicle was completely engulfed when Deputy Rachel Wheeler arrived. Wakulla firefighters extinguished the blaze. The victim smelled burning wires and observed smoke and fire coming from the front of the truck. The vehicle was a total loss. It was valued at $1,200. The victim also lost four dog tracking collars in the fire. They were valued at $800. There were no injuries.
On Jan. 19, Brice Clarson of Crawfordville reported a retail theft at Mashes Sands BP. A white male teenage subject was observed steal pastry and sausage without paying for them. The stolen items were valued at $2.58. Evidence was collected at the scene. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On Jan. 19, Kelsee Marie Taylor, 20, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic crash at River of Life Church in Crawfordville. The victim struck a deer with her vehicle. Only minor damage to the vehicle was reported and there were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Jan. 19, Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated a grass fire on Warbird Drive in Panacea. Wakulla firefighters extinguished the blaze where it caught two sections of a vacant lot on fire. Evidence was collected at the scene. There was no property damage.
On Jan. 20, Meagan Jenkins of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Four windows of her van were broken. Damage was estimated at $800. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On Jan. 20, Deputy Katie Deal recovered personal property on Highway 267 near Wakulla Station. The wallet contained information for a woman in Naylor, Ga. as well as personal items. Deputy Ian Dohme made a number of calls in an attempt to locate the victim but was unsuccessful. The property was collected and held at the WCSO until the owner can be located.
On Jan. 20, a 29-year-old female victim from Tallahassee reported being robbed of her fast food meal in Crawfordville. The victim was collecting her Burger King meal when a suspect, who has been identified, ran between her vehicle and the drive through window and grabbed the food. The suspect ran to another vehicle following a brief struggle. Later, Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the suspect vehicle in their jurisdiction. The suspect was transported to the Wakulla County line by LCSO and turned over to Deputy Clint Beam. The suspect told investigators that he pulled the prank on a dare. The 16-year-old juvenile was charged with larceny and robbery by sudden snatching. He did not score enough points to be taken to the Juvenile Assessment Rehabilitation Center (JARC) and was turned over to relatives. Deputy Marshall Taylor also investigated.
On Jan. 20, Nathaniel Cole Holder, 22, of Crawfordville was stopped for speeding in Crawfordville by Deputy Nick Gray. Once Deputy Gray ran Holder’s information through his data base he discovered that the suspect’s license was revoked due to being a habitual offender. Holder was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
On Jan. 20, a 14-year-old juvenile and a 16-year-old juvenile were observed by School Resource Officer Deputy Scott Rojas walking on the roof of Wakulla Middle School. No damage to the school could be located. The two boys were required to report to their School Resource Officers on Tuesday, Jan. 22 where they received civil citations for trespassing in lieu of arrest. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Danny Harrell also investigated.
On Jan. 21, Virginia McCord of Tallahassee reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of an exterior heating and air conditioning unit from a Crawfordville home. The home is owned by a financial institution and McCord is a property inspector. The unit is valued at $2,500. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Jan. 21, the WCSO received a number of items from the Wal-Mart lost and found. The items where ownership could be confirmed were returned to the owners. Other items where ownership could not be confirmed were turned over to the WCSO Property Division for destruction. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On Jan. 21, Kimberly Lynn Brown, 42, of Crawfordville and Jamie Allen Peterson, 22, of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash in front of Jerry’s Bait and Tackle near Wakulla Station. Both drivers were injured and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla EMS. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On Jan. 21, Gary Conger of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed but no items were reported missing. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Jan. 22, Jan Colvin of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at Wakulla Title. The victim parked her vehicle at the establishment and returned four days later to find that her tires were flat. Damage was estimated at $400. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On Jan. 22, Tara Collins of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse from Smart Style at Wal-Mart. While Sgt. Jeremy Johnston was investigating the case, a janitor retrieved the missing purse from the ladies room. The victim reported the loss of $30. The investigation continues into a person of interest.
On Jan. 23, Elma Bodie-Cooper of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. The burglary occurred during the middle of the night and $1,634 worth of property was reported missing from the vehicle including jewelry, currency and miscellaneous personal items. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Jan. 23, Berney Barwick of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Several items were removed from the victim’s shed including tools and electric motors. The property is valued at $430. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On Jan. 23, Jessica Wild of Tallahassee reported the theft of her cell phone while shopping at Wal-Mart. The victim placed the phone on a dog food bag and picked up another item that was nearby. When she returned, the phone was missing. The phone was valued at $400. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Jan. 23, Cindy Gordon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim had a cell phone account opened in her name without authorization. A suspect, who was identified, returned a phone owned by the victim although the phone was returned damaged. More than $250 worth of charges was amassed on the account. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 987 calls for service during the past week including: 15 residential and business alarms; 64 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 17 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 8 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 calls; 47 investigations; 48 medical emergencies 357 residential and business security checks; 35 special details; 12 suspicious people 44 traffic enforcements; 129 traffic stops; and 13 reckless vehicles.