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Sheriff's Log--May 16 to May 22

On May 14, Michele Barwick of Panacea reported the theft of a firearm. The weapon was taken from her home. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On May 14, Edith Williams of Tallahassee reported a vehicle theft. The victim left her vehicle at Binky’s Everything Automotive when it was stolen. A suspect has been identified. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 15, Kim Gilly of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A purse was stolen from the vehicle. The purse and contents are valued at $200. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 15, Brandy Whited of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of $95 from inside her unsecured vehicle. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 15, Kristina Clemons of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the loss of $30 from her unsecured vehicle. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 15, Amy Parker of Crawfordville reported two vehicle burglaries. Lottery tickets and a flashlight, valued at $35, were reported missing from two vehicles at her home. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 15, Maria Cooper of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was left unsecured and was ransacked but nothing was reported missing. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On May 15, Roger Waters of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A firearm and a chainsaw were stolen from the vehicle. The vehicle was left unsecured. The stolen property is valued at $605. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 15, Charles Smith of Sopchoppy reported the burglary of a structure. Antique furniture was stolen following a forced entry. The furniture was valued at $950 and damage to the building was estimated at $415. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On May 15, Krystal Shephard of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to file a Workers Compensation claim. The claim was filed in Miami and the victim is employed in Crawfordville. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.

On May 15, Ronnie Arnitage of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim lost $32 from inside his unlocked vehicle. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 15, James Miller of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone in Miami ordered a new credit card using the victim’s personal information. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On May 15, Deputy Adam Pendris investigated a two vehicle traffic crash at the Livestock Pavilion. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles along with a broken car window.

On May 15, Thomas Bentley of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim discovered a nail in one of his vehicle tires. Damage was estimated at $86. Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On May 15, John Metcalf of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Coins, jewelry and a knife were stolen. They are valued at $226. A forced entry was observed and damage was estimated at $20. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On May 16, Deputy Mike Crum investigated a two vehicle traffic crash on Wakulla Springs Road. There were no injuries.

On May 16, Linda Rhodes of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim observed damage to a window screen and window frame. Damage was estimated at $105. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On May 16, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Two computers were reported stolen after staff observed a suspect cut the security wire. The suspect was observed on store security video and Deputy Matt Helms spoke to the suspect at his home. The computers were observed in the home in plain view. The laptops were found damaged and stripped of parts. Dwayne Anthony Creery, 42, of Crawfordville was charged with grand theft. The stolen property was valued at $1,121. Creery was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.

On May 16, Shane Ebright of Crawfordville reported the theft of groceries. The victim met a friend who offered to drive him home from the store in exchange for gasoline. The suspect went to Murphy Oil for gasoline as the victim went into Wal-Mart. When the victim returned the suspect was gone. The groceries and personal property left in the suspect’s vehicle is valued at $175. Sgt. Lorne Whaley made contact with the suspect who refused to return the stolen items. An arrest warrant has been requested for the suspect.

On May 16, Deborah McCaffrey of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A juvenile created $190 worth of damage to her bushes in her yard. The juvenile was going to be charged with criminal mischief until the victim declined to press charges. He was released to the custody of his parents. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On May 16, George Ellis Schipper III, 26, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks performed a traffic stop when the suspect vehicle was unable to maintain a single lane. The driver said he was attempting to miss wildlife in the roadway. It was determined the subject’s license was suspended for failure to appear on two traffic summonses in Leon County. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On May 17, Mary Paulic of Crawfordville reported the theft of a pressure washer from her carport. The washer is valued at $300. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.

On May 17, Megan Cooper of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on her bank card for satellite television services in the amount of $99. Deputy Ashley McAlister and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 17, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated a case of a 76-year-old Santa Clarita, CA woman collapsing inside the Stop and Save on Spring Creek Highway. Wakulla EMS transported her to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Hospital staff deemed the death natural and the investigation was closed. Detective Randy Phillips and Wakulla EMS also investigated.

On May 17, Winn-Dixie Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff observed a female subject pay for a few items in the self checkout line and leave the store without paying for the rest of her food. Sgt. Ryan Muse located the suspect vehicle in Crawfordville. The subject said it was a misunderstanding and returned to the store and paid for the merchandise. A trespass warning was issued against the subject for the store. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On May 18, Deputy Ward Kromer was investigating a Crawfordville complaint when he observed drug paraphernalia, burnt marijuana cigarettes and white powder residue in plain view inside a home. The items are believed to belong to a subject who was arrested on unrelated charges. Without being able to prove ownership, the items were seized for destruction and turned in to the Property and Evidence Division.

