|Sheriff's Log--March 21 to March 27|
On March 20, Charles Brown of Greenville, SC reported a grand theft from the Panacea Motel. The victim reported the theft of tools and kitchen equipment as well as the theft of collected rent, valued at $2,548. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On March 20, Nathaniel Miller of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone shot out several of his windows with a BB gun. Three windows were struck approximately seven times. Two juvenile suspects were identified but the victim agreed not to press charges if the parents agreed to make the repairs to the windows. Damage was estimated at $150. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 20, Dale Schroeder of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed unauthorized charges on his bank card for $51 from Dish Network. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On March 20, Candice Stalvey of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered unauthorized use of her credit at Winn-Dixie in Miami. The four charges totaled $212. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On March 20, Neda S. Taft of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at her Crawfordville property and a television was reported missing. Damage to the home is estimated at $300 and the television is valued at $150. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On March 20, Susan Brumbley of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone attempted to obtain Omaha steaks using the victim’s bank card. The transaction did not go through and a suspect has been identified. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On March 20, Nathaniel Maxwell of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary in Wakulla County. The victim reported damage to the interior of his Crawfordville home. Copper wiring was cut out of the home. A suspect has been identified. The theft of wire was valued at $350 and damage to the home was estimated at $15,000. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On March 21, Emilie Parrish of Crawfordville reported a camper trailer fire. Sgt. Mike Helms, Deputy Matt Helms and Deputy Anthony Paul responded to the scene and attempted to assist the property owner put out the fire. Wakulla Firefighters arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical near an appliance. The fire was ruled accidental and the camper trailer was a total loss. It was valued at $9,000.
On March 21, Marie Ajanaku of Tallahassee and the U.S. Postal Service reported finding a handgun at Revedee Spears Road and Mose Strickland Road. The weapon and ammunition are valued at $520. The WCSO was able to determine the owner of the weapon accidentally left it on his vehicle and drove off without securing it. The weapon owner was informed how to retrieve the weapon. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.
On March 21, Faye Harrod of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Jewelry and coins, valued at $800, were reported missing. Damage to the home was estimated at $50 following a forced entry. Deputy Matt Helms and Detective Cole Wells investigated.
On March 21, Robert Keith of Crawfordville reported a fraud. An unemployment claim was filed through the victim’s workplace. Deputy Roy Gunnarsson investigated.
On March 21, Jesse Cook of Panacea reported a structure fire. Deputy Adam Pendris arrived on scene and observed the mobile home engulfed in flames. Wakulla Firefighters attempted to put out the fire. The home was a total loss and was valued at $5,108. Firefighters reported that the fire started as a result of an electrical malfunction. The Red Cross was notified to assist the victim.
On March 22, Devin Alan Anderson, 19, of Tallahassee was stopped for speeding in Crawfordville by Deputy Will Hudson. The motorcycle did not have a tag attached. Anderson did not possess a driver license. He was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked second conviction and was issued a verbal warning for speeding.
On March 22, Victoria Armstrong of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim lost a stereo amp and a kill switch, valued at $450. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On March 22, Rickey Shiver of Quincy reported recovering property. Shiver was conducting lawn maintenance for Talquin Electric when he found two bicycles. The bikes were recovered near a wooded area. The bikes were taken to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On March 22, Thomas Petrandis of Panacea reported the theft of two gas tanks from his fishing boats. The value of the stolen tanks and gasoline is $503. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
On March 22, Stephanie Earley of St. Marks reported a criminal mischief. A window screen and door knob at the home was damaged with damage estimated at $40. Deputy David Pienta investigated.
On March 22, Philip Tyrone House, 45, of Crawfordville was stopped for an expired vehicle tag. House’s driver license was suspended. House was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third of subsequent conviction. He was also given a verbal warning for the expired tag. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On March 22, Clara Bottorf of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A television and computer, valued at $1,200, was taken. Checks were also reported stolen. A suspect has been identified. Deputy David Pienta, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.
