|Sheriff's Log--July 12 to July 18|
On July 11, Detective Josh Langston was checking to make sure a sexual predator in Wakulla County had notified the WCSO of his movement from Newport. During the investigation, it was determined that Scott Ray Moon, 47, failed to update his driver license in June 2013 when he moved to Wakulla County. Moon is required to update his driver license within 48 hours of a change of address. A warrant has been requested for his arrest.
On July 11, Dawn Davis of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed several suspicious charges on her bank card. She observed $54 in charges from four vendors. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On July 11, Byron Linton of Crawfordville discovered two abandoned bicycles on a vacant Crawfordville lot. The bicycles were turned into the Property and Evidence Division and stored at the WCSO. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On July 12, William Lawrence Blair, 37, of Thomasville, Ga. was arrested for burglary of a conveyance in Panacea. The victim heard noises coming from her vehicle and discovered Blair inside it. The victim contacted law enforcement and Blair fled from the scene. Deputy Sean Wheeler located Blair near the victim’s home and positive identification was made with the victim. Deputy Billy Metcalf and Lt. Mike Kemp also investigated.
On July 12, Patrick Adam Hiser, 36, of Woodville was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a non functioning brake light and conducted a traffic stop. Hiser was determined to have a suspended license from a previous offense.
On July 12, Carla Chouinard of Crawfordville reported the theft of a puppy and gas can from her home. The puppy is a gray “Blue Pit” with white on the nose and white on its neck and left front paw. The gas can and dog are valued at $210. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On July 12, Fred Warren Bradford, Jr., 33, of Panacea was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Marshall Taylor responded to a Panacea home where the WCSO dispatch had received multiple disturbance complaints during the night. The deputies observed Bradford yelling obscenities and threatening to fight another subject. Bradford shoved Sgt. Johnston as deputies attempted to arrest him and control was gained over Bradford on the ground. A second subject with outstanding warrants left the home prior to the arrival of the deputies.
On July 13, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 363 and U.S. Highway 98 after he observed the vehicle drive off the roadway. Sgt. Muse discovered that the tag was not attached to the proper vehicle and the driver did not possess a valid driver license. The driver, Jamie Leigh Templeton, 34, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Howard Wynns Crabtree, 43, of St. Marks was issued a notice to appear for unassigned tag attached. A trailer tag was attached to a van.
On July 13, a clerk at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville reported a gasoline drive off. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks located the Hummer and initiated a traffic stop in Medart. The motorist filled the Hummer with $100 worth of gas. It was determined that the suspect committed four gas drive offs from Murphy Oil valued at $359 in January, April, May and now July. Murphy Oil officials allowed the 38-year-old Tallahassee man to pay for all of the gas in exchange for not pressing charges and the subject used his bank card to do so. The subject was issued a trespass warning for the gas station. Deputy Ian Dohme also investigated.
On July 13, Melissa Swain of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A purse was stolen out of the victim’s unlocked vehicle. A cell phone, purse and contents are valued at $240. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On July 13, Tommy Loy of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim observed the front door of the residence kicked in and a bank card stolen. There was approximately $450 worth of unauthorized transactions on the victim’s bank card. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.
On July 13, Cynthia Johnson of Cairo, Ga. reported a trespass and criminal mischief at her home in Panacea. A screen was cut and the home was entered. Damage to the home was estimated at $185. Due to the similarity to another case nearby, Sgt. Ryan Muse questioned William Lawrence Blair, 37, of Thomasville, Ga. who is incarcerated in the Wakulla County Jail following a similar offense. Blair admitted his involvement with the broken window and damaged screen and was charged with trespassing and criminal mischief. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On July 14, Colby Wade Loftin, 20, of Sopchoppy, Marjorie Rhine, 18, of Apalachicola and Matthew Dale Thompson, 19, of Crawfordville were involved in a single vehicle rollover of a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck on Oak Park Road in Sopchoppy. There were no serious injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On July 14, Eldon Theodore Hicks, Jr., 31, of Panacea was charged with resisting an officer without violence as deputies attempted to serve an active warrant on him. Hicks was observed by Deputy Ian Dohme standing on a road but he attempted to conceal himself under a home. The suspect escaped from Deputy Dohme while the deputy addressed three other individuals who came up behind him and began yelling at the deputy during the arrest process. Hicks was eventually found and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.
