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Sheriff's Log--March 1 to March 7

On Feb. 28, Bonnie Brinson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A firearm and coins were stolen from the victim’s home. The stolen property is valued at $625. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On Feb. 28, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Whitley Nicole Todd, 18, of Crawfordville was observed removing tags from clothing and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. The clothing is valued at $40. Todd was charged with larceny and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 1, David Ray Gray, 68, of Crawfordville, a registered sex offender, failed to register his address in February as required by Florida Statute. Gray told Detective Rachel Wheeler that he forgot and he was arrested and charged with failing to register. Criminal Investigations Analyst Angie Gardner also investigated.

On March 1, Ashley Watford of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief and arson where a 32-year-old male suspect burned the victim’s clothing. The victim was doing laundry at a friend’s home when she observed her clothing on fire. The suspect was observed fleeing the scene. Damage was estimated at $190. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On March 1, William Dickman of ABC Storage in Crawfordville reported a burglary. The security fence was cut and three boats were burglarized. Two motors and a boat cover were taken. The boat cover is valued at $850 and is owned by Travis Brock of Tallahassee. A boat motor owned by Steve Latham of Tallahassee was stolen. It is valued at $12,000 and was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Gerald Wheeler of Tallahassee reported a boat motor theft. The value of the motor is $10,000. Deputy Clint Beam, CSI Rae Eddens, Deputy Sean Wheeler and Detective Matt Helms investigated.

On March 1, Stacy Holley of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to file her taxes and someone had already used her Social Security number. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On March 1, Mary Frances Alday, 61, of Crawfordville was arrested for four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery following an altercation at Wal-Mart that included four store employees.
Alday became verbally abusive toward a 48-year-old female employee when the employee explained that she could not use an Internet coupon. Alday struck the assistant manager with a shopping cart and was escorted out of the store. Alday went to her vehicle and retrieved a firearm in a holster. She removed the firearm from the holster and began waving it at the victim and three other store employees who had joined the investigation.

Alday was arrested during a traffic stop at East Ivan Road and Wakulla Arran Road. During the arrest process, Alday refused to follow the commands of Sgt. Danny Harrell during the traffic stop. Sgt. Harrell was forced to use his Taser to get Alday to comply with commands to get out of the vehicle. During the arrest process, Sgt. Harrell was struck several times by Alday and she was also charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Deputy Sean Wheeler, Detective Rachel Wheeler, Deputy Clint Beam and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 1, Torey Nunn of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to file her taxes and was informed that her Social Security number and other personal information were already being used. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

On March 1, Diane Tallent of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone filed taxes using the victim’s personal information. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 1, a 14-year-old juvenile wrecked his four-wheeler on Otter Lake Road in Panacea. The victim received a laceration to his head and was transported to a Tallahassee hospital for treatment. The subject’s injuries were not life threatening. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On March 1, Brandon Eugene Taff,, 28, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop. Lt. Jimmy Sessor was running radar at Shadeville Highway and Trice Lane and observed Taff traveling 55 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The motorist’s driver license was suspended. During the vehicle inventory, a small amount of marijuana was discovered in the vehicle and remains of three marijuana cigarettes were also discovered. The marijuana weighed 1.8 grams.

On March 1, Randall Garrett Phillips, 20, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment after Deputy Mike Zimba investigated a complaint at a Crawfordville apartment complex. Deputy Ian Dohme joined the investigation and discovered the drug paraphernalia in plain view. The marijuana weighed five grams.

On March 1, Deborah Manning of Tallahassee struck Scott Howell of Crawfordville with her vehicle on Crawfordville Highway. The motorist heard something strike her vehicle mirror and observed the victim in the ditch. Howell was riding a bicycle when he was struck by the mirror but was not seriously injured. EMS staff cleared Howell on the scene. The vehicle mirror was damaged. Deputy Bill Metcalf investigated.

