|Sheriff's Log--May 2 to May 8|
On May 1, Patricia Mims of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were created in Washington and Arizona and totaled $125. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On May 1, Deputy Adam Pendris investigated a battery reported at the Wakulla County Jail. A 34-year-old Crawfordville jail inmate was struck by Amanda Suzanne Davis, 24, of Crawfordville with a shoe. The victim was struck several times by the suspect until other inmates broke up the altercation. Davis was charged with battery by a person detained in a jail facility. Detention Deputy Randy Barnes also investigated.
On May 1, Principal Susan Brazier of Shadeville Elementary School reported a weapon offense. The principal took a knife blade from a 12-year-old student. The knife blade was nine inches in length and was located in a book. It was displayed in front of other students. The juvenile was issued a juvenile civil citation for carrying the concealed weapon. He also faces discipline from the school district. Sgt. Billy Jones investigated.
On May 1, Frances Barker of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A wallet was removed from an unsecured car. The missing items are valued at $130. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On May 1, Tonya Harrell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim observed a door partially open and discovered that someone rummaged through the vehicle. Nothing was reported missing. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On May 2, Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated a business burglary at the Stow Away Center in Crawfordville. Gerard Merkle of Tallahassee, the owner of the business, reported that he was notified by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office that his vehicle was recovered in southern Leon. It is valued at $3,500. A forced entry was discovered at the business. A boat was also recovered in Leon County with the stolen truck. A boat motor was stolen from the boat prior to it being recovered. The motor is valued at $20,000.The boat is owned by Jeff May of Carrollton, Ga. A boat motor was also stolen from Branko Stefanivic of Tallahassee. And another boat motor was stolen from Lawrence Walker III of Kathleen, Ga. A trailer stolen recovered at the scene is owned by Molly Jones of Shell Point. The trailer is valued at $2,300. The stolen items were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base. Detective Derek Lawhon also investigated.
On May 2, Gail Nance of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Jewelry was taken from the victim’s residence. The jewelry is valued at $2,700 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On May 2, Bobby Dugger of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire on Crawfordville Highway. A piece of land clearing equipment caught fire. The tractor was a complete loss following a mechanical failure. It was valued at $35,000. Wakulla County Firefighters put out the blaze. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On May 2, Wesley Faircloth of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim was away from the vehicle for a short time when he discovered that the truck had been entered. Items were removed from the unsecured vehicle including cash, a knife, keys and medications. The stolen property is valued at $120. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
On May 3, Michael Rosselot of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed by the victim on his bank account. The two charges totaled $100 and were created in California. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On May 3, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Matt Hedges reported taking possession of an iPod in Panacea. The property was turned over to Deputy Roy Gunnarsson during the Blue Crab Festival. Deputy Hedges was unable to locate the owner and the property was turned into the Property and Evidence Division.
On May 4, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for leaving the roadway twice. A 16-year-old juvenile was driving the vehicle and the teenager only had a learner’s permit. The odor of cannabis was emitting from the vehicle and Sgt. Muse located marijuana after being granted permission to search the vehicle. The teenager was issued a juvenile civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and was issued 40 hours of community service. The marijuana weighed five grams. The vehicle was returned to the subject’s parents.
On May 4, the clerk at the Kangaroo Express in Wakulla Station reported a retail theft. A customer pumped gas into a vehicle but he failed to pay when finished. Evidence was collected at the scene. The gas was valued at $20. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On May 5, Principal Dod Walker of Sopchoppy Second Chance School reported a school disruption. A 15-year-old female juvenile refused to go to In School Suspension as required. She was disruptive in ISS and refused to stay in the classroom. Deputy Joe Page gave the student a notice to appear in court for interfering with the school administration function. She was turned over to her mother who came from Tallahassee to pick her up.
On May 5, Frances Collinsworth of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Medications were stolen from inside her unsecured vehicle. The medications are valued at $150. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On May 5, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a vehicle driving at 30 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on Spring Creek Highway. The vehicle was observed driving over the center line and over the fog line. A traffic stop was conducted and it was discovered that the driver had an active warrant out of Brevard County. Charles Cecil Brown, 65, of Tallahassee was arrested on the warrant out of Brevard. Gregory Antonio Jackson, 33, of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana as Deputy Ross Hasty discovered the marijuana in his pocket. The marijuana weighed 1.1 grams. Both Brown and Jackson were transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
On May 5, Kathryn Wilson of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left her purse in the unsecured vehicle and $100 was stolen from her wallet. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On May 5, Jennifer Mott of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized charges were observed on her bank account. The charges were made at a Target in Panama City. The charges totaled $947. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On May 5, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Fawn Marie Keith, 23, of Carrabelle was observed putting items in her purse that she failed to purchase. The personal items were valued at $58. Keith was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On May 5, Michelle Feigeles Weltman of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. The victim reported being bit by one of her animals as she was attempting to separate two dogs from fighting. The victim reported 11 puncture wounds in her arms and legs. Wakulla Animal Control was called to the scene to quarantine the dog for 10 days. The victim was transported to the hospital by Wakulla EMS. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.
On May 6, Wal-Mart Asset Protection reported a retail theft. Latravia Thurston, 20, of Tallahassee was observed taking items and placing them in her purse. She attempted to leave the store without paying for them. Two shower curtains and a shower liner, valued at $56, were recovered. Thurston was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft and a trespass warning was issued by the store for her as well. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On May 7, a concerned citizen reported observing a subject attempting to remove an air conditioning unit from an old crab house in Panacea. The theft was unsuccessful and a description of the vehicle and subject was given to WCSO Communications for release to other law enforcement. The WCSO was unable to contact the property owner due to a disconnected phone. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,192 calls for service during the past week including 19 residential and business alarms; 88 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 19 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 5 E-911 abandoned calls; 24 E-911 calls; 57 investigations; 58 medical emergencies; 25 school security checks; 427 business and residential security checks; 30 special details; 17 suspicious vehicles; 50 traffic enforcements; 124 traffic stops; 15 disabled vehicles 13 reckless vehicles; and 17 wanted people.