|Sheriff's Log--Jan. 17 to Jan. 23|
On Jan. 16, Christy N. Hay of Crawfordville and Shirley P. West of Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash at McDonald’s restaurant. There were no injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Jan. 17, Fabian Miller of Monticello reported shots being fired near the corner of Ashley Hall Road and Bob Miller Road. The complainant reported hearing three gunshots as he traveled through the intersection. He noted that he heard the bullets hit the trees near him. A witness also reported hearing the shots. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Jan. 17, Willie Mae Rosier of Crawfordville reported a structure fire. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Adam Pendris responded to the stove fire. Deputy Kromer grabbed his fire extinguisher and entered the home extinguishing the fire behind the oven. Wakulla Fire Rescue arrived on scene and cleared the home of smoke. The victim and her family were cleared to return to the home. There was minor smoke and electrical damage reported.
On Jan. 17, David Williams of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of an electronic game system. A suspect has been identified. The equipment is valued at $200. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On Jan. 17, Deputy Roy Gunnerson conducted a traffic stop due to faulty equipment. Deputy Gunnerson discovered William David Chadwell, 29, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license. Chadwell was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. The motorist had four prior suspensions for DWLSR and is a habitual traffic offender. Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated.
On Jan. 17, Kay M. Small of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Stephen Simmons arrived at Highway 267 and Wakulla Springs Highway and observed a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on the eastbound shoulder. The victim pulled off the road after observing smoke coming from the vehicle but was not able to contain the flames. Wakulla Firefighters put out the fire but the vehicle was destroyed. A leaf blower and tools inside the van were also destroyed. They were valued at $700. The fire was ruled accidental.
On Jan. 18, Eugene Freeman of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. An air compressor and two nail guns were reported stolen from the victim. The equipment was taken by a suspect who has been identified. It is valued at $1,300. Jason Conway Sousa, 31, of Crawfordville was developed as a suspect in the case and Deputy Gibby Gibson observed Sousa while performing a business check at a gas station. Sousa told Deputy Gibson that the air compressor was located at a Tallahassee pawn shop after he pawned it. Sousa was arrested and charged with grand theft. The compressor was recovered and the nail guns were later discovered by the victim in a work trailer.
On Jan. 19, Tamera Nichols of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that someone entered her unsecured vehicle and removed a child’s car seat. The seat was valued at $50. Evidence was collected at the scene. Later in the day the victim contacted Deputy Gibby Gibson that the car seat had been located off Spring Creek Highway at Cayuse Drive. The seat was discovered just off the highway.
On Jan. 20, Michael Nalley of St. Marks reported a boat burglary. The victim observed trash and beer cans inside the vessel. A piece of jewelry was also discovered as missing. It was valued at $1,500. Other property not belonging to the victim was also found on the vessel. A suspect returned to the vessel during Deputy Vicki Mitchell’s investigation. Shelly Renee Martin, 42, of Port St. Joe took Deputy Mitchell to Daniel Cory Logan, 33, of St. Marks where Logan was questioned. Logan was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft while Martin was charged with trespassing. The missing jewelry was pawned at a shop in Woodville by Logan.
On Jan. 20, Deborah Paul of Crawfordville reported the theft of a camper shell from her property. The camper shell is valued at $300. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Jan. 21, a resident of Harvey-Melton Road in Crawfordville reported a suspicious vehicle on her property. Lt. Sherrell Morrison responded and observed three people flee from the vehicle. Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Richard Moon also responded and ordered the individuals to stop running. James Arthur Farmer, Jr., 43, of Crawfordville gave himself up to deputies. A short time later, Morgan Michelle Lawrence, 20, of Crawfordville and Haylee Brooke Warrick, 18, of Crawfordville were located by Lt. Morrison. Lawrence was found to be in possession of .05 of a gram of marijuana. All three subjects were arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence and Lawrence was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated along with the Florida Highway Patrol.
On Jan. 21, Rebecca Davis of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed 14 unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges were created at a convenience store in Hernando County. The charges totaled $1,441. The case was forwarded to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Matt Helms investigated.
On Jan. 21, Tammie Nason of Southeast Eye Specialists reported finding a small baggie with a white powdery substance on the floor of the facility. The substance weighed .04 of a gram and was seized for destruction. It was consistent with cocaine. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Jan. 21, Nina Ashley of Crawfordville was involved in a one vehicle traffic crash involving a deer. The victim’s vehicle suffered $1,000 worth of damage but no injuries were reported. Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On Jan. 21, Joey Wimberly of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home while he was away. The victim reported the theft of medications and $60. Damage inside the home was estimated at $200. Food was observed as eaten inside the residence. Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Jan. 22, Casey Ryan Stelly, 23, of Sopchoppy was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana from inside his vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted for a faulty piece of equipment and failure to maintain a single lane. Deputies smelled the strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle. A bag of marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. The marijuana weighed nine grams. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks, Deputy Matthew Hedges, Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
On Jan. 22, Vicki Anderson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported that someone attempted to use her Social Security number to collect unemployment from a previous employer. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Jan. 22, Vito Knowles of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was removed from the victim’s trailer. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Jan. 22, Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Gibby Gibson responded to a call for a vehicle crashing into a tree at Highway 267 and Wakulla Springs Highway. Kevin Edward Parker, 49, of Crawfordville admitted to driving the vehicle and not having a valid driver license. The deputies noticed that the tag on the vehicle was assigned to another vehicle. Parker was charged with attached tag not assigned and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. There were no injuries and damage was estimated at less than $1,000.
On Jan. 22, Merritt Taylor of Panacea reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of medications from his home. Suspects have been identified. The medications are valued at $390. Captain Chris Savary and Captain Randall Taylor investigated.
On Jan. 22, Kenrick Adams of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A washing machine, dryer, trampoline and oven were removed from the victim’s property. The property is valued at $1,048. The victim also reported the theft of a relative’s van from the property. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On Jan. 22, Sgt. Billy Jones investigated a report of a three-year-old child being run over by a vehicle in Crawfordville. The child was struck by a vehicle that was backing up on a Crawfordville property. The child was transported to Capital Regional Medical Center for treatment and was later released. Sgt. Jones had contact with the child who appeared in good health. Contact was made with the Department of Children and Families to conduct an investigation and the Florida Highway Patrol was contacted regarding the unreported traffic incident.
On Jan. 22, Marcia Springsteen of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on her bank account from a supermarket in Fayette, Ga. The charge was for $120. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 978 calls for service during the past week including: 17 business and residential alarms; 63 citizen contacts; 15 E-911 abandoned cell calls; one E-911 abandoned call; 30 E-911 calls; 39 investigations; 37 medical emergencies; 30 school security checks; 365 business and residential security checks; 19 special details; 12 suspicious vehicles; 10 thefts; 34 traffic enforcements; 117 traffic stops; and 13 wanted people.