On July 14, William Birdsong of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his mailbox. The mailbox was run over by a vehicle and destroyed. The box was valued at $125. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On July 14, Crystal Taft of Panacea reported that someone was driving her vehicle while she was incarcerated at the Wakulla County Jail. Family members of the victim observed a suspect, who has been identified, as driving her vehicle recklessly in Panacea. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On July 14, WCSO Deputies Marshall Taylor and Will Hudson assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with a single vehicle traffic crash. Tyler Trice of Sopchoppy was driving a 1999 GMC pickup when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at the 600 block of Railroad Avenue in Sopchoppy. The vehicle rolled over before coming to a final rest. Trice was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On July 15, Benjamin Moore of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were for magazine subscriptions in New York. The fraud totaled $83. Detective Randy Phillips and Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On July 15, Detective Nick Boutwell was running stationary radar on Highway 267 when he observed a motorist driving 70 miles per hour on the road. He conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the vehicle tag had expired. Brandon Lee Kurzweg, 19, of Tallahassee was issued a traffic citation for the expired tag and issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. His marijuana weighed 6.8 grams. A 16-year-old Tallahassee juvenile in the vehicle was issued a juvenile civil citation for possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His marijuana weighed .5 grams.
On July 15, Angela O’Neal of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse. The purse and contents have been valued at $267 and included medications, jewelry and currency. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.
On July 15, Sandra Stahl of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone scratched the victim’s vehicle while she was at work or at home. Damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On July 15, Gloria Spears of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry from her home. The items are valued at $1,650. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On July 15, Billy Barton of Crawfordville and Jason Callaghan of Tallahassee were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Wal-Mart. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On July 15, Carolyn White of Crawfordville reported the theft of an electronic game system and cash, valued at $319. The items were taken from the victim’s home. During the investigation the victim’s property was located at a Tallahassee pawn shop and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Cole Wells investigated.
On July 16, Forrest Perry of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim reported four unauthorized transactions on his bank card after making purchases on an online web site. The charges were created in Hong Kong and totaled $237. Detective Rob Giddens investigated.
On July 16, a Wal-Mart customer service supervisor turned over found property from the store’s lost and found collections. Some of the items included: a medical alert bracelet, walking canes, jewelry, glasses, wallet, umbrellas, camera card and plush animals. The property was turned in to the Evidence and Property Division. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On July 16, Suzanne McKenzie of Crawfordville reported the theft of an ice machine from her property. The machine is valued at $3,000 and a suspect has been identified. Deputies Gibby Gibson and Billy Metcalf investigated.
On July 16, David Garner, 66, of Sopchoppy was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated a complaint at the Spring Creek Highway convenience store of a possible intoxicated driver. In the vehicle, Deputy Wheeler observed Garner with a fully loaded firearm with the safety off. A smoking pipe was discovered in Garner’s pocket. Two knifes in sheaths and approximately 82 rounds of ammunition were also discovered in the vehicle. Deputies Gibby Gibson and Billy Metcalf also investigated.
On July 17, Deputy Billy Metcalf responded to a possible drowning in the Wakulla River. When Deputy Metcalf arrived at Shell Island Fish Camp he discovered a 61-year-old male and a 59-year-old female in the river. The couple was boating on the river on a pontoon boat when the male struck a dock and caused his wife to fall into the water. The husband jumped into the water after her, but both subjects were uninjured and refused medical treatment at the scene. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Lt. Mike Kemp also investigated.
On July 17, WCSO Victim Advocate Paige Strickland turned in a set of car keys that were recovered in Panacea. The keys contained other property but nothing that revealed ownership. The owner has not been located and the keys were turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated.
On July 17, James Parham of Panacea reported a grand theft at The Refuge in Panacea. Someone removed the lock from the gate, stole two gates and some fencing. The stolen property is valued at $2,500. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On July 17, Daren Lee Wallace, 44, of Sopchoppy was arrested for vehicle theft after he was observed in Ochlockonee Bay in possession of a vehicle owned by Carole E. Thompson of Carrabelle. The victim had not given Wallace permission to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was reported as damaged at a local business and Wallace was behind the wheel when he was arrested by Detective Rob Giddens.
On July 17, David Williams of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home and stole a large television. The property is valued at $400. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On July 18, Michael Friddle of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A door at the victim’s home was damaged. Damage was estimated at $45. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 922 calls for service during the past week including: 15 business and residential alarms; 83 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 16 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 4 E-911 abandoned calls; 30 regular E-911 calls; 54 investigations; 55 medical emergencies; 300 business and residential security checks; 21 special details; 25 subpoena services; 10 suspicious vehicles; 17 traffic enforcements; 61 traffic stops; 11 reckless vehicles and 13 wanted people.