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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

On Aug. 7, a Crawfordville man contacted the sheriff’s office about a vehicle that turned out to be stolen out of Gadsden County. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough discovered that the victim knew the suspect and just wanted the vehicle returned to the victim. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office provided the name of the Havana owner and the vehicle was towed by Hobby Brothers for pickup by the victims.

On Aug. 7, Verbon Dale Scott of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle burglary. A cooler was stolen out of the bed of the victim’s truck. The cooler is valued at $300. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 7, Michael Hurley of Crawfordville reported finding property on Mohican Trail.  A weed trimmer was recovered in the middle of the road. It is valued at $350. The property had not been reported as stolen and the equipment was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

On Aug. 7, Tamara Register of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle also contained the victim’s purse when it was removed from her home. A suspect has been identified. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. On Aug. 9, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office recovered the vehicle and arrested David Michael Register, 20, of Crawfordville for grand theft of a motor vehicle. The victim picked up the vehicle in Leon County and it was removed from the FCIC/NCIC data base. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 7, William Frank of Crawfordville reported the burglary of his vehicle and shed. A cell phone and tools, valued at $2,550, were stolen. The vehicle and shed were left unsecured. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.

On Aug. 7, Phillip Highsmith of Crawfordville reported a forgery. The victim wrote a check for $90 to a subject to deliver a vehicle part to a customer. The victim noticed an altered check for $190 on his bank account. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 7, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Andy Stone reported a damaged home on Conservation Way in Crawfordville. The home was vacant at the time of the damage. A large amount of damage was observed at the home as many windows were smashed. Deputy Mike Zimba was unable to determine ownership of the home. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

On Aug. 7, Luigi Caso of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A glass exterior door was broken. The door was valued at $250. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated.

On Aug. 8, William McCallum of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in St. Marks. The victim’s motorcycle was damaged while he slept in St. Marks. The motorcycle suffered $700 worth of damage and other items were stolen off the bike. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On Aug. 8, Ashley Savary of Centennial Bank in Crawfordville reported a larceny, fraud and passing of a counterfeit instrument. A suspect, who has been identified, deposited four counterfeit checks valued at $8,500. The suspect began making withdrawals but the checks were returned from fictitious accounts. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 8, Paul Love of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of copper wiring from his property. The spools of wire are valued at $4,190. A suspect has been identified. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Aug. 8, Beverly Blocker of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry. The jewelry is valued at $50 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug. 8, Michael Greene of Talquin Electric Cooperative reported a criminal mischief. Talquin lost communications with a meter on Jean Drive and Cooperative officials discovered the meter had been tampered with and damaged beyond repair. Damage was estimated at $140 and it was believed to have been caused by juveniles. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 8, Mark Barber of Crawfordville reported the theft of a pressure washer from his shed. The washer is valued at $250. The shed was left unsecured. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Wade Wright investigated.

On Aug. 8, off-duty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Azrak discovered a firearm while fishing in the Panacea area. The firearm was located in the mud. The firearm was not loaded but was discovered to have been stolen in 2007 and reported through the Orlando Police Department. The firearm was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 8, Audrey Chandler of Hibbett Sports in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A male subject removed two pairs of sneakers from the store without paying for them and a female subject stole a package of socks. The property is valued at $215. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Wade Wright investigated.

On Aug. 8, Daniel Fairchild of Panacea reported discovering a camera on Mashes Sands Road. The camera was found as Fairchild walked his dog. The camera was in a ditch. The camera is valued at $100. The owner of the camera is undetermined and it was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 9, Clifford Ryan McMath, 33, of Woodville was involved in a traffic stop due to an expired tag decal. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle and the driver’s license was found to be suspended. McMath was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The marijuana weighed .7 of a gram. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 9, Deputy Anthony Paul conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for faulty equipment in Panacea. Deputy Paul observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. Benjamin Luke Ivester, 18, of Panacea was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and he was given a verbal warning for the inoperable headlight. The marijuana weighed 1.5 grams.

On Aug. 10, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was called to investigate a disturbance in Crawfordville. A female subject continued to be loud and disturbed her neighbors after being warned by Deputy Middlebrooks. After repeated attempts to get Pamela Kay Schmitt, 44, of Crawfordville to quiet down and return inside her home, she was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. She pulled her arm away from the deputy several times while he was attempting to take her into custody. Deputy David Pienta also investigated.

On Aug. 10, Teresa Taylor of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone rummaged through the vehicle but the victim did not find anything missing. The vehicle was left unsecured. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Aug. 10, James Delong of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was left unsecured and $14 worth of currency was removed. A second unsecured vehicle at the home was also entered, but nothing was removed. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated.

