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Sheriff's Log--July 25 to July 31

On July 24, John Parrish of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. A satellite television company made an unauthorized withdrawal from the victim’s bank account. The unauthorized withdrawal was for $255. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 24, a Crawfordville victim reported receiving stalking comments on social media and through e-mail. The communications were aggressive and confrontational. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough provided the victim and family members with counseling information and ways to avoid future online harassment.

On July 24, Dawn Webb of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A friend loaned the victim an extension ladder and it was stolen from inside her garage. The ladder is valued at $120. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On July 25, Leonard McIntire of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. An iPad was stolen from the victim’s porch. It is valued at $500. The iPad was left unsecured. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On July 25, Lt. Jimmy Sessor was on patrol on U.S. Highway 98 near Panacea when he observed a female driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lane. Lt. Sessor conducted a traffic stop and detected the strong odor of alcohol before initiating field sobriety exercises. Devin Gabrielle Lott, 22, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. She also had an outstanding warrant from Leon County that was served.

On July 26, Deputy Nick Boutwell and Deputy Matt Helms were on patrol and investigating a case when they observed Ricky Charles Clifton, 28, of Crawfordville driving a vehicle. The deputies had knowledge that Clifton did not possess a valid driver license. The deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Clifton refused to stop the vehicle.

Later, Deputy Boutwell located Clifton on C.J. Spears Road where he had to take evasive vehicle action to avoid being rammed by Clifton. A short time later a concerned citizen assisted Deputy Boutwell by reporting that the suspect had driven the suspect vehicle into a wooded area near his home. The suspect was not with the crashed vehicle which was 75 yards in the woods.
Leon County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and Wakulla Correctional Institution (WCI) K-9 were called to the scene. While the dogs were tracking the suspect, Deputy Helms observed a male who had been a passenger in the vehicle on foot in the County Line Road area. The subject was detained. While speaking to the subject, Clifton was observed as a passenger in another vehicle that traveled by. The vehicle was stopped in southern Leon County and Clifton was taken into custody.

Clifton was charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer; aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer; driving with a suspended license as a habitual offender; resisting arrest without violence and driving a motor vehicle with a tag not assigned. He was also issued a uniform traffic citation for an expired tag. Charges against the second subject are pending.

On July 26, Deputy Anthony Paul responded to a traffic crash at East Ivan Road and Lonnie Raker Lane in Crawfordville. Christopher Lee Salisbury, 24, of Tallahassee crashed his vehicle into a tree. Deputy Paul detected the strong odor of alcohol and a DUI investigation was conducted. Field sobriety exercises were given and Salisbury was charged with DUI. While the inventory of his vehicle was being conducted marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found. The driver was also charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated.

On July 27, a Hosford man reported discovering methamphetamines in a Royal Oaks Court home in Crawfordville while he was cleaning. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated and discovered an active meth lab. Sgt. Johnston and Deputy Boutwell deactivated an active pot. The materials were transported to the sheriff’s office for proper disposal.

On July 27, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Haylie S. Rowan, 21, of Crawfordville was observed failing to scan a baseball cap while purchasing other items. She passed the last point of sale and was detained by store officials. She was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. The hat is valued at $10. Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On July 27, Robert Rumbley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim returned to his home to find the residence ransacked. Firearms, knives, electronics and jewelry were reported missing. The residence was left unsecured. The stolen property is valued at an estimated $10,000. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Joe Page, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Detective Richard Moon and Detective Cole Wells investigated.

On July 27, Jesse James Carroll, 23, of Carrabelle was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 98. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks made the traffic stop due to an obscured vehicle tag. He detected the odor of marijuana while speaking to the motorist. Marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle during the vehicle search. Carroll was issued a verbal warning for having an obscured tag. The marijuana weighed 1.5 grams.

On July 28, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated a reckless vehicle complaint in Crawfordville. The vehicle tag contained an expired sticker and a traffic stop was conducted. The motorist did not possess a valid driver license. Brandon Ellis Parramore, 27, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. During the inventory of the vehicle white pills were discovered. Parramore did not have a prescription for the pills and was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On July 28, George M. Gerrell of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary and criminal mischief in Crawfordville. The victim reported the theft of an air conditioning unit, refrigerator, stereo, pool sticks and the destruction of a pool table. The stolen and damaged property is valued at $9,800. Damage to the pool table is estimated at $2,000. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On July 28, William Manifold of Tallahassee reported a grand theft in Panacea. An air conditioning unit was stolen from his property. It is valued at $1,800. Evidence was collected at the scene. Damage to the home during the course of the theft was estimated at $500. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated.

