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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 23 to Aug. 29

On Aug. 22, a 17-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile was found to be in possession of marijuana when a small amount was located in his pocket at WHS. He was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson and Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On Aug. 22, WCSO deputies successfully located Tre Allen McCullough, 21, of Crawfordville in connection with being wanted in a pending case. McCullough was located inside a Crawfordville home hiding in a bedroom closet. McCullough resisted efforts to arrest him and force was used to get the subject to comply. One of the arresting officers asked the subject to quiet down as he was cursing deputies in the presence of children. McCullough threatened the detective with bodily harm and was charged with threatening a public servant and resisting arrest without violence. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Detective Cole Wells, Detective Clint Beam, Detective Derek Lawhon and members of the WCSO Narcotics Unit investigated. Deputy Gibby Gibson suffered a leg injury attempting to secure the subject on an earlier call. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Jeff Carroll investigated.

On Aug. 22, Alfred Brannan, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s Social Security number to open a cellular telephone account. Someone built the account up with a bill of $1,300. A suspect has been identified. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Aug. 22, David Raker of Crawfordville reported the theft of gasoline cans from his home. The two containers and the gasoline are valued at $100. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 22, Fundra Hart of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone damaged the victim’s house door jamb. Damage to the home was estimated at $50. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 23, a patron of the County Line Bar was reported as carrying a concealed firearm. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated and Sgt. Muse conducted a traffic stop on Old Woodville Highway. A pistol was recovered in the suspect vehicle. The firearm was not secured and was loaded. The driver, Jason K. Smith, 30, of Havana, had an active warrant in Wakulla County and was arrested on the warrant. Smith was also arrested for carrying a concealed firearm. The firearm was seized and placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Mike Zimba and FHP Trooper Andrew Stone also assisted the investigation.

On Aug. 23, James Craft of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered $1,500 missing from his bank account following a fraudulent telephone call from someone posing as a merchant. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 23, Todd B. Dickson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A boat motor and vehicle stereo equipment were stolen from his home. The stolen property has been valued at $4,200. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 23, Leon Nettles of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary in Sopchoppy. A forced entry was discovered and a window was damaged. Damage was estimated at $25. The victim has not determined if anything was stolen from his home. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 23, Detective Derek Lawhon recovered nine gasoline containers and a lawn mower in the Wakulla Gardens area. The property owner was notified but determined that the property was stolen and did not belong to her. The items were seized and turned over to the WCSO Property and Evidence Division. Detective Clint Beam also investigated.

On Aug. 23, Douglas Morgan of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Sixteen unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account for a total of $2,965. The charges were created at a variety of locations in South Florida. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 24, a 17-year-old Tallahassee juvenile was issued a notice to appear in court following a traffic stop in Crawfordville involving narcotics. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed the juvenile fail to maintain his lane of traffic. A traffic stop was conducted and Deputy Middlebrooks smelled the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. The deputy discovered a marijuana smoking pipe inside the vehicle. The smoking pipe was seized and the juvenile faces a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

On Aug. 24, Dan Huntley of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. The victim reported that the cattle gate at Double Creek Plantation was damaged and left open. Damage to the gate was estimated at $500. It appeared a vehicle crashed into the gate. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.

On Aug. 24, Jack Alsup of Tallahassee reported a counterfeit bill at Economy Auto Salvage. The counterfeit bill was uttered during the past week. It was seized by law enforcement. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 24, Dale Cook of Crawfordville recovered a bicycle on his property. The bike, valued at $50, was turned in to the WCSO and placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 24, Marsha Louise Billhimer, 58, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston clocked the suspect operating a motorcycle at 70 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. A traffic stop was conducted. The suspect was charged with DWLSR habitual and given a verbal warning for excessive speed. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also investigated.

On Aug. 25, Mandy Plympton McCranie, 37, of Panacea was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash at 2836 Coastal Highway in Panacea. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated and observed that the victim’s vehicle had left the roadway and flipped multiple times before crashing into a tree. The victim had non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla EMS. Evidence at the scene led Sgt. Muse to conduct a DUI investigation. The investigation is ongoing. McCranie was the single occupant in the vehicle. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Deputy Marshall Taylor also investigated.

On Aug. 25, Austin Luke Beck, 20, of Crawfordville was arrested for high speed fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and possession of narcotics equipment. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on Arran Road for excessive speed and reckless driving. Beck pulled over to the side of the road but accelerated rapidly before coming to a complete stop. The suspect was clocked at 89 miles per hour on Forest Highway 13. The suspect drove deep into the Apalachicola National Forest and a BOLO was issued. Later, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office stopped the suspect at Capital Circle and Woodville Highway after investigating a disturbance involving Beck in Leon County. Drug paraphernalia was found inside the suspect vehicle which was heavily damaged from the high speeds in the national forest. Beck was transported to the Wakulla County Jail after being transferred from LCSO custody to the WCSO. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Ian Dohme also investigated.

