|Sheriff's Log--July 11 to July 17|
On July 10, Steven Hobbs of Crawfordville expressed his concern over potential underage drinking taking place at the River Plantation pool. The pool was used after hours by what appeared to be youths under the age of 21. The pool was not damaged but trash was left at the scene and the pool water required additional chemical treatment. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On July 10, David White of Interlachen reported a grand theft in Crawfordville. Heavy equipment from a St. Augustine company was damaged in the Apalachicola National Forest. A tractor was being used to mow under the areas of power lines in the forest. The door was stolen and the machine was made to be inoperable. Damage and theft was estimated at $550. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On July 10, Michael Johnson of Tallahassee reported a vehicle theft in Crawfordville. The victim’s trailer was stolen from a Spring Creek Highway work site. The trailer is valued at $2,000. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
On July 10, Jeanette Ostberg of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported that someone opened a bank account in her name and cashed a worthless bank check at a local business establishment. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On July 10, Dennis Lysiak of Mary Esther reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. Multiple doors at his home were damaged following an attempted forced entry. Damage was estimated at $400. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.
On July 11, Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with a tag attached with a seize order on the tag. Prior to the traffic stop, Sgt. Muse observed two male subjects taking turns driving the motor vehicle. Neither subject had a valid driver license. During a search of the vehicle three different narcotic tablets and drug paraphernalia were discovered.
On July 11, Kathryn Lambert of Crawfordville reported finding a wallet on Highway 267 near Harrell Lane. The wallet and a small amount of cash were determined to be owned by a Tallahassee man. But efforts to locate the man with the help of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful. The wallet was turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.
On July 12, Ray Gray of the One Stop Community Center reported a burglary and criminal mischief. Someone entered the facility and discharged a fire extinguisher just outside and also inside the facility. Some paper towels were burned inside the kitchen. The fire extinguisher was not recovered. It is valued at $100. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
On July 12, Gary Kinsey of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A wallet was discovered missing from the vehicle. Former WCSO Sgt. Mike Helms found the wallet on Trice Lane and returned it to Lt. Brent Sanders. It has not been determined if the vehicle was secured or not. The wallet was returned to the victim. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.
On July 12, David Moody of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a traffic stop on Cody Ray Sherrod, 38 of Panacea due to erratic driving. Sherrod did not possess a valid driver license. Sherrod was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Sgt. Derek Lawhon, Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On July 12, Shannon Rosier of Crawfordville reported a structure fire. Someone in the home left a kitchen stove burner on and left the residence. Damage to the kitchen and stove was isolated and estimated at $800. Smoke damage was also reported. Wakulla Firefighters responded to the scene to ensure the fire was extinguished. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On July 13, Jason Silvey of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. A vehicle was taken from the victim’s property. The vehicle was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On July 13, Bobbie Dugger of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Smoke was observed coming from the vehicle by a concerned citizen at the victim’s place of business. Wakulla Firefighters extinguished the fire. The fire was determined to be caused by an electrical problem. The fire originated in an air compressor mounted on the vehicle. The compressor and fuel can were a total loss. They were valued at $2,575. The vehicle was not damaged. Deputy Anthony Paul, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Lt. Brent Sanders investigated.
On July 13, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A male subject picked up a case of beer and walked past all points of sale without paying for the beer. Two other male subjects were with the subject and stopped when asked to do so by Wal-Mart staff. The suspect returned to the store and attempted to leave the beer in the produce section and attempted to leave again. The male suspect refused to tell store staff or Deputy Vicki Mitchell his real name. The suspect’s brother arrived on scene later and identified the 17-year-old juvenile. He was arrested for retail theft, obstruction by a disguised person and fraud-displaying another person’s driver license.
On July 13, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Wal-Mart staff observed a male and female suspect placing items in bags without scanning the items at the checkout. Linda S. Malinofski, 54, of Crawfordville and James Petros, 46, of Crawfordville were charged with retail theft. Store officials recovered $46 worth of food items that were not paid for. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On July 13, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle displaying a tag not assigned to the vehicle. Driver Chet Allen Bridges, 48, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender, attached tag not assigned and attached decal not assigned. An open beer can, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription pills were found in the vehicle during a vehicle search. Passenger Kristan Maryedna Donohue, 36, of Tallahassee was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. She was also issued a citation for an open container of alcohol. Both individuals were transported to the Wakulla County Jail and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The pills, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, tag and attached decal were seized as evidence. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.
On July 14, Florine Williams of Crawfordville reported finding a $100 bill in her mailbox. She was suspicious that the bill might be counterfeit and it was determined to be bogus. She brought the bill to the WCSO and it was submitted to the Property and Evidence Division pending further action. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.
On June 14, Talisa Glover of Crawfordville reported the loss of medication. It has not been determined where the medication was lost. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On July 15, Lt. Jimmy Sessor observed a suspicious vehicle at a Crawfordville business after hours. A traffic stop was conducted after the vehicle came out onto Spring Creek Highway. Lt. Sessor smelled the strong odor of alcohol on the driver who granted permission to search his vehicle. Deputy Adam Pendris assisted at the scene and marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. Pills, drug paraphernalia and an unknown white substance were also located. The driver did not possess a valid driver license and was suspected of DUI. After field sobriety exercises were conducted Robert John Gardner, 54, of Tallahassee was arrested for DUI. The passenger, Kelly Sue Cardice, 45, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of Schedule II narcotics, possession of Schedule III narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On July 15, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Norma Jean Land, 43, of Crawfordville was observed in the self checkout line failing to pay for merchandise. Food, soda and personal products, valued at $33, were discovered in the subject’s cart. The subject scanned some products for payment but not all of them. A notice to appear in court was issued to Land along with a trespass warning at the store. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On July 15, Henry Vause of Crawfordville reported the theft of cash while traveling in Biloxi, MS. Detective Cole Wells assisted the victim by making contact with the Biloxi Police Department.
On July 15, Lavetra Parr of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A credit union in Pensacola contacted the victim about someone using her identity to open a bank account and accrue $18,000 in charges. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,103 calls for service during the past week including: 15 business and residential alarms; 79 citizen contacts; 34 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 5 E-911 abandoned calls; 12 E-911 calls; 40 investigations; 13 juvenile contacts; 37 medical emergencies; 12 school security checks; 373 business and residential security checks; 22 special details; 30 subpoena services; 29 traffic enforcements; 151 traffic stops; 20 reckless vehicles; 14 wanted people; and 29 watch orders.