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Sheriff's Log--Aug. 22 to Aug. 28

On Aug. 21, Anilio Perez of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left his wallet in his vehicle while inside Winn-Dixie. The vehicle was left unsecured when the property was taken. The wallet and contents are valued at $71. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 21, Karen Stroba of Crawfordville reported the theft of yard ornaments. A gazing ball, moon design and wind chimes, valued at $75, were stolen. A person of interest has been identified. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.

On Aug. 21, a 17-year-old juvenile from Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left his vehicle unsecured at a Medart convenience store and a subject removed medications and a knife from inside. The stolen property is valued at $85. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

On Aug. 21, a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile reported a vehicle burglary at the same Medart convenience store. A sound system installed in the vehicle was stolen while the victim was at school. The vehicle was left unsecured. The sound system is valued at $210. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.

On Aug. 21, Robert Marks of Sopchoppy donated boxes of goods to Goodwill. Later, it was discovered that a purse owned by Jackie Goodson of Crawfordville was included. The purse was recovered and the contents were found except for $45. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.

On Aug. 22, Deputy Matt Hedges conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 98 near the high hill for an expired tag. The driver, Lisa Woodbery McMillan, 48, of Panacea, had an active warrant out of Decatur County, Ga. with extradition orders. During the search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was observed and seized. McMillan was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where she is being held for Decatur County. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated.

On Aug. 22, Evelyn Hires of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, poured water over the victim’s cable and computer modem and surge protector. The damaged equipment is valued at $175. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 22, Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to maintain a proper lane. A traffic stop was conducted and a 17-year-old juvenile was identified as the passenger. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. The juvenile was arrested for an active Wakulla warrant. A search of the juvenile discovered a bag of marijuana that weighed 23 grams along with five narcotic tablets. He was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a Schedule 1 narcotic. The juvenile was transported to the juvenile detention center. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.

On Aug. 22, the WCSO received a 911 complaint of a subject discharging a firearm at a location on Dispenette Drive in Crawfordville. The subject was identified by witnesses and deputies discovered him at his Crawfordville home. William Wayne Barwick, 18, of Crawfordville admitted to deputies that he previously stole items from the Rehwinkel Road area. The firearm, bullets, magazine and cannabis was located at the Dispenette location. Barwick was arrested for discharging a firearm in public, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, disorderly conduct and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The cannabis weighed 3.4 grams. Consent to search the home was granted and several items were recovered at the scene that deputies believe were stolen. Sgt. Ryan Muse, Deputy Matt Hedges, Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. 

On Aug. 22, Angelia Smith of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone stole the victim’s identity and used her name and Social Security number. The identity theft was reported to the Federal Trade Commission. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated.

On Aug. 22, a 45-year-old New York City resident was detained by Deputy Ward Kromer after Deputy Kromer observed the driver driving recklessly. The driver attempted to hide his vehicle behind an Ochlockonee Bay business, but was observed by the deputy. Inside the vehicle was a five-year-old juvenile. A DUI investigation was conducted. The driver resisted efforts to be handcuffed and he was charged with DUI and resisting arrest without violence. The Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted and located a grandmother of the child in Tallahassee. The juvenile was taken to the grandmother’s home by DCF until his mother can fly down from New York and retrieve him. Deputy Matt Helms and FHP Trooper Andy Stone also investigated.

On Aug. 23, David Thomas of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Tire tracks were observed in the victim’s front yard. Ruts on the grass created $150 worth of damage. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 23, Franklin Spears of Sopchoppy reported the theft of items from Sopchoppy City Park. A fan, trash cans and two step ladders, valued at $90, were missing. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

On Aug. 23, David Arnett, 65, of Crawfordville was charged with aggravated battery following a disturbance at the Kangaroo Express in Medart. Deputy Ashley McAlister observed the subject chasing and striking the 52-year-old female victim with a stick. The female victim also reported being struck in the face by the suspect earlier while inside a vehicle. Deputy Matt Helms investigated.

On Aug. 24, Erica Payne of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim returned home to discover that property had been stolen including a television, radio, vacuum and cash, valued at $725. A forced entry was observed at the home. A suspect has been identified. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 24, Kristina Boyd of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle. The bike was in the victim’s yard when it was stolen. The bike is valued at $69. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.

On Aug. 24, Eldon Theodore Hicks, Jr., 32, of Panacea was arrested for resisting an officer without violence. Lt. Mike Kemp was attempting to make an arrest for an outstanding warrant when Hicks ran from the deputy. Lt. Kemp injured his leg as he attempted to chase Hicks. Wakulla EMS was called to the scene to assist Lt. Kemp and Hicks was discovered a short time later at the home of a relative. He was served his VOP warrant and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Lt. Sherrell Morrison, Deputy Ross Hasty, Deputy Anthony Paul, Deputy David Pienta, Deputy Vicki Mitchell, Deputy Matt Helms and Deputy Ward Kromer also responded to the scene of the injured officer.

On Aug. 25, Lee Larisay of Coastal Corner in Panacea reported a retail theft. A suspect, who has been identified, took pizza and a lottery ticket from the store without paying for it. The stolen property is valued at $7. Deputy Ross Hasty and Detective Clint Beam investigated.

On Aug. 25, Ellen Mahnke of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Jewelry was taken from the victim’s home. Suspects have been identified. The jewelry is valued at $3,000. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On Aug. 25, Stanley Clark of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Five fraudulent charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges totaled $212 and were created at Wal-Mart in Crawfordville. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.

On Aug. 25, Thomas Bourgeois of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Several subjects spun vehicle tires on the victim’s grass. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 26, Sgt. Ryan Muse observed a motorist driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 267. The vehicle tag had an expired registration and Sgt. Muse conducted a traffic stop. Robert Benson Hanway, 30, of Crawfordville was found to have a suspended driver license. Hanway has four prior convictions for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license with knowledge third or more convictions and transported to the Wakulla County Jail.

On Aug. 26, Patrick Langston of Crawfordville reported finding two bicycles on his Crawfordville property. The bikes were entered into the NCIC/FCIC computer as found and transported to the bike impound yard. The two bikes are valued at $300. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On Aug. 26, Thomas Pitz of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received notice that one of his checks was cashed at a Piggly Wiggly in Pelham, Ga. The check was on an account from a bank that no longer exists. The check value was $490 and the Pelham Police Department was also contacted. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On Aug. 26, Susan Schatzman of Crawfordville reported the theft of a business sign. A custom “for sale” sign was stolen from a home the victim was attempting to sell. The sign is valued at $200. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.

On Aug. 26, John Whiddon of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim received correspondence that he owed Kohl’s money. A $244 purchase was made in Plantation. The victim has never had an account with Kohl’s. The victim also received notification that someone was denied credit cards and lines of credit from four other stores. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 27, a clerk at the Kangaroo Express in Medart reported a retail theft. Three suspects left the store without paying for a beer. The suspects have been identified. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.

On Aug. 27, Joseph Slater of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A relative’s shed was entered and items were stolen. The property also had damage to it. Damage to a gate and shed is estimated at $100. Stolen property included scaffolding, a plow and tool box valued at $550. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.

On Aug. 27, Amy Everheart of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. An unauthorized charge was observed on the victim’s bank account. The charge was created in South Florida and totaled $141. Another two unauthorized charges were observed at gas stations in Belleview that totaled $140. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,091 calls for service during the past week including: 22 business and residential alarms; 132 citizen contacts; 20 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 39 investigations; 40 medical emergencies; 30 school security checks; 321 business and residential security checks; 25 special details; 10 thefts; 29 traffic enforcements; 164 traffic stops; and 13 wanted people.

 

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