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Sheriff's Log--Sept. 13 to Sept. 19

On Sept. 12, Michael Boxberger of Crawfordville reported the theft of fiberglass columns from Funky Fiddler in Panacea. The four columns are valued at $800 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Sept. 12, Tammy Bowdry of Crawfordville reported a grand theft and burglary. The victim reported that her checkbook was stolen and an unauthorized charge was observed on her bank account. The charge originated from a phone service and was valued at $290. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 13, Joel Walker of Panacea reported an animal incident. Walker woke up to find nine chickens and a goat killed in his pen. Dogs entered the pen by digging under the fence. Deputy Stephen Simmons spoke to the neighbor and dog owner about the animals. The animal value loss to the Walkers was $480. The case was turned over to Animal Control Officer Mark Carter.

On Sept. 13, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a motorist in Panacea driving 49 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver failed to produce a valid driver license. Daniel Edward Devaney, 49, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked, third or subsequent conviction. A warning was given for excessive speed and failure to provide registration. Deputy Mike Zimba also investigated.

On Sept. 13, Christie Scarborough of St. Marks reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were discovered on the victim’s bank account. The charges were valued at $200 at a gasoline station in Texas. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Sept. 13, Steven Posey of Crawfordville reported recovering a firearm and holster. The handgun was located off Shadeville Highway 10 feet from the holster. The firearm was fully loaded. The weapon was not reported as stolen but was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as found. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 13, Timothy and Erika Pearce of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A wallet was stolen out of one of the family vehicles and a handgun was stolen from a second vehicle. Both vehicles were left unsecured. The firearm was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The victims observed an unauthorized charged on their bank account. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 21-year-old Tallahassee man on weapons charges and recovered the Pearce firearm. The Tallahassee man was observed walking in a Leon County neighborhood wearing a ski mask prior to his arrest. Suspects have been identified in the case. Deputy Roy Gunnarsson and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Sept. 14, John Harper of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized transactions were observed on the victim’s bank account. The transactions were valued at $852 in Northern Ireland. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Sept. 14, Annie E. Boyd of Panacea and Robin A. Fogt of Rockmart, Ga. were involved in a minor traffic crash at Levy Bay Road and Satilla Ave. in Panacea. Both vehicles were operable after the crash and no injuries were reported. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 14, Sharron Chattin of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim discovered the residence in disarray. The home was left unsecured while the victim attempted to move to a new home. The missing items included lawn equipment, tools, electronics, drum cymbals, clothing and baby items valued at $1,486. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Sept. 14, Michael Dudley of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the loss of his wallet and a knife from his unsecured vehicle. The wallet, contents and knife are valued at $192. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 14, Jennifer Brown of Panacea reported a residential burglary at the Lighthouse Motel in Panacea. The victim had $220 removed from her apartment. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Sept. 14, a 44-year-old Panacea woman reported being attacked by three bulldogs. Wakulla EMS was treating the victim’s injured leg and wrist when Lt. Mike Kemp arrived on the scene. Animal Control Officer Mark Carter seized the animals for the required quarantine period.

On Sept. 15, Edward Franklin Gainous, 68, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked and attached tag not assigned after a traffic stop. Sgt. Lorne Whaley conducted the traffic stop over a traffic safety issue and determined that Gainous had five previous DWLSR citations. The tag on the vehicle was assigned to a trailer.

On Sept. 15, Elizabeth Stoudinger of Burger King in Crawfordville reported a counterfeit bill fraud. The counterfeit $20 bill was observed during a change out of a register. The bill was seized and turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 15, several out of the county juveniles were given trespass warnings for Wakulla Springs State Park. The juveniles were “mooning” river boat guests as they passed them on the Wakulla River. The juveniles agreed to leave the park.

On Sept. 15, Ina Ecklund of Crawfordville reported a fraud. An individual telephoned the victim about creating a web site for her business. The victim provided the caller with bank information and later she discovered an unauthorized charge for $1,495 on her account. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Sept. 16, Deborah Seale of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received notification from the IRS that her tax return was delayed. The victim became suspicious because she did not have any reason to expect information regarding a tax return. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 16, Brandon Lee Nichols, 19, of Sopchoppy was clocked at 67 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop and smelled the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia. Nichols was given a notice to appear in court for possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic citation for unlawful speed.

On Sept. 16, Kristen Sheffield of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized transaction on her bank card. The transaction was valued at $155 at a big box store in the Bronx, New York. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Sept. 16, Devin Alan Anderson, 18, of Tallahassee was observed driving 65 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on East Ivan Road. Anderson swerved into Deputy Alan Middlebrook’s lane and the deputy conducted a traffic stop. Drug paraphernalia and marijuana was discovered during the investigation and Anderson was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Traffic citations were also issued for excessive speed and careless driving. Deputy Ward Kromer, Deputy Richard Moon and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Sept. 16, Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated a WCSO inmate work crew member turning off a gasoline valve at the county work yard. County staff changed the filter of the gas pump and made other adjustments before discovering that the pump valve had been turned off. The work crew inmate admitted to switching off the control valve. He was presented with a $115 bill for the new filter and labor and agreed to pay the cost in lieu of possible charges.

