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Sheriff's Log--Nov, 1 to Nov. 7

On Oct. 31, Frances Pybus of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. The victim entered her vehicle and discovered that a telephone, currency, iPad, prescription glasses and other items were stolen after the vehicle had been tampered with. The vehicle was left unsecured. A purse stolen from the vehicle was recovered at the Ochlockonee River Bridge near Sopchoppy and turned in to Deputy Joe Page by a concerned citizen. The stolen property is valued at $1,621. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 31, Donald Kent of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. Two firearms were stolen from the unsecured vehicle. The firearms are valued at $700. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Oct. 31, Jesse Phelps of Lamont reported the theft of a trailer tag while at the Stone Crab Festival in St. Marks. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Oct. 31, James Stewart of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a laptop computer from his home. The victim left his home unsecured while he was out for dinner. The laptop and cord are valued at $460. It was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Oct. 31, Beverly Melton of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed 13 unauthorized charges on her bank card. The charges totaled $9,221 in San Francisco, CA and Bronx, NY. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Oct. 31, a Crawfordville man reported an aggravated assault. The man’s 17-year-old daughter was walking on a road when a former friend of the daughter attempted to hit the juvenile with a motor vehicle. The suspect, who has been identified, swerved the vehicle toward the female victim as she was walking. The incident was also witnessed by another juvenile. Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On Nov. 1, Ronnie Kirk of Panacea reported a credit card offense. Twelve unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The total amount of the charges was $675 and the charges were created in Atlanta, Ga., Smyrna, Ga. and College Park, Ga. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 1, William Lord of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from his property. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Nov. 1, Tina Sanders of Graceville reported a residential burglary in Crawfordville. The victim was in the process of moving out of her Crawfordville home when she returned to find a forced entry and the home vandalized. The home was ransacked with trash, beer cans, liquor bottles and burned rolling papers, spread about. Evidence was collected at the scene and suspects have been identified. Damage to the home was estimated at $3,000. Deputy Richard Moon, Detective Cole Wells and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Nov. 1, Jennifer Raker and Rebecca Black were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at Walgreens parking lot. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by wreckers but there were no injuries. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Nov. 1, James Schatzman of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on his bank card. Six charges were observed at Kroger markets in Texas and Missouri. The total amount of the charges was $269. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 1, Loc Martindale of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a letter from a company giving him a $3,990 check. The instructions asked him to purchase gift cards and return them to the company followed by the cashing of the check by the victim. The check was written on a closed bank account. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Nov. 1, Wendy Slay of Crawfordville reported her home being “egged” with a hand written note wishing her a “Happy Halloween.” A suspect has been identified. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Nov. 2, Cameron William Wesson, 25, of Crawfordville, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence and assault on a law enforcement officer. Deputy Anthony Paul and Deputy David Pienta responded to a dispute and Wesson yelled at Deputy Paul and threw a beer can at Deputy Pienta. Wesson also attempted to pull away from the deputies as he was being secured in handcuffs. The subject attempted to avoid being placed in the patrol vehicle and made threats toward law enforcement. Deputy Vicki Mitchell also investigated.

On Nov. 2, Joseph Michael Justus, 23, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for attached license plate not assigned. Deputy Richard Moon conducted a traffic stop due to the tag being attached to the incorrect vehicle. The South Carolina tag was seized and submitted into evidence.

On Nov. 2, a 58-year-old Panacea man contacted the WCSO regarding harassing telephone calls. The victim has received approximately 100 harassing telephone calls from a suspect who has been identified. The calls were received over the course of a week. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Nov. 2, Cameron Wesson of Crawfordville reported the theft of cash from his home. The victim stated that $400 was removed from his unsecured home. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Nov. 2, Maria Ann Hinkle, 35, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for driving without a license. Deputy Richard Moon conducted a traffic stop due to faulty equipment. She was issued a criminal citation for driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction. Hinkle was previously stopped by Deputy Mike Zimba during an earlier traffic stop.

On Nov. 2, Deputy Will Hudson investigated an abandoned vehicle partially blocking Spring Creek Highway just north of U.S. Highway 98. An attempt was made to contact the vehicle owner, Sarah K. Stallworth of Crawfordville. When contact with the owner failed, a wrecker was called to the scene to remove the hazard.

On Nov. 3, Alexis Lawhon of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse. The victim left her purse on a table at a local lounge and went outside. When she returned the purse was gone. The purse and contents are valued at $730. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Nov. 3, Brett Shields of St. Marks reported a fraud. A suspect, who has been identified, requested marine parts be shipped to an address in Arizona. The parts are valued at $3,313. The shipping destination was a home in foreclosure. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Nov. 4, Eugene Monteith of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a firearm, magazine and check written to his business. The value of the stolen items is $600. The vehicle was left unsecured. The firearm was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On Nov. 4, Wanda McCallister of Hosford reported the theft of a wallet from the Wal-Mart Subway. The wallet was left at a table when the victim left Crawfordville. The wallet and contents are valued at $82. The wallet was not found at the store. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 4, Maxie Lawhon of the City of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief at the old Sopchoppy Gym. Someone entered the gym and discharged a fire extinguisher on the gym floor and kitchen area. Damage was estimated at $30. Deputy Joe Page and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Nov. 5, David Brantley of St. Marks reported a criminal mischief. The victim discovered that someone shot out a window at his home. It was determined that the window was shot with a BB gun. Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Lt. Brent Sanders and Lt. Steve Willis investigated.

On Nov. 5, WCSO deputies responded to a Crawfordville medical assistance call where a 17-year-old female juvenile was burned.  The juvenile was with a friend when a jar of gasoline ignited and started a fire. The female victim suffered burns to her hands and stomach and was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. The gas fumes from the jar ignited when a cigarette was lit. A parent in the home responded to the room and assisted in putting out the fire which had caught the victim’s clothing on fire. The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Scott Powell, Deputy Ross Hasty, Detective Cole Wells and Detective Clint Beam also investigated along with the state Fire Marshal and Wakulla Firefighters. The Department of Children and Families was also notified.

On Nov. 5, William Beasley of Crawfordville reported a fraud and credit card offense. The victim reported that a suspect, who has been identified, used his personal information to open charge accounts and pay bills. The victim was also contacted by an area business regarding an outstanding balance of $978 on a charge account. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Nov. 6, Sarah Leann Crosby, 23, of Tallahassee was arrested following a traffic stop in Crawfordville. The driver did not possess a valid driver license. She was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked. She was also given a verbal warning for having an expired tag and failure to use a turn signal. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 954 calls for service during the past week including: 11 business and residential alarms; 109 citizen contacts; 10 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned calls; 25 E-911 calls; 37 investigations; 40 medical emergencies; 10 school security checks; 315 business and residential security checks; 29 special details; 10 suspicious people; 34 traffic enforcements; 111 traffic stops; and 14 wanted people.

 

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