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Sheriff's Log--Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

On Oct. 17, Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated a suspicious vehicle complaint in Crawfordville. The suspicious vehicle driver quickly drove away when he spotted Deputy Wheeler’s marked patrol vehicle. Deputy Wheeler conducted a traffic stop and discovered that John Luther Oaks, 57, of Crawfordville did not have a valid driver license. Deputy Wheeler arrested him for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. During the arrest process, marijuana was discovered in the subject’s pocket and smoking pipes were discovered inside the vehicle. The tag on the vehicle belonged to another individual. Oaks was charged with tag attached not assigned, DWLSR with knowledge-habitual, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The marijuana weighed 4.2 grams and the tag was seized. Oaks was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.

On Oct. 17, Charlene Stinson reported a credit card offense. Two suspicious charges on her bank account were discovered. The charges totaled $158 in Miami. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 17, John Joiner of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Five unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $1,330 at a Home Depot in Portland, OR. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 17, Sgt. Lorne Whaley and Deputy Mike Zimba were called to investigate a Wal-Mart complaint involving a female panhandling in the parking lot. During their investigation they observed Derick Lenard Hughes, 46, of Tallahassee at the scene. Hughes had an active trespass warning for the store. Deputy Billy Metcalf served the TPW on the subject on Aug. 29. Hughes was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.

On Oct. 17, Kenneth Danner of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on his bank account for $73 at a Miami area Winn-Dixie. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 17, Deputy Mike Zimba and Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated a complaint of a subject attempting to sell prescription drugs to patrons at a Crawfordville lounge. None of the patrons purchased the pills but the subject, Johnny Alfred Youngblood, 59, of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of Schedule 3 narcotics without a prescription. Youngblood was also issued a trespass warning for the lounge.

On Oct. 18, Bill Russell of Panacea reported finding lost keys at Hudson Park. The keys were found after a function held at the park on Oct. 12. The keys are being held by the WCSO until the owner claims them. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 18, Susan Solburg of Sopchoppy reported finding a lost camera on the Florida and Georgia Trail in Sopchoppy. The camera was placed in the Property and Evidence Division until the owner can be located. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 18, Dianna Chance of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Oct. 18, Timothy McCord of Perry, Ga. reported a residential burglary in Panacea. The victim reported that someone removed $3,775 worth of property from his home including an HVAC unit, outboard motor, lawn mower, wiring, copper, fishing gear and furniture. Deputy Anthony Paul, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Oct. 18, Brandon Ison of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on his bank cards. Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Matt Helms investigated.

On Oct. 18, Thomas Owen of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. Three suspicious charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges totaled $165 at a Miami Winn-Dixie store. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 18, Donna Young of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two fraudulent charges were observed on the victim’s bank card from two Publix stores in Plantation. The total fraud was $274. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Oct. 19, Thomas Webb, 39, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and driving with no driver license following a traffic stop in Crawfordville. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed the motorist driving erratically. Marijuana was observed inside the vehicle during the investigation. The cannabis weighed two grams.

On Oct. 19, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to a complaint of a female lying on the side of Woodville Highway with her head over the fog line near Southern Spirits Lounge. Wakulla EMS was called to the scene due to the level of intoxication. Jessica Marie Bradley, 28, of Tallahassee attempted to get away from EMS personnel and cross the highway in front of traffic. Bradley resisted efforts by Deputy Middlebrooks to handcuff her and when she reached for his holstered duty weapon EMS staff assisted the deputy in restraining her. The subject continued to beat her head inside the patrol vehicle while the deputy was driving to the jail. She was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. Once at the jail, Bradley resisted Detention Deputies Scott Delbeato and Lindsay Jacques efforts to place her in a holding cell. Detention Deputy Jacques used O.C. spray to gain compliance and to be able to safely exit the cell. Bradley was also charged with resisting arrest with violence.

On Oct. 19, Benjamin Godbolt, 44, of Sopchoppy was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Godbolt threatened a 24-year-old Sopchoppy male with a machete. Godbolt also threatened a 28-year-old female with the weapon inside a Sopchoppy home. There were no injuries. Deputy Marshall Taylor and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Oct. 19, Vickie Crum of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. A suspicious charge was observed on her bank card for $55 at a Winn-Dixie in Miami. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Oct. 19, Lori Strickland of Crawfordville reported finding property at Ouzt’s Too. A wallet was found that was owned by a Perry, FL woman. Efforts to reach the woman were unsuccessful and the property was turned in until the owner can be located. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Oct. 19, Daniel Kinsey of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Six unauthorized charges were observed on his bank card. The charges were valued at $591 at two 7 Eleven stores in Miramar and Pembroke Pines and four Publix markets in Jupiter and Miramar. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Oct. 20, a 20-year-old Sopchoppy victim reported an assault, hit and run and criminal mischief to his vehicle on Forest Road 321. Several subjects threatened the victim and struck his vehicle while in the forest. A vehicle following the victim struck the victim’s bumper. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Oct. 20, members of the road patrol shift responded to Wakulla Springs State Park in reference to a drunken female at a wedding reception who walked into the woods. Deputies spent two hours attempting to identify and then locate the female. Her vehicle was located at the park. Deputies were finally able to gain an identity and home address for the female. She was discovered safe passed out at her home.