On Sept. 16, Arielle Kirk of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim was cleaning her vehicle and discovered a GPS unit and telephone cord, valued at $225, missing from the vehicle. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 16, Nathaniel Harris, 41, of Monticello and a trustee at the Wakulla County Jail was arrested for introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. Inmate Harris was found to have tobacco and a key in his possession while cleaning the administrative portion of the facility. Lt. Danny Deal, Sgt. Ray Johnson and Deputy Katie Deal investigated.

On Sept. 16, Angela Lariviere of Crawfordville reported the theft of cash from her purse. The victim lost $60 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Sept. 16, Jean Hindle of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim noticed three suspicious charges on her bank card from Arizona and Utah. A second credit card had six suspicious charges from Texas, Arizona and Utah. Additional suspicious charges were reported on a third bank card for a total fraud of approximately $2,000. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 17, Charles Edward Packowski, 32, of Tallahassee was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked. Sgt. Ryan Muse observed Packowski pass him at a high rate of speed on Highway 363. The vehicle was traveling at 72 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that Packowski was a habitual offender. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Sept. 17, Donna Strickland of Double A Storage in St. Marks reported a criminal mischief. A lock was cut off a storage shed. A suspect has been identified. Damage was estimated at $10. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Sept. 17, Drew Cook of Crawfordville reported a grand theft to a vehicle. Computer related equipment was stolen from a county school district vehicle. The vehicle was unsecured. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Sept. 17, Jason Paul Harper, 33, of Crawfordville was issued a traffic citation for attached tag not assigned. Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop due to the tag not being registered to any vehicle. The tag was seized as evidence and Harper was assigned a court date.

On Sept. 17, Michael Montgomery of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to acquire a loan through an Internet web site. He was instructed to pay a loan processing fee through a money pack card and then pay a wire transfer fee for a wire transfer. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Sept. 17, Joanne Dodson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported that jewelry was stolen from her purse while she was attending a gathering. The lost property is valued at $2,650. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Sept. 17, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Naudia Nell Delozier, 28, of Crawfordville was observed cutting merchandise open with a box cutter and placing items in her purse. A compact disc player, ribbon and electronics, valued at $56 were recovered. The suspect resisted efforts to be handcuffed. She was charged with larceny, trespassing after warning and resisting an officer without violence. With three other convictions for petit theft, the shoplifting charge will be enhanced to a felony. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Deputy Marshall Taylor and Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Sept. 18, George Griffin of Sopchoppy reported the theft of pottery from his establishment. A planting pot, valued at $200, was stolen from the victim’s business entrance sign. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Sept. 18, Jeffrey Bird of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim was alerted to 15 unauthorized charges on his bank card and was unable to determine where the card was located. The charges totaled $691. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 18, William Usherwood of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his rental property. The victim’s rental property suffered six broken windows from being damaged by rocks. A sliding glass door was also damaged. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 18, Tempie Sailors of the Wakulla County Clerk’s Office reported two prank telephone calls. Citizens complained that someone claiming to work in the courthouse would assist the citizens with outstanding tickets. Neither citizen who was contacted fell for the fraud. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Sept. 18, Jonathan Adams of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was taken from a trailer at his residence. The tag is valued at $40. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 18, Jason Paul Harper, 33, of Crawfordville was arrested for attached license plate not assigned after Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed the vehicle in Crawfordville. Due to previous dealings with Harper, Deputy Middlebrooks knew the subject had been stopped for driving with a tag attached not assigned on Sept. 17 by Sgt. Ryan Muse. Sgt. Muse gave the subject a notice to appear in court. Deputy Sean Wheeler assisted at the scene and transported Harper to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Sept. 18, Shelby Sandler of Tallahassee reported the theft of a cooler from his vehicle in Crawfordville. The cooler was taken out of the bed of the truck. The cooler was secured with a cable which was broken. The cooler is valued at $30 and the damaged cable is valued at $10. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,063 calls for service during the past week including: 19 residential and business alarms; 86 citizen contacts; 18 disturbances; 18 E-911 abandoned cell calls; four E-911 abandoned cell calls; 18 E-911 calls; 14 frauds; 45 investigations; 51 medical emergencies; 22 school security checks; 363 business and residential security checks; 24 special details; 11 suspicious vehicles; 57 traffic enforcements; 108 traffic stops; and 10 reckless vehicles.

 

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