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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 15 to Aug. 21

On Aug. 14, Joey Wimberly of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Medications and a game system were reported stolen. The stolen items are valued at $199. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 14, June Smith of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the loss of her medication while she was shopping at Wal-Mart. The vehicle was left unsecured. The medication is valued at $88. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 15, Thomas B. Ferrell of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from his home. The medication is valued at $12. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 15, Robert C. Breg of Crawfordville reported locating a bicycle on his property. The homeowner discovered the bike at the end of his driveway. It is valued at $150. It was turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 15, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff observed Nicole Milana Carpenter, 31, of Crawfordville scanning items in the check-out line. She failed to scan some clothing items before placing the items in a bag. The subject passed the last point of sale and was stopped by asset protection staff. The merchandise that was not scanned is valued at $29. She was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Aug. 15, Wakulla County Animal Control Director Ivanhoe Carroll reported the theft of an animal. A suspect, who has been identified, was observed letting a dog out of impound and riding away with the animal on his bicycle. The subject owed a $30 impound fee. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 15, Anna Lewis of Sopchoppy reported a credit card fraud. The victim received an offer of fraud protection from a California company which stated the cost at $299. The company told the victim that their software would not work for her and they needed her debit card information to refund her money. The victim refused to give her account information and the case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 15, Joseph Beard of Crawfordville reported the theft of his bicycle. The victim left the bike unsecured on his front porch. The bike is valued at $180. Deputy David Pienta investigated.

On Aug. 15, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was on patrol on U.S. Highway 319 when he observed a vehicle that appeared to be disabled near Lonnie Raker Lane. Deputy Middlebrooks discovered that the vehicle tag decal expired in 2005 and the driver did not possess a valid driver license. An open container was also observed inside the vehicle along with a detected odor of alcohol. Eddie James Morris, 42, of Crawfordville passed field sobriety exercises but was issued traffic citations for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge, tag attached not assigned and an open container. The tag was seized as evidence.

On Aug. 16, Sidney Brim of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Tools, vehicle radiators and a firearm were stolen from his workshop. The property is valued at $1,420. A person of interest was identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 16, Phyllis Dunaway of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered a fraudulent charge on her bank account from a Wal-Mart in Bradenton. The charge was for $155. The victim was counseled on ways to protect her personal information. The transaction was made in person by a subject at the store. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 17, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Alice Bonnie Milhon, 37, of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft after failing to scan three items she placed in her cart. The three food items are valued at $30. She was detained after passing the last point of sale. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

On Aug. 17, Deputy Gibby Gibson conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 98 near Lighthouse Road. The motorist was driving 49 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.  Joe Lewis Littles, Jr., 38, of Tallahassee did not possess a valid driver license. Deputy Gibson discovered that Littles, Jr. had 10 prior driving while license is suspended or revoked charges. Littles, Jr. was arrested for DWLSR habitual offender. He was also issued a traffic citation for speeding.

On Aug. 18, Stephan Lewis of Panacea and Ben Withers Construction reported a grand theft. A steel security chain for the cable gate was cut and items were removed out of a storage yard. Steel construction products used by the company were stolen. The estimated loss of the stolen items is $34,445. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 18, Melanie Homan of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim noticed an unauthorized charge on her bank account. The charge was created at a Kroger in Madeira, Ohio in the amount of $69. The charge was made in person by a subject at the store. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.

On Aug. 19, a clerk at the Kangaroo Express in Medart turned a wallet over to Deputy Vicki Mitchell. The wallet was turned in after it was left on a gasoline pump. The wallet contained a debit card, Florida identification card and business cards. Efforts to reach the owner were unsuccessful. The wallet was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division.

On Aug. 19, Joseph Pybus of Panacea reported the theft of a firearm from his boat. The boat was docked at Rock Landing Road. The firearm was left unsecured while the boat was docked for 30 minutes. The revolver and holster are valued at $165. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 19, Robert Hill of Sopchoppy reported the theft of scrap metal. The items were stolen from the victim’s property. The metal items are valued at $234. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 20, Deputy Mike Zimba responded to a vehicle fire at Spring Creek Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. The engine block of an SUV caught fire but the driver, Charles E. Deal of Crawfordville, was able to get out of the vehicle before the flames increased. Wakulla Fire Rescue put out the fire. The fire has been ruled a mechanical failure and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The victim is Linda Flippo of Crawfordville and the damage was estimated at $5,000.

On Aug. 20, a Crawfordville victim reported receiving multiple harassing telephone calls. The caller requested to shave the head of the victim. The caller called while Deputy Adam Pendris was on scene investigating but hung up on the deputy.

On Aug. 20, David Isman of St. Marks reported a theft of a hand grinder. The property was stolen from the victim’s garage and is valued at $76. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

On Aug. 20, Courtnie Fricchione of the Family Coastal Restaurant reported finding a credit card from a customer on the counter. Contact was made with the owner of the card and arrangements were made to get the card back to the owner. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 20, Debra Weiss of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was taken off the victim’s vehicle and has been entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base as stolen. The tag is believed to have been stolen in Walton County. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.

On Aug. 20, Susan Baxley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Multiple items were stolen from the victim’s shed. Painting and painting related equipment, valued at $900, was reported missing. A suspect has been identified. A lock was cut and damage is estimated at $10. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 21, Lt. Mike Kemp investigated a reckless driver complaint. The vehicle was observed crossing the fog line three times before stopping at a Medart business. Lt. Kemp detected the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Property was observed inside the vehicle that Lt. Kemp determined was stolen. A small amount of cannabis and prescription pills were observed with Christopher Lynn Black, 18, of Tallahassee. The stolen property was inventoried and included cannabis grinders, knives, computers, electronic games, clothing, jewelry and more. Black was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The cannabis weighed one gram. The stolen property investigation is ongoing and a second teenager was questioned. More than $2,000 worth of property was recovered from a Crawfordville residential burglary. Deputy Stephen Simmons, Detective Cole Wells, Deputy Gibby Gibson, Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,048 calls for service during the past week including: 13 business and residential alarms; 11 assists to other agencies; 94 citizen contacts; 27 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 E-911 abandoned calls; 16 E-911 calls; 58 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 46 school security checks; 297 business and residential security checks; 25 special details; 20 traffic enforcements; 148 traffic stops; and 12 wanted people.

 

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