On Aug. 10, Benjamin O’Quinn of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed $405 worth of personal property and currency. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Aug. 10, a 16-year-old juvenile was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash on the 1600 block of Wakulla Arran Road. The vehicle rolled over but the driver was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.

On Aug. 10, William McCallum, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone removed prescription medications from the victim’s unsecured vehicle. The medications are valued at $50. The vehicle burglary occurred at a friend’s home. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated.

On Aug. 10, Laura Taylor of Crawfordville reported the burglary of her shed. A forced entry was discovered. The victim reported the loss of fishing equipment, electric stoves, an air compressor, garden equipment and other miscellaneous property valued at $2,470. Damage to the shed was estimated at $25. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 10, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Victoria Gale Boyd, 35, of Crawfordville was observed purchasing items in the store. As she was leaving the store she placed a vacuum cleaner and a soft drink in her buggy. She passed the last point of sale and was detained by store staff. The vacuum and soft drink are valued at $50. Boyd was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 10, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Michael Preston Gambrell, 30, of Roanoke, Va. was arrested for retail theft after passing the last point of sale without paying for a cast net. The net is valued at $43. Gambrell was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 10, a NOAA/National Weather Service weather balloon instrument was located at the intersection of Smith Creek Highway and F.H. 13. The instrument was collected and repackaged for return per the instructions on the unit. The instrument was mailed out from the Crawfordville Post Office.

On Aug. 11, William D. Chandler of Panacea and a 17-year-old juvenile from Crawfordville were involved in a minor traffic crash at the intersection of Taff Drive and Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 11, Jimmy Calhoun of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. Someone poured syrup into the victim’s rider mower. Syrup was located inside fuel filters. Damage is estimated at $2,500. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 11, Tonya Denis of Crawfordville reported discovering a bicycle on her property. The bike is valued at $150. The bike was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as found/recovered. It was placed in the WCSO Impound Yard. Deputy Matt Hedges and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Aug. 11, the WCSO Narcotics Unit assisted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office with a methamphetamine cooking investigation in Tallahassee. The WCSO Unit responded to the location to provide safe transportation of the chemical mixture. A one-pot cooking vessel was dismantled and deactivated. Additional chemicals used in the manufacturing process were segregated and placed into approved containers. The containers were transported to the WCSO storage facility according to DEA guidelines where they will be disposed of at a later date.

On Aug. 11, James Hay of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Three unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $172 over the Internet. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 12, Elizabeth Nellum of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim allowed a friend to use her vehicle, but the friend has refused to return the vehicle. The suspect has been identified and the vehicle has been entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 12, Jeffrey Bird of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges occurred in Texas and another location and totaled $152. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 12, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated a structure fire on White’s Funny Farm Lane in Crawfordville. An abandoned home on the property was fully engulfed in flames when Wakulla Fire Rescue arrived on scene. Firefighters put out the fire but were unable to determine a cause. No signs of foul play were observed. Detective Richard Moon also investigated.

On Aug. 12, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female subject was observed failing to pay for $100 worth of groceries. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 12, Kimberly Larue of Crawfordville reported a burglary to her shed. A chainsaw and hedge trimmer was stolen. The shed was not secured at the time of the theft. The chainsaw was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The property is valued at $450. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 12, Gary Donald White of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. The victim launched his boat from Sopchoppy City Park and later returned to his vehicle to find someone had stolen his iPad. The electronics is valued at $150. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Aug. 13, Leslie Yeomans of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized charge of $88 from Dish Network on her bank account. The victim does not have service from the satellite television provider. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 13, Wilma Rita Grimes of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The complainant was attempting to open a bank account for a relative when she learned that fraudulent activity had occurred in the relative’s name. The victim is collecting more information for Deputy Vicki Mitchell’s investigation.

On Aug. 13, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff observed Synthia Ann Odoms, 32, of Tallahassee make a purchase in the electronics area and place unpaid items in the bag she received in electronics. She was detained when she passed the last point of sale. Backpacks, jeans and other clothing were recovered. The merchandise was valued at $85. Odoms was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 13, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female subject was observed pretending to scan items at the check-out area. Janel Louise Cooper, 39, of Crawfordville was detained at the last point of sale. Several food and beverage items were recovered that had not been scanned. The items totaled $47. Cooper was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,077 calls for service during the past week including: 17 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 91 citizen contacts; 16 disturbances; 17 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 5 E-911 abandoned calls; 27 E-911 calls; 66 investigations; 39 medical emergencies; 14 school security checks; 319 business and residential security checks; 37 special details; 19 subpoena services 13 suspicious vehicles; 19 traffic enforcements; 160 traffic stops; and 20 reckless vehicles.

 

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