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Sheriff's Log--July 18 to July 24

On July 17, Jordan Bird of Crawfordville reported the loss of a wallet. The wallet was used to make a purchase at Wal-Mart when it was lost. The wallet and contents are valued at $24. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On July 17, Stalena Teague of Panacea reported a criminal mischief. The victim reported that two of her vehicle tires were cut overnight. Damage was estimated at $31. Persons of interest were identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On July 17, Molly T. Jones of Crawfordville reported a fraud. A Crawfordville business allegedly completed an automotive repair for the victim when the victim discovered that the repair work was not completed and the work created damage to the vehicle. The mechanic quoted the cost as more than twice the original payment. The vehicle was taken to another mechanic who uncovered the damage. The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On July 17, a 16-year-old female juvenile reported a grand theft at Wal-Mart. The victim was in Wal-Mart when she left her cell phone in the restroom. She returned to the scene after discovering the phone was missing and it was already gone.  The sleeve and screen saver were recovered in the trash can. The phone is valued at $350. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On July 18, Ralph Rumph of Albany, Ga. reported a residential burglary. The victim’s wallet was stolen from his Panacea home. The wallet and contents are valued at $554. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 18, Detention Deputy John Metcalf reported collecting lost items while picking up trash with WCSO work camp workers on Coastal Highway at the Wakulla County Airport. Credit cards, a weapons card and other items were recovered. The owner of the missing property was identified in Crestview. Deputy Gibby Gibson was unable to locate the victim and the property was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division.

On July 18, Sierra Moss of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. The victim left the wallet in a cart at Wal-Mart and returned to find the wallet missing. The victim was gone five minutes. The value of the wallet and contents is $43. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.

On July 18, Deputy Adam Pendris responded to a complaint about two intoxicated females in a restroom at Mack’s Meats. Sgt. Ryan Muse arrived at the scene and discovered the females with a glass pipe containing crack cocaine residue. A crack rock was discovered on one of the females. Stephanie Michelle Exline, 41, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Patricia Dawn Morgan, 37, of Sopchoppy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Exline was also issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for driving while license is suspended or revoked. The narcotics and drug paraphernalia were turned into the Property and Evidence Division and the vehicle used by the subjects was towed from the scene. During the booking process, Exline was found to have drug paraphernalia on her. She was also charged with introduction of contraband into a correctional facility and another count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Ross Hasty, Detention Deputy Scott Delbeato and Lt. Julie Martin also investigated.

On July 18, Jason Lee O’Neal, 32, of Crawfordville was stopped for speeding at 60 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone on the Spring Creek Highway. During the traffic stop it was determined that the motorist did not have a valid driver license. It was determined that O’Neal had five previous convictions for driving with a suspended license. He was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. The vehicle was turned over to a friend and O’Neal was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Roy Gunnarsson investigated.

On July 19, Lisa Strickland of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim reported vandalism to five vehicles on her property. Profanity was keyed into the vehicle paint and written in permanent marker. A tire was also damaged. The total damage is estimated at $4,000. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On July 19, Antonia Carrin of Tallahassee reported a vehicle theft in Crawfordville. The victim received a telephone call from the Tallahassee Police Department about her vehicle being found wrecked in Tallahassee. A suspect was identified. The victim decided not to pursue criminal charges. Lt. Mike Kemp and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On July 19, Rando Leon of Crawfordville reported finding a bicycle near his home. The bike is valued at $100, but the owner is unknown. The bicycle was transported to the WCSO Impound Yard. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On July 19, Lawanda Jackson of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered but it appears that entry was unsuccessful. Damage was estimated at $50. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On July 19, Michelle Peart of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Both of the family vehicles were entered. A firearm, valued at $350, was removed from one of the vehicles. The second vehicle contained change and a gift card with a total value of $65. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On July 19, a concerned citizen from Crawfordville reported a 74-year-old Connecticut man outside her home. The elderly man was able to give Deputy Jeff Yarbrough his first name but was unable to give his full name and a reason for being at the Crawfordville home. The man thought he was at his home in the East Hartford, CT area. The man was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and Lt. Jimmy Sessor was able to locate a telephone number of a relative of the man inside the Connecticut vehicle. Sheriff Service Officer (SSO) Wes Coleman stayed with the man at all times until the relative arrived from Sarasota and picked him up. The victim had been reported missing from Sarasota on July 18.

On July 19, a 77-year-old Crawfordville man was injured when he was working on his vehicle. The emergency brake released and the vehicle rolled over his leg and arm. Wakulla EMS transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On July 19, Kevin Martinez of Crawfordville reported the theft of a Wal-Mart gift card. The gift card was mailed to an old address and Wal-Mart reported the card had already been used. A suspect was identified. The card was valued at $40. Deputy Mike Zimba and Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On July 19, Tina Marie Heuring, 43, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic stop when she was observed failing to stop at an intersection stop sign. The driver did not possess a valid driver license. She was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. An open container was discovered in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. She was also issued traffic citations for failing to stop at a stop sign and open container. Deputy Adam Pendris and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On July 20, Daniel Fore of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief as a friend’s vehicle was damaged on his property. The vehicle windshield was smashed. Damage is estimated at $300. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On July 20, Kyle Downer of Crawfordville reported the theft of his wallet. The wallet and contents are valued at $160. It may have been lost when the victim was at a Tallahassee nightclub. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On July 21, Vito Knowles of Crawfordville reported a single vehicle traffic accident in St. Marks. The victim ran off Port Leon Drive into a drainage culvert. Wildlife ran in front of the vehicle, according to the victim. There were no injuries. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On July 22, Tina Miller of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim was unable to access her business due to something obstructing the inside of the lock. Damage to the lock was estimated at $100 as Deputy Ashley McAlister observed something wedged inside the lock.

On July 22, Detective Randy Phillips investigated a complaint of a counterfeit bill at Wal-Mart. The counterfeit bill was a $100 note and was turned in by Loss Prevention. The counterfeit bill was seized as evidence.

On July 22, Randy Tucker of Crawfordville reported the theft of a boat trailer tag. The tag is valued at $45. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On July 22, Detective Rachel Wheeler arrested Michael Lance Skinner, 22, of Crawfordville for failing to register a social media account and associated e-mail account as required through the FDLE Sex Offender data base. Sex offenders are required to register any Internet or cyber communication accounts with the local sheriff’s office or to FDLE prior to using the accounts.

On July 23, Christy Davis of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. Someone tampered with an air conditioning unit and created $400 worth of damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 23, Jamie Faircloth of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $120. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,266 calls for service during the past week including: 16 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 75 citizen contacts; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 5 E-911 abandoned calls; 25 E-911 calls; 39 investigations; 40 medical emergencies; 29 school security checks; 502 residential and business security checks; 20 special details; 47 traffic enforcements; 198 traffic stops; and 20 watch orders.

 

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