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Sheriff's Log--April 19 to April 25

On April 18, Danny Colvin of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of scrap metal, valued at $500. The metal was in the form of washing machines, a drill press and wood stove. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On April 18, Robin Fogt of Rockmart, Ga. reported a residential burglary. The victim’s Panacea vacation home was ransacked following a forced entry. Marine oriented devices were reported missing that were valued at $3,500. Several of the stolen items were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On April 18, Dawn Smith of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of jewelry from her home. The value of the stolen property is $700 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On April 19, Calbert Lesley of Crawfordville and Patsy Calhoun of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash on Bear Lane in Crawfordville. There were no injuries. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On April 19, Felicia Thornton of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A computer tablet was stolen from the victim’s home. The tablet and charger were valued at $400. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On April 19, Michael Ivester of Panacea and Murphy Oil reported a counterfeit $10 bill. Deputy Will Hudson confirmed that the money was a fake and seized the bill.

On April 20, Garland Stanwick Landers, Jr., 29, of Crawfordville was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon after Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated shots being fired in the area. Landers revealed that he had a weapon under his clothing during the investigation with Deputy Taylor and he was arrested.

On April 20, WCSO and the Florida Highway Patrol investigated two overturned vehicles, one on Jack Crum Road and another on U.S. Highway 319 near Hill Green Road. FHP conducted a DUI investigation on the driver on Jack Crum Road. On U.S. Highway 319, Joseph Loncosky of Beverly Hills, FL over corrected at a curve and hit a tree causing the vehicle to overturn. He sustained minor injuries which were treated at the scene. FHP investigated his accident as well.

On April 20, Stacy Hutton of Crawfordville reported recovering narcotics on Coastal Highway. The victim discovered a bag with marijuana in her business parking lot. The marijuana weighed 11.8 grams. The marijuana was submitted into Evidence for disposal. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On April 20, the U.S. Coast Guard contacted the WCSO regarding a distress call from a boater. Sgt. Dale Evans and Lt. Jimmy Sessor launched the WCSO Marine Unit and began a search of the Ochlockonee River and Sopchoppy River but there were no signs of boaters in distress. The information was passed along to the USCG and the search concluded.

On April 21, O’Neil Payton, 53, of Tallahassee was involved in a traffic stop for traveling 46 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. Payton volunteered to give up a misdemeanor amount of marijuana after being stopped and he was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of a controlled substance less than 20 grams. Deputy Ward Kromer weighed the marijuana at one gram.

On April 21, Ashley Charmaine Timmons, 23, of Crawfordville was arrested for resisting an officer without violence and disturbing the peace following an attempted traffic stop by Sgt. Ryan Muse. Timmons initially refused to provide law enforcement with identification and then began screaming and disturbing the neighborhood. During the investigation it was determined that Timmons was not the driver of the suspect vehicle. Sgt. Muse observed the vehicle at a high rate of speed on Rehwinkel Road. The driver of the vehicle, Calvin Bernard Williams, came outside the house and admitted to driving the vehicle without a driver license. He was issued a notice to appear in court for driving without a license. Deputy Mike Zimba and Lt. Sherrell Morrison also investigated.

On April 21, Victoria Dorise Armstrong, 18, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of alcoholic beverages by a person under age 21. Deputy Mike Crum investigated the case at a Crawfordville fast food restaurant. Alcoholic beverages were discovered in a cooler in a vehicle belonging to the teenager. She became belligerent when Deputy David Pienta told her the alcohol would be disposed of. Her vehicle was turned over to a friend on scene.

On April 21, Linda Killingsworth of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A forced entry was attempted at the home. The home was not entered. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On April 21, Opel Hartsfield of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home and stole medications and a tea set. The stolen property is valued at $46. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On April 21, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigated a hunting accident that occurred in Wakulla County. Stephen Porter of Sopchoppy was mistaken for a turkey by fellow hunter James Harrell. Harrell shot Porter in the head and neck area. Porter was reported in stable condition at a Tallahassee hospital and the FWC investigation continues.

On April 21, Brittany Lauren Stoffel, 18, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving without a driver license following a traffic stop for not having headlights on. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On April 22, Roosevelt Hall of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A lock box was stolen from the victim’s home. The box contained personal items. The box and contents are valued at $250. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On April 22, Harvey Richard Carraway of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim observed five unauthorized withdrawals on his bank statement. The fraud, valued at $479, was committed at two gasoline stations in Sebastian, Fla. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On April 22, a 16-year-old Wakulla High School female was found to be in possession of marijuana at school. Marijuana was found in the student’s book bag and drug paraphernalia was found inside her vehicle. The marijuana weighed .4 grams and due to the student previously receiving a civil citation for possession of marijuana, she was placed under arrest for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On April 22, Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated a parking lot traffic crash at Wakulla High School involving a 17-year-old female and Brent L. Kocher, 19, of Crawfordville. There were no injuries and damage was minor.

On April 22, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Tariem Larry Eleby, 30, of Crawfordville was observed removing two DVDs from their cases and placed them in his clothing. The suspect failed to pay for the items and was approached by asset protection. When he threatened store staff the staff collected suspect information for law enforcement. Deputy Scott Powell went to Eleby’s home and questioned the suspect. Based on witness statements and video surveillance, Eleby was charged with retail theft. The DVDs are valued at $27.

On April 23, a concerned Crawfordville mail carrier contacted law enforcement through channels about mail not being collected from one of her customers on her route. The carrier contacted a relative of her postal customer who requested a welfare check by the WCSO. Deputies discovered that the relative had passed away several days prior. There were no signs of foul play. Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Detective Nick Boutwell, Captain Randall Taylor, Lt. Brent Sanders and Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On April 23, Shelia Holder of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim had a firearm and $25 stolen from her home. The stolen property is valued at $325. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 23, Reed Brown of Crawfordville reported the theft of a flower pot from his property. The pot was taken from the victim’s yard and is valued at $80. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On April 23, Jamie Johnson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Bicycles, tile, baseball bats, a water hose, chain link fence, a lawn chair, baseball glove and other miscellaneous items were reported missing. The property is valued at $800. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On April 23, a traffic crash was reported at Council Moore Road and U.S. Highway 319. One of the two vehicles involved was a total loss, but there were no injuries. A second crash was reported at Evalinda Street and Coastal Highway 98. The crash was not serious.

On April 24, Leandrea Marie Jones, 30, of Tallahassee was charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility. The WCSO Jail inmate was observed in possession of two cigarettes rolled in tissue paper in the day room of the female dormitory. The contraband was disposed of by law enforcement. Deputy Richard Moon and Detention Deputy Bronson Sweatt investigated.

On April 24, Marion W. Reynolds of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag came off of the victim’s boat trailer. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On April 24, Jeanetta Nichols of Panacea reported the theft of household items from her home. The stolen items are valued at $250. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On April 25, Margaret Cheatham of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim observed graffiti on her driveway and stepping stones. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On April 25, Deputy Elisee Colin observed Siefe Joseph Awad, 62, of Panacea operating a motor vehicle on U.S. Highway 98. Deputy Colin had previous knowledge that the suspect did not possess a valid driver license. A traffic stop was conducted and Awad was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,119 calls for service during the past week including: 21 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 64 citizen contacts; 18 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 16 E-911 abandoned calls; 13 regular E-911 calls; 56 investigations; 38 medical emergencies; 22 school security checks; 266 business and residential security checks; 23 special details; 26 subpoena services; 17 suspicious people; 10 suspicious vehicles; 10 thefts; 38 traffic enforcements; 153 traffic stops; 16 reckless vehicles; 12 wanted people; and 13 watch orders.

 

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