|Sheriff's Log---April 18 to April 24|
On April 17, Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated a residential burglary in Sopchoppy. A concerned citizen contacted the WCSO about a damaged window at the home. It has not been determined if anything was removed from the home. The victim is Brenda Eaton of Sharpsburg, Ga.
On April 17, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated a prowler complaint in Wakulla Gardens. Deputy Yarbrough made contact with a white male standing in a front yard. Tyson Lyn Scott, 24, of Crawfordville granted Deputy Yarbrough permission to search his backpack. A light bulb was discovered with a cut out section and narcotics residue on it. The contents of the bulb tested positive for methamphetamine. Scott was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine and transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated.
On April 18, Cindy Cross of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. Prescription medication was stolen from the victim’s mailbox. The medications are valued at $30. The victim also contacted the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Services to report the theft of mail. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On April 18, Linda Franklin Davis of St. Marks backed into Kenneth Myron Kirton’s truck while it was parked at Centennial Bank on U.S. Highway 98 and Highway 363. There were no injuries. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On April 18, Sarah Mendenhall of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Window coverings were cut and damaged at her home. A person of interest has been identified. Damage was estimated at $15. Deputy David Pienta and Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On April 19, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was conducting traffic enforcement at Bloxham Cutoff Road and FH 313 when he observed Zachariah William Faulkner, 24, of Crawfordville. Deputy Middlebrooks knew Faulkner did not possess a valid driver license through previous contacts with him. Deputy Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop and determined that his license was still suspended. Faulkner was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction.
On April 19, Antonio Costello Hobbs, Jr., 26, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Roy Gunnarsson was operating stationary radar when he observed a vehicle driving at 66 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. The deputy conducted a traffic stop. Deputy Gunnarsson could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Hobbs granted the deputy permission to search the vehicle and marijuana shake and buds were observed in the vehicle. Deputy Gunnarsson issued the notice to appear and a Uniform Traffic Citation for speeding. The weight of the marijuana was .1 of a gram. Deputy Anthony Paul also investigated.
On April 19, David Shane Woodard, 38, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop for failure to use a turn signal. Woodard was found to have a suspended driver license. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Lt. Mike Kemp were granted permission to search the vehicle and cannabis and a smoking pipe was discovered inside the vehicle. Woodard was issued two criminal citations for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. The marijuana weighed approximately one gram.
On April 20, Tallahassee Police Department notified the WCSO about recovering a stolen vehicle from Wakulla County in Tallahassee. The vehicle was reported stolen April 12 by victim Robert Livingston of Sopchoppy. A suspect has been identified and the vehicle is being held for the WCSO. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Clint Beam investigated.
On April 20, John Conley of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Individuals were attempting to remove items from a burning vehicle as Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. Wakulla Firefighters arrived on the scene and put out the blaze. The vehicle was a total loss. The vehicle caught fire as the victim was attempting to drive. The vehicle was valued at $5,000 and the fire has been ruled accidental.
On April 20, a nurse from Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee reported a 35-year-old Tallahassee man being admitting for multiple lacerations on his body. The man reported receiving the lacerations at an unknown Wakulla County location. The man and a female friend attended an outdoor party and reported being jumped at the event. The victim was unable to provide deputies with much specific information. Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Clint Beam investigated.
On April 20, Pamela Fox of Crawfordville reported losing her firearm after leaving it on her vehicle and driving off. The firearm is valued at $400 and was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as lost. A search for the firearm resulted in negative results. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On April 20, Decetti Ligon of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop after being observed with a non-functioning headlight. Ligon did not have a valid driver license and had two previous convictions for driving without a valid license. She was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. Deputy Matt Hedges and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.
On April 20, Joshua David Colvin, 23, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop for an inoperative tail light and an expired tag. While the subject was pulling his wallet out of his pocket during the stop a clear plastic baggy containing suspect marijuana fell out. Colvin was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was also given verbal warnings for faulty equipment and the expired tag. The marijuana weighed 4.6 grams. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On April 21, Joe Holmes of Tallahassee reported the theft of his vehicle. The victim entered the St. Marks Express Lane but left his vehicle running and unsecured. Witnesses observed a Hispanic subject enter the vehicle and drive off as the victim attempted to stop the suspect. Deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol observed the suspect vehicle and followed in a pursuit that took law enforcement on U.S. Highway 98, U.S. Highway 319 and Highway 267 before the subject continued west on Highway 267 before increasing speed and traveling toward Highway 20 where the pursuit was discontinued. The suspect threw some of the victim’s belongings out the window of the vehicle during the pursuit. Deputy Adam Pendris, Deputy Scott Powell, Detective Clint Beam, Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.
