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Sheriff's Log--May 17 to May 23

On May 16, Ronald McKaye of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a residential fence. The fence appears to have been struck with something and is leaning. The victim estimated the damage to the fence at $500. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On May 16, Shannon Gill of St. Marks reported the theft of cats. A suspect, who has been identified, trapped the victim’s cats. Wakulla County Animal Control removed the trap from the area due to it being improperly used. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On May 17, Deputy Elisee Colin conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling without headlights on. Jacob John Sparks, 19, of Panacea was taken into custody on an outstanding drug possession warrant. The deputy also confiscated drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The drug paraphernalia will be destroyed.

On May 17, Deputy Nick Boutwell struck a large canine with his department issued vehicle while he was working traffic enforcement on Shadeville Road. The vehicle exterior was not damaged but the radiator was damaged by the underneath impact. The damage is estimated at $400.

On May 17, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile became violently ill after consuming Spice with friends. The subject lost consciousness and was transported to a Tallahassee hospital for treatment. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On May 18, Christopher Kromer of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. The wallet and contents are valued at $27. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On May 18, Jesse O. Moki of Crawfordville reported a structure fire. The victim was cooking food outside near his home when the cooker caught fire. The fire caught the side of the house on fire. The victim used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze. Damage was limited to the siding and valued at $7,000 to $10,000. The Wakulla Fire Department responded to the scene to assist. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On May 18, a witness observed a white Chevrolet Trailblazer strike a fence at 92 Dogwood Drive in Crawfordville and leave the scene. The male driver got out of the vehicle and looked at the fence before getting back into the vehicle and leaving the scene. The homeowner was called but contact was not made. Attempts to locate the suspect vehicle were unsuccessful. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 18, Emma Hartsfield of Crawfordville reported an attempted residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at the home. The victim did not report anything missing from the home. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 18, a 44-year-old Tallahassee man was attacked by several men at the Newport Boat Ramp after the Tallahassee man asked the men to move their vessel so he could load his boat. The victim was punched, kicked and suffered a bite during the altercation. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On May 18, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft as Tyson Lynn Scott, 23, of Crawfordville passed the last point of sale without paying for a shopping cart full of beer. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle in the parking lot. The beer is valued at $89. It was determined that Scott’s driver license was suspended and he was charged with knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked, retail theft and violation of probation.

On May 18, John Gouge of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. Gouge left the St. Marks Dollar General store without his wallet and a white female customer picked up the wallet and walked out with it. The wallet and contents were valued at $83. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On May 18, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper John Tallman was investigating a fatal traffic crash on Lonnie Raker Lane when he retrieved a .22 caliber revolved from a vehicle owned by Brittany Munger. Munger was one of the individuals in the vehicle who was transported to the hospital for treatment. The firearm was turned over to the WCSO Property and Evidence Division until the owner can pick up the weapon. Munger survived the crash that killed a male passenger.

On May 19, Lynelle Jean Prior, 46, of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of cocaine following a traffic stop in St. Marks. The vehicle in which she was a passenger was traveling 57 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. The driver of the vehicle gave Sgt. Jeremy Johnston permission to search the vehicle and Sgt. Johnston discovered a digital scale and several baggies of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in a purse. The driver was given a verbal warning for speeding and Prior was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of narcotics equipment and an out of county warrant. The cocaine weighed 10.6 grams. Deputy Marshall Taylor also investigated.

On May 19, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the Crawfordville Highway and determined that the tag and registration expired in June 2012. The driver, Brent D. Panasek of Panacea, did not possess a valid driver license. The driver was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked. A firearm was seized from the vehicle and placed in the Property and Evidence Division.

