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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 2 to Aug. 8

On Aug. 1, Cheryll Olah of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone attempted to open a credit card account using the victim’s personal information. The attempt to open the account failed. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 2, Devin Michael Pfister, 30, of Crawfordville was arrested for disorderly intoxication following three complaints in Crawfordville. Deputy Mike Crum responded to a disturbance at McDonald’s and to a second and third call from Nine Gables Lane. The subject attempted to hide from law enforcement but was discovered and arrested. Deputy Anthony Paul also investigated.

On Aug. 2, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a motorist driving recklessly at the U.S. Highway 98 and Highway 363 intersection. Deputy Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop and the driver refused to comply with the commands of the deputy to lower the vehicle windows and get out of the vehicle. Arron Michael Riley, 24, of Panacea eventually complied with the deputy’s orders and a loaded 9 mm handgun was observed in the vehicle. Additional investigation determined that Riley did not have a valid driver license and was a convicted felon. Deputy Middlebrooks issued Riley a traffic citation for careless driving and charged him with resisting arrest without violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputies Mike Crum and Anthony Paul also investigated.

On Aug. 2, Thomas Jefferson Bryant, 69, of Tallahassee was observed during the early morning hours at the ATM at Centennial Bank. Deputy Ian Dohme determined that the tag attached to Bryant’s vehicle was assigned to another man’s trailer and expired in 2012. Bryant was issued a traffic citation for having a tag expired more than six months. The tag was seized and the case investigation into the tag continues.

On Aug. 2, Anna Whittig of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of her wallet and contents from her unsecured vehicle. The wallet and contents were valued at $669. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

As a follow-up to a meth lab bust on July 30, an arrest warrant has been requested for Krista Marie Michal, 28, of Crawfordville due to the presence of several children in the residence when WCSO detectives served a search warrant at the Crawfordville home. A total of five children were in the home when the search warrant was served and chemicals used in the production of methamphetamines were discovered. The children, ages 14, 10, 9, 9 and 5, were taken outside the home by law enforcement officers. A report was made with the Department of Children and Families. WCSO investigators requested DCF check the children’s health after being in a closed environment with the chemical fumes. The warrant will be for five counts of child abuse without great harm.

On Aug. 2, a 24-year-old Crawfordville man contacted the WCSO about a two-year-old female child being locked inside a running vehicle. The vehicle was designed to shut off after a short period of idle time and had gone into the shut down mode. Deputy Gibby Gibson punched a small hole in one of the windows with a hammer which allowed the vehicle owner to unlock the vehicle. The child’s mother retrieved the uninjured child and refused EMS treatment.

On Aug. 2, Ericka Walsh of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Jewelry and a jewelry box, valued at $480, were taken from the unsecured home. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 3, WCSO deputies responded to a business alarm at Lindy’s Fried Chicken. A forced entry was observed as a broken window was discovered. U.S. currency was stolen and the establishment was left in disarray. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Scott Powell investigated along with Detective Cole Wells, Lt. Brent Sanders, and Deputy Mike Zimba.

On Aug. 3, Debra Kirkley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and cosmetics and an electronic gaming system, valued at $245, were reported missing. Deputy Sean Wheeler and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On Aug. 3, Ryan Langston of Crawfordville reported the theft of a cellular telephone. The phone is valued at $100 and is believed to be in Tallahassee. The phone was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 3, Victoria Boyd of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone cut wiring on the victim’s air conditioning unit. This is the second incident involving the victim’s air conditioning unit. Damage is estimated at $50. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 5, Elizabeth McClain of Sopchoppy reported the theft of a vehicle tag decal. The tag decal is valued at $57. The decal was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 5, Deborah Winkler of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account which was created in Atlanta. The three charges totaled $447. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 5, Joe B. Vickers of Tallahassee and Sarah L. Voland of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at the Winn-Dixie parking lot. Voland struck the rear of Vickers’ pop up camper. There were minor injuries and wreckers were called to the scene. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 5, Casey Ryan McCullers, 34, of Crawfordville was found to be overdue for sexual offender registration. McCullers was scheduled to register in July. Efforts by the WCSO to reach McCullers were unsuccessful and Detective Josh Langston requested a warrant for arrest for failure to register.

On Aug. 5, Michael McKim Copeland, 45, of Crawfordville was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm after Deputy Jerry Finney and Sgt. Ryan Muse responded to a disturbance complaint. Copeland allegedly waived a shotgun in the presence of two victims. There were no injuries.

On Aug. 6, Deputy Evelyn Brown responded to a call for a “hot” downed power line on Zion Hill Road in Crawfordville. Talquin Electric was notified that a dump truck pulled down an electrical line and damaged a transformer at a work site. Talquin officials estimated the cost to replace the wire and transformer at $2,000. Deputy Brown was unsuccessful in making contact with the dump truck driver’s employer.

On Aug. 6, Susan Michaels of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed fraudulent transactions on her bank account. The fraudulent transactions took place at several locations in Georgia with a value of $1,073. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 6, a Wal-Mart Customer Service Supervisor turned over the store lost and found property collection. The items collected included two credit cards, a wallet, two cell phones, Florida identification card and two Access Florida cards. The property was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 6, the WCSO Narcotics Unit received information about a vacant Crawfordville lot that was home to growing marijuana plants. Nine plants were located on the tract. They ranged in size from one foot to four feet in height. The plants were seized and turned into the Property and Evidence Division for destruction.

On Aug. 6, Patricia Osborne of Tallahassee reported the theft of a wallet at the County Line Bar. The wallet and contents were valued at $210. The victim reported unauthorized charges on her bank cards. There were four charges created that totaled $517. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Aug. 6, Matthew Davis of Baconton, Ga. reported a vehicle burglary in Panacea. A pistol was stolen from the victim’s unlocked truck. The firearm and holster is valued at $450. The weapon was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 6, Paresh Gawde of the Crawfordville Shell Station reported a retail theft. A female customer pumped diesel fuel after speaking to the victim inside the store. The suspect left the store prior to paying for the diesel fuel. The suspect was in Tallahassee when she realized she had not paid for the fuel and returned to pay and the case was closed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 7, Michael McSwain of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was lost from a trailer owned by Promise Land Ministries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 7, Sharon Hines of Crawfordville and Jenifer Godwin of Panacea were involved in a traffic crash at 1885 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 7, Michael Vasilakos of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic crash near 2106 Bloxham Cutoff. The motorist struck a deer with his vehicle. The driver was not injured and damage to the vehicle was minor. The deer was killed in the crash. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 7, the Inn at Wildwood reported that a 23-year-old Tallahassee woman left the Inn without paying her bill. Detective Matt Helms investigated and spoke to the suspect in Tallahassee who stated that she would return to pay for the room. Officials at the Inn informed Detective Helms that the suspect returned later to pay her bill and the case was closed.

On Aug. 8, Joey Eugene Guinn, 18, of Sopchoppy was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sgt. Lorne Whaley observed Guinn driving erratically on U.S. Highway 319. Sgt. Whaley smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and discovered five grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe. A female inside the vehicle was not charged. Deputy Richard Moon also investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,010 calls for service during the past week including: 89 citizen contacts; 15 disturbances; 22 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 E-911 abandoned calls; 18 regular E-911 calls; 37 investigations; 38 medical emergencies; 11 school security checks; 396 business and residential security checks; 27 special details; 23 subpoena services; 10 suspicious people; 13 suspicious vehicles; 23 traffic enforcements; 88 traffic stops; 10 disabled vehicles and 15 wanted people.

 

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