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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

On Aug. 29, Julia Strange-Seale of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered that someone used her bank card to create a $212 charge at a store in Maryland. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 29, Thomas James March, 36, of Crawfordville, Tre Allen McCullough, 21, of Crawfordville, Michael Lance Skinner, 21, of Crawfordville and Elisha Jerime Tilley, 18, of Crawfordville were charged with criminal mischief in the Wakulla County Jail. The four men were in a holding cell that was damaged. Detention deputies discovered a damaged video telephone system as well as a damaged conventional telephone system and graffiti on the walls. Damage was estimated at $619. Detention Deputy Scott Delbeato, Lt. Lindsay Maxwell, Detention Deputy Kenneth Miller and Detention Deputy Kelly Mosley investigated.

On Aug. 29, Christy Peacock of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim was driving in Panacea when she left the vehicle on Coastal Highway. The victim left the vehicle unsecured and $425 worth of property was stolen including a cell phone and miscellaneous items. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Aug. 29, Willie Mae Rosier of Crawfordville reported finding two bicycles on neighboring property. The bikes were transported to the WCSO Property and Evidence Division until the owners can be located. The bikes are valued at $500. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 29, a Crawfordville juvenile reported recovering drug paraphernalia at his home. The items were turned over to Deputy Ward Kromer to be turned in to the Property and Evidence Division.

On Aug. 29, Kathleen Elizabeth Taylor, 45, of Crawfordville was arrested for grand theft at Wal-Mart. Loss Prevention staff observed the subject placing merchandise inside her handbag. She passed the last point of sale without paying for the items. Clothing, video games and knives were taken with a value of $543. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug. 29, Ray Johnson of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag from his utility trailer. The victim renewed his tag but when he went to place the decal on the tag he noticed it was missing. The tag is valued at $50. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated.

On Aug. 29, Erin Ashley Petrucelli of Crawfordville and Lauralee Alexa Holcomb of St. Marks were involved in a traffic crash at Spring Creek Highway and Shadeville Road. The crash took place at a traffic signal. There were no injuries. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Aug. 30, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle pull out in front of him with an expired tag. The deputy determined that Tony Angelo Taglaris, 51, of Panacea did not possess a valid driver license. He was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. Sgt. Lorne Whaley also investigated.

On Aug. 30, Courtnie Maxwell of Crawfordville reported the possible theft of her wallet. The wallet and contents are valued at $80. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated.

On Aug. 30, John Brown of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm and ammunition, valued at $70, were reported missing from the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Aug. 30, Jessica McKenzie of Panacea reported the theft of a dog. Two suspects, who have been identified, took the animal while it was outside the victim’s home. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 30, Louise Krueger of Crawfordville reported a fraud. An unauthorized charge was observed on the victim’s bank account for $150. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated.

On Aug. 30, Charles Spencer Slattery, 28, of Homosassa was involved in a one vehicle traffic crash at the 4800 block of Bloxham Cutoff Road. The victim’s truck hydroplaned off the road in bad weather striking a power pole. The power pole broke and landed on top of the truck. There were no injuries. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Aug. 30, Deputy Ward Kromer responded to a traffic crash at Highway 267 and Canopy Lane. A vehicle was observed in a ditch and the driver was identified as Cesar Miguel Membreno-Valdez, 35, of Tallahassee. The driver was unable to provide a valid driver license and was charged with operating a motor vehicle with no license. Later, it was determined that the driver’s license expired in February 2010 and the charge was amended to driving with an expired license, more than six months.

On Aug. 30, the Road Patrol Unit was busy with calls due to the bad summer weather. There were several trees reported down along with some power lines. The traffic crash that resulted in a broken power pole on Bloxham Cutoff was repaired by Duke Energy in less than four hours. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Aug. 31, Caleb Grant Clemons, 21, of Crawfordville was stopped for having an expired license plate. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Richard Moon determined that the driver was in possession of marijuana. The driver turned over marijuana to the deputies and was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. The marijuana weighed .8 grams.

On Aug. 30, Jessica Ryan of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim loaned her vehicle to a friend who never returned it. Later, the vehicle was located off Old Woodville Highway inoperable with the keys in it. The vehicle was damaged when it was discovered. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Aug. 31, Bert Crenshaw of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from his home. A person of interest was identified. The medications are valued at $8.50. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 31, Ryan McCallister King, 31, of Crawfordville was charged with aggravated battery and felony battery by strangulation after Deputy Ian Dohme responded to a 911 hang-up call. Deputy Dohme discovered a female victim with multiple marks on her body including her neck. The suspect was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated.

On Aug. 31, Kenneth E. Fields of Crawfordville and Tonya L. Logan of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at 968 Woodville Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 31, Gary Parker of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Gasoline credit cards were stolen from the unsecured vehicle. Deputy Jeff Carroll investigated.

On Sept. 1, John Coulliette of Crawfordville reported the theft of a decorative wishing well from his home. The property is valued at $150 and was taken during the night. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Sept. 1, Deputy Stephen Simmons assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with an incident at the St. Marks Boat Ramp. A vehicle sank in the water while trying to load a boat. A wrecker responded to the scene and pulled the vehicle out of the water.

