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Sheriff's Log--Feb. 1 to Feb. 7

On Jan. 31, John Cooper of Inverness reported an illegal dumping in Crawfordville. The victim last visited his property four months ago and it has since been used by individuals to dump construction debris and auto parts. The debris was spread out over the victims four lot location. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Jan. 31, a 14-year-old male juvenile was found in possession of marijuana at Wakulla High School. Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson conducted a search of the student and discovered less than 20 grams of marijuana inside a medicine bottle in a book bag. Deputy Scott Rojas issued the student a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The marijuana weighed one gram.

On Jan. 31, Riversprings Middle School Assistant Principal Michele Baggett reported that a 14-year-old juvenile was smoking marijuana in a school bathroom. The male student was interviewed by A.P. Baggett and turned over a bag with marijuana, marijuana residue and a lighter. The student was suspended from school and issued a civil citation for 32 hours of community service. The marijuana weighed 2.5 grams. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Jan. 31, the WCSO discovered four marijuana plants in a home occupied by James Levi Myers, 39, of Crawfordville. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents conducted a search warrant with the WCSO for child pornography. Myers had property seized at the home and was charged with six counts of distribution of child pornography, 15 counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of cultivation of marijuana. The search warrant was served at 690 Crawfordville Highway. Myers remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $135,000 bond. Detective Rob Giddens investigated along with members of the FDLE Cyber Crime Squad at the Tallahassee Regional Operations Center. The four marijuana plants were seized by law enforcement.

On Feb. 1, Jason Rawlins of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary on Mashes Sands Road. A VHF radio was stolen out of the victim’s boat. The boat was stored under his residence and the radio is valued at $175. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Feb. 1, Patricia Candler of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim filed her tax return and was informed by the IRS that the agency had already received a return with her Social Security number on it. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Feb. 1, Katina Rosier of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Eighteen purchases were made using the victim’s bank card. The total value of the fraud is $8,021 at various locations in Orlando. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 1, Matthew Ainsworth of Crawfordville reported the theft of a fuel transfer pump from his vehicle. The pump is valued at $100. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.

On Feb. 1, Larry L. Cook of Lake City reported a fraud. A suspect, who has been identified, created a phone line and added a phone on the victim’s telephone account. The value of the fraud is $500. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 1, Michelle Leo of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Jewelry, tools and a computer, valued at $3,550, were reported missing. A forced entry was discovered. Deputy Mike Zimba, Detectives Lorne Whaley, Nick Boutwell and Derek Lawhon and Deputies Scott Rojas and Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Feb. 2, Kimberly Perez of Crawfordville reported the theft of $200 from her vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked by a friend who borrowed the vehicle.  Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 2, Christy Brooks of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two charges were discovered on the victim’s bank card from Dublin, Ireland. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 2, Robert Lee Hill of Sopchoppy was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Lt. Brent Sanders and Deputy Mike Zimba responded to a disturbance call and discovered a rifle on Hills’ property. Deputy Billy Metcalf also investigated.

On Feb. 2, Brandy Campbell of Crawfordville reported a grass fire. A fire originated in a trash barrel and damaged a non-functioning vehicle. The vehicle is valued at $400. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Feb. 2, Kevin Yuri-Jan Satchell of Crawfordville was arrested for driving with a driver license that was suspended or revoked as a habitual offender. Deputy Rachel Wheeler observed Satchell drive through the Savannah’s parking lot at a high rate of speed. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and determined that the suspect has four prior DWLSR charges. Deputy Wheeler also issued the driver a warning for cutting through the business parking lot to avoid the traffic light.

On Feb. 2, Steven Harris of Crawfordville reported a grass fire. Wakulla Firefighters extinguished the brush fire. The fire originated in a fire pit that got out of control. The fire jumped the pit and caught a small wooded lot on fire. Approximately one-quarter acre worth of land was damaged. The property owner was contacted in Georgia and no charges were filed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Feb. 2, Roger Lee Keith of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash on Highway 61 and Griffin Road. The driver was attempting to avoid another motorist and ran off the road and struck a telephone box. The vehicle suffered minor damage. Damage to the phone box was approximately $2,000. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Feb. 3, Devon Chovan of Crawfordville reported the theft of a tag from her vehicle. The victim believes the tag was stolen from an area inside Wakulla Gardens. It is valued at $75. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 3, Rodney Kirk Brightbill, 54, of Crawfordville was observed driving erratically on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. Deputy Clint Beam conducted a traffic stop and also conducted field sobriety exercises. The suspect was charged with DUI and refused to submit to a breath test.

