On Dec. 31, a concerned citizen contacted the WCSO about observing a juvenile entering a vehicle and a vacant home on Beeler Road in Crawfordville. Deputy Vicki Mitchell determined that cigarettes and a lighter were removed from the unlocked vehicle. The cigarettes and lighter were found on the 16-year-old juvenile when he was confronted by Deputy Mitchell at the vacant home. The juvenile was arrested for burglary of a vehicle, trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia after a glass pipe was also found on him. Deputy Ashton Lesane also investigated.
On Dec. 31, Becky Smith-Watson of Crawfordville reported the theft of items from her home. A suspect, who has been identified, removed a television, pool pump and filter, grill/smoker and punching bag, valued at $750. Sgt. Scott Delbeato made contact with the suspect and observed some of the missing items. The items have not been returned to the victim. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On Dec. 31, Candace Anfinson of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Jewelry, books, a tablet and iPad, valued at $12,548, were reported missing. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Dec. 31, Henry Griffin of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A bullet hole was observed in the victim’s window. The bullet penetrated the bathroom door and wall. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.
On Jan. 1, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Kerry Ann Dicaprio, 42, of Crawfordville was observed taking 19 unpurchased items past the last point of sale. The items were valued at $108. She was given a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Jan. 1, Clifford Bruce Ryals, 46, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI after Deputy Taylor Saladin observed the motorist crossing the highway lines several times. The motorist also stopped in two intersections and ran a stop sign in the Crawfordville area. Several cans of beer were observed inside the subject’s vehicle. The subject was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to determine if he needed medical attention. Once cleared at the hospital, he was transported back to the Wakulla County Jail and charged with felony DUI due to the arrest being his fourth DUI, refusing to submit to a breath sample and driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. He also received a traffic citation for failure to maintain a single lane.
On Jan. 2, Larry Bean of Panacea reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s pier suffered damage to braided rope and plastic caps. Damage to the pier decking, rope and caps is estimated at $2,045. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Jan. 2, Terry McLane of Crawfordville reported the theft of a license plate. The plate was stolen off a camper. The victim was given a stolen tag form. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Jan. 2, Jaime Bayse of Crawfordville reported the loss of her wallet while at Winn-Dixie. Deputy Taylor Saladin was unable to determine if the wallet was lost or stolen. The wallet and contents are valued at approximately $100.
On Jan. 2, Savannah Tyler of Crawfordville reported a bicycle theft. The bike was taken from the victim’s front yard. It is valued at $200. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On Jan. 3, Courtnie Fricchione of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Dustin James Kendall, 23, of Crawfordville slammed the victim’s vehicle door and smashed her windshield by punching it following a verbal dispute. Damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Brett Surace went to the suspect’s home and arrested Kendall for criminal mischief.
On Jan. 3, Walter Roberts of the Crawfordville coin laundry reported a criminal mischief. Subjects attempted to enter industrial dryers and a maintenance closet. Damage to the dryers and closet was estimated at $2,150. Deputy Anthony Paul and Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 3, Carla Chouinard of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A suspect, who has been identified, placed the victim’s property outside her former home and also near the garbage. Some of the victim’s furniture was also damaged inside the home. Other items were observed in a small burn pile. Deputy Anthony Paul and Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Jan. 4, Carrie Barton of Crawfordville reported the loss of a wallet at Wal-Mart. The wallet and contents are valued at $260. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On Jan. 4, a 70-year-old male victim reported a battery by a male subject. Clarence E. Farmer, 67, of Crawfordville broke a window at the victim’s residence. Some of the pieces of glass struck the victim causing small lacerations to his hand and arm. Farmer continued to threaten the victim as the investigation was underway and attempted to head butt the victim after he was placed in handcuffs. He was charged with domestic battery and criminal mischief. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Sgt. Matt Helms investigated.
On Jan. 4, Wal-Mart Asset Protection reported a retail theft. A male subject entered the store and removed a television and lighters and failed to pay for the merchandise. The stolen property is valued at $680. The suspect may have been involved in a Dec. 28 theft at the store where another television was stolen. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On Jan. 4, Detective Richard Moon identified a suspect in a residential burglary reported by Robert Cochran of Crawfordville in December. Detective Moon developed his suspect through a Tallahassee pawn shop where the suspect pawned some of the victim’s property. The suspect was also identified by a witness who observed the suspect near the victim’s home. A warrant has been issued for the Tallahassee suspect for burglary and grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a pressure washer, saw and leaf blower from his property in late December. The property is valued at $1,250.
On Jan. 4, Nimit Patel of Triangle Petro in Crawfordville reported an attempted robbery. The subject left the scene without taking anything. The subject began to attempt to open the cash register. The victim told him to stop and the subject left the scene. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Detective Richard Moon investigated.
On Jan. 4, a female subject from Crawfordville reported receiving harassing calls and texts from a suspect who has been identified. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.
On Jan. 4, Deputy Ethan Ard investigated a domestic battery which sent the female victim to the emergency room. Deputy Ard interviewed the victim at Capital Regional Medical Center and discovered multiple bruises and abrasions to her face and body. The victim reported that she had been beaten by her spouse. The spouse was interviewed and arrested for aggravated battery with great bodily harm and battery by strangulation. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
On Jan. 5, Ronald Fred Crum of Panacea reported a grand theft. The victim attended a medical appointment in Crawfordville and left his jacket, cell phone and glasses in the lobby chair. A subject, who has been identified, removed the property while the victim was out of the room. The phone, glasses and jacket are valued at $779. The property was recovered later and the victim decided not to press charges. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 5, Emmett Whaley, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a burglary of a shed. A chainsaw, valued at $600, was missing from the victim’s shed. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.
On Jan. 5, Deputy Ethan Ard observed a motorist fail to stop at the intersection of Spring Creek Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. He conducted a traffic stop and observed an expired tag. Fredrick Edward Strain, 48, of Crawfordville could not produce a valid driver license. Strain was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction.
On Jan. 5, Tre McCullough of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of copper wire from his home. The wire and a construction bag are valued at $530. The residence was left unsecured at the time of the theft. Deputy Kenneth Miller investigated.
On Jan. 6, Lee Kramer of New Smyrna Beach reported a theft in Crawfordville. An acquaintance used the victim’s credit cards without his consent. The victim’s credit cards were in his vehicle when he loaned the vehicle to a friend. Two credit cards were used at a Tallahassee Wal-Mart for a total of $273. The suspect, who has been identified, also stolen 10 homemade CDs from the vehicle which are valued at $200. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Jan. 6, John Shealey of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed a monthly charge to his bank account for a total of $60. Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 965 calls for service during the past week including: 18 business and residential alarms; 65 citizen contacts; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 3 E-911 abandoned calls; 24 E-911 calls; 37 investigations; 49 medical emergencies; 21 school security checks; 434 business and residential security checks; 21 special details; 17 subpoena services; 10 suspicious people; 74 traffic stops; and 11 watch orders.