|Sheriff's Log--June 14 to June 20|
On June 12, Deputy Clint Beam and Detective Derek Lawhon assisted the Tallahassee Police Department with an ongoing investigation that included a stop in Crawfordville. The Wakulla deputies detained two individuals who were wanted for questioning over the sale of items to pawn shops. Tallahassee Police entered into a mutual aid agreement and joined the investigation in Crawfordville. Investigators seized items from the suspect vehicle after being given consent to search by the owner. The suspects attempted to fraudulently sell property to the Crawfordville business owner at a higher value. Evidence was collected at the scene for a possible Wakulla case and Tallahassee Police took the suspects back to their office for questioning and additional investigation.
On June 13, Charlie W. Palmer of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Tools and equipment were stolen from the victim’s garage. The property is valued at $650. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On June 13, Scott Gaby of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. The victim observed his terrier shot on the side of the road. Gaby was able to take the animal for medical treatment and a .22 caliber round was removed from the dog. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On June 13, Deputy Stephen Simmons responded to an impaired driver complaint on U.S. Highway 98 in Medart. Fred Warren Bradford, Jr., 33, of Panacea was operating a moped scooter and had an active arrest warrant. Deputy Simmons approached Bradford at a convenience store and he refused to comply with commands upon his arrest. Deputy Simmons and Sgt. Lorne Whaley gained compliance from Bradford on the ground. During the search of the subject, 1.9 grams of marijuana and a bottle of alcohol were recovered from his person. Later, Bradford continued to be unruly toward jail staff and had to be restrained. He was served with an arrest warrant for arson of an unoccupied dwelling and was also arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent time and resisting arrest without violence.
On June 13, a Woodville man reported that a friend of his former wife in Crawfordville shared pornographic photographs and videos on an iPod with his 10-year-old daughter. The Department of Children and Families was notified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On June 13, Joey Wimberly of Crawfordville reported finding a bicycle on a wood line adjacent to Bridle Wood apartments. The bike had not been reported missing and was transported to the WCSO Property Division for storage. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On June 14, a Sopchoppy motorist reported a four wheeler in the ditch at 699 Sopchoppy Highway. Deputy Will Hudson determined that the machine had been tampered with. Lt. Jimmy Sessor loaded the vehicle into his patrol unit and transported it to the WCSO Impound Yard until an owner can be determined.
On June 14, Melissa Dodson of Walgreens reported the theft of a prepaid cell phone from the store. The subject took the phone off the counter and left without paying for it. The phone is valued at $30. Deputies searched the area for the suspect vehicle and Detective Rick Buckley stopped the motorist a short time later. Henry Grady Robertson, 40, of Lanark Village was arrested for retail theft. The phone was recovered. A male subject in the vehicle was consuming an alcoholic beverage and was on probation with a no alcohol condition in his probation. WCSO deputies contacted his probation officer during the case follow-up. Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated.
On June 14, Christy Chaires of Sopchoppy reported the theft of a go-cart from her property. The go-cart is valued at $350. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated and searched the area with negative results.
On June 14, Jon Berryman of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary in Crawfordville. The victim was leading rescue training for college students at the Lost Creek Bridge when his vehicle was entered. A window was smashed and an iPad and a storage bag were stolen from the vehicle. The property is valued at $350 and the iPad was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On June 14, Henderson H. Herring of Crawfordville reported a burglary to his vehicle and home. The vehicle was not locked and golf clubs were stolen. A forced entry was observed at the home. Paperwork and coins were reported stolen. The value of the stolen property is $ $1,876. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On June 15, Michael D. Cherry of Tallahassee was injured in a fight at the County Line Bar. A witness reported that Cherry walked into the middle of a fight between two men in the parking lot and was knocked unconscious. The two fighting men left the scene before law enforcement arrived and Cherry was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On June 15, Brandon Eugene Harrell, 26, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for disorderly conduct following a fight at Captain Seanile’s Bar. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks issued the NTA to Harrell after locating him at Dux Lounge in Crawfordville.
