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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

On July 31, Diana Wiberg of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim was attempting to have computer repairs done through an online company. The company told the victim to use her credit card to pay $250 for the work. Later, the company told the victim another $250 was needed because the first payment was sent to the wrong individual. The scam not only took her money but also possibly infected her computer with mal-ware or spy-ware to further defraud and steal money. Deputy Ward Kromer and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On July 31, Mary Nabours of Two Blondes Liquors and Gifts reported a retail theft. The victim reported the theft of cash from bank deposits. The victim estimates the loss at approximately $10,000 to $11,000. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Richard Moon investigated.

On July 31, Amy Everheart of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered several unauthorized charges on her bank account. The five charges were made in two California locations and one in Ontario, Canada that totaled $137. Deputy Matt Helms and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On July 31, Robert Edward Sims, 33, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked second or subsequent conviction, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a vehicle without a tag. Sims failed to stop his vehicle until Deputy Middlebrooks had followed the subject a short distance into Leon County from County Line Road. Sims did not possess a valid driver license and was in possession of 5.8 grams of methamphetamine and narcotics equipment. Sims was also issued traffic citations for not having a tag and for failing to stop at a stop sign. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was also involved in the investigation.

On July 31, Eric Lloyd of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A hunting knife, coins and a flashlight, valued at $145, were removed from an unsecured vehicle during the night. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On July, 31, Christopher Crum of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A bow, valued at $350, was removed from the unsecured vehicle. Evidence was collected at the scene. Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Aug. 1, Acie Langston, 30, of Crawfordville failed to register with law enforcement during the month of July as required by statute. The subject came to the WCSO to register on Aug. 1 and he was arrested by Detective Rachel Wheeler for failing to register. Each sexual offender and sexual predator signs a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Predator/Offender Registration Form acknowledging that they know their requirements. The WCSO also recommends that predators and offenders register at the beginning of the month to avoid a last minute problem. Crime Scene Analyst Karen Kemp also investigated.

On Aug. 1, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store officials observed a female subject pass the last point of sale with unpaid merchandise. Tina Ann Pearce, 45, of Crawfordville paid for several items in her cart and placed them on top of unpaid for items. The store recovered 40 unpaid for items valued at $350. She was charged with felony retail theft. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On Aug. 1, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Russell Eugene White, 43, of Panacea was observed removing 56 items past the last point of sale without paying for them. White and a female subject scanned items but failed to pay for the items that were scanned. The items are valued at $254. White was charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Aug. 1, Scott Bussey of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim’s bank card was used at a Publix in Ocoee. The victim’s bank card was used twice to purchase gift cards in the amount of $215. Deputy Ross Hasty and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 2, Tommy Baldwin Waller, 43, of Crawfordville was given a trespass warning for an address in Crawfordville. The subject was observed standing next to a vehicle without any clothing on. The subject was given a ride to his home and a towing company was notified to remove his vehicle from the complainant’s yard. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 2, a brawl broke out at Dux Discount Liquors as a result of an argument over Georgia and Florida football. Three suspects were identified by establishment bouncers. Chairs were thrown, chairs were slammed into the ground and people were hit with chairs as the bar became engulfed with the fight. The victims reported being struck multiple times. Evidence was collected from the scene. Deputy Ross Hasty, Lt. Mike Kemp, Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 2, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Jodie Diane Harris, 34, of Sopchoppy was observed paying for some items on a stroller and placing the paid items on top of unpaid merchandise. She was detained after passing the last point of sale. The store recovered 21 items that were not paid for and were valued at $132. A relative took possession of a juvenile who was with the suspect as well as a canine that was locked in her vehicle in the parking lot. Wakulla County Animal Control issued the subject a citation for leaving the dog in the parked car. The animal was turned over to the relative. The animal appeared to be hot but healthy. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Aug. 2, Jamila Hunter of Tallahassee reported a grand theft in Crawfordville. The victim had stored personal property at a friend’s home. When she returned to the home some of the property was missing. The items included clothing, shoes, purses, boots and a cosmetics bag. The property is valued at $1,980 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 2, Sgt. Ryan Muse observed a motorist that he knew did not possess a valid driver license. He conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop the strong smell of marijuana was detected from inside the vehicle. Bruce Allen Hampton, 35, of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction. During the search of the vehicle three grams of cannabis was detected along with drug paraphernalia. Hampton was also arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hampton was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputies Ross Hasty and Stephen Simmons also investigated.

