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Sheriff's Log--June 13 to June 19

On June 12, John Manis of Crawfordville reported a possible criminal mischief. A company vehicle owned by Discount Auto Parts appeared to have feces smeared on a window. The vehicle was parked near the store. After investigating, Deputy Mike Zimba determined that the object on the vehicle was a candy bar. There was no damage to the vehicle.

On June 12, Gina Rudd of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle. The victim reported the bike missing from her home. Another bike owned by the family was recovered a short distance from her home. Deputy Mike Zimba recovered the missing bicycle and returned it to the owner. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On June 12, Destiny Ross of Panacea reported a residential burglary. A cell phone, medications and perfume were stolen from her place of residence. The property is valued at $470. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On June 13, Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle on U.S. Highway 319. The vehicle was traveling 62 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Thomas Edward Nichols, 38, of Tallahassee failed to produce a valid driver license. His license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender. Nichols was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. Deputy Ross Hasty also investigated.

On June 13, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to a complaint in the Wal-Mart parking lot of a vehicle without a tag. A traffic stop was conducted and Lisa Marie Wells, 26, of Crawfordville could not produce a valid driver license. The subject’s license was suspended. She was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Other occupants in the vehicle were released from the scene when the vehicle was towed.

On June 13, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston responded to a Crawfordville residence in reference to a seven month old infant being locked in a vehicle. The child was locked in the vehicle for 10 minutes when Sgt. Johnston arrived. The vehicle was not running. Due to the child being in distress, Sgt. Johnston gained access to the vehicle by breaking a window. The infant was turned over to his mother.

On June 13, Michael Geer of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief. A witness reported five unknown subjects going on the victim’s dock in Ochlockonee Bay. Damage to the dock included light fixtures, receptacles, junction boxes, rope lighting and a flag pole. Damage was estimated at $750. A suspect was identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On June 13, Sonya Miller of Crawfordville reported a trespass and criminal mischief. Three sheds on her Crawfordville property were entered. A forced entry was observed at one of the sheds. A window at the home was also damaged. Damage was estimated at $50. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On June 13, Sabrina Williams of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The complainant reported a disturbance at the Crawfordville Women’s Club. Three juveniles created a disturbance at the club and one of the males broke a window before fleeing the scene. The three juveniles walked by the scene while law enforcement was investigating and a15-year-old male was arrested for criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence for being uncooperative during the investigation and refusing to give the investigating deputies his name. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Deputy Anthony Paul and Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On June 14, Deputy Ashley McAlister was investigating a single vehicle crash at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road and Metcalf Road. Deputy McAlister observed a truck off the road and in the wood line. The vehicle suffered damage and was still running. Jessie Sampson, 56, of Tallahassee came from the vehicle to the deputy who detected the strong odor of alcohol. Sampson was unable to complete field sobriety exercises and was charged with DUI with property damage. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Anthony Paul also investigated.

On June 14, Santavia Tiarra McSwain, 29, of Jacksonville was observed traveling 71 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on U.S. Highway 98. A traffic stop was initiated at Highway 267 and U.S. Highway 98 as the motorist traveled 63 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone and 58 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone before stopping. McSwain was found to have a suspended driver license. She was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. She was also issued a traffic citation for speeding. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On June 14, Leigh Hart of Tallahassee reported a grand theft of a boat and trailer from her Sopchoppy home. The boat, motor and trailer are valued at $12,500. The boat and trailer were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On June 14, Mitchell Adam Weber, 30, of Crawfordville was arrested for disorderly intoxication after becoming unruly at the Bridlewood Apartments pool. Weber was chasing children and using profanity around the children at the pool. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Mike Zimba attempted to speak to Weber who continued to speak loudly. He was also issued a trespass warning for the property.

On June 14, Matthew McCoy of Crawfordville reported recovering an abandoned bicycle near his home. The bike was recovered from Talon Drive and Trice Lane where it was left near a stop sign. Deputy Anthony Paul took possession of the bike and it was turned into the Property and Evidence Division.

On June 14, Milton D. Litchfield of Crawfordville reported a hit and run traffic crash involving his and his sister’s mailboxes. Damage was estimated at $60 for Helen Litchfield and $40 for Milton Litchfield’s box.  Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On June 14, Chris Walter of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle theft. A suspect has been identified. The suspect left with the victim’s truck after being told not to use it. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. On June 15, the vehicle was recovered when Mildred E. Dixon, 44, of Sopchoppy returned to the scene. She was arrested for grand theft of a vehicle and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Matt Helms and Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On June 14, Kristi Marks of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle. The bike was stolen from the victim’s home. It is valued at $86. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On June 15, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for an expired tag. Deputy Middlebrooks detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. A marijuana pipe was discovered in the pocket of Matthew David Aaron, 23, of Panacea. Aaron was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also given a verbal warning for the expired tag. The marijuana weighed 2.2 grams.

