|Sheriff's Log--Dec. 13 to Dec. 19|
On Dec. 12, Wakulla School District bus driver Lori Langston reported recovering a student wallet on her bus. She was able to determine ownership of the wallet and observed a plastic baggie that contained marijuana inside. A 14-year-old juvenile claimed the wallet and was issued a Juvenile Civil Citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The student also received a school suspension pending further disciplinary action by the school district. The marijuana weighed 1.7 grams. Deputy Scott Rojas and Deputy Joe Page investigated.
On Dec. 12, the WCSO issued a trespass warning against a resident at a home on River Plantation Road after a female subject was observed raking leaves, placing them in a box and dumping them on another individual’s driveway.
On Dec. 12, Johnnie Fewell of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed seven unauthorized charges on her bank card. The charges were created at a gas station, Publix and two Wal-Marts in Clermont and Gainesville. The charges totaled $640. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Dec. 13, Alyssa Higgins of COAST Charter School reported discovering narcotics at school. A container with marijuana inside was discovered on a bus. The marijuana weighed .3 of a gram and was seized for destruction. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On Dec. 13, Josh Crosby of Crawfordville reported a lost prescription. The victim told Sgt. Ray Johnson that the prescription form was lost or stolen from his residence.
On Dec. 13, David Henley of Crawfordville reported the theft of his vehicle. The vehicle was loaned to a friend who failed to return it. Information was received that the vehicle was in Gadsden County. The Midway Police Department confirmed the location of the vehicle. The victim stated he would retrieve the vehicle and contact the WCSO if anything was missing or damaged. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Dec. 14, a 14-year-old male juvenile from Crawfordville was reported missing. The juvenile was angry with his parents and left home after an argument. Deputy Richard Moon, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Sgt. Ryan Muse discovered the child at a home in Crawfordville. Deputies Moon and Middlebrooks chased the juvenile through a wooded area in Crawfordville as the juvenile refused to comply with commands to stop. Deputy Middlebrooks was able to catch and restrain the juvenile after a foot chase. The juvenile was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and obstruction/resisting arrest without violence. The juvenile did not score out high enough to be accepted into the juvenile detention center and he was released to his mother.
On Dec. 14, a Crawfordville mother reported that her juvenile daughter was text messaging an adult male. The mother discovered that her 11-year-old daughter was communicating with the man over a cell phone application. She posed as her daughter and talked to the male. It appeared that the conversation was heading to becoming vulgar before the mother intercepted the conversation. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Dec. 14, Stephen Webb of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A firearm and hunting equipment was removed from the victim’s unsecured vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $650. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Dec. 14, Thomas Smith of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone entered the victim’s property and broke the back windshield of the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have been struck by an object similar to a baseball bat. Damage was estimated at $700. Deputy Anthony Paul.
On Dec. 15, WCSO deputies were serving a felony warrant for violation of probation on John Christopher Burgess, 45, of Crawfordville. During the arrest process materials used to manufacture methamphetamines were discovered at the home. A female subject authorized deputies to enter the Crawfordville residence. The female subject identified suspect meth inside the home and the suspect meth was collected and submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis. Additional materials were seized for safe disposal. The investigation continues. Deputy Richard Moon, Sgt. Ryan Muse, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks, Detective Derek Lawhon and the WCSO Narcotics Division investigated.
On Dec. 15, a Crawfordville victim reported a prowler on his property. As Sgt. Ryan Muse was responding, the victim reported that the suspect was attempting to enter the house. Sgt. Muse and Deputy Ward Kromer secured the suspect in handcuffs. Terrell Lamar Brown, 26, of Crawfordville was found to have outstanding warrants out of Georgia without extradition. Brown was highly intoxicated and being very loud. He was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.
On Dec. 15, Anne Ahrendt of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Four unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created in Central Florida and New York and totaled $173. The information has been submitted to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s office. Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On Dec. 15, Tammy Ward of St. Marks reported an animal complaint. The victim’s dog was shot in the leg by a pellet gun. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated and discovered that the dog was off the victim’s property when it was shot. The subject who shot the dog told Deputy Kromer that he was defending his property and livestock. Wakulla Animal Control was called in to investigate and the complaint has been forwarded to the State Attorney’s office for possible action. Detective Josh Langston also investigated.
On Dec. 15, Anthony Williams, 47, of Tallahassee was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Miami-Dade County following a Crawfordville area traffic stop. Williams was taken to the Wakulla County Jail after Miami-Dade confirmed extradition. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Dec. 16, John Antill of Crawfordville and Eden Springs Nursing Home reported recovering a small baggie of marijuana at the facility. The marijuana weighed three grams. Deputy Ross Hasty seized the marijuana for disposal.
On Dec. 16, De Shui Lin of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at Ming Tree Restaurant in Crawfordville. The victim arrived for work and discovered the business open. The victim reported the theft of an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. Detective Clint Beam and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Dec. 16, Robert Ceska of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone attempted to apply for unemployment benefits in his name. The victim remains employed by the company that received the unemployment application. The fraudulent documents contained the victim’s personal information. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Dec. 16, Wal-Mart officials turned in found property to Deputy Scott Powell. Wal-Mart periodically turns over found property to the sheriff’s office. Some of the found items include glasses, credit cards, cell phones and jewelry. The property was turned over to the Property and Evidence Custodian for storage.
