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Sheriff's Log--Feb. 21 to Feb. 27

On Feb. 20, Deputy Billy Metcalf responded to a felony criminal mischief report of someone tampering with a Duke Energy electric meter box. A Panacea resident asked the power company to turn his power on, but when Duke Energy arrived on scene they noticed the electrical box had been tampered with and power was being wired for use by another resident. A suspect has been identified.

On Feb. 20, Mark Bryan of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of $1,010 worth of property from his unsecured vehicle. The stolen items included a firearm, wallet and contents and sunglasses. Sgt Danny Harrell investigated.

On Feb. 20, Linda Champion of Crawfordville reported finding a folding wheelchair in the road near Wakulla Gardens and Spring Creek Highway. The wheelchair was retrieved from the middle of the highway and turned in to the sheriff’s office. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Feb. 20, Gettis Wayne Barrow of Talquin Electric Cooperative reported the grand theft of electricity. A Crawfordville property owner used jumper cables to obtain power from Talquin without paying for it. The power company turned off the power to the residence until the matter is resolved. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Feb. 20, Alicia Bevis of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim received information from a shipping company that they would be delivering her package to her address in Texas. The victim told the shipper that she wasn’t expecting any packages and doesn’t live in Texas. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card for $378 from an Internet company. A suspect has been identified. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On Feb. 21, Stephen Humphries of Crawfordville reported a damaged mailbox. Someone drove over his mailbox with a vehicle. The mailbox is valued at $10. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On Feb. 21, the WCSO assisted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrest two subjects wanted in Franklin. The male and female subjects attempted to flee from Franklin County deputies, but were caught on Booth Gavin Road when one of the suspects crashed his vehicle. The subjects were arrested on narcotic charges as well as fleeing and eluding, driving while license is suspended or revoked and aggravated assault.

On Feb. 21, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on Crawfordville Highway on a vehicle that was displaying the wrong tag. Dylan Eugene Darnell, 19, of Crawfordville told the deputy he did not possess a driver license and the tag belonged to a relative’s vehicle. Darnell was issued a notice to appear in court for attached tag not assigned and driving without a license. The tag was seized and submitted into evidence. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

On Feb. 21, William Curtis Andrews, 49, of Tallahassee was arrested for DUI with property damage and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked.  WCSO received a call about a reckless driver on U.S. Highway 319. Andrews struck a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267 before fleeing east on Highway 267. Deputy Vicki Mitchell finally got the motorist to stop on Highway 61. He was arrested for leaving the scene of a traffic crash. During the investigation it was determined that his driver license was revoked. He also received a citation for an open container. Deputy Matt Helms investigated and FHP assisted by working the traffic crash.

On Feb. 22, deputies responded to King Arthur Court in Crawfordville in reference to an open house party complaint. A large group of juveniles were observed consuming alcoholic beverages at the location and a group of juveniles were also engaged with a “beer bong.” Deputy Ashley McAlister observed the juveniles running into the home. She smelled the odor of burnt marijuana inside the home. Devin Jessica Lowe, 21, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for juveniles consuming alcoholic beverages at an open house party. Parents and guardians of the juveniles were notified. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Scott Powell also investigated.

On Feb. 22, Heather Lane of Crawfordville reported the theft of her bicycle from her home. The bike is valued at $105. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Feb. 22, Christopher Carraway of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was entered into the NCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Feb. 22, Sgt. Lorne Whaley was investigating an illegal dumping complaint when he stopped a suspect driving through St. Marks. Harley William Leamon, 29, of St. Marks was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge, attached tag not assigned to vehicle, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Passenger Herman Lewis Bodiford, 35, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamines. Bodiford also had active warrants from Leon County that were served. Leamon, Bodiford and a female passenger were stopped near the Villages of St. Marks. During the investigation Leamon was found to have a tag attached his trailer that was not assigned and did not have a valid driver license. Narcotics, drug paraphernalia, firearms and ammunition were discovered inside the vehicle and Leamon is a convicted felon.  Deputy Adam Pendris also investigated.

