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Sheriff's Log--Feb. 28 to March 6

On Feb. 27, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to the Animal Control office to investigate a possible animal cruelty case. Animal Control Director Ivanhoe Carroll was alerted by a citizen to a questionable social media post involving animals. Deputy Middlebrooks viewed the social media post where a dog was attacking a trapped raccoon that was being held by steel traps on two legs. After consulting with a veterinarian it was determined that the raccoon was probably already deceased while being attacked by the suspect’s dog and charges were not pursued. However, the investigation was turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) due to illegal traps being used by the individual posting the video. FWC agreed to investigate the case based on the traps.

On Feb. 27, Clarence Sanders of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle fire. The victim was operating the vehicle when he saw smoke coming from under the dashboard. The fire was extinguished by Wakulla Firefighters and the vehicle was a total loss. It was valued at $3,600. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Feb. 27, Barry Bumgarner of Tallahassee reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag on a boat trailer at his Ochlockonee Bay home was stolen. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Feb. 28, Shay Roberts of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim placed an advertisement on Craig’s List to sell a transmission. The victim agreed to a sale price with a male subject and the subject sent a check for more than the sale price. The check was found to be fraudulent. The victim did not send the transmission. Sgt Ray Johnson investigated.

On Feb. 28, Steven Jones of Crawfordville reported a stolen vehicle tag. The tag was stolen from the victim’s boat trailer. The tag is valued at $42. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Feb. 28, Jessica Massey of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to purchase a vehicle through Craig’s List and sent $2,576 to an individual in Colorado. The seller was allegedly located in South Carolina. The victim was asked to send more money after the original amount was sent. The vehicle was never received. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On March 1, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for reckless driving after observing a vehicle driving carelessly and at higher speeds on Wakulla Arran Road and Arran Road. Robert Brian Barnes, Jr., 19, of Crawfordville was released at the scene after the investigation.

On March 1, Lt. Brent Sanders responded to an animal complaint in Crawfordville. The complainant reported her grandchild being bit on the thumb by a neighbor’s dog while he was playing near a fence. Animal Control Officer Mark Carter responded to the incident to investigate.

On March 1, Caroline Roth of Crawfordville and Trading Post Rentals reported a subject failing to pay for a generator. The subject returned the generator after Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated the complaint. The subject was not able to pay for the rental at the time of the return and the complainant gave the female subject additional time to pay before pressing charges of grand theft. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough also investigated.

On March 1, Brenda Stallcup of Tallahassee reported a fraud in Crawfordville. Someone opened a Comcast account using the victim’s personal information. The victim received a bill from the company with past due money owed at her Crawfordville property. Suspects have been identified. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On March 1, Robert Herron of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of motorcycle parts. The frame and an engine were taken from a friend’s property. The frame and engine are valued at $800. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 1, Lisa Mustain of Havana reported a grand theft in Panacea. Several items were stolen from the victim’s vacation home. The items included a mower, water heater, freezer, crab traps and metal chairs. The missing property is valued at $1,210. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 2, Deputy Roy Gunnarsson observed a motorist swerving on Wakulla Arran Road. A traffic stop was conducted. Ant’tony Latrell Mills, 23, of Crawfordville did not have a valid driver license. He was arrested for driving with a license that was suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Deputy Wade Wright also investigated.

On March 2, Jessica McCabe of COAST Charter School reported a criminal mischief. The complainant arrived at school to work and discovered broken window panes in the school bathroom. Rocks were used to break three windows and damage a fourth. Damage was estimated at $300. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 2, Tracey Summerlin of Crawfordville reported the theft of a mailbox. The mailbox was stolen during the overnight hours and is valued at $28. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.

On March 2, Deputy David Pienta stopped at the intersection of New Light Church Road and Crawfordville Highway to assist a motorist who was driving slowly and pulled over to lift the hood of the vehicle. Deputy Pienta asked the driver if he had a driver license and the motorist said he did not. He also gave the deputy a false date of birth. Octavio Cedillo, 34, of Tallahassee was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license and providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Two passengers in the vehicle were picked up by a relative of the arrested subject.

On March 3, Cynthia Merritt of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges totaled $153 in Orlando and Sebring. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 3, the WCSO assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with a traffic crash at Spring Creek Highway and Tennessee Walker Road. A vehicle struck a telephone pole and broke the pole in half. The downed line was suspended over Spring Creek Highway causing a road obstruction. The driver was a female high school student who was not injured.

On March 3, Richard Senn of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on his bank account. The $56 charge was created at a store in California. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 3, Catherine Leonardo Metz of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized transactions at three locations in Virginia, Arizona and California. The charges are valued at $260. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 4, Donna Shepherd of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed five fraudulent charges from CVS and Publix in Tampa. The charges are valued at $299. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 4, Claudia Massey of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Eight unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card at four locations in Louisiana. The charges totaled $871. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 4, Marvin Libby of Titanium Motors in Crawfordville reported an automobile theft. A Chevrolet truck was stolen from the lot. The vehicle could not be entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base due to no registration record of it being found. The vehicle is valued at $7,000. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On March 4, Glen Swann of Crawfordville reported the theft of a firearm. The firearm was stolen from a vehicle. The firearm is valued at $600 and was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On March 4, Debra Black of Wimauma, FL reported a vehicle theft from the Inn at Wildwood. The vehicle was rented from Enterprise Rental. A suspect has been identified. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The vehicle was observed in Hillsborough County as the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office joined the investigation. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On March 4, Sandra Nichols of Crawfordville reported the theft of a camper from her yard. The camper was pulled out of the victim’s yard by an unidentified suspect. It is valued at $12,244. Evidence was collected at the scene. The camper was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On March 5, Linda Wicker of Crawfordville reported the theft of a cell phone which was taken from a relative at Wakulla High School. The phone is valued at $299. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On March 5, Mitzi Revell of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim believed she dropped her bank card after purchasing gasoline in Crawfordville. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the account for $33 at a Crawfordville convenience store. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 5, Valerie Howe of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone attempted to open merchandise accounts using the victim’s information. She also reported unauthorized charges valued at $2,941 at merchandise stores and $1,000 worth of gift cards at another merchandise store. The charges originated in the Miami area and in Broward County. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On March 5, Karey Edwards of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone attempted to use her name and personal information to open up accounts. The fraud originated in Detroit. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 5, Tonya Abrams of Panacea reported a residential burglary and a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a large television and computer from her home. The property is valued at $ $3,600. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On March 5, Fred Lee Harvey, 60, of Sopchoppy was arrested for aggravated assault in Crawfordville. The suspect pulled a knife on a 35-year-old victim and threatened to do bodily harm to her. There were no injuries and Harvey was arrested without incident. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On March 5, Tiffany Barnes-Robinson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim’s bank card was used in California at a merchandise store. Three charges were created for a total of $150. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On March 5, Sydney Leighann Mixon, 18, of Crawfordville was stopped during a traffic stop for faulty tail lights. Deputy Stephen Simmons detected a strong odor of marijuana and asked the driver if she had anything illegal inside the vehicle. The subject turned over a baggie of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 11.6 grams. She was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,034 calls for service during the past week including: 14 business and residential alarms; 58 citizen contacts; 11 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 11 E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 15 frauds; 38 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 22 school security checks; 341 business and residential security checks; 29 special details; 28 subpoena services; 10 suspicious vehicles; 53 traffic enforcements; 114 traffic stops; 13 reckless vehicles; and 17 wanted people.

 

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