On April 21, Vernon Key of Greenville, FL and Burford Tree Company of Anniston, AL reported a vehicle burglary. Two commercial vehicles were burglarized on U.S. Highway 98 east of Woodville Highway. A forced entry was observed and an ignition was pulled. A second vehicle had wiring damaged. Damage to the vehicles is estimated at $350. Deputy Adam Pendris and Detective Clint Beam investigated.
On April 21, Carolyn Fields of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Four unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $345 and were created on electronic gaming systems in California. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On April 21, Roy Thompson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim noted that two unauthorized orders were made online using his bank card. A charge of $147 was observed. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On April 21, Kenneth Dodson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed three unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges were created at a Wal-Mart in Rialto, CA and totaled $87. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On April 21, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A 17-yerar-old male juvenile was observed putting a bottle of pills inside his pants and attempting to leave the facility without paying for the pills. The pills are valued at $6. The juvenile was arrested for retail theft and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He was turned over to his parents after he did not meet the criteria for the juvenile detention center. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On April 21, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. David Jay Wilkinson, 43, of Crawfordville was observed taking a ceiling fan and ice out of the store without paying for them. The items are valued at $117. Wilkinson was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and charged with retail theft. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On April 22, Christopher Bunger of Crawfordville reported a burglary to his shed. A forced entry was observed and tools, valued at $450, were reported missing. Damage to the shed is estimated at $25. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On April 22, John Kane of Panacea reported a felony criminal mischief to a camper trailer owned by a 77-year-old Dennison, OH resident. The complainant reported that someone forcible entered the camper and created $400 worth of damage. Broken glass and damaged windows and doors were observed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On April 23, WCSO deputies made three arrests following a high speed pursuit at 3:21 a.m. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle with an expired tag that was involved in previous law enforcement encounters during the past week. Deputy Simmons attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Shadeville Highway and Spring Creek Highway but the driver accelerated to more than 80 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone.
The vehicle turned east and then north on Highway 61 and reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. As the vehicle crossed Highway 267 at a high rate of speed the vehicle bottomed out on the road and was damaged. Deputy Simmons caught up to the damaged vehicle at Strattonwood Drive. The vehicle stopped and a male subject ran into the woods and two females were captured at the vehicle.
Saba was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of Schedule II and Schedule III narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, fleeing and eluding and felony driving while license is suspended or revoked. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and is being held on a $36,500 bond.
The females in the vehicle were identified as Chelsie Elizabeth Corin Andrews, 21, of Crawfordville and Louann Clark Maiorano, 28, of Panacea. Andrews was charged with obstruction of justice/resisting without violence and is being held in jail under a $500 bond. Maiorano was charged with allowing an unauthorized person to drive her vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted a $1,250 bond and was released. The investigation also included Deputy Gibby Gibson, Lt. Mike Kemp, Sgt. Ryan Muse and FHP Trooper Josh Greene.
On April 23, Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated a retail theft at Wal-Mart. Store Asset Protection staff detailed a female for attempting to leave the store without paying for all of the items in her cart. Phyllis Bond Smith, 62, of Crawfordville entered the check-out line and paid for items in only one section of her cart. She was detained as she attempted to leave the store. She was arrested for retail theft and given a trespass warning for the store. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
On April 23, Amanda Richburg, 33, of Carrabelle was arrested for retail theft at Wal-Mart. The suspect attempted to conceal $169 worth of merchandise in her purse and leave the store without paying for the items. The subject was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On April 23, Eunice Selewski of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Jewelry, bed linens and medications were stolen from the home. Damage was observed to the home which was valued at $300. The missing property is valued at $3,690. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Ashley McAlister, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Deputy Matt Hedges and Detective Derek Lawhon investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,103 calls for service during the past week including: 17 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 85 citizen contacts; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; eight E-911 abandoned calls; 16 E-911 calls; 10 flag downs; 44 investigations; 39 medical emergencies; 17 school security checks; 352 business and residential security checks; 23 special details; 15 suspicious vehicles; 59 traffic enforcements; 213 traffic stops; and 14 wanted people.