On June 15, Gabrielle McKenzie of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victim’s home and moved items. A window was observed as open and a screen ripped out. Deputy Anthony Paul, Detective Derek Lawhon and Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On June 16, Victoria Mitchell of Quincy reported a felony criminal mischief to her vehicle while it was in Crawfordville. The vehicle had multiple scratch marks and a racial slur scratched into the hood and door. The vehicle was also dented and a taillight was broken. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On June 16, Joshua Brown of Ochlockonee Bay Realty reported a theft. The realty firm is attempting to sell an Ochlockonee Bay home when it was discovered that lumber, patio chairs and a propane tank were stolen. The property is valued at $175. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On June 16, James Burke of the Wakulla County Property Appraiser’s office reported a criminal mischief to a county vehicle. The filler hose was cut causing some fuel to spill as the vehicle was being refilled. Damage to the vehicle is estimated between $300 and $400. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On June 16, Brenda Strickland of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. An air compressor, air gun and air hose were reported stolen from the victim’s shed. The property is valued at $120. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On June 16, William Mims of Crawfordville reported the loss of medications. The victim is unsure if the medications were lost or stolen. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On June 16, Peyton Chadwell of Panacea reported the theft of a bicycle. A suspect has been identified. The bike is valued at $175. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On June 16, Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with two juveniles inside who weren’t wearing seatbelts. During the traffic stop the strong odor of narcotics was detected. The mother of the juveniles came to the scene and picked up the children. Reginald Bernard McKinney, 34, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than three grams of synthetic cannabis. Two grams of Spice were seized. A verbal warning was issued for the unrestrained children. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated.

On June 17, two stolen bicycles were recovered in connection with cases reported to the WCSO June 11 and June 14. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Deputy Joe Page made contacts with several juveniles and obtained suspect information. The owners have been contacted and the property will be returned. Detective Clint Beam also investigated.

On June 17, Ricky Southerland of Crawfordville reported recovering a bicycle on his property. The bike was valued at $50 and it was placed in the WCSO bike impound yard. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On June 17, a 15-year-old Apalachicola juvenile was arrested for burglary of a dwelling, grand theft and resisting an officer without violence in connection with a Crawfordville burglary. A concerned citizen contacted the sheriff’s office about a male juvenile who asked to use his telephone and admitted that he was riding a stolen bicycle. In addition, the juvenile admitted to stealing two hunting bows from a victim on Duncan Drive.
Deputy Gibby Gibson made contact with the juvenile on Arran Road and Tolken Road but he ran from the deputy as he was being questioned. Lt. Mike Kemp and Deputy Stephen Simmons set up a perimeter on Lost Creek Trail and Tall Timbers Drive and the suspect was spotted.

The juvenile failed to stop when approached by deputies and he was subdued with a Taser probe. The suspect admitted taking two hunting bows and the bicycle from an open garage on Duncan Drive. The stolen property, which was valued at $2,400, was returned to the property owner. The property was stolen from the victim’s garage while he was at home. The suspect was booked in the Wakulla County Jail and transported to juvenile detention in Tallahassee. The juvenile was in Crawfordville with his parents when he walked away from their location and committed the crime. Deputy Ross Hasty, Captain Chris Savary, Detective Clint Beam, Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy David Pienta also investigated.

On June 18, Deputy Matt Helms investigated a complaint from a Crawfordville mother that her 6-year-old juvenile daughter had been left alone without adult supervision by her estranged husband. The mother received a telephone call from one of her neighbors informing her that the child came to her home crying. The Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted and will be conducting an investigation.

On June 18, James Childers of Crawfordville reported the loss or theft of a firearm. The firearm was located in the victim’s vehicle prior to disappearing. The firearm was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base as stolen. The property is valued at $200. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 947 calls for service during the past week including: 19 business and residential alarms; 11 assists to other agencies; 107 citizen contacts; 18 disturbances; 21 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 1 E-911 abandoned call; 8 E-911 calls; 46 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 299 business and residential security checks; 30 special details; 10 suspicious people; 11 thefts; 18 traffic enforcements; 125 traffic stops; and 10 reckless vehicles.

 

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