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Sheriff's Log--May 3 to May 9

On May 2, a 17-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile was arrested for possession of a Schedule II narcotic after she was observed at school with pills that did not belong to her. The female was taken to the Wakulla County Jail and turned over to her grandparent. Deputy Scott Rojas and Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.

On May 2, WCSO Narcotics Unit investigators requested an arrest warrant for Janet Elisa Dean, 47, of Tallahassee in connection with an investigation into obtaining narcotics fraudulently. The Narcotics Unit stopped Dean at a Crawfordville pharmacy after she obtained medications fraudulently. Due to her cooperative nature, an arrest warrant was requested in lieu of a physical arrest. She was charged with possession of a Schedule III narcotic and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

On May 2, Elizabeth Metcalf of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed at the home and $200 worth of damage was estimated to a door. The victim reported the theft of tools and a trolling motor valued at $815. A suspect has been identified and the property was recovered in Leon County. Deputy Billy Metcalf and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On May 2, Kim Hagen of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. The victim observed two unauthorized charges on her bank card which were valued at $227. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On May 3, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a vehicle on Emmett Whaley Road without operating tail lights. He attempted to conduct a traffic stop when the motorist accelerated from the scene to Dreamwood Stables Road. The vehicle nearly crashed into a tree on Dreamwood Stables Road and Deputy Middlebrooks was able to catch up to Randy Douglas Holcomb, 45, of Crawfordville. Deputy Middlebrooks determined that Holcomb did not have a valid driver license and possessed an open alcoholic beverage container inside the vehicle. Holcomb was charged with DUI, fleeing and eluding, refusal to submit to a breath test and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license was suspended or revoked. Deputy Mike Crum and Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.

On May 3, Deputy Ian Dohme investigated a report of an ATV crash in Crawfordville where Wakulla EMS was about to transport a 35-year-old Crawfordville man. The victim flipped an ATV and suffered lacerations to his head. The victim was transported to a Tallahassee hospital for treatment of his injuries.

On May 4, Catherine Manning of Crawfordville reported a structure fire on Destiny Lane. The victim was cooking on the stove when a fire erupted in a pan that quickly got out of control. Damage to the home was estimated at $4,000 around the stove. The fire was ruled accidental and individuals on scene were treated for smoke inhalation by Wakulla EMS. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On May 4, Scott Gedeon of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A television, leaf blower and beer, valued at $530, were stolen from the back porch area of his home. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 4, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff observed a retail theft. A 23-year-old Crawfordville man was observed removing $35 worth of beer from the store without paying for it. The suspect has been identified. Later, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Nick Gray made contact with Gary Robert Jeziorski and issued him a notice to appear in court for petit theft. Deputy Ian Dohme, Sgt. Ryan Muse and Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On May 4, Deputy Mike Crum and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks clocked a vehicle traveling 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone in Medart. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle accelerated away from the deputies. The suspect turned off his vehicle lights in an effort to elude law enforcement. The suspect vehicle was located at a Medart motel. William Allen Clemons, 30, of Tallahassee was arrested in the parking lot and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving while license was suspended or revoked-habitual offender, an active warrant out of Leon County and a traffic citation for speeding. A female passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

On May 4, a clerk at the Wakulla Station Kangaroo store reported a fraud. A $10 bill was received by the clerk that was used to purchase lottery tickets. The bill turned out to be counterfeit. The bill was taken into evidence. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On May 4, a 31-year-old Crawfordville victim reported harassing text messages from a suspect who has been identified. The case was sent to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 4, a 16-year-old Crawfordville juvenile reported a male adult talking to the victim and her friend on the road as they walked. The white male was on a bicycle, in his 50s with a white goatee and red ball cap. The man asked their ages and where they lived. The victims left the scene without incident. A person of interest was identified. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 4, Rawling Davenport of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone attempted to vandalize his company vehicle with beer cans on the front windshield. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On May 5, George Scates of Douglasville, Ga. reported a residential burglary to his Crawfordville home. Copper wiring was stolen along with household electronics, a propane tank and commercial trash bin. The missing items are valued at $2,050. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On May 5, Tena Altman of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from her home. The bike is valued at $80. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 6, Marie Sherman of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Fraudulent information was observed on an IRS tax return filed by an individual in 2009 and 2010. The victim is attempting to identify the individual who filed the return. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On May 6, Atarri Hall-Powell of Monticello reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized transaction was observed on the victim’s bank card. The charge totaled $40. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On May 6, Detective Matt Helms recovered a firearm stolen from Wakulla County in 1993. A Special Agent for the United States Secret Service revealed that a search warrant was executed at a Tallahassee residence on March 8, 2013 and the firearm was recovered. Once the firearm was recovered a computer background check revealed that the .44 caliber revolver was stolen from the Triangle Pawn Shop in Crawfordville and Otho Leroy Lyles on Feb. 15, 1993. The individual who was in possession of the Lyles weapon prior to the execution of the search warrant was found to be deceased. The firearm was placed into WCSO Evidence and Lyles was contacted about picking up the weapon due to the case being closed and the suspects sentenced.

