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Sheriff's Log--June 20 to June 26

On June 19, Justin Daniels of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was alerted by his employer that someone fraudulently filed for unemployment benefits using his name. In addition, the victim received a letter from Miami-Dade County informing him he had an outstanding balance on a traffic citation from South Florida. The victim has never been to Dade County. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On June 19, Joshua Sheffield of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to have an individual he contacted on Craigslist make marine repairs to his boat. The repairs to the boat caused the victim problems on the water and he attempted to contact the suspect again. It was discovered that the victim had been given a false name after accepting money from the victim. A suspect has been identified. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.

On June 19, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle traveling at 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on U.S. Highway 319 in Sopchoppy. The vehicle did not have the proper tag attached. The tag was seized and Harold Andrew Johnson, 19, of Tallahassee was given a notice to appear in court for tag attached not assigned.

On June 19, Tyshaun Westmoreland of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief to his vehicle. The victim’s sunroof was damaged by a gunshot. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $800. The spent round was recovered. Deputy Anthony Paul and Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On June 19, Nancy Jefferson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered that her bank account was overdrawn as she attempted to use her bank card. Someone used the victim’s account to purchase satellite television services for $261. The transaction occurred online. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On June 20, Rachel Hutto of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim reported that her clothes were thrown in her driveway and run over by a motor vehicle. A suspect has been identified. Damage was estimated at $100. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On June 20, a 49-year-old Crawfordville woman reported a trespassing case. Three male subjects came onto the victim’s property and came into her residence without authorization. The victim asked the three males to leave and 45 minutes later they reappeared on the property. The victim let her dogs out of the house and they nipped two of the subjects. Coby Dale Blanchett, 18, of Tallahassee and Brandon Chase Bradley, 21, of Sopchoppy were arrested on scene for failure to leave property by order of the owner. A third subject, Jason Christopher Dickson, 20, of Sopchoppy, left the scene before law enforcement arrived. A warrant has been requested for the same charge for Dickson. Wakulla EMS cleared Blanchett and Bradley for the dog bites and they refused EMS transport. Deputy Will Hudson and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On June 20, Roger Godwin of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized charge was observed on the victim’s bank account for $28 at a McDonald’s restaurant in Plano, Texas. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 20, Michelle McDaniel of Jerry’s Bait and Tackle reported a counterfeit bill. A counterfeit $10 bill was used for a transaction by a customer. The bill was collected and sent to the U.S Secret Service per protocol. Deputy Adam Pendris and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 20, Helen White of Crawfordville reported finding tools in her yard. The victim had someone check her vehicle and it was determined that a subject attempted to siphon gas from her vehicle. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On June 20, June Lee of Skybox Lounge in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A subject stole a bottle of wine from the business. The victim followed Joseph Riles to Winn-Dixie where he fled on foot. Deputy Will Hudson arrested Riles at the location for retail theft. The wine was valued at $12.

On June 20, Kinal Patel of Crawfordville reported the theft of his wallet from his unsecured vehicle. The wallet was taken from the victim while he was at work. The wallet and contents are valued at $30. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On June 20, John Gouge of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A chain saw was stolen from a relative’s Crawfordville home. The saw is valued at $350. A person of interest was identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On June 20, Erica Clark of Crawfordville reported a theft. A kayak was removed from the victim’s home by a friend. The kayak is valued at $200 and may have been stolen from a sinkhole. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On June 20, Whitney Nichole Harris, 27, of Crawfordville was stopped during a traffic stop after Sgt. Ryan Muse observed a young boy sticking his upper torso out a side vehicle window. Harris did not possess a valid driver license. A marijuana cigarette was discovered inside the vehicle. It weighed one gram. Harris was issued notices to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. She was given a verbal warning for the seat belt violation. Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated.

On June 21, Lt. Jimmy Sessor conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 319 of a motorist driving 61 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour posted zone. Nicol Miller Perez, 46, of Crawfordville was given a citation for driving while license is suspended or revoked without knowledge and her vehicle tag was seized per order of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

On June 21, Andrew Steven Lazzell, 28, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI due to his driving patterns. He was also arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. The subject made an effort to avoid Deputy Ross Hasty who eventually caught up to the driver on Forest Road 365. The subject failed field sobriety exercises. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated.