On Sept. 1, Martha Heuring of Blue Water Realty Group reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. A rental home was observed with pry marks on the front door. Damage is estimated at $100. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 1, Tammy Moore of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim lost her purse while attending a family function. The purse was left inside an unsecured vehicle. The purse and contents are valued at $239. Four unauthorized transactions were observed on the victim’s bank account. The transactions were valued at $68 and took place in Crawfordville. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 1, Lance Holley of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of two wallets and sunglasses from his vehicle. The wallets and contents were valued at $190. The victim also reported unauthorized charges on his bank card at Wal-Mart stores in Crawfordville and Tallahassee. The charges were valued at $449. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 1, Ben Arnette, 63, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop in Crawfordville. Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop after not observing a license plate displayed. It was determined that the subject’s driver license was not valid from a previous driving while license is suspended or revoked (DWLSR) incident. Arnette was charged with DWLSR second or subsequent conviction. He was given a traffic citation for not having a tag.

On Sept. 2, Christopher Jason Thomas, 37, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop due to not having a valid license plate displayed. Thomas was discovered to be operating the vehicle without a valid driver license as a habitual offender. The license plate was seized. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Sept. 2, Patricia Mitchell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was entered and rummaged through. The victim has not determined if anything is missing from the vehicle. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 2, Corbon Smith of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary after a Crawfordville man reported finding the victim’s billiard cue case in a Crawfordville roadside ditch. The victim discovered his vehicle was ransacked. The cues and case are valued at $570. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Sept. 2, Deputy Scott Powell observed a vehicle traveling 51 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone on U.S. Highway 319. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that Kashif Dominique Roundtree, 25, of Tallahassee did not possess a valid driver license. It was determined that Roundtree’s license was suspended since 2009 and he was charged with driving while license is suspended. Lt. Brent Sanders also investigated.

On Sept. 3, Andrew Wisnoske of Panacea reported the loss of his wallet. The wallet and contents are valued at $18. The victim was unable to determine exactly when the wallet was lost or where it was lost. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 3, Principal Mike Barwick of Wakulla Middle School reported a school trespassing following a confrontation between students. A parent of one of the students went inside the school facility and confronted the second juvenile student and also made a racial comment toward African American students while on campus. A trespass warning was issued for Ryan Aaron McMahon, 34, of Crawfordville in connection with the incident. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated along with WMS Assistant Principal Tolar Griffin.

On Sept. 3, David King of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three suspicious charges were observed on the victim’s bank account totaling $177. Two of the charges originated in Florida and the third originated in Georgia. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 3, Asset Protection staff at Wal-Mart reported a retail theft. Jessica Lauren Sorenson, 20, of no known address, was observed opening merchandise in the sporting goods department. The subject concealed the merchandise under her clothing and passed the last point of sale without stopping to pay. A compact air soft hand gun, valued at $70, was recovered. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Sept. 3, Kathryn Murphey of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her rental property. A broken window and damaged door were discovered at the home. Damage was estimated at $125. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated.

On Sept. 3, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was on traffic patrol on Crawfordville Highway when he observed a vehicle traveling 48 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the deputy suspected that the motorist was under the influence. Sobriety exercises were conducted and Thomas Joseph Burgess, 22, of Crawfordville was charged with DUI. Marijuana was discovered while deputies searched the suspect at the Wakulla County Jail and he was charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility. Burgess was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and refusing to provide a breath sample. While in the holding cell, the suspect became aggressive toward the deputy who used force to gain control of the situation. Deputy Will Hudson and Deputy Anthony Paul also investigated.

On Sept. 3, SRO Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated a complaint from an 11-year-old female student regarding the theft of her shoes from physical education class. A 12-year-old male student admitted to taking the shoes which are valued at $50 and were recovered. The male student received a Juvenile Civil Citation and 32 hours of community service and instructions that further conduct that resulted in disciplinary action would create a transfer to Sopchoppy Second Chance School.

On Sept. 4, Deputy Scott Powell investigated a dog shooting on Fisher Creek Drive in Crawfordville. A male subject reported that he and his dog have been attacked by another dog on two occasions. During the second attack, the male subject shot the attacking dog. A female who owns the shot dog contacted WCSO and Wakulla County Animal Control was also called to the scene. The female was able to take her dog for non-life threatening medical treatment. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

On Sept. 4, Telisa Runyan of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Ten unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The transactions totaled $707 and were conducted all over Florida. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Sept. 4, Telisa Runyan of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Items were discovered missing from her vehicle and shed. Music CDs, cigarettes and a phone charger, valued at $130, were removed from her unsecured vehicle. Tools and fishing equipment was removed from her shed. The items are valued at approximately $425. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Sept. 4, Kimberly Crum of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a relative’s automobile at Wakulla High School. Punctures were observed in two tires. The damage was created by a knife. Damage to the tires was valued at $300. Deputy Mike Zimba and SRO Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,275 calls for service during the past week including: 22 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 82 citizen contacts; 19 disturbances; 18 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned regular calls; 17 E-911 calls; 48 investigations; 41 medical emergencies; 356 business and residential security checks; 27 special details; 14 subpoena services; 15 suspicious people 63 traffic enforcements; 265 traffic stops;13 disabled vehicles; and 16 reckless vehicles.

 

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