On June 15, Timmy Hills of USA Grocery in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A suspect, who has been identified, came into the business and took a 12 pack of beer without paying for it. The beer is valued at $13. The suspect left the scene in a vehicle. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On June 15, Ronnette Tye of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed. The victim observed the loss of medications, cash, a knife and a beverage, valued at $135. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On June 16, Elizabeth Noble of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, damaged the victim’s cell phone and vehicle dashboard. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $800 and damage to the phone is estimated at $150. Efforts to locate the suspect in the area of the call were unsuccessful. The suspect has active warrants. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On June 16, Annie Francis of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. During the early morning hours, the victim reported someone throwing a rock at her living room window. The window was observed damaged and a rock was located nearby. Damage was estimated at $300. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.
On June 16, Kaylynn Crum of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. A suspect used the victim’s card without her authorization. The victim noted approximately $100 had been withdrawn from her card. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On June 16, Deputy Ward Kromer responded to a disturbance at the Lake Ellen Boat Ramp. Deputy Kromer observed several individuals including an injured 24-year-old Crawfordville man. Due to conflicting statements and inconsistent accounts the primary aggressor could not be determined. EMS treated the injured male. The rest of the group involved in the conflict were separated and told to leave the area.
On June 17, Detective Rob Giddens investigated a suspicious vehicle at Lost Creek Bridge. Due to the vehicle being partially on the roadway and obstructing traffic, the vehicle was towed. Efforts to contact the owner of the vehicle, Kenneth Wayne Davis of Crawfordville, were unsuccessful.
On June 17, Patricia Antill of Tallahassee reported a theft at Lake Ellen Baptist Church Cemetery. Several ceramic pieces and a birdhouse were stolen from the victim’s parent’s gravesites. The property is valued at $100. Sgt. Billy Jones investigated.
On June 17, Clara Bottorf of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. The medications are valued at $50 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On June 17, Catherine McCarthy of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and the home was ransacked. Jewelry and utensils were reported missing. The stolen property is valued at $308. Damage to the home was estimated at $200. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.
On June 17, Terry Land of Crawfordville reported the theft of a four-wheeler, two gasoline cans and a helmet. The property was stolen from the victim’s pole barn. The four-wheeler, gas cans and the helmet are valued at $690. The four-wheeler was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Detective Nick Boutwell investigated.
On June 17, Deputy Scott Rojas was contacted by management at the Landing Motel about recovering drug paraphernalia in a room. The paraphernalia was collected from the location and placed into the Evidence Division for destruction at a later date.
On June 17, Glenda McCarthy of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s glass storm door was broken. Damage was estimated at $150. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On June 17, Harold Holland of Winn-Dixie reported a retail theft. A 15-year-old female juvenile was observed attempting to walk out the door without paying for cough drops. The products were valued at $16. The female was issued a notice to appear in court and a trespass warning for Winn-Dixie. The teenager was turned over to her mother. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On June 19, James Osgood of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary at a home at which he is serving as caretaker. A forced entry was discovered at the home. The home was mostly empty due to the homeowner moving out of state. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On June 19, Caleb Wynn of Hibbett Sports in Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone scrawled markings on the store windows. Blackout film was damaged by the markings. The estimated damage is between $500 and $800. Lt. Bruce Ashley investigated.
On June 20, Joshua Roddenberry of Crawfordville reported the loss of his wallet. The victim believes it was lost during his time carrying out his work duties at Wakulla Correctional Institution. The wallet and contents are valued at $50. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On June 20, Khaytelyn Borden of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. A suspect put paint and spaghetti sauce on the victim’s belongings outside a home. A verbal altercation resulted in some of the paint and spaghetti sauce getting on the victim’s vehicle. The damage estimate for the victim’s property is $300. Michael Thomas Salter, 24, of Crawfordville was arrested for criminal mischief and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On June 20, Wal-Mart employees reported a male with blood on his hands and a female with blood on her face in the parking lot. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks spoke to the two individuals and determined that the injuries were a result of separate and unrelated incidents related to alcohol. The two said they were not in a physical altercation with each other and the case was closed.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 988 calls for service during the past week including: 12 business and residential alarms; 107 citizen contacts; 17 disturbances; 23 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 E-911 abandoned calls; 21 regular E-911 calls; 55 investigations; 12 juvenile citizen contacts; 55 medical emergencies; 295 business and residential security checks; 41 special details; 27 subpoena services; 11 suspicious vehicles; 10 thefts; 10 traffic enforcements; 82 traffic stops; 12 disabled vehicles; and 19 reckless vehicles.