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Sheriff's Log--Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

On Sept. 26, Deborah Smith of Crawfordville reported a retail theft at Goodwill Industries in Crawfordville. A female suspect, who has been identified, was observed removing items from the store without paying for them. The exact value of the items is still to be determined. The suspect left the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated and her investigation continues.

On Sept. 26, Kim Conroy of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Four unauthorized charges were observed at an electronics store, big box store and office supply stores in Orlando and Tallahassee. The charges are valued at $1,809. Deputy Marshall Taylor and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Sept. 26, Faron Cooper of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Four unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were created in Oklahoma and Kentucky. The total amount of the fraud is still to be determined. Deputy Richard Moon and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Sept. 26, Sherri Green of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. Medication was discovered missing from a single bottle. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Sept. 26, two 16-year-old Wakulla High School juveniles were involved in a minor traffic crash at the school. One vehicle struck the other as he was backing out of a parking space. There was minimal damage to the vehicles and no injuries reported. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Sept. 26, Dennis Hughes of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two suspicious transactions were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $392 at two retail locations in Tallahassee. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Sept. 26, Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated a report of a Riversprings Middle School student sending a lewd photograph of him to female students. The male student told Deputy Boutwell that he sent the photograph to several students. Deputy Boutwell requested an arrest warrant for the student for sexting as a second offense. The three female victims are age 12 while the suspect is age 13. Detective Josh Langston also investigated.

On Sept. 27, Shannon Faye Vernon of Sopchoppy was involved in a one vehicle crash with a road sign at U.S. Highway 319 and Trice Lane. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 27, Stephanie Lorenzini of Crawfordville reported finding personal belongings of a former tenant of her home. The property included Social Security and other identification cards. The cards were held as found property when Deputy Billy Metcalf could not locate the owner. Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated.

On Sept. 27, Richard VanMunster of Panacea reported a fraud. Someone created two unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges totaled $750 through a satellite company. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 27, Courtney Peacock of Capital City Bank reported a suspect passing worthless bank checks at seven area businesses. The checks are valued at $1,842 and the suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 27, Douglas Raker of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim observed a window shattered at his home. The suspect threw a garden statue through the victim’s window. Damage to the home is estimated at $75 and the garden decoration is valued at $100. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Sept. 27, Sgt. Lorne Whaley issued civil citations to three juveniles who were in possession of marijuana. The juveniles were stopped by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer Jason Godwin. The juveniles possessed less than 20 grams of marijuana at Jack Crum Road and Purify Bay Road. All three juveniles are 15 years old.

On Sept. 28, Alice Amerson of Telogia was stopped by Deputy Stephen Simmons for an inoperable tail light. It was determined that the driver did not possess a valid driver license. It was also determined that she had four outstanding warrants out of Leon County. Amerson was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction as well as for the violation of probation warrants.

On Sept. 28, Jonathan Page of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft from his home. Sgt. Danny Harrell found the vehicle abandoned near Wildcat Alley and Coastal Highway. It appeared to have been involved in a traffic crash. The vehicle is owned by Marie Yvonne Allen of Tallahassee. The vehicle also contained $800 worth of tools. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 28, Denice Malancon of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a mailbox. The mailbox was struck twice with a bat and damaged. The box is valued at $25. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Sept. 28, Wanda B. Moore of Crawfordville and Dane V. Moses of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Sept. 29, Andrew McClain of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Medications and cash, valued at $61, were removed from the vehicle. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Sept. 29, Charles Ferrell Barwick of Crawfordville reported a business burglary. Juveniles were observed kicking the doors of the victim’s Crawfordville property. A forced entry was observed and an estimated $2,600 worth of damage was created to the building as well as the inside the business. WCSO contacted several juveniles about the incident and they admitted their involvement. The case was sent to the Criminal Investigations Division for additional investigation with additional juvenile suspects. Five suspects have been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba, Deputy Gibby Gibson, Deputy Billy Metcalf and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Sept. 29, Melissa R. Soto, 30, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. Deputy Stephen Simmons had previous knowledge that the driver did not possess a valid driver license and she was observed driving on U.S. Highway 319. Due to heavy traffic he was unable to conduct a traffic stop. Deputy Mike Zimba observed the vehicle at a Crawfordville restaurant. She was given a warning not to drive again. Later the same day, Deputy Zimba observed Soto driving again. Deputy Zimba conducted a traffic stop and transported her to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Sept. 29, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff observed Jessica Shailee Russ, 19, of Crawfordville concealing items on her person with the intent to take them out of the store without paying for them. Computer equipment and electronics, valued at $43, were recovered. The subject was charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Sept. 30, James Savage of Crawfordville reported the theft of his wallet. The victim placed his wallet down on a counter at Wal-Mart while checking out at the store and realized later he did not pick it up. The wallet contained personal identification information including a driver license and Social Security card. The missing property is valued at $24. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Sept. 30, Jason S. Marshall of Attapulgus, Ga. and David E. Rose of Elliston, Mo. were involved in a minor traffic crash in the parking lot of Savannah’s Country Buffet in Wakulla Station. There were no injuries and Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Sept. 30, Charles Grim of Crawfordville reported a burglary to his shed. An electronic gaming system was stolen. The system is valued at $300. A person of interest was established in the case. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Sept. 30, Melissa Hudson of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her vehicle. Investigation determined that the heating element in the glass malfunctioned and may have been the cause of the damage. Deputy Vicki Mitchell was unable to determine criminal activity.

