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Sheriff's Log--May 9 to May 15

On May 8, Melissa Paul of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of $56 from inside the unsecured vehicle. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On May 8, Melissa Brown of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim was in the process of moving from the residence when she observed some of her property along the side of the road. Several other items were in the back yard burning. Damaged property was valued at an estimated $800. Damage was also done to vehicle tires and the vehicle’s paint job. The criminal mischief damage was estimated at $3,000. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On May 8, Anthony Lariscy of Panacea reported a theft at Coastal Corner in Ochlockonee Bay. A suspect came into the store and stole beer without paying for it. The beer is valued at $16 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On May 8, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Three females were observed leaving the store without paying for merchandise. The total value of the unpaid merchandise was $84. Allison Freeman, 19, of Crawfordville, Nancy Sharlie Grantham, 22, of Tallahassee and Samantha Dawna Grantham, 23, of Tallahassee were all charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On May 8, Susan Lorraine Potwin, 55, of Crawfordville was involved in a scooter accident on U.S. Highway 319 near Carraway Cutoff. Potwin did not have a valid driver license. Potwin was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Potwin was also issued a citation for possession of an open container. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On May 9, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. John David Corathers, 27, of Crawfordville left the store without paying for $132 worth of merchandise including a video game controller, baby diapers, shoes, peanut butter, baby formula, children’s bowls and children’s clothing. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed the suspect on Allen Harvey Road. The stolen items were returned to the store and the suspect was given a notice to appear in court for retail theft. He was also issued a criminal citation for driving while his license was suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 9, Holly Harrell of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized $85 charge on her bank account. Deputy Ross Hasty and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 9, Marvin Libby of Titanium Motors in Crawfordville reported a grand theft of auto parts. The victim purchased a vehicle for parts from a suspect.  It was determined after the sale that the vehicle was stolen from Samuel Logan of Ochlockonee Bay. A suspect has been identified. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 10, David Williams of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported $1,220 worth of property being stolen including electronic games, a DVD player, movies, children’s toys, shoes and toys. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 10, Amanda Rhodes of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The contents of the victim’s purse were stolen. The stolen property is valued at $205. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 10, Betty Willis of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim determined that many of the missing items were not of any value. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 10, James Moore of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone went through the victim’s truck and stole his wallet. The vehicle was left unsecured and a bank card was taken with the wallet. The stolen property was valued at $15. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 10, Charles Heether of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A gym bag and two custom made knives were stolen from the unsecured vehicle. The property is valued at $610. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On May 10, John Newell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm was stolen from a vehicle. It is valued at $250. A second vehicle burglary resulted in the theft of business cards which were recovered. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On May, 10 Sarah Grindle Rollins of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Two vehicles on the victim’s property were entered but nothing was reported missing. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 10, Catherine Criswell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left her purse in the vehicle and her wallet was stolen. The wallet and contents were valued at $310. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 10, Michelle McKenzie of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. Someone entered the victim’s vehicle and stole an iPod cord and U.S. currency valued at $20. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 10, Monica Pitts of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A purse was stolen from the inside of her unsecured vehicle. It is valued at $15. A search of the area discovered the purse and contents thrown into a wooded area. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 10, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop due to an expired sticker on the vehicle tag. Jonathan Flinkman, 46, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license. Flinkman was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. He also had an outstanding warrant for unpaid financial obligations. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 10, Steve Stange of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone stole cordless headphones and U.S. currency valued at $106. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Ross Hasty and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On May 10, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff observed Kris Bellamy Holt, 35, of Marietta, Ga. fail to scan some items in the self checkout line and attempt to leave the store. The value of the stolen items was $161 and included food and kitchen items. Holt was issued a notice to appear in court for petit theft and also given a trespass warning. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On May 10, a citizen came into the Medart Kangaroo and turned in a wallet that was found on U.S. Highway 98. The property was owned by Emily Oliver of Cairo, Ga. The value of the wallet and contents was $189. Detectives are still working to contact the owner. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On May 11, FHP Trooper John Tallman arrested Alice Marie Causseaux, 34, of Tallahassee for DUI, driving while license is suspended or revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing a false name to law enforcement. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed Causseaux’s vehicle leave the roadway multiple times and the driver was unable to maintain a single lane in a safe manner. The suspect gave Trooper Tallman a false name. Causseaux also had an active contempt of court writ for financial obligations out of Wakulla. During the search of the vehicle drug paraphernalia and marijuana shake was discovered. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough also investigated.
On May 11, William Roddenberry of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. Two suspects, who have been identified, vandalized a residence he owns. Extensive damage was observed throughout the home and the value of the damage was estimated at $20,000. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 11, Amber Michele Paulette, 26, of Crawfordville was arrested for counterfeiting of license plates, attached tag not assigned, driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Deputy Ross Hasty were on patrol on Crawfordville Highway when they observed a vehicle without a tag. Paulette stopped at a fast food restaurant and the deputies conducted their investigation. They determined that the suspect had a suspended license. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle and the suspect. A marijuana pipe was recovered inside the vehicle along with a baggie of marijuana. The suspect also admitted to the vehicle tag being a fake. During the search of the vehicle white powder was found in a capsule that tested positive for amphetamines. The marijuana weighed 2.5 grams. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.

