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Sheriff's Log--May 10 to May 16

On May 9, Braxton Harvey of Crawfordville reported recovering a missing safe while working on a Crawfordville resident’s property. The small safe was reported missing on April 19 and was located on a wood line. The safe was returned to the owner who inspected it to see if anything was missing. A forced entry into the safe was observed.  Detective Derek Lawhon, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On May 9, a bicycle reported stolen by Tena Altman of Crawfordville on May 5 was recovered. The bike was returned to the victim. No suspect information was obtained. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 9, Thomas Allen Davis of Tallahassee and Betty Ann Harvey of Sopchoppy were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash on U.S. Highway 319 near the Wakulla Shrine Club. Harvey struck the back of the Davis vehicle as Davis slowed down. There were no injuries but Harvey’s Volkswagen was towed from the scene. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 9, Joel Norred of Apalachicola and Raymond Metcalf of Sopchoppy were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Crum’s Mini Mall. Norred backed into Metcalf’s parked vehicle. There were no injuries. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 9, Ronald Edmondson of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed and the home had been ransacked. The victim reported the theft of $320 worth of currency and coins. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 10, Scott Payne of St. Marks Powder reported suspect cannabis inside a vehicle within the parking lot. A suspect has been identified. He is employed by a Tallahassee contractor. The cannabis was seized and submitted to the Evidence Division. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 10, Kip Wilson of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. The victim noted three unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges totaled $327. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On May 10, Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated a case where three male teenagers were living at a Crawfordville home without parental supervision. The teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 18, have been staying with friends and eating at the homes of friends. Sgt. Johnson found the home to be clean although one of the teenagers said the mother visited on May 9 after not visiting for approximately 10 days. The case was reported to the Department of Children and Families.

On May 11, John David Corathers, 26, of Panacea was arrested for DUI and driving while license is suspended or revoked following a traffic stop. Deputy Gibby Gibson observed the motorist swerving with an erratic driving pattern. The driver was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and the vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

On May 11, Deputy Mike Zimba observed a female motorist nearly crash her vehicle on U.S. Highway 98 near Walker Farm Road. Jillian Frances Sousa, 26, of Crawfordville was experiencing vehicle problems but was able to avoid a traffic crash. However, the motorist did not have a valid driver license. She was arrested for driving with her license suspended or revoked with knowledge-habitual offender. The vehicle was turned over to a family member. FHP Trooper Josh Greene assisted at the scene.

On May 11, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Brian Davis Heath, 43, of Tallahassee was arrested for retail theft after store employees observed him take a box knife, shotgun stock and wrist watch, valued at $119, without paying for the items. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 11, Suzanne Leigh of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Electronic games and a player as well as other miscellaneous items were reported missing from the home. The property is valued at $710 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 12, Detective Rob Giddens and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated a noise complaint in the area of Mimosa and Dogwood streets in Crawfordville. The odor of burning cannabis was smelled by the law enforcement officials as they stopped at the home where the noise was coming from. A glass pipe was observed on a table and the drug paraphernalia was seized as evidence. The music was turned down and no charges were filed.

