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Sheriff's Log--June 7 to June 13

On June 7, Lt. Sherrell Morrison conducted a Crawfordville traffic stop for speeding and discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The passenger admitted the marijuana was his and Jesse Raymond Zurlino, 19, of Atlanta, Ga. was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The driver, Sommers McCall Coleman, 18, of Hahira, Ga. was issued a traffic citation for unlawful speed as he was driving 57 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

On June 7, Nicholas Ryan Sluis, 34, of Crawfordville was observed attempting to dispense gasoline from a closed business. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated and discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver license. The deputy also determined that the tag was not attached to the correct vehicle and drug paraphernalia was discovered inside the vehicle. Sluis was charged with possession of narcotic equipment, operating a motor vehicle while license was suspended or revoked with knowledge and attached tag not assigned.

On June 7, Debra Compton of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone opened a satellite network account using the victim’s personal information. The victim discovered that there was an unpaid balance of $805 from Ocala. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On June 7, John Delgato of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a residential subdivision gate. The chain of the gate was broken during the night. Damage was estimated under $200. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On June 7, Justin Casey of Crawfordville and John Roberts of Tallahassee were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash in front of Walgreens. There were only minor injuries reported. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On June 7, Joshua Bryant Sparks, 21, of Panacea was observed driving 49 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone in Medart. Sgt. Lorne Whaley conducted a traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana. A marijuana cigarette was discovered in the ash tray. Sparks was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for unlawful speed.

On June 8, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle emitting smoke and making loud noises as it was being driven. The plumes of blackish smoke began to obstruct the deputy’s view. Deputy Simmons stopped Kasi Waltermon, 27, of Crawfordville who told him she did not possess a valid driver license. Waltermon was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. She was also cited for violation of statutes related to her exhaust system and air pollution control equipment.

On June 8, Jennifer Carter of Crawfordville reported the loss of a firearm. The firearm and ammunition are valued at $360. The handgun was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as lost. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On June 8, Susan Flournoy of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief, trespassing and residential burglary to a rental property. The victim was attempting to show the property to potential tenants when water was discovered pouring out of the house. An estimated $1,500 worth of damage was done to the home. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On June 8, Wesley A. Stopford, 46, of Thomasville, NC was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers. Sgt. Lorne Whaley observed a semi truck and trailer operating at 75 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. The truck traveled 6.5 miles before pulling over. Stopford was also issued a traffic citation for speeding and for an expired tag more than six months. A passenger in the truck was released from the scene. Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated.

On June 8, Taylor Dawn Newsome, 18, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop. Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted the traffic stop due to the vehicle not having working tail lights. Deputy Simmons observed suspect marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle as he approached the car. The marijuana weighed approximately five grams. A verbal warning was given for the faulty equipment.

On June 9, Stephanie Langston of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, poured a liquid substance into her vehicle gas tank. Deputy Gibby Gibson was able to determine that the substance was a cleaning fluid and it was taken for more analysis.

On June 9, a motorist contacted law enforcement about a vehicle in Panacea that narrowly missed hitting her vehicle with a beer bottle. Deputy Mike Zimba conducted a traffic stop in Panacea. Andrew Steven Lazzell, 27, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license as it was suspended in 2006. Lazzell was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge.

On June 10, Deputy Mike Zimba responded to a residential alarm in Sopchoppy at a home owned by Fay Crum of Jacksonville. Deputy Zimba secured the home and could not determine if anything was missing. The victim plans to visit the home and determine if any property was stolen.

On June 10, James McGehee of Crawfordville and Amy Lamarche of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at the Crawfordville Post Office. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Sgt. Billy Jones investigated.

On June 10, Jason Metcalf of Crawfordville reported the theft of a push mower and gasoline can. The property was stolen from the victim’s truck. The mower and gas can are valued at $180. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On June 10, Edmond Andrew of Crawfordville reported the theft of a lock box and contents from his home. The box and contents are valued at approximately $52. The lock box was recovered and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On June 10, Michael Bradham of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge-habitual offender following a traffic stop. Deputy Ian Dohme observed an expired tag on Bradham’s vehicle. The tag expired in September 2012.

On June 11, a Crawfordville woman filed a complaint of a false report of child abuse to the Department of Children and Families. The victim reported that information was received by DCF falsely accusing her of drinking in excess and smoking illegal narcotics. The victim was contacted by a DCF investigator and directed to file a law enforcement report. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.

On June 11, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A suspect was observed going from department to department. Eventually he put a weed trimmer in a shopping cart and attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Michael Ray Marks, 26, of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Mike Helms investigated.

On June 11, Crawfordville women filed a complaint over a false report to a law enforcement officer regarding the treatment of her children by herself and her husband. The Department of Children and Families was contacted. A suspect has been identified. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.

On June 11, a Crawfordville victim reported that an acquaintance used social media to threaten her home by bombing. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On June 11, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks initiated a traffic stop after observing a motorist fail to stop at a stop sign in northern Wakulla County.  Jimmy Dewayne Sprowes, 26, of Tallahassee could not produce a valid driver license. He was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked as a habitual offender. The driver also received a traffic citation for failure to obey a stop sign.

On June 12, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was on patrol on Old Shell Point Road when he observed stop signs were missing. All of the signs on the road were missing from Highway 267 to Highway 61. Side streets signs remained in the ground. The missing signs were observed thrown over a fence line. The county road and bridge department was notified to replace the signs. Lt. Sherrell Morrison also investigated.

On June 12, Patricia Kirton of Crawfordville reported the theft of a floating raft which was tied to her dock. The raft is valued at $250. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.

On June 12, Sabrina Butler of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from her porch. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On June 12, a 25-year-old Panacea man was arrested for cruelty toward a child after the four-year-old child’s grandparents reported that the child was bruised on his legs and back. The suspect told investigators that he became angry that the child soiled his clothing and spanked the child with a plastic train track. The Department of Children and Families was called to the scene to investigate. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On June 13, Sgt. Lorne Whaley observed a speeding motorist on U.S. Highway 319. Michael Stephen Bean, 28, of Tallahassee was observed driving 53 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. Sgt. Whaley attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the motorist increased his speed. The motorist reckless crossed travel lanes losing control in the center lane and in the southbound lane which nearly caused an accident. Sgt. Whaley eventually blocked the motorist’s escape route from the Huddle House parking lot. Field sobriety exercises were conducted and Bean was arrested for DUI and transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,106 calls for service during the past week including: 22 residential and business alarms; 106 citizen contacts; 10 disturbances; 23 E-911 abandoned cell calls; six E-911 abandoned calls; nine regular E-911 calls; 42 investigations; 11 juvenile citizen contacts; 50 medical emergencies; 362 residential and business security checks; 23 special details; 39 subpoena services; 12 suspicious vehicles; 30 traffic enforcements; 153 traffic stops; 14 disabled vehicles; 12 reckless vehicles; and 10 wanted people.

 

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