On June 21, Billy Carnley of Crawfordville reported a burglary. A wet/dry vacuum and a lawnmower were reported missing from the victim’s shed. The property is valued at $400. The property was recovered by Detective Clint Beam but the victim declined to pursue charges against the suspect. Deputy Will Hudson also investigated.

On June 21, Stephen Victor of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of three firearms. The firearms are valued at $1,075 and were removed from the victim’s home. The firearms were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. A suspect was identified but the victim declined to pursue charges. Sgt. Danny Harrell, Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On June 21, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Lucas Wesley Rentz, 33, of Donalsonville, Ga. was observed taking unpaid items past the last point of sale. The items were removed and valued at $332. Rentz was charged with felony shoplifting. Another eight items were found inside the women’s bathroom that was valued at $360. A female suspect was also identified after being involved in a traffic crash in Leon County. A warrant for her arrested has been requested. Lt. Julie Martin and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

On June 21, Lee Wiggins of Tallahassee reported a grand theft. The victim lost his cell phone and wallet at a Crawfordville convenience store. The victim left the property near a gas pump and left the scene. The wallet, contents and phone are valued at $900. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On June 21, Shirley Bronson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim reported the theft of a tax return refund. A suspect has been identified. Detective Randy Phillips and Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On June 21, Lt. Jimmy Sessor encountered an abandoned vehicle on Coastal Highway in Panacea. The vehicle was partially in the traffic lane. The vehicle was towed from the scene when Lt. Sessor did not find anyone with the vehicle and could not locate the owner.

On June 21, Donnie Boutin of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A bath tub, tin roof panels and a ladder, valued at $450, were reported missing from the victim’s property. In addition, a lawn mower valued at $600 was reported missing. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On June 21, Paul Ryan Thomas, 45, of Steinhatchee received notices to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment following a traffic stop. The vehicle was traveling 51 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone in Newport. The odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. Marijuana and a smoking pipe were discovered during the vehicle search. A warning was written for unlawful speed. Deputy Roy Gunnarsson and Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On June 23, Martha Brim of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a phone call informing her that she owed money on a loan. The victim never secured the loan. The victim believes her identity was compromised when she opened a telephone account. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 23, Allen Lynn of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Two weed eaters were stolen from the victim’s business. The stolen property is valued at $389. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated.

On June 23, Elizabeth Strickland of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to take out a loan. The victim never opened a loan account. Detective Randy Phillips and Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On June 23, Pamela Oliver of Crawfordville reported losing her wallet at a Dollar General store on Woodville Highway. The victim left her wallet in a shopping cart. The wallet was turned in but it was missing her driver license. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On June 23, a Crawfordville victim reported a suspicious male in his carport. Joseph Riles, 57, of Crawfordville was detained by the victim and Deputy Matt Helms arrested Riles for loitering and prowling.

On June 24, Franklin Darby of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed a suspicious charge on his bank account. The $99 charge was made in Nevada. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 24, Nikki Scott of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim noticed six unauthorized charges on her bank account with a value of $119. The charges were created in Washington State. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 24, Joyce Jefferson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a check from a subject who asked the victim to deposit the check in her bank account and send $1,700 to another subject in Atlanta. The victim was later informed the check was fraudulent and her money was collected by a subject in Georgia. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On June 25, Nathaniel Linhoff of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A female suspect entered his home and damaged his guitar. Damage was also created inside the home and the total damage was estimated at $1,100. Andrea Lynn Chapman, 18, of Crawfordville was arrested for felony criminal mischief and burglary of a dwelling. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On June 25, Andrea Chapman of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a television set. The set is valued at $300 and was observed damaged in a friend’s front yard. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received  1,200 calls for service during the past week including: 20 residential and business alarms; 14 assists to other agencies; 130 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 26 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 15 E-911 abandoned calls; 21 E-911 calls; 74 investigations; 59 medical emergencies; 325 business and residential security checks; 34 special details; 17 suspicious people; 11 thefts; 17 traffic enforcements; 171 traffic stops; 14 tress down; 10 trespasses; 14 reckless vehicles; and 15 wanted people.

 

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