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Sheriff's Log--July 26 to Aug. 1

On July 26, Pollie Lawhon of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. Four unauthorized charges were reported on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created at a Wal-Mart in Avon, IN and were valued at $1,000. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On July 26, James Harvey of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone used a motor vehicle to create “donuts” on the church grass and parking lot. Damage to the church property is estimated at $500. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On July 26, Benjamin Curtis Olive of Tallahassee backed a Culligan water truck into a vehicle owned by Deanna Murphy of Alligator Point at 2887 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On July 26, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile backed a Chevrolet Tahoe into a Chevrolet Trailblazer owned by Elaine Gary of Crawfordville at Beef O’ Brady’s in Crawfordville. There were no injuries and damage to each vehicle was estimated at $1,800. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On July 26, Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated an animal complaint from Wakulla County Animal Control. A complaint was received about a dead animal smell and vultures on a nearby fence on Drew Lane in Crawfordville. The skeletal remains of a dog were discovered. There was nothing left of the animal except bones and a collar attached to a stationary object in a dog pen. No food or water was discovered on the scene. A live dog was found under a porch at the residence that was undernourished with no food or water. Animal Control Officer Bonnie Brinson took the dog back to the animal shelter for care. The next day Sgt. Muse spoke to the property owner and turned the case over to Deputy Alan Middlebrooks who interviewed the dog owner. Stephanie Louise Vautier, 20, of Crawfordville was charged with animal cruelty and issued a notice to appear in court. The family told Deputy Middlebrooks that they did not want the surviving dog back if there is a fee to recover it.

On July 26, Lt. Bruce Ashley investigated a criminal mischief at the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce office in Crawfordville. Someone broke a window with a small projectile. Damage is estimated at $200.

On July 26, Brenda Aaron of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at the Panacea Lighthouse Motel. One of the motel rooms was trashed and vandalized by a previous renter. Damage was observed to the couch, wall, ceiling, bed and other items. Additional damage was observed by Deputy Elisee Colin including vandalism and profanity on the wall and mirror. Damage was estimated at $1,000 and a suspect has been identified.

On July 26, Patrick Harvey of Crawfordville reported the theft of property from his boat. Someone cut the gas line on his boat motor and stole the gasoline and the gas tanks. The total value of the stolen and damaged property is $100. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On July 27, Jason Creech of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Audio equipment was stolen from the vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $1,220 and the vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On July 27, Kelli Moody of Crawfordville reported that someone hacked into her computer which changed her computer settings and damaged her equipment. Deputy Ian Dohme and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On July 26, Jeorg Weinheimer of Germany was involved in a traffic crash on Spring Creek Highway and U.S. Highway 98 with a rental vehicle. The victim ordered a new rental vehicle on July 27 and was adjusting the seat when he discovered a loaded .357 revolver valued at $600 under the seat. He turned the weapon, ammunition and holster over to the WCSO. The weapon was not reported stolen and was turned over to the Evidence and Property Division. Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On July 27, James Doyle of Family Dollar in Crawfordville reported recovering narcotics inside the store. Two marijuana cigarettes were discovered in a shopping cart. The marijuana weighed one gram and was turned over to the Evidence and Property Division. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On July 27, Sandra Cook of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and a game camera, knife and computer photographic equipment, valued at $500, was stolen. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On July 28, Raquell Revells of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A relative of the complainant left her wallet inside her vehicle for a short time and returned to find it stolen. The wallet and contents are valued at $100. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.

On July 28, Garland Landers, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A lawnmower, valued at $150, was stolen from the property. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On July 28, Della Hattery of Crawfordville reported the theft of money. The victim was at Winn-Dixie when she requested cash from the self checkout machine. She dispensed $25 from the machine but failed to take the money before leaving the store. Suspect evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On July 28, Gary Simmons, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone “keyed” the victim’s vehicle. Damage was estimated at $50. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On July 29, Jonathan Youngblood of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone smashed the victim’s passenger window of the truck. Damage was estimated at $250. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 29, Maxine Glenn of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A forced entry was observed at the home. Damage to the door was estimated at $300. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 29, Thomas Porter, Jr. of Sopchoppy reported the theft of currency, a flashlight and cell phone, valued at $135. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On July 29, Ashley Gordon of Crawfordville reporting discovering an illegal narcotic growing on the side of Navajo Trail in Crawfordville. A single marijuana plant was extracted from the side of the road and placed into the Evidence and Property Division for destruction. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On July 29, Charles Dennison of Tallahassee reported the theft of a car battery and tools, valued at $130. The tools were taken to a friend in Panacea who refuses to return them. Detective Cole Wells talked to the complainant and the friend and the friend turned the property over to Detective Wells who turned the property into the Property and Evidence Division until Dennison picks them up.

On July 30, a 17-year-old Tallahassee juvenile reported missing in Tallahassee was found in Wakulla County. The runaway male teenager was found and a guardian was contacted in Tallahassee. The guardian refused to pick up the teenager in the Ace High Stables Road area and Deputy Vicki Mitchell made arrangements with the Tallahassee Police Department to turn the child over to a TPD Officer.

On July 30, Lorna Conner of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her vehicle. The vehicle was left unsecured at the time of the theft. The medications are valued at $78. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On July 30, Beverly Blocker of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag is valued at $80. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On July 30, James Herring of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed. Firearms and ammunition were stolen and approximately $100 worth of damage was done to the home. The missing property is valued at $6,300. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On July 30, Jill Sasser of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a purse from her unsecured vehicle. The purse and contents are valued at $104. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On July 30, Tyler Whyard of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his vehicle near a sinkhole off U.S. Highway 319 and C.J. Spears Road and returned to find the vehicle window broken and a purse stolen from inside. The purse and contents are valued at $151. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On July 30, Ruby Barnes of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim’s son had his bicycle stolen out of her garage. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On July 31, Justin Millians of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm was stolen from the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The theft is believed to have occurred in Sopchoppy. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On July 31, Randal Roe reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and items within the home were disturbed. Damage to the door was estimated at $100. An electronic game system, valued at $150, was reported missing. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On July 31, Deputies Ian Dohme and Alan Middlebrooks responded to the Spring Creek Highway Stop and Save store. Both deputies were preparing to deliver a child for a pregnant woman. Wakulla EMS arrived in scene and transported the female to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital before the baby arrived in the world at the store.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 978 calls for service during the past week including: 10 residential and business alarms; 78 citizen contacts; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 3 regular E-911 abandoned calls; 28 regular E-911 calls; 51 investigations; 41 medical emergencies; 338 business and residential security checks; 16 special details; 32 subpoena services; 14 suspicious people; 11 thefts; 26 traffic enforcements; 105 traffic stops; 10 disabled vehicles; and 14 wanted people.

 

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