On Sept. 30, Shalia R. Godbolt of Sopchoppy reported damage to a rental vehicle. The damage was estimated at $100 and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks left an agency business card on the adjoining vehicle requesting contact. Contact was not made with the registered owner of the adjoining vehicle at the recreation park.

On Oct. 1, Harold H. Weeks, 56, of Eastpoint was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of narcotics equipment and driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction. Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks were operating radar on U.S. Highway 98 when they observed Weeks driving at 75 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted. It was determined that the driver did not possess a valid driver license. Marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle that weighed 11 grams. Weeks was also issued a traffic citation for unlawful speed and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Oct. 1, Robert Tomlinson of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim noticed key marks on his vehicle while it was parked at his home. Damage was estimated at $500 to $1,000. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Oct. 1, Shawn Lawhon of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of construction equipment as a tractor and bush hog mower was stolen. The property will be entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Oct. 1, Travoris McWhite of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were observed in Arizona and Minnesota and totaled $1,001. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Oct. 1, Agnes H. Lord of Crawfordville and Stephanie M. Rogers of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash at Wal-Mart parking lot. There were no injuries. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Oct. 1, two vehicles and trailers owned by Brian’s Septic Tank Service were recovered off Springhill Road near the Leon County line. A concerned citizen reported observing the vehicles in a wood line. The property was reported stolen earlier in the day to Leon County Sheriff’s Office officials. A Leon County deputy arrived at the scene to continue his investigation. The property was turned over to a wrecker service. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Oct. 1, Detective Clint Beam and Detective Derek Lawhon were in the process of arresting Vernon Dale Long, 54, of Panacea on outstanding warrants when Long was found to be in possession of marijuana. The marijuana was discovered in a baggie and weighed 5.5 grams. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

On Oct. 1, Jack Joiner of Panacea reported an animal incident. The victim reported being attacked by two dogs while he rode his bicycle on Surf Road. The victim suffered bites to his ankle and hand. The animals were collected and transported to the Animal Shelter by ACO Mark Carter. The case is being turned over to the Animal Control Unit. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Oct. 1, a clerk at Triangle Petro in Medart reported a retail theft. A white male entered the store and stole a 12 pack of beer. The beer was valued at $13. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On Oct. 2, Martha A. McKown of Crawfordville and Rachel S. Pienta of Crawfordville were involved in a minor two vehicle traffic crash at 3056 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Oct. 2, Jerahme Ryan of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary in Crawfordville. Tools and fishing equipment, valued at $2,095, were removed from the victim’s storage shed. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On Oct. 2, Kent Malik of Crawfordville reported the theft of a motorcycle. The dirt bike was located near the victim’s shed and is valued at $1,850. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Oct. 3, Patricia Sparby of Murphy Oil reported a retail theft. A male subject took a beverage and potato chips from the store without paying for them. The stolen consumables are valued at $6. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Oct. 3, Lt. Julie Martin reported a battery in the female dormitory of the Wakulla County Jail. Leandrea Marie Jones, 31, of Tallahassee walked up to a 27-year-old victim and punched her. Detention Deputies William Lord and Jeff Carroll separated the women after other inmates broke up the altercation. Jones was placed in a holding cell by herself at the end of the investigation. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Detention Deputy Bronson Sweatt also investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,043 calls for service during the past week including: 13 business and residential alarms; 104 citizen contacts; 19 disturbances; 10 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 7 E-911 abandoned calls; 9 regular E-911 calls; 65 investigations; 41 medical emergencies; 27 school security checks; 297 business and residential security checks; 32 special details; 11 suspicious people; 37 traffic enforcements; 100 traffic stops; 20 wanted people; and 30 watch orders.

 

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