On Feb. 4, Deputy Sean Wheeler and Deputy Richard Moon investigated a minor traffic crash in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The driver of a sweeper truck hit a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On Feb. 4, Charles Fowler of Crawfordville and Randy Wyckoff of Thomasville, Ga. were involved in a two vehicle crash on Woodville Highway. Fowler was unable to stop as Wyckoff was stopping to make a left hand turn. Fowler struck a trailer being pulled by Wyckoff. There were no injuries but the Fowler vehicle had to be towed due to the damage. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Feb. 4, a grand theft was reported by Bruce Durden of Crawfordville. A utility trailer and contents, which were located at the victim’s residence, was stolen. The trailer and contents is valued at $ $7,530. The trailer and a generator were entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Feb. 4, Velvet Deese of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. The victim reported a fraudulent charge on her bank card which was created in Spain. The fraudulent charge was valued at $127. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Feb. 4, John Johnson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered two unauthorized charges on his bank card out of Las Vegas, Nev. The charges totaled $75. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On Feb. 4, Richard Melton of Crawfordville reported the theft of a dog. The male poodle was stolen from outside his home. An anonymous female caller told the victim that a female suspect had the dog. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Feb. 4, Jeffery Taff of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag from his truck. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Feb. 4, Larry Roberts of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief to his mailbox. The victim reported what appeared to be food smeared on the outside of his mailbox. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Feb. 4, Kari Hemphill of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim became part of a scam where she received a $1,000 check in the mail to become a “secret shopper.” She was asked to deposit the check in her bank account and keep $300 for herself while sending the remaining money to the unknown suspect. The victim’s bank determined that the check was fraudulent and caused the victim’s account to be overdrawn. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Feb. 4, Brian Johnson of Tallahassee reported a credit card offense. The victim received correspondence from a credit card company that he was late on his credit card payment. The victim does not possess a card from the credit card company and never opened the account. The credit card company reported that the account was opened in Crawfordville while the victim was out of town. The company is seeking $1,105 from the victim. A suspect has been identified in the case as a person of interest may have acquired the victim’s personal information. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Feb. 5, Deputy Elisee Colin conducted a traffic stop in Crawfordville for failure to stop at a stop sign. Deputy Colin smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and marijuana and drug paraphernalia was seized. The marijuana weighed 5.5 grams and Devin Alan Anderson, 18, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Anderson was given a verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Nick Gray also investigated.

On Feb. 5, Brenda Smith of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on her bank account for a total of $3,479. The charges were created in Pennsylvania and through a cancer foundation.

On Feb. 5, Danny Colvin of Crawfordville reported the theft of car batteries. Twelve batteries were being stored by the victim when they were stolen. The batteries are valued at $298 and a person of interest has been developed. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Feb. 5, Daniel Shiver of Eastpoint and Rebecca Long of Endicott, NY were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at U.S. Highway 319 and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. Both vehicles were damaged in the crash but there were no injuries. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Feb. 5, a 15-year-old Wakulla High School male juvenile was discovered in possession of marijuana at school. The student’s teacher smelled cannabis in the classroom and a search of the student was conducted. The marijuana weighed .8 of a gram. The student was issued a civil citation and was suspended from school for 10 days. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On Feb. 5, Katherine Nichols and Andrew S. Wilson, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a minor traffic crash on Spring Creek Highway. There were no injuries. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Feb. 5, Rosemary Riggins of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges were created at a clothing company in Africa and totaled $1,878. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Feb. 5, Richard Rawls of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim reported the theft of money from his bank account. A charge of $566 was observed from a satellite television provider along with other charges. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Feb. 5, David Mercer of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a counterfeit $100 bill at his business. A person of interest was identified. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Feb. 5, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A suspect, who was identified, was accused of taking $93 worth of consumables from the store without paying for them. The suspect was detained by store officials but fled on foot before deputies arrived on the scene. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Feb. 5, Amy Lee of Crawfordville and James Metcalf of Sopchoppy were involved in a minor two vehicle traffic crash at Wakulla High School. There were no injuries. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

On Feb.6, Joseph Lawson of Panacea reported the theft of firewood from the Shadeville area. The victim placed two cords of split oak on a vacant lot. The wood is valued at $200. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Feb. 6, Thomas Beyer of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s credit card was used at a motel in Bloomington, MN. The charges totaled $215. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated.

On Feb. 6, Cecil Carraway of Crawfordville and Betty Willis of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Murphy Oil. Carraway backed into the Willis vehicle causing minor damage to her vehicle. There were no injuries. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,066 calls for service during the past week including: 14 residential and commercial alarms; 11 assists to other agencies; 68 citizen contacts; 18 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 5 E-911 abandoned calls; 8 regular E-911 calls; 12 frauds; 54 investigations; 11 loud music/noise complaints; 34 medical emergencies; 376 residential and commercial security checks; 20 special details; 38 subpoena services; 15 suspicious people 120 traffic stops; 10 reckless vehicles; and 23 wanted people.

 

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