|Sheriff's Log--May 24 to May 30|
On May 23, Renee Tindell Giddens, 39, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while her license was suspended or revoked. Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop to investigate an expired tag. The tag was seized as evidence.
On May 23, Katherine Lynn Guinn, 36, of Sopchoppy was issued a notice to appear in court for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while her license was suspended or revoked. Deputy Ian Dohme conducted a traffic stop to investigate an expired tag.
On May 23, Ashley Alvarez of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse while attending a party at a friend’s home. The purse and contents are valued at $115 and a suspect has been identified. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On May 23, Charles Butler of Crawfordville reported a boat burglary. Gasoline was stolen from the victim’s boat. The theft is valued at approximately $432. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On May 23, Nazrul Islam of USA Grocery in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A 13-year-old female juvenile was observed stealing candy. The clerk declined to prosecute the juvenile but requested a trespass warning be issued. The trespass warning was issued along with a juvenile civil citation. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On May 24, Karen Brown of Tallahassee reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill as change. The victim had purchased several items at different places of business and was unsure of where the bill was obtained. The bill was turned into law enforcement. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On May 24, a 16-year-old Crawfordville juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of narcotics equipment. A narcotics dog sniffed a vehicle being used by the juvenile that was parked off U.S. Highway 319. The K-9 gave a positive alert of the presence of illegal narcotics. A baggie containing marijuana was observed inside the vehicle in plain view. Five individual baggies were located inside the vehicle along with a digital scale and smoking apparatus. Detective Matt Helms and members of the WCSO Narcotics Unit investigated.
On May 24, a 16-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana when he smelled like marijuana and WHS administrators investigated. They discovered a bag of marijuana hidden at the school. The marijuana weighed eight grams. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On May 24, a manager at the Dollar General on Woodville Highway reported a retail theft. A witness observed a suspect place four outdoor chairs in her vehicle from the front of the store display and leave without paying for them. The chairs were valued at $80. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On May 24, Lt. Mike Kemp investigated a report of a lost wallet reported by an employee at the Coastal Restaurant in Panacea. The wallet was owned by a special investigator in Pulaski County, Ark. WCSO communications contacted Pulaski County and informed the victim of the found property. A relative of the victim came by the WCSO and retrieved the wallet. The wallet and contents were valued at more than $300. The victim was on his honeymoon from Little Rock, Ark.
On May 24, a Crawfordville resident reported discovering drug paraphernalia which was owned by his teenage daughter. The paraphernalia was turned over to the WCSO and the daughter was reprimanded with the condition that additional interaction with marijuana will result in WCSO agency action. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On May 24, a 17-year-old juvenile was issued a juvenile civil citation after a K-9 drug dog searching the high school parking lot alerted around the juvenile’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia stored inside. The paraphernalia was placed into evidence. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On May 25, Pamela Mueller of the Wakulla County Library reported a criminal mischief to the bookmobile. Mirrors were damaged and an electric panel was tampered with. A PVC gutter pipe was damaged and possibly used to create the damage. A suspect has been identified. The odor of urine was also detected on scene. Damage was estimated at $200. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On May 25, Kenneth Stallings of Crawfordville reported the theft of a weed eater, valued at $150. The property was stolen from the victim’s porch. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On May 26, Shannon Revels of Pueblo Trail in Crawfordville reported a structure fire. Sgt. Lorne Whaley and Deputy Stephen Simmons arrived at the home and observed smoke coming from several places and the back door completely engulfed in flames. The fire spread to the attic which caused the roof to collapse. Wakulla Firefighters arrived on scene shortly after WCSO deputies. The victim was grilling with a charcoal grill earlier that evening and the grill was left on a wooden porch. The fire was ruled an accident and the home was destroyed in the blaze. The victims refused American Red Cross assistance. The home and contents were valued at $175,000 and there were no injuries.
On May 26, Stephon Brown of Jacksonville reported the theft of a camera in St. Marks. The camera was taken from the victim’s boat and is valued at $100. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On May 26, Susan Gray of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim returned from out of town and discovered that someone created circular spin marks on her driveway and grass. Damage is estimated at $100. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On May 27, Mario Singleton of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone damaged the victim’s shed door. Someone attempted a forced entry into the victim’s shed. Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Deputy David Pienta, Deputy Sean Wheeler and Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On May 27, Carol Roach of Wakulla Parks and Recreation reported a criminal mischief at Hickory Park. A sink in the women’s bathroom was damaged. The sink is valued at $550. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.
On May 27, Deputy Ward Kromer located a missing juvenile in Panacea. The juvenile was reported missing out of Fort Myers. Lt. Sherrell Morrison determined that the juvenile was safe and living with relatives. The Fort Myers Police Department was notified and the juvenile was removed from the missing persons’ data base. A Department of Children and Families investigator was also notified.
On May 28, Animal Control Officer Bonnie Brinson and Animal Control Director Ivanhoe Carroll responded to an animal cruelty complaint with Deputy Ward Kromer. A seven-year-old dog was left in a home for several weeks without being cared for. The dog was in poor health and was taken by Brinson at the owner’s request in an attempt to save the animal. The animal could not be saved. Two notices to appear in court will be issued to the owners when they are located.
On May 28, a Crawfordville victim reported observing several unauthorized withdrawals on her bank account. Five charges were observed in New Jersey for a total value of $297. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On May 28, Edmond Ryals of Crawfordville reported two transactions on his bank statement that were not authorized. The charges totaled $600 from a company in California. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.
On May 28, Jesus Mojica of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief. Several windows at the victim’s Crawfordville home were broken. After inspecting the home, nine windows were discovered broken for a total loss of $900. A stove exhaust fan was damaged and two ceiling fans were stolen. The property is valued at $200. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On May 28, Leslie Tointigh of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle decal. The victim did not realize the decal was stolen until she was stopped and received a citation for no decal on her tag. It was determined that her registration was current. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,098 calls for service during the past week including: 20 business alarms; 12 residential alarms; 71 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 9 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 7 E-911 abandoned regular calls; 23 regular E-911 calls; 10 flag downs; 49 investigations; 13 juvenile citizen contacts; 50 medical emergencies; 15 school security checks; 390 residential and commercial security checks; 28 special details; 15 subpoena services 10 suspicious people; 16 suspicious vehicles; 48 traffic enforcements; 100 traffic stops; 13 reckless vehicles; and 14 wanted people.