|Sheriff's Log--March 15 to March 21|
On March 14, Daniel Rop of Ocala reported a grand theft of an air conditioning unit. The Crawfordville home suffered the loss of copper tubing and the unit. The loss is estimated at $3,500. The home is owned by Prestige Homes of Michigan. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On March 14, Melissa Hudson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed fraudulent charges on her bank account from a hamburger restaurant in Aventura. The charges totaled approximately $30. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On March 14, Stephen West of Germantown, Tenn. reported the theft of a grave monument from a Crawfordville location. The monument is valued at $11,340. The monument was shipped to Wakulla County to be used at a Medart cemetery. A suspect has been identified and the case remains open until the suspect installs the monument following an agreement with the complainant. The monument has been recovered. Lt. Sherrell Morrison, Detective Rachel Wheeler and Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.
On March 15, Linda Andrews of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. An advertising sign for Petey’s Internet café was damaged in Panacea. Damage was estimated at $400 and appears to have been created by a vehicle. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On March 15, Deputy Gibby Gibson reported recovering property on Apalachicola National Forest property off FH 313. Jewelry boxes were discovered in standing water. The property owner was identified as Richard Hudson of Tallahassee. Contact was made with the victim who reported being a victim of a burglary. The property information was turned over to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for additional investigation.
On March 15, Deputy Ian Dohme investigated a potential domestic disturbance case involving a motor vehicle in Sopchoppy. During the investigation Deputy Dohme located marijuana hidden inside the vehicle. Herbert L. McKinney, 56, of Sopchoppy was charged with battery for striking a 53-year-old female victim and possession of marijuana more than 20 grams. The marijuana weighed 27 grams.
On March 15, Charles Brown of Greenville, S.C. reported a residential burglary in Panacea. Multiple items were missing from his shed. The victim noted $800 worth of property missing including a generator, fishing equipment and a machete. Deputy Clint Beam and Detective Nick Boutwell investigated.
On March 15, Daniel P. Reinbold, 56, of Crawfordville and the Bloxham Cutoff Stop and Save was issued a notice to appear in court for selling alcohol to a minor. The WCSO conducted investigations into whether local businesses were selling alcohol to underage customers. Five attempts to purchase alcohol with an underage individual were conducted and two resulted in notices to appear in court to be issued. Adam C. Lamb, 19, of Crawfordville and the Dollar General on Crawfordville Highway was issued a notice to appear in court for selling alcohol to an underage citizen. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.
On March 15, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported an employee removing money from her cash drawer. The store determined that $507 was taken from her drawer during the investigation period. The suspect, Alesia Dawn Seabrooks, 22, of Tallahassee, also took a gift card intended for a customer and used it inside the store. The transactions on the gift card totaled $211. Seabrooks was issued a trespass warning for the store and charged with larceny. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 15, Ashley Hurst of Tropical Trader in Panacea reported a theft. A group of five people placed an order for food and beverages. The group left the establishment without paying for all of the food and beverages. Deputy Clint Beam and Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On March 15, Siefe Joseph Awad, 62, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on Crawfordville Highway involving driving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked at 89 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. During the sobriety exercises a burned marijuana cigarette was discovered on the suspect and he was also charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On March 16, Deputy Richard Moon reported his agency vehicle being involved in a traffic crash. While the agency vehicle was parked on Ochlockonee Street, it was struck by another motorist. The motorist, Scott N. Cason of Crawfordville, struck the WCSO vehicle with his business vehicle and returned to assess the damage. Cason was found at fault but was not issued a citation. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On March 16, Melissa Trice of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed. Jewelry and medications, valued at $1,126, were removed from the home. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On March 16, Darrell Pursell of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Multiple items were stolen from the victim’s home including jewelry, medals and coins, valued at more than $9,000. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Scott Powell and Detective Nick Boutwell investigated.
On March 16, Felis White of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. A 9-year-old male juvenile suffered a dog bite on his nose while visiting a friend. The juvenile was transported to the hospital at the request of the complainant. The animal was secured inside a fenced in yard. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. The investigation was turned over to the Animal Control Unit.
On March 17, Nicole De’Ree Smith, 32, of Crawfordville was charged with battery, trespassing, resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication following an incident at a Crawfordville bar. William Stafford escorted Smith out of the bar twice and was struck in the face by the subject. Smith was located by law enforcement asleep on a wood line. Smith struggled with deputies while they attempted to place her inside a patrol vehicle. Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Deputy Nick Gray, Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Roy Gunnarsson investigated.
On March 17, Lynn Love of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm was stolen from the victim’s vehicle. It is valued at $500. The weapon was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On March 17, Deputy Mike Zimba responded to a reckless vehicle complaint. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles recklessly on U.S. Highway 319. The vehicle was clocked at 86 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Levi Gardner, 24, of Tallahassee was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputy Zimba discovered that the suspect’s license had revoked since 2008. The driver was also issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for excessive speed.
On March 17, a structure fire was reported at 50 Dreamwood Stables Road in Crawfordville. Deputy Clint Beam arrived at the scene and observed the structure fully engulfed. The hot spot appeared to be the laundry room. The property owners are Nick and Patricia Revell. Wakulla firefighters fought the blaze which was not suspicious but the home was a total loss. The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the homeowners. Lt. Mike Kemp also investigated.
On March 18, Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop in Panacea for excessive speed. Edwin Gonzalez Antonio Centeno, 20, of Tallahassee was stopped for traveling 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. During the investigation marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol were located inside the vehicle. Deputy Simmons issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and also gave a warning for possession of alcohol by an underage citizen.
On March 18, Karon West of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse from her residence. The purse and contents are valued at $233. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated.
On March 18, Anthony Lariscy of Panacea reported a criminal mischief. Someone drove a vehicle recklessly through his driveway. A truck was observed doing donuts on the victim’s property. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Cole Wells investigated.
On March 19, Billie Cramer of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered. Tools, a vacuum cleaner, jewelry and other miscellaneous items were taken from the home. The missing items are valued at $1,900. Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On March 20, Lara Carter of Panacea reported the loss of her vehicle title. The victim was moving residences when she lost or had the title stolen. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On March 20, Deputy Clint Beam investigated a complaint of a citizen urinating in the parking lot of a Crawfordville convenience store. The case was closed after witnesses were unable to confirm that the suspect had actually urinated.
On March 21, Michael Joseph Pearcy, 35, of Crawfordville was charged with battery and child abuse without great harm after being involved in a domestic violence case with a female victim and child. Pearcy allegedly struck the victim with a closed fist and slapped her and punched a 7-year-old child in the head following an altercation at the victim’s home. Deputy Clint Beam investigated.
On March 21, Vaughn Mikeworth of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Medart. A forced entry was discovered. Damage to the structure was estimated at $122. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On March 21, Jennifer Ignaszewski of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Fraudulent charges were observed on the victim’s bank account from Hialeah and Miami. The charges totaled $43. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,392 calls for service during the past week including: 21 residential and business alarms; 92 citizen contacts; 24 disturbances; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 8 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 calls; 73 investigations; 51 medical emergencies; 13 school security checks; 394 business and residential security checks; 18 special details; 27 subpoena services; 14 suspicious people; 33 traffic enforcements; 107 traffic stops; 10 trespasses; and 15 reckless vehicles.