On May 12, Robert Timmons of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Six pairs of shoes were cut with a razor at his home. The shoes are valued at $300. A suspect has been identified. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On May 13, a clerk at the Medart Petro reported a gas drive off. A motorist pumped $15.50 worth of diesel fuel and left without paying. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 13, Lerinzo Smith of Crawfordville and Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church #2 reported a burglary. A forced entry was discovered and damage to a door was estimated at $150. An undetermined amount of money was taken from the church. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 13, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff witnessed Lisha Dawn Rivers, 48, of Sopchoppy take multiple clothing items and place them in a Wal-Mart bag. Rivers walked past the last point of sale without paying for the items. She was detained by store staff and the items, valued at $95, were recovered. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On May 13, Troy C. Andrews of Tallahassee and Tina M. Brown of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 319. Both vehicles were damaged but there were no injuries. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On May 14, James Smith of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash. A motorist left the roadway and struck the victim’s mailbox. The mailbox was destroyed. During the crash a vehicle head lamp was recovered near the scene. Evidence was collected on a suspect vehicle. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 14, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile reported the theft of his wallet from the Wal-Mart parking lot. The victim did not lock his vehicle while inside the store. The wallet and contents are valued at $75. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 14, Melaina Kinch of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to steal $410 out of the victim’s account. The fraud was committed in Miami. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 14, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft as a suspect proceeded past the last point of sale with a shopping cart full of merchandise. The stolen items included electronics, food, clothing, medications and miscellaneous items valued at $1,062. Pamela Blanch Man, 41, of Crawfordville was charged with felony retail theft. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On May 14, Thomas Hunt of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s identity was compromised through a tax return. Someone attempted to file tax returns using the victim’s personal information. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 14, Deputy Scott Rojas recovered a plastic bag with two pills in it at Wakulla High School. The pills were confiscated for analysis.

On May 14, David Miller of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of two gas containers, gasoline and a chain saw from his property. The stolen property is valued at $446 and a suspect has been identified. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.

On May 14, Carol Walden of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s credit card at an online site and spent $289. Deputy Mike Crum and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 15, the WCSO worked three back-to-back-to-back mental health investigations involving two males and a female. The subjects were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after it was determined that they posed a threat to themselves or others. Deputy Marshall Taylor, Deputy Elisee Colin and Deputy Mike Zimba investigated the cases.

On May 15, Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy Scott Powell investigated a possible intoxicated driver in Crawfordville and observed the motorist exit his vehicle. Matthew Alan Hayes, 55, of Crawfordville gave deputies consent to search the vehicle and they discovered alcohol in the vehicle. He was charged with felony DUI and driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

On May 15, Roger Haddock of Crawfordville reported a grand theft at his home. Two suspects were identified in the theft and were captured following a vehicle and foot pursuit in another section of Crawfordville. Charges against the two suspects are pending the victim’s willingness to prosecute. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On May 15, Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated a traffic crash on East Ivan Road and Lonnie Raker Lane. Eldon Theodore Hicks, 31, of Panacea became belligerent toward Deputy Mitchell and assisting Deputy Sean Wheeler on scene. Hicks also attempted to leave the scene of the crash prior to the conclusion of the investigation and had to be detained by the deputies. Hicks refused to cooperate with the investigation and get into the WCSO patrol vehicle. He eventually got into the vehicle and began attempting to knock out a window with his head. He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence.

On May 15, Paul Donaldson of Tallahassee reported a grand theft of his boat from a Crawfordville storage center. The pontoon boat, trailer and motor were valued at $18,015. The property was entered into the NCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 15, Michael Bailey of Crawfordville reported the possible theft of a firearm. The firearm is valued at $225 and the location of the loss or theft has not been determined. It was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On May 15, Deputy Sean Wheeler and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated a Panacea disturbance and arrested Fred Warren Bradford, Jr. 33, of Panacea. As deputies attempted to calm down their subject they discovered three grams of marijuana on him. Bradford was charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest without violence and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bradford refused to get out of the patrol vehicle at the Wakulla County Jail and three correctional officers assisted in placing the subject in a holding cell.

On May 15, Kenneth Adams of Crawfordville reported a grand theft at his home. An aluminum boat, gas grill, medication and aluminum ornaments, valued at $590, were stolen. A broken window was observed. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,072 calls for service during the past week including: 20 business and residential alarms; 15 assists to other agencies;86 citizen contacts; 12 disturbances; 20 E-911 abandoned cell calls; four E-911 abandoned calls; 25 E-911 regular calls; 65 investigations; 51 medical emergencies; 17 school security checks; 297 business and residential security checks; 19 special details; 38 subpoena services; 60 traffic enforcements; 118 traffic stops; 11 reckless vehicles; and 17 wanted people.

 

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