On May 11, Deputy Gibby Gibson worked a two vehicle traffic crash at Eden Springs. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the vehicles.

On May 11, Orlando Hero of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from the Crawfordville Shell Station. The bike is valued at $200 and was used to go to work. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On May 12, Thomas C. Revell of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at the Panacea Area Water System. A golf cart was stolen from the water system’s fenced in water tower in Ochlockonee Bay. The fencing was cut and the cart, valued at $5,000, was missing. Damage to the fence was estimated at $100. The golf cart was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On May 12, Riversprings Middle School Principal Michele Baggett reported a student selling marijuana on school grounds. A small amount of marijuana was recovered from a male student who purchased the marijuana from another student. The $5 used to purchase the narcotics was seized from one of the juveniles and a small amount of marijuana was seized from the other student. The two students will receive discipline from the school system and they will also receive juvenile civil citations for possession of 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On May 12, Tiffany Ann Hudson, 25, of Crawfordville was arrested for trespass after warning at Wal-Mart. The subject was observed by Wal-Mart staff at the customer service desk attempting to obtain a refund for products without a receipt. Store staff had knowledge of the active trespass warning and contacted Deputy Anthony Paul. Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated.

On May 12, Rebecca Humphries of Carrabelle reported the theft of her purse from Winn-Dixie. The victim left her purse in a cart in the parking lot. A white four door sedan was observed with a subject getting out of the vehicle and taking the purse from the cart before leaving the scene. The purse was later recovered in a bush at Walgreens. Prescription medications and cash, valued at $623, were stolen. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On May 13, Joanna Johnson of Tallahassee reported discovering a marijuana plant at her Crawfordville office. The immature plant was found in a flower bed and was seized for destruction. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On May 13, Timothy Peterson of Crawfordville reported the theft of prescription medications. The medications were removed from the victim’s backpack while he was at work. The medications are valued at $30. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On May 13, Rebecca Conrad of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered two unauthorized credit card accounts that were opened. The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On May 13, a clerk at Mashes Sands BP in Ochlockonee Bay reported a retail theft. Mark L. Dunsmore, 26, of Crawfordville was observed drinking a bottle of milk and hiding the empty bottle. Deputy Vicki Mitchell attempted to issue a notice to appear in court but when Dunsmore failed to give an exact address he was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. The milk was valued at $1.99.

On May 14, Cesar Plata of Murphy Oil Company in Crawfordville reported the theft of gasoline. A male driver filled up with $20 worth of gas and left without paying for the fuel. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 14, Lanette Gibson of Crawfordville reported the theft of a trailer tag. The tag is valued at $40 and it was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 14, Animal Control Officer Mark Carter investigated an animal complaint involving two abused dogs. The first dog was suffering from malnutrition and had been fighting with a kennel mate. A second dog was discovered in a cage with no food or water. The animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment and the case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On May 14, Germaine Lee of Norfolk, Va. reported leaving her wallet at a peanut stand on U.S. Highway 98. Sgt. Ryan Muse asked Deputy Ross Hasty to check all the peanut stands on Coastal Highway east of Medart. Deputy Hasty spoke to John Robinson of Crawfordville who recovered the victim’s wallet. The wallet was held for family members to retrieve at the WCSO.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received  1,134 calls for service during the past week including: 15 business and residential alarms; 18 vehicle burglaries; 100 citizen contacts; 12 disturbances; 22 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 3 E-911 abandoned calls; 24 E-911 calls; 64 investigations; 41 medical emergencies; 20 school security checks; 354 business and residential security checks; 37 special details; 15 suspicious people; 23 traffic enforcements; 129 traffic stops; 14 reckless vehicles; and 21 wanted people.

 

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