On July 28, Malette Williams of Crawfordville reported a lost pet. A Chihuahua may have been stolen from her property. The dog is valued at $300. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On July 28, Richard Dabney of Panacea reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was stolen off his utility trailer at his home. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On July 28, Carol Corbett of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim noticed that funds had been removed from her bank account. The victim reported the loss of $1,200. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On July 28, Barbara Jones of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on her bank account. The $98 transaction came from a company in Winnetka, Calif. Deputy Matt Hedges provided the victim with the Federal Trade Commission’s fraud publication “Taking Charge.”

On July 28, Jimmie Phrampus of Panacea reported a burglary of a boat. Several items were removed from the victim’s vessel while it was at Rock Landing Marina. The stolen property was located nearby by FWC Officer Blake Hoelscher. The stolen property included an outboard motor, trolling motor, marine battery and a fuel can, valued at $720. The victim did not wish to pursue charges against two juvenile suspects. His property was returned to him. Deputy Stephen Simmons interviewed the juveniles. During the interviews it was determined that one of the juveniles also stole an emergency beacon from a second vessel and discarded it in the water. The second victim was Marion Arlen Allen of Fort Valley, Ga.

On July 29, Elizabeth McClain of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a boat motor from her boat at her business. The motor is valued at $3,700. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On July 29, Stephan Lewis of Ben Withers Construction reported a grand theft. A pneumatic air hammer/pile driver was reported stolen from a job site on the Surf Road bike trail in Ochlockonee Bay. The equipment was parked on the roadway next to the project when it was stolen. Evidence was collected at the scene. The equipment is valued at $25,260. Detective Clint Beam and Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On July 29, a Crawfordville male reported being approached by another male as he worked out along a northern Wakulla County highway. The male offered to pay for sexual favors as he was walking in the opposite direction. The subject got into a vehicle and left the scene after the victim asked to be left alone. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On July 29, Deputy Gibby Gibson responded to the Riversink area to investigate suspicious activity. Deputy Gibson arrived at the scene and discovered an older boat and trailer abandoned partially on a road. The boat appeared to have been abandoned for a long period of time. The boat is registered to Karl Michael Berger of California, Maryland but the registration expired in 2008. The boat was not reported stolen. WCSO was unable to contact the owner.

On July 30, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Wendy Sue Petersen, 46, of Crawfordville was observed placing items in her purse and failing to pay for the items at the check-out. The suspect was detained and $29 worth of personal items was recovered in the suspect’s purse. She was charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On July 30, Janice Duffy of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was contacted by a collection company over an account she did not open. The company told the victim that $1,225 was owed on an account that was opened in Dallas, Texas. The victim’s personal information was used. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On July 30, Noel Sanders of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered when the victim returned home. Cigarettes were reported stolen. Damage to the home was estimated at $250. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated.

On July 30, a Crawfordville mother reported her son being threatened on social media. Deputy Ashley McAlister observed the threatening posts and advised the mother that she will get in touch with Lt. Billy Jones of the Youth and Community Services Division for additional investigation.

On July 30, Emily Chipps of Crawfordville reported a structure fire to her home. Deputy Matt Helms arrived on scene and discovered the home fully engulfed. Wakulla Fire Rescue and volunteer firefighters arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the blaze. The residence was a total loss. The fire originated in the back of the home and may have been as a result of a burning cigarette. There were no injuries and no foul play suspected. Detective Richard Moon also investigated.

On July 31, John Antill of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim noticed his vehicle door ajar and $84 worth of coins and cigarettes missing. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On July 31, Eileen Bramblett of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a call from a subject who referred to her as Grandma and requested $6,000 because he was allegedly being detained in Miami. The victim provided money cards and relayed the numbers and PIN numbers to the caller. Later, the victim was able to contact her grandson and discovered he was not arrested and never requested any money from her. The victim was provided with a fraud packet and information about the WCSO Victim Advocates. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On July 31, Hurtis Wilkerson of Crawfordville reported recovering a cell phone at the intersection of Lonnie Raker Lane and Sweetwater Circle. The phone would not power up and Sgt. Derek Lawhon was unable to find out who owns the phone. The phone was turned into the Property and Evidence Division.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,062 calls for service during the past week including: 27 residential and business alarms; 98 citizen contacts; 34 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned calls; 26 E-911 calls; 55 investigations 52 medical emergencies; 298 business and residential security checks; 20 special details; 18 suspicious people; 24 traffic enforcements; 176 traffic stops; 11 disabled vehicles; 19 reckless vehicles; and 12 watch orders.

 

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