On March 2, Brandi L Knight and Lakisha L. Jefferson were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash in the parking lot of Gulf Breeze Credit Union. There were no injuries and damage was deemed minor. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

On March 2, Marion A. Allen of Fort Valley, Ga. reported a boat burglary where tools were stolen in Panacea. The tools are valued at $1,160. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 2, Jerry Raker of Attapulgus, Ga. reported a grand theft in Crawfordville.  A well and well pump were removed from one of the victim’s parcels of land and a well pump, tank, cattle gates, air conditioning units and fence posts, valued at a total of $5,100, were reported missing on a second parcel. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

On March 2, Orlando Hero of Crawfordville was arrested for introduction of contraband into the jail facility. Hero was working with the litter control unit and when he returned to jail to be searched, he was in possession of two cigars in his shoe. Deputy Steven Parfitt and Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On March 2, John Taylor of Panacea reported a grand theft. Someone removed a pitching machine and tri-pod stand from the victim’s property. The property is valued at $2,100. The stand was recovered nearby by Lt. Brent Sanders. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 3, Lisa Varnum of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone broke a vehicle window and rummaged through her vehicle. Damage was estimated at $100. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On March 3, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Robert Lloyd Crawford, 26, of Crawfordville was observed taking Magic Cards, valued at $43, and leaving the store without paying for them. Crawford was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On March 4, Carol Roach of the Wakulla Parks and Recreation Department reported finding a bicycle in a wooded area in Sopchoppy. The bike is valued at $50 and was placed in the WCSO impound yard until the owner can be located. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On March 4, Tim Williams of Panacea reported the theft of household goods and appliances, valued at $2,990. The property was stolen from a rental property and suspects have been identified. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On March 4, Deputy Cole Wells investigated an animal bite reported by Nancy Campbell of Crawfordville. EMS staff treated the victim at the Crawfordville scene. A dog attacked the victim’s dog on her property. During the altercation, the victim suffered multiple puncture wounds. Animal Control Director Ivanhoe Carroll was called to investigate. The owner of the attacking dog has been identified.

On March 5, Traci Lingel Chipman, 48, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked and possession of Schedule II narcotics after she was discovered unresponsive in a vehicle in the road inside the Songbird subdivision. Deputy Will Hudson discovered a variety of pills in a container after conducting a search. Chipman was unable to provide a prescription for some of the narcotics and was driving without a valid license with knowledge. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also investigated.

On March 5, Deputy Ryan Muse discovered a possible stolen credit card while a search warrant was executed in St. Marks. Deputy Muse is attempting to determine if the card was stolen due to the suspect who possessed the card being wanted for stolen credit cards out of New Jersey. The card was turned into the Evidence Division and contact was made with the credit card company.

On March 5, Michael Carter of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim discovered that someone opened a cell phone account in his name which had an outstanding balance of $900. The account was opened several months prior to the victim discovering it. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 5, Elizabeth Gray of Panacea reported the theft of a postal package. A phone case, valued at $60, was removed from the victim’s mailbox. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 5, Kendrick Adams of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. A van was stolen from the victim’s residence. Evidence at the scene determined that the van was removed with towing apparatus. The van was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On March 5, Dennis E. Whiddon and John R. Moore, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a minor traffic crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 319 and Casora Drive. There were no injuries. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.

On March 5, Sheryl M. Smythe of Carrabelle and Diane B. Marquis of Crawfordville were involved in a traffic crash on Wakulla Arran Road. Smythe failed to yield exiting a parking lot driveway and struck the Marquis vehicle. There were no injuries. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 5, Jose J. Morales of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to open an account and purchase $700 worth of merchandise in South Florida. Suspect information has been obtained. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On March 5, Justin Putnam of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash on Wakulla Springs Road. The victim struck a deer. There were no injuries to the driver or passengers, but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 6, Garland Landers of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone broke the windshield on his relative’s vehicle. A person of interest has been identified and damage is estimated at $200. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

On March 6, Terry Pafford of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of $2,200 worth of jewelry and coins.  Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 6, Jessica Taylor of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and $335 worth of household goods and electronics were taken. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.

On March 6, Deborah O’Connor of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A $47 transaction was observed on the victim’s bank account from Kansas. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 6, Alicia Williams of the Crawfordville Shell Station reported a retail theft. Someone pumped $133 worth of diesel fuel and drove off without paying for it. Video evidence is being reviewed in an attempt to identify a suspect. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,038 calls for service during the past week including: 26 business and residential alarms; 79 citizen contacts; 20 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 10 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 calls; 49 investigations; 42 medical emergencies;; 15 school security checks; 335 business and residential security checks; 22 special details; 33 subpoena services; 26 traffic enforcements; 100 traffic stops; 10 disabled vehicles; 14 reckless vehicles; and 20 wanted people.

 

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