On Feb. 22, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road and Klickitat Drive. The Texas tag displayed on a vehicle wasn’t assigned to any vehicle and expired in May 2005. Beverly Nichole Godfrey, 38, of Crawfordville was found to have a suspended driver license. Godfrey received two notices to appear in court for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge and attaching a tag not assigned. The tag was seized as evidence.

On Feb. 22, Tara Lyn Erevia, 37, of Crawfordville was issued Uniform Traffic Citations for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent arrest and having an open container in the vehicle. The vehicle tag contained an out of date sticker. Deputy Ashley McAlister and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Feb. 23, Deputy Matt Helms was conducting a security check at Dux Liquors when he observed a traffic crash. The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted about investigating the traffic crash. Deputy Helms also witnessed one subject strike another subject in the face in the parking lot. The victim declined to press charges and FHP investigated the crash.

On Feb. 23, Daisy Donaldson of Crawfordville reported finding a bicycle on her property. The bike is valued at $100 and has been stored at the WCSO bicycle impound area. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Feb. 24, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A staff member witnessed a customer placing merchandise into bags without scanning them. The female attempted to leave the store without paying for food items. The suspect paid for five of 38 items in her cart. The stolen items are valued at $117. Ashley Marie Myers, 28, of St. Marks was arrested on retail theft charges. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 24, Rick May of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was contacted by a collection company about an outstanding debt. The debt was over a loan that was taken out in 2013. The victim did not request the loan which was deposited in a bank in Maine. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Feb. 24, Margaret Croft of Crawfordville reported the theft of a security system from her home. The system is valued at $300. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Jeff Yarborough investigated.

On Feb. 25, Shilun Cheng of Crawfordville reported a retail theft at Michelle’s Country Store. The store owner reported the theft of 50 Florida Lottery tickets. The tickets are valued at $100. The Florida Lottery was contacted about the theft. Deputy Scott Powell and Deputy Jeff Yarborough investigated.

On Feb. 25, William Wells of St. Marks reported a burglary and theft at his property. Automotive parts, stainless steel, a lawn mower, cast iron heater and a boat motor were stolen from a secured storage unit. A forced entry was reported and the missing property is valued at $1,775. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Feb. 25, Deputy Ross Hasty conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle on Crawfordville Highway with tail light out. Deputy Hasty and Sgt. Ryan Muse smelled a strong odor or burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputy Gibby Gibson discovered a bag of marijuana and a scale inside the vehicle. Edmond Tristian Concepcion, 18, of Crawfordville and a 17-year-old juvenile were charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 19.6 grams.

On Feb. 26, Rhonda Kay Johnson, 54, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked and tag attached not assigned after Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Spring Creek Highway and Shadeville Highway. The tag on the suspect’s vehicle came back to a different vehicle. Deputy Middlebrooks stopped the same vehicle in November 2013 for not having a tag attached that was properly assigned. Johnson’s driver license was found to be suspended six times since 2008. The vehicle was turned over to a family member.

On Feb. 26, Michael McAuley of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed nine unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges totaled $166 and were mostly through the Internet. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On Feb. 26, Lovely Finch of Crawfordville reported the theft of a mailbox from her home. The mailbox was removed from the post by force. It is valued at $60. Later, the mailbox was discovered in its original position. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Feb. 26, the WCSO received an anonymous complaint of the theft of electrical services in Crawfordville. An interview was conducted with a 49-year-old suspect who admitted to cutting the lock off the power meter and reestablishing electrical current after it was allegedly turned off by a vindictive relative. The case is pending a determination from Duke Energy as to whether the company wishes to file a criminal complaint against the suspect. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Feb. 26, a 17-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile reported the theft of a wallet. The wallet was stolen from the victim’s gym locker. The wallet and contents are valued at $52. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On Feb. 26, Jessica Taylor of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and currency was taken from the victim’s home. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received  1,055 calls for service during the past week including: 15 business and residential alarms; 11 assists to other agencies; 86 business contacts; 5 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 7 E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 38 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 23 school security checks; 348 business and residential security checks; 27 special details; 17 subpoena services; 10 suspicious vehicles; 72 traffic enforcements; 107 traffic stops;; 24 wanted people; and 10 watch orders.

 

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