On May 19, Clara Bottorf of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of an all terrain vehicle. The four- wheeler was located on her property. The vehicle is valued at $1,500. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 19, Michael King of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home and ransacked it while he was away. The victim found his television on and a movie playing in the DVD player when he returned. Nothing was reported missing. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 20, a Crawfordville woman reported that her son passed out after smoking Spice. Wakulla EMS administered assistance to the victim. The substance was seized for analysis. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 20, Shirley Lawhon of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s vehicle was damaged at her home. Deep scratches were observed on the hood. Damage was estimated at $1,000 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 20, Frances Yates of Tallahassee and Suvadip Das of Tallahassee were involved in a minor traffic crash at U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267. There were no injuries. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On May 20, Austen Ray Cardin, 18, of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment following a traffic stop. Deputy Mike Zimba was patrolling the Wakulla Middle School school zone on U.S. Highway 98 when a vehicle drove past him at a high rate of speed. The school speed zone sign was flashing 25 miles per hour at the time. Cardin was the passenger in the vehicle and he handed Deputy Zimba a baggie of marijuana. A second baggie of marijuana was discovered during the vehicle search as well as a glass smoking pipe and 1 ½ prescription pills. The driver of the vehicle, Arron Michael Riley, 23, of Panacea, was issued a citation for driving while license was suspended without knowledge. The marijuana weighed four grams and the vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Scott Rojas, Deputy Evelyn Brown and FHP Trooper Travis Wilson investigated.

On May 20, Gracie Moon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a collection letter for items she did not purchase. The fraud is valued at $185. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 20, Sharon A. Durden, 21, of Crawfordville was involved in a motorcycle crash on Old Woodville Highway. The motorcycle operator attempted to miss a deer and crashed. Damage to the motorcycle was listed as minor, however the victim was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On May 21, Allison Wright of Crawfordville reported the theft of a cellular telephone. The telephone may have been stolen from a Crawfordville business. The phone is valued at approximately $30. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 21, Jesse Lee Giddens, 20, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of alcohol by a person under age 21. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Deputy Richard Moon investigated a disturbance complaint at the McBride Slough Bridge and Highway 267. The suspect admitted consuming beer and several empty beer cans were observed nearby. In addition, an empty 18 pack beer box was observed floating in the water.

On May 22, Teresa Wollschlager of Total Care Dentistry in Crawfordville reported a fraud. A patient paid for services by check on two occasions and issued stop payments on the two checks. A suspect has been identified and the services totaled $400. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 22, Justin Scott Putnam, 20, of Crawfordville was arrested for distribution of obscene material to a juvenile. The suspect delivered a photograph of a provocative/sexually explicit message/image to a 17-year-old female through a social media site. Detective Matt Helms and Detective Josh Langston investigated.

On May 22, Hope Leek of Crawfordville reported a fraud as a card she was issued by a state agency was compromised. The card was used for $510 worth of food purchases in Miami. Deputy Ward Kromer and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 22, Lillie Edwards of Crawfordville reported a fire at her home. The victim was cooking food on her stove when the stove caught fire. The victim and a relative removed the stove from the home before it damaged the rest of the home. Damage was estimated at $50. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On May 22, Richard Fewell of Crawfordville reported a structure fire. A juvenile observed the mobile home on fire and contacted a neighbor on Basswood Drive. The trailer was fully engulfed and destroyed along with the contents. There were no injuries. The state Fire Marshal was called to investigate. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Wakulla Firefighters investigated.

On May 22, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to a complaint of alcohol poisoning at Mashes Sands Beach. An 18-year-old female from Crawfordville was unresponsive and Wakulla EMS responded to the beach and transported her to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Parents were notified to pick up their children from the beach.

On May 22, Deputy Elisee Colin investigated a complaint of reckless drivers and juveniles drinking at the Mysterious Waters boat ramp. Joseph Anthony Vega, 19, of Crawfordville was observed intoxicated and in possession of alcohol at the ramp. Vega was charged with possession of liquor by a person under age 21. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and the alcohol was confiscated.

On May 22, Emanuel Robinson of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of a telephone from a restroom at McDonald’s. The phone is valued at $400 and the victim observed a possible suspect. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,242 calls for service during the past week including: 19 business and residential alarms; 15 assists to other agencies; 74 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 8 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 2 abandoned E-911 calls; 21 regular E-911 calls; 61 investigations; 55 medical emergencies; 26 school security checks; 415 business and residential security checks; 22 special details; 34 subpoena services; 18 suspicious people; 18 suspicious vehicles; 63 traffic enforcements; 143 traffic stops; 20 reckless vehicles; and 22 wanted people.

 

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