On Oct. 20, WCSO assisted FHP with a traffic crash at Ace High Lane and Ace High Stables Road where a motorist struck a power pole. The driver was not with the vehicle when law enforcement arrived. WCSO was able to identify the subject who was reported to have a bloody injury to his forehead. The suspect is wanted for five charges in Branford. The investigation continues.

On Oct. 21, a 14-year-old female student at Sopchoppy School was issued a notice to appear in court for disruption of a school function. The student threw a book in an occupied classroom and refused to comply with the instructions of Principal Dod Walker. The student’s grandparent was contacted to pick her up. Deputy Joe Page investigated.

On Oct. 21, Rodney Revell of the Wakulla Building Department reported a criminal mischief to the air conditioning units at the Tax Collector’s Office. Someone cut the lines near the six units. Damage is estimated at $300. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Oct. 21, Ralph Carroll of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Fifteen unauthorized charges totaling $1,772 were observed on the victim’s bank card. Several locations in Tallahassee were identified. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Oct. 21, Ann-Marie Bailer of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges totaled $468 at two Publix markets in Plantation and Weston. Sgt Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 21, Charles Harrell of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two suspicious charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created at Winn-Dixie stores in Miami. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 21, Tommy Loy of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s vacant home was damaged as windows were broken, the door was damaged and graffiti was discovered inside and outside the home. Damage was estimated between $2,000 and $3,000. Two individuals of interest were identified. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Oct. 21, Timothy Miller of Panacea reported a credit card offense. Three suspicious charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $617 at Publix markets in Miami. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 21, Carolyn G. Castillo of Crawfordville was involved in a minor traffic crash at the Winn-Dixie parking lot. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicle. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Oct. 21, James Hauck of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Two male subjects broke a lock and entered the victim’s vacant home. The males left the scene as the victim arrived. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.

On Oct. 21, Elizabeth Wilkes of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary. The victim was visiting Crawfordville when she returned to Tallahassee and realized her purse was missing. The vehicle was left unsecured and her bank card was used in Tallahassee. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Oct. 22, Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated a disturbance at Shell Point Beach. Two male subjects were fighting over a female. Both males suffered minor injuries in the dispute. Wakulla EMS was called to the scene and cleared a 19-year-old subject. A 24-year-old subject also had marks from the fight. Both subjects had been drinking and neither wanted to press charges.

On Oct. 22, Bruce Shipman of Crawfordville reported the theft of a ladder. The ladder was taken from the victim’s property and is valued at $150. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Oct. 22, Marvin McKenzie of Glenda’s Country Store reported a burglary. A forced entry was observed. Florida Lottery tickets and a change box were reported stolen. The tickets and change box are valued at $504. A special agent with the state Lottery contacted Detective Derek Lawhon about stolen Lottery tickets being cashed. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 22, Michael Nicks of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on his bank account made at a pizza establishment in New York. The charge totaled $28. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 22, Shelia Randolph of Tallahassee reported a forgery. The victim attempted to order lunch in Crawfordville with a $10 bill and was informed it was counterfeit. The victim believes the bill was received from a Tallahassee eatery. The bill was placed into evidence. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 22, Kim Lott of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized charge was observed on her bank account for $179 at a Target in California. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Oct. 22, John Ross of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Eight unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were created at Publix and Kroger markets in Orlando, Hialeah and Houston, Texas and were valued at $1,440. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Oct. 23, King Howard of Crawfordville reported the theft of a mini motorbike. The bike was taken from the victim’s property. The stolen property is valued at $350. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Oct. 23, Deborah Wonsch of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed three unauthorized charges on her bank card. The charges were created at two Wal-Marts and a gasoline station and are valued at $337. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Oct. 23, Carolyn Sherrod of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were discovered on the victim’s bank account from Wal-Mart and Murphy Oil in Crawfordville. The victim could not find her card and it has not been determined if it was stolen or lost. The charges were valued at $89. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 23, Susan Council of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A Crawfordville rental home was broken into and vandalized. A window was broken and holes were knocked in the walls. Damage was estimated at $700. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Oct. 23, Lance Grabill of Crawfordville reported a structure fire. The fire originated from a dryer, but the victim was able to put the fire out by using a fire extinguisher. Wakulla Firefighters responded to the scene and determined that the fire was accidental. Minimal damage was reported to the structure. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 930 calls for service during the past week including: 15 residential and business alarms; 70 citizen contacts; 19 disturbances; 12 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 12 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 E-911 regular calls; 17 frauds; 46 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 16 school security checks; 311 business and residential security checks; 39 special details; 14 suspicious vehicles; 35 traffic enforcements; 82 traffic stops; and 14 reckless vehicles. 

 

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