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Sheriff's Log--Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

On Nov. 6, Travis Sullivan of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed 19 unauthorized charges on his business account. All of the transactions were created in Tallahassee and included restaurants, merchandise shops and gas stations. The unauthorized charges totaled $5,027. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 7, Joshua Sanders of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was defrauded out of $63 through a wire fraud involving an Internet listing service. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Nov. 7, Helen Vice of Crawfordville reported a burglary to a storage building. A glass figurine was broken when the suspects made entry. A forced entry was observed. The value of the damaged property is $20. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Nov. 7, Wendy Slay of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Ten empty wine bottles on the victim’s front porch were broken. Damage was estimated at $200. Suspects have been identified. Evidence was collected at the scene. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.

On Nov. 8, Michele Laporte of Crawfordville reported a burglary at the Crawfordville Shell Station. Someone broke the glass front door with a hammer and left the store with a small amount of cash. Damage to the structure was estimated at $500. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Scott Powell, Deputy Ross Hasty, Detective Rachel Wheeler and Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On Nov. 8, Patrick Overton of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s information to apply for two credit cards. The victim received the cards in the mail. A department store account was activated and $500 worth of charges was created in New Jersey. An electronics store card was not activated. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Nov. 8, Barney Parker of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm was stolen out of the victim’s vehicle. The firearm is valued at $500. The vehicle was left unsecured. The firearm was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Nov. 8, Brandy Alexander of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim exercised at the recreation park and left her wallet in an unsecured vehicle.  The wallet and contents are valued at $451. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov 8, Shelby Ann Lipscomb, 22, of Eastpoint was involved in a traffic stop due to faulty equipment. Deputy Gibby Gibson conducted the traffic stop and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver could not produce a valid driver license. The subject allowed Deputy Gibson to search the vehicle and marijuana; three smoking pipes and two firearms were found. The marijuana weighed 16.6 grams. The firearms were seized and turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Lipscomb was issued a traffic citation for faulty equipment and was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked without knowledge as well as possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment.

On Nov. 8 Steven C. Brooks of Tallahassee was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash with a bear on Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries but there was extensive damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was towed at the owner’s request. The bear could not be located. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Nov. 9, Lachrisha Wells of Panacea reported a grand theft. Two lawn mowers were taken from the victim’s home. The mowers are valued at $1,250. One of the mowers is a riding mower and the other is a push mower. The riding mower was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Nov. 9, Jean M. Crawford of Crawfordville and Anthony C. Rizzo of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle crash at the Radio Shack parking area. There were no injuries and damage to the vehicles was minor. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Nov. 9, Mendy Marie Johnson, 39, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated an underage drinking party and discovered juveniles and alcoholic beverages at the home. Sgt. Harrell and Deputy Gibby Gibson collected the names and ages of the juveniles at the gathering. Contact was made with 12 male juveniles and their parents who came to the location to pick them up.

On Nov. 9, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on Spring Creek Highway after observing a vehicle cross the fog line several times. Amy Lyn Coomer, 39, of Tallahassee was driving and Deputy Middlebrooks discovered that she did not possess a valid driver license. The driver also turned over marijuana to the deputy after he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search was conducted of the vehicle and more marijuana and drug paraphernalia was discovered inside. Two passengers, Willie Lee Byrd, 20, of Crawfordville and Jayvontae Deshay Schwartz, 20, of Evansville, IN, were also detained.
Schwartz had an active warrant out of Vanderburgh County, IN with an order to extradite and deputies arrested Schwartz. Byrd admitted ownership of marijuana found inside the vehicle and was also arrested. In addition, methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

Coomer’s methamphetamine was weighed at .6 of a gram and the marijuana weighed 9.1 grams. Byrd’s marijuana weighed 15.6 grams. Coomer was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge and a traffic citation for careless driving.
Byrd was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schwartz was also transported to the Wakulla County Jail on the active Indiana warrant. The vehicle was turned over to a friend. Deputy Roy Gunnarsson also investigated.

On Nov. 10, Tianna Davis of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary at Wal-Mart. The victim placed food items inside her vehicle and returned later to discover the items missing. The victim failed to secure her vehicle and $120 was reported missing from her wallet. A suspect has been identified in the parking lot theft. The suspect also removed groceries from the store without paying for them. Wal-Mart officials were able to assist in identifying Christina Lynn Glover, 33, of Crawfordville as the suspect.  Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks interviewed Glover and recovered several of the stolen items. The items taken from the victim’s vehicle were valued at $402. The items taken from Wal-Mart were valued at less than $300. Glover was charged with child abuse without bodily harm due to having a minor child with her during the commission of a felony, vehicle burglary, retail theft and grand theft. Several of the stolen items were recovered. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.

