|Sheriff's Log--Sept. 20 to Sept. 26|
On Sept. 19, Stacie Phillips of Crawfordville reported a fire at her home. The victim was baking food in the oven when the element began to spark and started a small fire. The victim threw water on the fire and extinguished the flames while her son cut the power. There was no structural damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Sept. 19, Winn-Dixie store officials reported a retail theft. A female suspect was observed taking $92 worth of steaks from the grocery store. She threw the bag of steaks under a parked vehicle as she was being pursued by store officials. Sgt. Mike Helms located the suspect near ACE Hardware. During the investigation, the suspect was determined to have pills in her possession for which she did not have a prescription. Kathleen Elizabeth Taylor, 45, of Crawfordville was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and felony larceny-petit theft third or subsequent conviction. She was also issued a trespass warning for the store. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.
On Sept. 19, a 13-year-old female juvenile at Wakulla Middle School reported receiving a lewd text from an unknown male. The unknown suspect sent a photograph of a sex organ. The cell phone was seized and turned over to Detective Rachel Wheeler for further investigation. School administrators contacted the victim’s parent about the incident. Sgt. Billy Jones investigated.
On Sept, 19, Cierra Edwards of Crawfordville reported an animal cruelty incident. The victim’s dog was beaten with a stick. A juvenile suspect has been identified. The dog suffered injuries to an eye and jaw. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.
On Sept. 19, Shalia Godbolt of Sopchoppy was involved in a traffic crash in the area of Surf Road. The victim struck a deer with her vehicle and the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries to the driver. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Sept. 19, James Arnett of Sopchoppy was involved in a traffic crash near Surf Road. The victim struck a deer with his vehicle. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene but there were no injuries to the driver. Lt. Mike Kemp and Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On Sept. 20, Deputy Mike Crum and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated the spilling of five gallons of paint at the intersection of Highway 267 and U.S. Highway 319. A commercial vehicle was making a left hand turn from U.S. Highway 319 to Highway 267 when the vehicle tailgate failed and four paint buckets tumbled in the bed of the truck. Only one five gallon container of latex paint hit the roadway. Wakulla Firefighters arrived on the scene and used a fire hose to rinse the highway. The deputies directed traffic around the spill until the spill dried. There were no citations issued. Some motorists reported getting wet paint on their vehicles.
On Sept. 20, Jeanine Dalton of Panacea reported the theft of medications. The medications were taken from the victim’s home. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Sept. 20, James Hamilton of Crawfordville reported the theft of his wallet. The wallet was taken from his home and included a Social Security card and driver license. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Sept. 20, Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated a vehicle tag that was on a vehicle not assigned. He conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver put the tag on the wrong vehicle. Chad Wilson Carnes, 28, of Crawfordville was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for attaching an unassigned tag. The tag was seized as evidence.
On Sept. 20, Gregory Rosier of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from his home. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Sept. 20, Franklin Evans of the Panacea Water System reported the theft of water. A suspect, who has been identified, has been tampering with the water meter. The approximate value of the stolen water is $452. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Sept. 20, William Compton of Panacea reported a criminal mischief. Someone cut a brake hose of his recreational vehicle. Damage was estimated at $80. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Sept. 20, Willie Leverett of Crawfordville reported recovering a camera bag. The bag contained memory sticks and a camera cord. The found property was valued at $50 and turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Sgt. Jeremy Johnson investigated.
On Sept. 21, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop in Crawfordville on a vehicle with an unregistered tag. The tag was seized as evidence and Edward Thomas Harris, 46, of Tallahassee was issued traffic citations for attached tag not assigned and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while driver license was suspended or revoked.
On Sept. 21, Gary Wines reported recovering a wallet on the side of the road. The wallet contained a driver license and the owner was notified and given the lost wallet. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On Sept. 21, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was assisting Deputy Richard Moon locate a vehicle involved in a Franklin County burglary. Deputy Middlebrooks observed the suspect vehicle on the side of Crawfordville Highway and began to stop and investigate. Before the deputy could get his vehicle turned around, the suspect vehicle accelerated back onto the highway. Deputy Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the tag attached to the vehicle was not assigned. Ossie Lee Irvine, 47, of Tallahassee did not have a valid driver license. Marijuana was discovered in the vehicle. It weighed 1.8 grams. The tag was seized and Irvin was charged with attached tag not assigned, driving while license was suspended or revoked second or subsequent convictions and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
On Sept. 21, Sandra Stahl of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her vehicle. Three of the four sides of the vehicle were keyed while it was parked at Wal-Mart. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On Sept. 21, Sandi Nicole Dunlap, 24, of Panacea was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment. Sgt. Jeremy Johnson responded to a vehicle on the side of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road with flashers operating. Sgt. Johnston discovered several open containers of alcohol, a smoking pipe and a pill bottle containing marijuana. The marijuana weighed 1.2 grams.