On May 6, Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated a dog bite case in Crawfordville. A 36-year-old Crawfordville woman reported that her neighbor’s dog attacked her son while he was playing basketball with friends. The dog bit the victim on the upper arm after knocking him to the ground. The dog was retrieved by the owner. Wakulla Animal Control was contacted and the dog was impounded. Wakulla EMS treated the male victim at the scene.

On May 6, Frank Randolph Johnson, 43, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge following a traffic stop. Deputy Gibby Gibson observed the Johnson vehicle without tail lights. Johnson told the deputy he had not had a license for approximately 10 years.

On May 7, School Resource Officers and members of the Youth and Community Services Unit filed a report of assisting Wakulla High School students deal with the death of a fellow student on May 3. Food and beverages were served and students were given an opportunity to express their grief at school. The same opportunities were offered to the WHS baseball team. Party Patrols continued through the weekend and the deputies were active May 4 as part of the WHS Prom. The deputies investigated an intoxicated student. Parents of the student were contacted and asked to pick their child up. As many as four other students were discovered to be under the influence. The alcohol was confiscated and disposed of. Florida State University Police, Deputy Joe Page, Sgt. Billy Jones, Sgt. Ray Johnson, Deputy Scott Rojas, Lt. Bruce Ashley and Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.

On May 7, Cecil Bowen of Crawfordville reported a burglary of a shed. Tools, a gas can and amplifiers, valued at $910, were reported missing. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On May 7, Derick Lenard Hughes, 45, of Crawfordville was arrested for trespass after warning after being asked to leave a Crawfordville gas station and convenience store by the owner. Hughes refused to leave the business when asked by the owner. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On May 7, James Walter Maxwell of Crawfordville and Cheryl Francene Dunlap of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash in the parking lot of Ming Tree. There were no injuries and minor damage was reported to both vehicles. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 8, Donna S. Gomez, 50, of Crawfordville was arrested for failure to register as a sexual offender and failure to notify law enforcement of a change of address to another state. Gomez spoke to Detective Josh Langston who determined that Gomez was listed as an absconded sexual offender since 2009. Gomez had been living in Illinois. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Lorne Whaley also investigated.

On May 8, Joshua L. Kosin of Tallahassee was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash at the Express Lane on Coastal Highway. The motorist backed his semi into a light pole causing minor damage to the vehicle and the light pole. Damage was estimated at $500. There were no injuries. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 8, Detective Nick Boutwell was on patrol on Ashley Hall Road when he observed an open gate with access to the power line. The detective conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle license plate was expired since 2012. James Kevin Futrell, 50, of Tallahassee was driving the vehicle without a valid driver license. Futrell was transported to the Wakulla County Jail with a charge of driving with a suspended license with knowledge. The vehicle was towed from the scene. A large amount of copper wiring was discovered inside the vehicle. The wiring apparently was from a location in Leon County.

On May 8, Mary Sottilare of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Tools and miscellaneous items were taken from the victim’s metal building on her property. The stolen property is valued at $9,480. The victim claims that the value of the stolen property may be estimated at $20,000. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,113 calls for service during the past week including: 15 residential and business alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 51 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 9 abandoned E-911 cell calls; 3 abandoned E-911 regular calls; 26 regular E-911 calls; 56 investigations; 14 juvenile citizen contacts; 47 medical emergencies; 26 school security checks; 384 business and residential security checks; 27 special details; 16 subpoena services 12 suspicious vehicles; 47 traffic enforcements; 144 traffic stops; 20 reckless vehicles; and 23 wanted people.

 

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