On Nov. 10, Deputy Jerrold Finney responded to a reckless driver complaint on Summerwind Circle. The suspect performed two “doughnuts” on Summerwind Circle. Deputy Finney conducted a traffic stop and a bag was tossed out the vehicle window. Marijuana was discovered in the discarded bag. Kenneth Joseph Pontones, 26, of Tallahassee admitted the narcotics belonged to him. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and issued a traffic citation for reckless driving. The marijuana weighed two grams.

On Nov. 11, Deputy Richard Moon conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with faulty equipment on Woodville Highway. David Allen Quick, 49, of Panacea told Deputy Moon that he was someone else. Once Deputy Moon determined Quick’s actual identity he discovered that Quick had an active warrant from Wakulla County. Quick was also charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.

On Nov. 11, Wal-Mart management turned over lost and found property to the WCSO. The items included a wallet and checkbook, baseball cap, keys, medic alert bracelet, medical insurance cards, 13 credit/debit cards and a Social Security card. There is no contact information for the owners of the property. The property was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Nov. 11, Donald Flournoy of Carrabelle reported the theft of property from a Panacea rental property. A washer and dryer, valued at $300, were discovered missing from the victim’s property. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Nov. 12, Sheila Marie Holder, 19, of Crawfordville was stopped during a traffic stop due to Deputy Richard Moon having knowledge that she did not possess a valid driver license. Holder was arrested Oct. 25, 2013 for driving without a license. She was arrested again for driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction.

On Nov. 12, Kathleen Wilde of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Six unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created in Miami and Hialeah and totaled $780. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 12, Stacey Small of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed 25 unauthorized charges on her account. Most of the charges were made in Mountain View, Calif. and Texas. The charges totaled $1,450. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 12, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop in Wakulla Gardens on a vehicle that was traveling 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour or slower zone. Sgt. Muse discovered that Leland Boyd Bell, 26, of Crawfordville did not have a valid driver license. Bell received a notice to appear in court for knowingly operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

On Nov. 12, Linda Finley of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Five unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created at department stores in Miami and Pembroke Pines and the total fraud was $910. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 12, Robert McKenzie of Crawfordville reported the theft of $500 worth of scrap metal from his property. A gate post on the property was pulled out of the ground and the property was stolen. Damage to the gate was estimated at $50. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Nov. 12, Claudia Crotta of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized charge was observed on her bank account. An online department store charge of $301 was observed. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Nov. 12, Charles Ferrell Barwick of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A boat motor, valued at $5,000, was reported stolen from the victim’s property. A generator and crab traps were also reported stolen. They are valued at $4,500. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Nov. 13, Shannon Nikole Pate, 31, of Crawfordville was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ross Hasty were assisting on a medical call when the suspect became violent striking the deputies. After several warnings, Deputy Powell gained compliance with the subject after using an electronic discharge device. The suspect was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without further incident.

On Nov. 13, Andy Sanders of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. Someone damaged the victim’s mailbox and mailboxes of three of his neighbors. Damage was estimated at $30. The mailboxes were damaged by a vehicle. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.

On Nov. 13, Lee Ann Perkins, 30, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked. Sgt. Lorne Whaley observed the motorist near Shadeville Elementary School and Sgt. Whaley had previous knowledge that Perkins did not possess a valid driver license and is a habitual traffic offender. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Nov. 13, Cynthia Merritt of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on her bank card. The charge was for $58 at a North Carolina grocery store. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Nov. 13, Leanne Sanders of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. Someone ran over the victim’s mailbox with a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $30. Three other neighbors also had damaged mailboxes. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.

On Nov. 13, Cristen Lolley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Paint was observed poured on the floor and a window was broken at the home. A wooden fence was damaged along with a shed latch. Damage was estimated at $520 and juvenile suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 922 calls for service during the past week including: 23 residential and business alarms; 73 citizen contacts; 10 disturbances; 15 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned calls; 25 E-911 calls; 10 frauds; 52 investigations; 56 medical emergencies; 10 school security checks; 306 business and residential security checks; 26 special details; 30 traffic enforcements; 81 traffic stops; and 14 reckless vehicles.

 

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