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Sheriff's Log--Oct. 11 to Oct. 17

On Oct. 10, Frank Harrell of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone used the victim’s bank card to make a $57 purchase at a Wakulla County convenience store. The victim’s wallet was reported stolen earlier in the month. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 11, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A 15-year-old juvenile and a 17-year-old juvenile were observed removing jewelry. The juveniles were detained and the jewelry was recovered. The 17-year-old juvenile was charged with retail theft. She was caught removing $52 worth of merchandise on Sept. 23, but the store did not press charges at the time. She was issued a trespass warning for the store. The 15-year-old female was issued a juvenile civil citation and turned over to her mother. She was also issued a trespass warning for the store. The total value of the items was $29. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Oct. 11, Charles Lindsey of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to open accounts without authorization. Attempts were made to open accounts with a telephone provider, department store and electronics store. Two of the fraud locations were in Bradenton. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Oct. 11, Justin Vaillancourt of Crawfordville reported a burglary to a shed. Fishing equipment, firearms and a generator were reported missing. The property was valued at $1,360 and suspects have been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Oct. 11, Bobbie Dotson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were reported on her bank card. The charges totaled $208 and were reported in the Austin, Texas area. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Oct. 12, Deputy Scott Powell investigated an altercation at Dux Liquors. A 37-year-old male victim reported being struck by Michael Logan Burdette, 31, of Crawfordville. Burdette allegedly struck the victim several times with a closed fist and was charged with battery.

On Oct. 12, an assistant manager at Dollar General in Panacea reported a retail theft. A suspect was observed walking around the store for more than two hours and entered the bathroom twice. The assistant manager discovered empty packaging for several items around the store. The items are valued at $26. The suspect has been identified. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On Oct. 12, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle on Spring Creek Highway without headlights, grill, bumper and an inoperable brake light. A traffic stop was conducted. Vandela Ann Johnson, 26, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction.

On Oct. 12, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female was observed leaving the store without paying for three T-shirts which are valued at $24. The suspect was briefly detained by store staff but got away in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle from Leon County. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 13, Christopher Michael Vuoso, 21, of Crawfordville was charged with knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Sgt. Lorne Whaley observed the motorist on Whiddon Lake Road with an inoperable tail light. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was arrested. Vuoso was also issued a uniform traffic citation for an open container of alcoholic beverage.

On Oct. 13, Charles McGowan of Crawfordville reported finding a wallet in the middle of the Highway 267 and Highway 363 intersection. An owner was identified but the Crawfordville woman could not be located. The wallet and contents are valued at $25 and the wallet was turned in to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On Oct. 13, Bryan Camp of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone stole the victim’s pole saw. The saw is valued at $580 and was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On Oct. 13, Maggie Lee Schaefer, 33, of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft and failure to register as a sex offender following an incident at Wal-Mart. Asset Protection staff observed the suspect taking items off shelves and leave the store without paying for them. The assorted items are valued at $195 and the items were recovered. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Oct. 13, Robert Talbot of Crawfordville reported an attempted vehicle burglary. A white male subject was observed attempting to gain access to the victim’s truck. The subject was attempting to siphon gasoline from the vehicle. Lt. Brent Sanders, Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Deputy Stephen Simmons and FHP Trooper Joshua Greene investigated.

On Oct. 14, Charles Sanders of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. The victim reported several unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges totaled $1,014 at eight Wakulla County locations. Two suspects have been identified. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 14, Claretha Show of Crawfordville reported locating a bicycle on Revadee Spears Road in Crawfordville. The bike is valued at $25 and an owner has not been determined. The bicycle was placed in the WCSO impound yard until an owner can be located. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Oct. 14, William McCallum of Tallahassee reported a vehicle theft at the Southern Spirits Lounge. Witnesses reported that James Buchanan Barnes, 48, of Crawfordville took the truck and drove away from the scene. Later in the road patrol shift, Deputy Ward Kromer observed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen truck on Crawfordville Highway. Barnes was asleep inside the vehicle and was asked to get out of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, Deputy Kromer discovered marijuana and a smoking pipe. The marijuana weighed seven grams and Barnes was charged with vehicle theft, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment. The vehicle was turned over to the owner who discovered that it was inoperable due to overheating. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also investigated the case.

On Oct. 15, Aaron Parsons of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a home under construction in Crawfordville. He was inspecting the siding when he observed two holes and a broken window at a Tillis Lane location. A construction sign was also shot with a BB gun. Damage was estimated at $200. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Oct. 15, Robert Will of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications and a prescription from his home. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated.

On Oct. 16, Jeffrey Young of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Six unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created in France and were valued at $1,084. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On Oct. 16, Barbara Green of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized charge was observed at a Wal-Mart in Virginia. It was valued at $295. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Oct. 16, Julie Haight of Crawfordville reported the theft of her vehicle hubcaps. The property is valued at $100 but the victim is unsure when and where the hubcaps were taken. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Oct. 16, Jerry Johnson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered two unauthorized charges on his bank card that totaled $117. The charges were created in Miami. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 16, a 47-year-old female victim from Crawfordville reported an aggravated assault as a 23-year-old Crawfordville male drove his vehicle toward the victim in an aggressive manner. The suspect, who has been identified, drove his vehicle toward the victim’s vehicle in her travel lane. He switched back to his lane shortly before striking the victim’s vehicle. The suspect also has a suspended driver license. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Oct. 16, Angela Smith of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized transaction on her bank card for $55. The charge was created at a Miami Winn-Dixie grocery store. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Oct. 16, Tom Odom of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A window at the victim’s home was broken and damage is estimated at $200. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,013 calls for service during the past week including: 100 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned regular calls; 22 E-911 calls; 63 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 342 business and residential security checks; 31 special details; 14 suspicious people; 46 traffic enforcements; 83 traffic stops; 22 wanted people and 15 watch orders.

 

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