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Sheriff's Log--March 28 to April 3

On March 27, Raymond Spohn of Crawfordville and Stone Creek Pizza reported the theft of a bank deposit. A $125 deposit was scheduled to be made at a local bank but the bank did not have any record of the deposit being made. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On March 27, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated a two vehicle traffic crash at U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267. Louanne Carter struck Jonathon White with her vehicle in the rear of White’s car. The Carter vehicle suffered $2,000 worth of damage while the White vehicle suffered $500 worth of damage. Both vehicles left the scene under their own power and no injuries were reported.

On March 28, Jaimie Thornton of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and stole medications, cash and a walkie-talkie, valued at $141. Sgt. Ryan Muse, Lt. Mike Kemp, Deputy Gibby Gibson and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On March 28, James Vernon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s Social Security number was used by someone to file a tax return. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 29, William Christie of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone used the victim’s bank card to create $645 worth of charges at Wal-Mart online. The charge was unauthorized. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On March 29, Charles Bertram of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Four unauthorized charges were discovered on the victim’s bank card. The charges were created in Midway and Deltona and were valued at $2,932. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On March 29, Wal-Mart Asset Protection Staff observed a subject drinking beer inside the store. The suspect, Johnie Solonano, 47, of Crawfordville was observed picking up a beer and drinking it and leaving the empty can behind. The beer is valued at $2 and the subject was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On March 29, Scott Allan Miller, 48, of Crawfordville was stopped for speeding in Crawfordville. The subject was traveling 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Open beer bottles were observed by Sgt. Jeremy Johnston as he conducted a traffic stop. Miller was arrested for DUI and issued citations for driving while license is suspended or revoked, speeding and possession of an open container. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Deputy Scott Powell also investigated.

On March 30, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough responded to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road and Revell Road at 4:01 a.m. to make contact with pedestrians on the side of the road. The male subject stated a false name of an individual who had active warrants. When the male was informed he was being arrested for the active warrants, he admitted he was using a false name. The 16-year-old juvenile was issued a juvenile civil citation for obstruction by a disguised person. The male juvenile and two female juveniles were turned over to legal guardians.

On March 30, Christopher Lee Hodges, 30, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop at Crawfordville Highway and Shadeville Road after being observed and reported by an off duty Tallahassee Police Department officer as a reckless driver. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed the driver cross the fog line and nearly leave the roadway. Hodges did not have a valid driver license as it has been permanently revoked as a habitual traffic offender. Six grams of marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. Hodges was charged with DWSLR habitual traffic offender, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated.

On March 31, Rachel Hutto of Crawfordville reported finding property at Burger King. Several lost credit/debit cards were turned into the sheriff’s office. Deputy Matt Helms attempted to contact the individuals who owned the cards. Some of the cards were turned into the issuing banks while others were turned into the Property and Evidence Division.

On March 31, Jessica Bowen of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to have Comcast connect cable to her home but Comcast informed the victim that she had an outstanding balance of $219. The victim has never had Comcast cable service before. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On March 31, Deputy Will Hudson was investigating a traffic crash and was speaking to a male and female subject at a Mulberry Circle home in Crawfordville. When Deputy Ward Kromer was speaking to the female in the front yard several marijuana plants were observed growing in containers in plain view. The male and female subjects recently moved into the home and a previous resident had recently moved out. No charges were filed and the six plants were seized for disposal. They were valued at $600. Sgt. Lorne Whaley and Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On March 31, Mary Stafford of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. The medication is valued at $150. Persons of interest were identified. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On April 1, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle on Crawfordville Highway and Lonnie Raker Lane. Deputy Middlebrooks smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sgt. Lorne Whaley stood by three individuals from the vehicle while Deputy Middlebrooks was searching the vehicle for contraband. Sgt. Whaley observed Theresa A. Roberts, 38, of Crawfordville attempt to discard a baggie of marijuana. Roberts was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 4.6 grams and a smoking pipe was also seized. The two other individuals in the vehicle were not charged. Lt. Sherrell Morrison also investigated.

On April 1, Deputy Will Hudson investigated a suspicious vehicle on Violet Lane in Crawfordville and two subjects were unable to give a reason for being there. The subjects were requested to get out of the vehicle and Deputy Hudson observed narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Deputies Ashley McAlister and Anthony Paul arrived at the scene. During the search of the vehicle the deputies located individually packaged bags of marijuana, smoking pipes and a grinder. The marijuana weighed 5.9 grams. Methamphetamine weighing one gram was also discovered. A firearm, jewelry and coins were located in the vehicle. Jimmy Wayne Johnson, 43, of Crawfordville and Harley William Leamon, 29, of Tallahassee were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Detective Derek Lawhon also investigated.

On April 2, Rachel Hardwick of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of $58 worth of property from her purse. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 2, Bryon Smith of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Three firearms were stolen out of the victim’s vehicle. The firearms and cartridges are valued at $1,185. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 2, Martha Evans of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. The victim reported someone using her personal information to obtain credit cards. Seven credit cards were opened and several contained fraudulent charges. The charges were created in South Florida. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 2, Elizabeth Beauchamp of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim noticed that items were tampered with inside her vehicle but nothing was reported missing. The vehicle was left unsecured. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On April 2, Stephen Lewis of Panacea reported the theft of fuel. A Ben Withers company tractor was out of diesel when checked in the morning. The 25 gallons are valued at $100. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On April 2, Cheryl Riggles of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Items inside the vehicle were shuffled around. Nothing was reported missing. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On April 2, Haley Harris of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle was taken from the victim’s home. The victim reported the loss of $63 worth of personal property from inside the vehicle. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 2, Susan Hauversburk of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone went through the vehicle but nothing was reported missing. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On April 2, Genja Cornwell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was left unsecured and currency, soda, cigarettes, pots and pans and other personal items, valued at $515, were reported missing. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On April 2, Herbert Hawkins of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s personal information was used to open a Pay Pal account. The victim discovered he had an outstanding balance of $920 with Pay Pal. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On April 2, Cynthia Yomes of Crawfordville recovered a purse from around her mailbox. There were a few items within the purse but no identification was found. The purse was turned into the property and Evidence Division. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On April 2, Jack Letchworth of Monticello reported a residential burglary in Crawfordville. A mobile home and two campers were rummaged through and $200 worth of property was taken. A stove and iron grill were stolen. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,192 calls for service during the past week including: 16 residential and business alarms; 95 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 25 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 12 E-911 abandoned calls; 29 E-911 calls; 42 investigations; 12 loud noise/music complaints; 57 medical emergencies; 25 school security checks; 359 business and residential security checks; 22 special details; 18 suspicious vehicles; 64 traffic enforcements; 187 traffic stops; 17 reckless vehicles; and 12 wanted people.

 

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