On Dec. 16, Patricia Candler of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Six suspicious charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were created at Wal-Marts in Clermont and Ocoee and at an inn in Whitehouse, Ohio. The charges totaled $517. The information was sent to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On Dec. 16, Flossie Denmark of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed seven unauthorized charges on her bank account. The unauthorized charges totaled $627 at a Wal-Mart and Kmart in Winter Haven. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
Dec. 17, Dustin Wilson of Crawfordville reported the theft of his wallet from Wal-Mart. The wallet and contents were removed from the victim’s jacket at the store. The wallet and contents are valued at $106. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 17, William Riley of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle was stolen from the victim’s property. A GPS unit and hand tool set, valued at $1,200, was also stolen with the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On Dec. 17, Angela Godwin of Panacea reported a business burglary at Dollar General in Panacea. A male and a female suspect shattered the front door and entered the business after hours. The male suspect left the business with $30 worth of beer. A wine bottle was also broken inside the store in an attempt to gain access to cigarettes. Evidence was collected at the scene linking two 17-year-old juveniles to the crime and the male and female were arrested. Three additional suspects are being sought. Detective Clint Beam and Deputy Scott Powell investigated.
On Dec. 17, Delano Taylor of Panacea turned in a wallet that was discovered at the Panacea Post Office. Sgt. Ray Johnson made contact with a relative of the wallet owner and informed her that the wallet had been found. The wallet owner has moved to Georgia and arrangements to pick up the property are pending.
On Dec. 17, Alonzo Donaldson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was attempting to fill out a credit application when he discovered that he had been reported for non-payment on a utility account. The account was set up by a telephone company in Texas. The victim has not used the telephone company and has never been to Texas. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Dec. 17, Hazel Robinson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone removed a large sum of cash from the victim’s purse. The purse was recovered outside the home but the cash was missing. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Dec. 17, Deputy Mike Zimba investigated a battery that occurred at the Wakulla County Jail. James Carlton Sapp, 52, of Havana attacked a 46-year-old Lanark Village inmate. The victim was struck in the face and was treated by jail medical staff before being transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. The altercation stemmed from a dispute over commissary items. Captain Jackie Martin and Deputy David Lord also investigated.
On Dec. 17, Benjamin Millership of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. A golf cart and charger in the possession of a friend were stolen from the victim’s home. Two suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 17, Harold Holland of Winn-Dixie in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. The store employee witnessed Joshua Daniel James, 24, of Crawfordville conceal a package of meat under his clothing and leave the store without paying for it. The meat is valued at $8. James was also issued a trespass warning for the store. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 17, Donald Sanford of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim was sitting in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant when a suspect broke the victim’s vehicle mirror. A suspect has been identified. Damage was estimated at $100. The suspect left the scene before law enforcement arrived. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On Dec. 17, Alisha Faye Mathers, 27, of Crawfordville was charged with battery after an altercation at Dux Discount Liquors. Mathers struck a 33-year-old victim in the head inside the establishment. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 17, Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated a threat made against a Riversprings Middle School student on social media. A 14-year-old victim was physically threatened by a 15-year-old suspect. The investigation continues.
On Dec. 18, Janie Harper of Crawfordville reported a structure fire on Bream Fountain Road in Crawfordville. A fire started at the air conditioning duct work under the home and was extinguished by one of the subjects living at the residence. Seven people inside the home safely evacuated the home. Wakulla Firefighters also assisted at the scene. Damage to the home was estimated at $2,000. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 18, Superintendent Bobby Pearce reported a structure fire at Wakulla Educational Center. Wakulla Fire Chief Mike Morgan and crew responded to a smoking air conditioning unit at one of the portable classrooms. Firefighters had to make a forced entry onto the property and into the classroom. Damage to the structure was minimal but the air conditioning unit was a total loss. It is valued at $6,000. No foul play was discovered. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On Dec. 18, Loren Smith of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet from Wal-Mart. The wallet was lost while the victim was at the store but hasn’t been turned in. The wallet and contents are valued at $63. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Dec. 18, a 17-year-old female at Wakulla High School received a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana at school. Administrator Mike Smith received information that the student had marijuana in her vehicle. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle. The marijuana weighed one gram. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On Dec. 18, Jason Brown of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle was taken from the victim’s home. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Dec. 18, Steven Bragg of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief and theft. Someone stole the business sign off the side of his vehicle. The sign is valued at $20. The victim also observed BB holes to the vinyl siding of his residence. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Dec. 18, Deputy Anthony Paul investigated two suspicious people on Hickory Avenue in Crawfordville. Two juveniles, ages 15 and 17, admitted smoking marijuana and narcotics and drug paraphernalia was discovered on one of the juveniles. The juveniles were issued Juvenile Civil Citations and were turned over to their guardians. The marijuana weighed .06 of a gram. It was seized along with the paraphernalia.
On Dec. 18, a Panacea parent reported his 7-year-old female daughter was shot in the face with a BB gun. Wakulla EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The child sustained a minor injury near her eye. Another juvenile was playing with the gun and did not realize it was loaded before he shot the victim. The shooting was ruled accidental. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 18, a 46-year-old Crawfordville man and his 15-year-old nephew suffered dog bites when they were attacked by a dog owned by the 46-year-old. The dog nipped the juvenile victim and was disciplined by the adult. The dog attacked the adult who was giving the discipline. The juvenile was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment while the adult declined EMS transport. The dog was seized by Wakulla Animal Control Officer Bonnie Brinson. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On Dec. 18, Anne G. Harrell, 50 of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked following a traffic stop. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks received information from an off duty deputy regarding a possible impaired driver in Crawfordville. The traffic stop was conducted after Deputy Middlebrooks observed the vehicle veer into the westbound lane of a Crawfordville roadway causing traffic to swerve around her. A DUI investigation was conducted but the subject was not found to be above the legal limit.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 912 calls for service during the past week including: 28 business and residential alarms; 81 citizen contacts; 11 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 18 E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 54 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 19 school security checks; 292 business and residential security checks; 27 special details; 34 traffic enforcements; 12 suspicious vehicles; 66 traffic stops; and 13 wanted people.