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Sheriff's Log--March 7 to March 14

On March 5, Heath Clark of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left his cell phone and case in his unsecured vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $300. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 6, Kelli Osborn of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A DVD player was stolen from the victim’s unsecured vehicle. A flashlight was recovered inside the vehicle that did not belong to the victim. The stolen property is valued at $50. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On March 6, Neysa Brogdon of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of cigarettes from the unsecured vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $5. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On March 6, Sue Davis of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a flashlight which was later recovered in the Osborn vehicle burglary nearby. The flashlight is valued at $25. The vehicle was left unsecured. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 6, Robert McKenzie of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm, holster and handgun magazine was reported stolen from the unsecured vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $1,110. The firearm was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On March 6, Stacy Barnett of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Cigarettes were stolen from inside the unsecured vehicle. The stolen property is valued at $10. Deputy Scott Powell investigated.

On March 6, Stephen Sims of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed four unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges were created at Toys R Us and TJ Maxx in Las Vegas, NV and totaled $204. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 6, Christine Jenkins of Crawfordville reported the theft of a firearm. The pistol was stolen from the victim’s home and is valued at $600. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On March 7, WCSO responded to a complaint on Crystal Lane in Crawfordville regarding a shooting. Someone shot a residence with a shotgun. Holes were observed on a support brace, in the vinyl and at a window. Damage was estimated at $100. There were no injuries. Deputies believe the shooting may be drug related. Lt. Mike Kemp, Detective Josh Langston, Deputy Stephen Simmons, Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 7, a Panacea woman reported her 15-year-old daughter received lewd images of a male on her cell phone. The complainant identified a possible suspect through the photographs. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On March 7, Melinda Fewell of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A utility trailer was stolen from the victim’s yard. The trailer was not secured and is valued at $4,000. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On March 7, Rosa Simmons of Crawfordville was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash on Coastal Highway near St. Marks. The victim was driving eastbound when a deer ran into the side of her vehicle. The deer was severely injured and needed to be humanely put down. There were no other injuries. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On March 7, Heather Williams of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to purchase merchandise over the Internet from a company that turned out to be fraudulent. The victim’s bank account was charged for $179. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On March 8, Paul R. Stockton, 42, of Monticello was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop near Wakulla Gardens. Sgt. Ryan Muse observed the motorist fail to come to a stop at the intersection of Spring Creek Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. The driver failed field sobriety exercises and a recently opened beer was observed inside the vehicle. The driver was issued a traffic citation for running the stop sign. Sgt. Ray Johnson also investigated.

On March 8, Stephen Lancaster, 48, of Crawfordville was observed driving a vehicle with the incorrect tag attached. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the driver had a suspended driver license and it had been suspended five times previously. Lancaster was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge and tag attached not assigned. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 8, Marion Michael Benedict, 62, of Sopchoppy was involved in a traffic stop after being observed passing in a no passing zone in Crawfordville. The driver failed field sobriety exercises. A Schedule 3 narcotic was discovered inside the vehicle. He received a Uniform Traffic Citation for passing in a no passing zone and a DUI citation. Deputy Matt Helms and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 8, Melody Reeves of Crawfordville reported the theft of her driver license. The victim reported that her wallet and license were stolen while she was dining in Panacea. The wallet was inside a purse on a chair. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Revell found the victim’s wallet on the side of the road near the restaurant. However, the driver license was missing. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On March 8, Stephanie Ross of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and a television and change valued at $150, was stolen. Damage to the home was estimated at $300. Individuals of interest have been identified. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On March 8, Deputy Matt Helms investigated a reckless vehicle complaint. Deputy Helms observed the driver drive over the center line and fog lines a total of eight times. Reuben D. Warner, 35, of Tallahassee stopped his vehicle and gave Deputy Helms an identification card. Deputy Helms was assisted by Lt. Mike Kemp who conducted a DUI investigation. The driver refused to submit to field sobriety exercises. He was arrested for DUI and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Records indicated that Warner was arrested by Sgt. Lorne Whaley for DUI and DWLSR in January 2014. Warner was also issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for failure to maintain a single lane.

On March 9, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Coastal Highway in Panacea. A traffic stop was conducted for driving 75 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Deputy Middlebrooks discovered that the vehicle registration expired in September 2012 and the decal belonged to another tag. The vehicle tag was stolen out of Lee County. A marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana were discovered inside the vehicle. The marijuana weighed .5 of a gram. Stephen Michael Davis, 46, of Fort Myers was charged with theft, tag attached not assigned, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and an expired registration of more than six months. He was also issued a traffic citation for speeding. Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Will Hudson also investigated.

On March 9, Deputy Vicki Mitchell observed a motorist fail to stop at a stop sign at Wakulla Arran Road and Old Bethel Road. Deputy Mitchell conducted a traffic stop and Joey Eugene Guinn, 19, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license. The deputy smelled the odor of marijuana and discovered a bag containing marijuana inside the vehicle. Guinn was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and issued a traffic citation for failure to stop for a traffic control device. The marijuana weighed 12.2 grams.

On March 10, Michael Radin of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of a wheel barrow, tool bags and hand tools, valued at$950. Damage to the home was estimated at $100. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 10, Ronald Robenhorst of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and computer equipment, coins and a pistol were stolen. The stolen property is valued at $825 and damage to the home was valued at $100. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On March 10, Detective Cole Wells conducted a traffic stop after observing a motorist cross the center line into oncoming traffic. Bianca Marie Carns, 21, of Crawfordville was unable to produce a valid driver license. Detective Wells confirmed that her driver license was suspended. She told the detective that her vehicle contained marijuana. Detective Wells also located drug paraphernalia. Carns was given a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving on a suspended license. The marijuana weighed 1.2 grams.