On May 18, Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Matt Hedges were investigating a welfare call when they observed illegal narcotics inside a vehicle at the investigation scene. Crack cocaine was recovered from a plastic bag inside a suspect vehicle. Shawn Versailes Brown, 41, of Apalachicola was arrested for possession of 2.1 grams of crack cocaine. Brown was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. His vehicle was seized. Sgt. Lorne Whaley, Deputy Matt Helms and CSI Rae Eddens investigated.

On May 18, Sherry Hall of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of medications from her home. The missing property is valued at $500. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On May 18, Christina Dodson of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary and criminal mischief. The victim entered her vehicle and discovered burn marks on her roof liner. Damage was estimated at $150. The victim also reported the loss of $120 from her vehicle. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On May 18, Timothy Barr of Crawfordville reported the theft of a firearm from his home. The firearm is valued at $359. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On May 18, Melissa Webster of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle was taken from the victim’s yard and a suspect has been identified. The vehicle was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Richard Moon investigated.

On May 19, Bryan Lalonde of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. A total of $90 was made through Wal-Mart online. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On May 19, Matthew Howell of the county road department located a cellular telephone at the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Ochlockonee Street. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough was unable to locate an owner. The phone was turned into the Property and Evidence Division.

On May 19, Carol Canellas of Panacea reported a credit card offense. The victim’s credit card had $549 worth of unauthorized charges from Xbox. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On May 19, Leah Poppell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a drum set and currency valued at $360. It is unclear if the theft occurred in Wakulla or Leon counties. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On May 19, Donna Chatham of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of a bicycle from her home. The bike was taken from the victim’s front porch. A scooter was recovered in a ditch nearby and was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. The bike was recovered May 20 while Deputy Pendris was investigating another theft in the Medart area.

On May 20, Demond Vantez Fields, 38, of Tallahassee was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop. Deputy Stephen Simmons observed an expired vehicle tag and stopped Fields. Deputy Simmons observed a half consumed open beer container on the seat. The deputy was granted permission to search the vehicle and he observed a bag of marijuana and cocaine. The marijuana weighed 1.5 grams. Fields was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. A verbal warning was issued for the expired tag and open container. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On May 20, Kenny Godbolt of Riversprings Middle School reported the theft of a trailer ball from a county vehicle. The ball is valued at $30. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On May 20, George Davis of Baconton, Ga. reported the theft of a propeller from his boat motor in Crawfordville. The prop is valued at $200. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On May 20, John Whitfield of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim lost a dirt bike from his garage. While investigating the theft of the dirt bike, Deputy Adam Pendris was made aware of a bicycle in a ditch across the street from the victim’s home. Deputy Pendris discovered that it was the same bike that was reported stolen on May 19. The bike was returned to the owner. The dirt bike is valued at $1,000. It was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Sgt. Danny Harrell also investigated.

On May 20, Michael Hollett of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed 18 fraudulent charges on his bank account. The charges totaled $1,335 through Turbo Tax. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 20, John C. Burnett of Tallahassee and Debra A. Finch of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Navajo Trail and Apache Road in Crawfordville. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Deputy Mike Crum investigated.

On May 21, Marion Reynolds of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A fuel tank was stolen from the victim’s boat. The tank and fuel inside is valued at $120. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On May 21, Lisa Varnum of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered four unauthorized charges on her bank card that were created at restaurants in Hammond, Ind. The charges are valued at $117. Two other charges were attempted in Texas and Ohio but they did not process. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On May 21, Dave Sheffield of Tallahassee reported a construction dumpster trailer fire on Old Bethel Road in Crawfordville. The trailer was fully engulfed when Deputy Vicki Mitchell arrived on scene. The Wakulla Fire Department put out the fire which included some burning brush nearby. The cause of the fire has not been determined but it does not appear to be suspicious.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received  1,272 calls for service during the past week including: 20 business and residential alarms; 101 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 10 E-911 abandoned calls; 19 E-911 calls; 62 investigations; 46 medical emergencies; 19 school security checks; 449 business and residential security checks; 32 special details; 15 suspicious vehicles; 11 thefts; 50 traffic enforcements; 147 traffic stops; 17 reckless vehicles; 18 wanted people; and 20 watch orders.

 

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