On Sept. 22, Scott Paul of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The front door of the victim’s home was kicked in. Damaged was estimated at $400. Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Sept. 23, Michael Hamilton of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at the Wakulla County Recreation Park. The men’s room light switch was broken and the toilet paper rod was missing. Both the men’s room and ladies room inspection cases were ripped down and broken into several pieces. Damage and theft estimates were approximately $25. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Sept. 23, John Antill of Eden Springs reported discovering a small bag of marijuana. It weighed .4 grams. The marijuana was seized for destruction. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Sept. 23, Lorra Phillips of Shepard Accounting and Tax Services reported a credit card offense. The victim reported observing three unauthorized charges on her bank card. The charges were created on the Internet and totaled $308. Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On Sept. 23, Cynthia Harrell of Crawfordville and Deanna Strickland of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash on Namon Spears Road. There was minor damage to both vehicles and no injuries reported. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On Sept. 23, Amber Lahman of Montgomery, Ala. reported a fraud. The victim reported the theft of a credit card to officials in Bay County. The card was used three times in Crawfordville at a dollar store, restaurant and gas station. The fraud totaled $320. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Sept. 23, a concerned citizen reported a criminal mischief to a vacant home on Dreamwood Stables Road in Crawfordville. Several windows at the home were broken. Damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Sept. 23, William Smith of Ben Withers Construction reported a burglary. A cable puller was stolen from a company storage shed. The tool is valued at $6,000 and a forced entry was reported. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Clint Beam investigated.
On Sept. 23, Lucy Johnson of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was stolen from a vehicle that was at an automotive shop. A suspect, Travis William Nichols, 43, of Orlando, was arrested in this case as well as a related case at 28 Woodville Highway. He was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Sept. 24, Naudia Nell Delozier, 28, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third of subsequent conviction. Sgt. Lorne Whaley and Deputy Scott Powell observed her vehicle leave the roadway twice and conducted a traffic stop. Delozier was taken to the Wakulla County Jail and a juvenile in the vehicle was turned over to a friend.
On Sept. 24, Jimmie Smith of Crawfordville reported an animal cruelty case as someone shot the victim’s dog. The deceased animal was located in a ditch near the victim’s home. The victim also reported a second dog missing from his home. The second dog has not been located. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Sept. 24, Leah Hall and James Estep, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at U.S. Highway 98 and Jack Crum Road. Both vehicles suffered minor damage and no injuries were reported. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Sept. 24, Allie Cain of Crawfordville reported a lost wallet. The victim left her wallet in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart and returned to discover it missing. The wallet and contents are valued at $35. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Sept. 24, Deputy Mike Zimba observed Patrick Lynn Steele, 47, of Woodville driving a vehicle on Woodville Highway. Deputy Zimba had previous knowledge that Steele did not have a valid driver license and he conducted a traffic stop. The deputy determined that the tag on the suspect vehicle was not assigned to it. Steele was charged with tag attached not assigned and driving while license is suspended or revoked.
On Sept. 24, Joseph Abal of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of artwork from his property. The concrete and cast iron items are valued at $325. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Sept. 25, Amanda Lawhon of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Fraudulent charges were observed on her bank accounts. Four charges were discovered on two accounts totaling $3,859. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.
On Sept. 25, a Wakulla County school bus driver reported being “mooned” by a 16-year-old juvenile at a bus stop. The student was identified. Deputy Joe Page investigated.
On Sept. 25, Martin Causseaux of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, slashed three tires on his company vehicle. Damage is estimated at $860. Evidence at the scene helped Deputy Marshall Taylor identify the suspect. Stephen Eugene Williams, 66, of Alachua was issued a notice to appear in court for criminal mischief.
On Sept. 25, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile reported the theft of his bicycle. The bike was stolen from Maplewood Drive and Hickorywood Drive. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Sept. 25, Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Richard Moon investigated a call of a reckless vehicle at a Crawfordville day care. An off duty law enforcement officer stopped the suspect as he attempted to pick up his juvenile child. Field sobriety exercises were completed and Louis Junior Waller, 52, of Crawfordville was charged with refusal to submit to a breath test and child neglect without great harm. He also received a traffic citation for having an open container. The juvenile was turned over to a relative.
On Sept. 25, Mary Catherine Hildebrandt-Smith, 58, of Crawfordville was charged with disorderly intoxication after being observed riding her electric bicycle northbound in the middle of Crawfordville Highway. The bike had no lights and the night conditions were rainy. A Wakulla firefighter pulled the woman off the highway for her safety. The subject was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and her bicycle was taken to the WCSO Impound Yard. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 994 calls for service during the past week including 16 business and residential alarms; 78 citizen contacts; 17 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 18 regular E-911 abandoned calls; 16 E-911 calls; 61 investigations; 12 juvenile contacts; 52 medical emergencies; 22 school security checks; 309 business and residential security checks; 36 special details; 12 subpoena services; 33 traffic enforcements; 87 traffic stops; 13 trees down; and 14 watch orders.