On March 10, Sgt. Ryan Muse made contact with Wal-Mart staff regarding lost and found property from the store. Credit cards, identification cards and other items were turned over to Sgt. Muse to be turned in to the Property and Evidence Division. Wal-Mart turns lost and found property in to the sheriff’s office periodically if they are not claimed per store policy.

On March 10, Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop on a Buick that displayed a vehicle tag from a Pontiac. Claude Matas Hinson, 66, of Tallahassee did not have a valid driver license as it had been revoked. The tag displayed did not belong to the vehicle he was driving. He was charged with knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.

On March 10, Melissa Stewart of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered. A firearm, coins and jewelry were stolen from the residence. The property is valued at $3,400. Persons of interest were identified. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated with Detectives Cole Wells and Josh Langston.

On March 10, a Crawfordville man contacted Deputy Billy Metcalf in regards to his son suffering an injured wrist while in middle school. The student was allegedly grabbed by the wrist by a school staff member. The investigation was turned over to school SRO Deputy Nick Boutwell.

On March 10, Andrew Carter of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim noticed three unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges were valued at $119 at three Kroger stores in North Georgia. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On March 11, William Stokley of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim lost a wallet and flashlight. The stolen items are valued at $175. Deputy Ross Hasty and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On March 11, Andrew Taylor of Panacea reported a credit card offense. The victim observed 16 unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges were created at merchandise stores and restaurants and totaled $924. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On March 11, fast action by WCSO deputies resulted in the solving of two cases. Deputy Gibby Gibson responded to a burglary in progress on Whiddon Lake Road. A suspect was observed on a bicycle pulling a washing machine with a dolly on the road. Deputy Gibson was joined by Sgt. Eddie Wester, Detectives Derek Lawhon, Clint Beam and Cole Wells along with Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputies Stephen Simmons and Ross Hasty. A search of the suspect, Christopher Lee Rodgers, 28, of Crawfordville, resulted in the recovery of stolen items from Wal-Mart. Rodgers was found to be in possession of Wal-Mart merchandise without a receipt or merchandise bags. He was charged with retail theft. Beer and medications were discovered in the suspect’s back pack. They are valued at $32. Evidence at the store helped determine that the suspect left the store without paying for the merchandise. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated at Wal-Mart. Rodgers was arrested for burglary and grand theft in connection with the Whiddon Lake Road washing machine incident involving a vacant home. A forced entry was observed at a shed on the property and dolly marks at the scene matched Rodgers' dolly. The home is owned by an individual from California.

On March 11, a concerned citizen discovered lost property in the Hammocks subdivision. A credit card, concealed weapon license, identification card and grocery store card were recovered. The victim, Daniel Willis of Crawfordville, reported that the recovered items were in his wallet which is now missing. An i-Pod was also reportedly stolen from his vehicle. The wallet and i-Pod are valued at $125. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On March 11, Deputy Evelyn Brown counseled a 15-year-old Wakulla Middle School student after recovering two counterfeit bills the student made at his home. The student made a counterfeit $100 and $5 bill. The bills were seized.

On March 11, Kelley Cannon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported someone using her personal information and Social Security number to file for unemployment. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On March 12, John Antill of Eden Springs reported a trespass after warning. Lameka Delores Harris, 30, of Crestview was at the facility when Lt. Jimmy Sessor arrived. She had an active trespass warning at the facility. Harris was removed from the building and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

On March 12, Jerry Griffin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft from Griffin Auto Sales. A minivan was stolen from the property. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On March 12, Jack Alsup of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Broken glass was observed at the home and $315 worth of items including a computer, fire safe, jewelry and currency were stolen. Damage to the glass of the front door is estimated at $50. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On March 12, Bryon Pilgrim of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Two cellular telephones were stolen from the victim’s home. The phones are valued at $1,320. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 12, Paula Rose of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A cosmetics case of medications was stolen from the victim’s unsecured vehicle. The medications are valued at $855. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On March 12, Mark Whitehead of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered. The victim reported the loss of $12 worth of coins. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On March 12, Teresa Brannan of Crawfordville reported a fraud. An individual applied for unemployment benefits using the victim’s personal information. The victim is employed. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On March 12, Tammy Vernon of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone removed 18 wooden fence posts from her property. The property is valued at $320. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On March 12, Deputy Adam Pendris investigated a report of a reckless driver on Crawfordville Highway. Deputy Pendris conducted a traffic stop for failure to maintain a single lane and failure to signal a lane change. Cliffton Kent Marlow, 45, of Crawfordville had a suspended driver license. Field sobriety exercises were given and the subject was arrested for DUI. When Marlow arrived at the jail he had a white powdery substance in his possession. The substance tested positive for cocaine. He was arrested for possession of cocaine, smuggling contraband into a detention facility and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked in addition to the DUI. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks, Deputy Ward Kromer and Detention Deputy Kenneth Miller also investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,116 calls for service during the past week including: 25 business and residential alarms; 90 citizen contacts; 10 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 E-911 abandoned calls; 23 E-911 calls; 49 investigations; 46 medical emergencies 14 school security checks; 381 business and residential security checks; 34 special details; 12 subpoena services; 48 traffic enforcements; 145 traffic stops; and 22 wanted people.

 

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