On March 22, Justin Coddington of Crawfordville reported finding a bicycle in his yard. The bike is valued at $120. Deputy Adam Pendris and Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.
On March 23, Joscelyn Simone Simmons, 23, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop after Deputy Vicki Mitchell observed the motorist fail to stop at a stop sign. Simmons did not have a valid driver license. She was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. She had five previous citations for DWLSR.
On March 23, Danny Murfin of Crawfordville and Winn-Dixie reported the theft of potting soil from in front of the store. The victim reported the theft of $12.50 worth of soil bags. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On March 23, Deputy Anthony Paul was requested to be on scene while a property pickup was conducted. Deputy Paul observed George Louis Oppert, 30, of Tallahassee remove prescription pills from the home. The deputy recovered 44 pills that were taken from the home. Oppert was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of exploitation of the elderly and two counts of petit theft. All of the missing pills were recovered and returned to the victim.
On March 24, Faith Hatfield of Crawfordville reported a missing bicycle. The missing bike was observed nearby and recovered. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On March 24, Catherine Vautier of Crawfordville reported the theft of a cellular telephone. The phone was left in a convenience store but when the victim returned to the store the phone was gone. The phone was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. It is valued at $100. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On March 25, Robert Baker of Wilderness Way in Crawfordville reported the theft of a kayak. The kayak and life jacket are valued at $1,280. The kayak was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On March 24, David Hjorth of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary at his Crawfordville property. The victim reported damage to his recreational vehicle and burglary of his vehicle. Windows of the vehicle were damaged at a cost of $400. The RV was spray painted and damage was estimated at $800. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On March 25, Heather Lane of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from her shed. The bike is valued at $50. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On March 25, Hope Halstead of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The windshield of her vehicle was smashed. Two tires were also flat. The vehicle broke down on Coastal Highway and had been left for a short period of time. Damage was estimated at $300. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On March 26, Kristi Sanders of Sopchoppy reported the theft of a cell phone and gym bag from Wakulla Middle School. The items were stolen from the locker room area and the property is valued at $614. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On March 26, Rickey Volz of Quincy reported the grand theft of a utility vehicle from Crawfordville. The victim was constructing a fence for a homeowner and left his property at the scene. The vehicle and other missing tools are valued at $4,260. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
On March 26, Paresh Gawde of Tallahassee reported the theft of a cell phone from his Shell Station in Crawfordville. A suspect was identified through evidence at the scene. Zanton Jermel Jackson, 25, of Tallahassee was arrested for grand theft. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Deputy Ward Kromer, Deputy Ashley McAlister and Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.
On March 27, Melissa Boulnois of Panacea reported the theft of collector coins from her home. A suspect has been identified. The value of the coins and other currency taken was $12. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.
On March 27, Deputy Anthony Paul responded to Panacea to investigate an illegal fire. Danny Pinson, 67, of Panacea told the deputy he was burning garbage when it got out of control. Wakulla Firefighters put out the fire and the Florida Forest Service was notified. The Forest Service issued a Notice of Violation for illegal burning of household materials in a burn barrel and the case was turned over to their investigators.
On March 27, Kyle Harrity, 30, of Panacea was issued a Notice of Violation for illegal burning. Deputy Anthony Paul was investigating the Pinson fire when Wakulla Firefighters observed Harrity burning a couch. The investigation was turned over to the state Forest Service.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,305 calls for service during the past week including: 17 business and residential alarms; 16 assists to other agencies; 108 citizen contacts; 18 disturbances; 24 E-911 abandoned cell calls; five abandoned cell calls; 24 E-911 calls; 52 investigations; 13 loud music/noise complaints; 46 medical emergencies; 15 school security checks; 417 business and residential security checks; 11 sex offender address checks; 24 special details; 18 thefts; 73 traffic enforcements; 172 traffic stops; 10 reckless vehicles; 17 wanted people; and 25 watch orders.