On Aug. 2, Christopher Risoldi of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A firearm was stolen from the home. An attempted forced entry was located at the home. The weapon is valued at $100 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated.

On Aug. 3, Deputy Stephen Simmons observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a wooded area off Wakulla Arran Road. While speaking to the occupants, a marijuana smoking pipe was observed inside the vehicle. A second smoking pipe was also discovered. The driver, Joseph Aaron Salgado, 25, of Crawfordville admitted the pipes belonged to him. He was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Ross Hasty and Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 3, Deputy Vicki Mitchell attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle that failed to dim its high beams. The vehicle failed to stop for Deputy Mitchell for approximately 1.3 miles. Curtis Dean Rogers, 34, of St. Marks drove to a home on Revadee Spears Road and went inside. He stopped long enough before entering the home to hand Deputy Mitchell his driver license. Rogers was found to have an outstanding warrant from Liberty County with confirmed extradition. Rogers exited the home without incident and was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. He was also issued a traffic citation for failure to dim head lights. Deputy Stephen Simmons and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Aug. 3, James B. Brooks of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft at Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church. A metal cooker was stolen from the church. The cooker is a custom made unit donated by the Brooks family to the church. It is valued at $600. The suspects left a 300 yard long grease trail toward Smith Creek Highway. Persons of interest were identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 4, a Crawfordville man reported recovering narcotics equipment from a home in Crawfordville. A spoon with melted pill residue and used hypodermic needles were turned over to Sgt. Derek Lawhon. The items were collected for proper disposal.

On Aug. 4, Tami Neel of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Tools, emergency preparedness items and miscellaneous paperwork were reported stolen. The property is valued at $471. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On Aug. 4, Skip Young of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. A subject used a stolen credit card to purchase lawn equipment from Young’s company. The credit card was stolen from Maryland. The property was picked up by a subject before it was determined that a fraud had been committed. It is valued at $830. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 4, Ray Lamoreaux of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victim’s personal information to file for unemployment benefits. The victim informed the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that they were dealing with a fraudulent claim. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 5, Summer Heydenreich of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed a fraudulent charge on her bank card. A charge of $203 was created at a Publix in St. Petersburg. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On Aug. 5, Helen Gamwell of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim discovered a broken window at her home. The damage is estimated at $100. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Aug. 5, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A subject was observed paying for some items and concealing other others that were not purchased. The subject passed the last point of sale and was detained. Elmer Dudley Reams, 35, of Tallahassee was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. The unpaid items were valued at $97. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On Aug. 5, Bradley Kemp of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed two unauthorized charges on his bank card. The charges were created at a McDonald’s and a liquor store in Massachusetts. The charges totaled $159. The case information was forwarded to the Ayer Police Department. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 5, Anthony Lariscy of Coastal Corner in Ochlockonee Bay reported a theft. The victim reported the theft of $200 from the store. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug. 5, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated a reckless driver reported at the Murphy Oil station in Crawfordville. Deputy Middlebrooks stopped John Yusi-Wagner, 26, of Crawfordville and detected the strong odor of alcohol emitting from inside the vehicle. The subject was arrested for DUI. A bag of marijuana was observed inside the vehicle. The marijuana weighed 1.4 grams. Yusi-Wagner was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and he also received a traffic citation for reckless driving. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 6, Natalia Moody of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A suspect, who has been identified, entered the home and removed $400 in coins. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 6, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Donald Thomas Roberts, 35, of Crawfordville was observed paying for some items but not paying for $15 worth of merchandise before passing through the last point of sale. The unpaid for items were covered by purchased items. Roberts was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,135 calls for service during the past week including: 24 business and residential alarms; 13 assists to other agencies; 109 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 24 E-911 abandoned cell calls; three E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 53 investigations; 43 medical emergencies; 22 school security checks; 345 business and residential security checks; 19 special details; 14 subpoena services; 12 suspicious vehicles; 28 traffic enforcements; 178 traffic stops; 12 reckless vehicles; and 15 wanted people.

 

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