On Aug. 25, Kelly Barnett of Crawfordville reported the theft of two bicycles from her property. The bikes are valued at $200. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 25, Christopher Edward Roskowski, 22, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop in Crawfordville. The driver confirmed that he had marijuana in the vehicle and produced a bag containing 27.5 grams. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 25, a traffic stop was conducted on Christine Morris Sheena, 28, of Jacksonville for impeding the flow of traffic by driving 14 M.P.H. in a 55 M.P.H. zone. She attached an unassigned tag to the vehicle she was driving. She was issued a notice to appear for tag attached unassigned. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug. 25, Tami Hurley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Food and personal items, valued at $55, were removed from the home. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 25, Sean Conan Crawford, 32, of Crawfordville was arrested for disorderly intoxication after Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated a disturbance. The suspect damaged the door to a residence. Two juveniles were present at the time of the incident and the Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted.

On Aug. 25, a 22-year-old Crawfordville woman was charged with three counts of child neglect without great harm after leaving her three children unattended at a Crawfordville home. The children, ages 1, 1 and 3, were left in a Wakulla Gardens home. A concerned citizen reported that the older child was walking around outside unattended for an undetermined amount of time. The inside of the home was in poor condition. The Florida Department of Children and Families was called to investigate and took custody of the children. The case was sent to the Criminal Investigations Division for additional investigation.

On Aug. 26, the WCSO Work Crew and Officer Roy Crum were working at the Wakulla County Public Library when a wallet was found. The owner could not be located and the wallet was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Aug. 26, Archie Simmons of Sopchoppy reported a fraud. The victim observed 53 unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges totaled $670. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 26, Donnie Boutin of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of a lawn mower from his home. The mower was parked near a shed and is valued at $800. Suspects have been identified. The mower was entered in the FCIC data base. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 26, Robert Poor of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief at State Park Storage. A storage unit was broken into and a lock was damaged. A lock at a gate was also damaged. A suspect has been identified. Damage was estimated at $120. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 27, Deputy Richard Moon and Reserve Deputy Chad Wright were conducting a security check at Wal-Mart when they observed a man with his legs hanging outside a vehicle. The deputies conducted a welfare check and found Joel David Matson, 21, of Tallahassee asleep in the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view and marijuana was also discovered in the vehicle. Matson was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment.

On Aug. 27, Mary McDonald of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was unlocked and in disarray. A wallet and contents, valued at $82, were taken. A suspect, who has been identified, attempted to use the victim’s bank card. Deputy Stephen Simmons, Detective Derek Lawhon and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On Aug. 27, Billy Whitfield of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the victim’s toolbox but it has not been determined if anything was stolen. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 27, Rebecca Jose of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Electronic equipment, a GPS, video and other miscellaneous items were reported missing. The items are valued at $440 and the vehicle was left unsecured. A suspect has been identified. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Aug. 27, Meredith Brown of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Two GPS units were stolen from a vehicle that had been tampered with. The units are valued at $450 and the vehicle was left unsecured. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 27, Adam Piotrowski of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The unsecured vehicle was entered and $2 in change was stolen. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 27, Shelly Langston of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the vehicle and stole a pair of shoes which are valued at $100. The vehicle was left unsecured. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 27, Shelly Langston of Crawfordville reported a second vehicle burglary. Sunglasses and a GPS, valued at, $400, were stolen from the vehicle. The GPS was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The vehicle was unsecured and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 27, Janice Daniels of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a DVD player and movie as well as a three ring binder. The property is valued at $300 and the vehicle was unsecured. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 27, William Swain of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of sunshades and a GPS, valued at $220. The vehicle was left unsecured and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Aug. 27, Stephen Swain of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The burglary included a GPS and cellular telephones valued at $120. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Aug. 27, Joseph Aaron Ellis, 19, of Crawfordville was stopped by Detective Clint Beam who observed Ellis driving on the road. Detective Beam had previous knowledge that Ellis had outstanding warrants out of Leon County. A traffic stop was conducted and Detective Beam observed marijuana inside the vehicle. The marijuana weighed three grams and Ellis was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The two active warrants from Leon County were for dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawn broker.

On Aug. 28, Rosalind Besson of Crawfordville reported the theft of property from her home. A saw and trailer hitch were reported missing. The property is valued at less than $300. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Aug. 28, Thomas Roddenberry of Tallahassee reported the theft of a cellular telephone in Crawfordville. A relative of the victim was charging the phone at a friend’s home when it was taken. It is valued at $300. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 28, Tammy Loudner of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was unsecured and two binoculars, valued at $70, were taken. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 28, Christa Allen of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim’s wallet was taken. The wallet and contents are valued at $95. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 28, Larry Melton of Panacea discovered a lost cellular telephone. The owner has not been located and the phone was submitted to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug, 28, Vernon Cook of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Tools valued at $205 were taken from an unsecured vehicle. A shed on the victim’s property was also entered and an axe valued at $20 was taken. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,141 calls for service during the past week including: 15 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 11 vehicle burglaries; 97 citizen contacts; 18 disturbances; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 10 abandoned regular E-911 calls; 20 E-911 calls; 81 investigations; 19 juvenile contacts; 40 medical emergencies; 36 school security checks; 304 business and residential security checks; 32 special details; 18 subpoena services; 13 suspicious people; 13 suspicious vehicles; 74 traffic enforcements; 130 traffic stops; 14 reckless vehicles; and 20 wanted people.

 

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