FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24th, 2017
Chris Savary P.I.O.
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
(850) 745-7112 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of August 17th, 2017 to August 24th, 2017
Martin Murphy of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Crawfordville Highway and found the motor home that Mr. Murphy was driving to be fully engulfed in flames. Mr. Murphy stated that he was driving the motor home and it shutoff, when he restarted the vehicle it back fired and then a fire was observed in the engine compartment. Fire personnel extinguished the fire but the motorhome was a total loss. No foul play is suspected in the fire. The case information was collected and documented. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Kenneth Collins of Crawfordville was arrested following a traffic stop and foot pursuit in the area of Spring Creek Highway and Alaska Brown Road. Sgt. Dale Evans attempted to stop the vehicle that the suspect was operating on Spring Creek Highway but the suspect continued to drive making a quick turn onto Alaska Brown where he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended and identified as Kenneth Collins. The investigation revealed that the suspect was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license, and had an active warrant. The suspect was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and equipment associated with the use of narcotics. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Dale Evans investigated.
Ronald Raynor was arrested for driving under the influence (D.U.I) following a traffic stop. The suspect was stopped in the 200 block of JK Moore Road. The investigation conducted during the traffic stop showed that the suspect was operating the vehicle while under the influence. The suspect was also found to be operating the vehicle while his license was suspended (D.W.L.S.R.). The suspect was arrested for D.U.I. and D.W.L.S.R, and then transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
Raymond Lowe was arrested following a traffic stop in the area of Taff Drive. The investigation conducted during the traffic stop revealed that the suspect was operating the motor vehicle while his license was suspended (DWLSR). The investigation also revealed that the suspect had four prior convictions of DWLSR making this a felony arrest. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Matthew Hedges investigated.
Ashley Calhoun of Crawfordville and Ross Walton of Tallahassee were both arrested for vehicle theft. The victim Yong Adams of Tallahassee let her friend Tony Lollis use her vehicle. Mr. Lollis picked up the suspects and parked the vehicle at the Wakulla CK Mart. Mr. Lollis went inside the store leaving the two suspects in the vehicle. The investigation revealed that Ashley Calhoun got in the driver’s seat and left the store under the direction of Ross Walton. The vehicle was a black 2003 Honda Accord valued at $7,000. The stolen vehicle was recovered after Ashley Calhoun informed Deputies of its location. Both Ashley Calhoun and Ross Walton were arrested for vehicle theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated.
Denise Stanley of Crawfordville and Richard Taylor of Tallahassee were both arrested for trespassing and disorderly intoxication. Lisa Copeland notified the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office that both subject were on her property, intoxicated, and causing a disturbance. The victim also stated that the suspects would not leave. Upon the arrival of Deputies both suspect were observed on the property and heavily intoxicated. The Deputy tried to get the suspect to leave the property but they became belligerent. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
Karen McKenzie and Matthew Bennight of Crawfordville reported a burglary to their residence. The victims returned home and discovered that someone had busted open the back door to the residence and rummaged through all of the drawers in the master bedroom. The victim’s stated that they did not notice any property missing. Damage to the door was estimated at $250.00. A neighbor reported that they observed an older 90’s model Honda 2 door vehicle pull into the yard earlier in the day. The case information was collected, documented, and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Edward Webb and Sergeant Ward Kromer investigated.
Isiah Hines of Crawfordville reported the attempted burglary of his residence. When the victim returned home he discovered that someone had attempted to gain entry into the residence by prying on the door. It did not appear as if the suspect(s) were able to gain entry but did cause approximately $50.00 in damages to the door. This case is related to the case above as both houses are in the same area, Allen Harvey Street, and just like the previous case an older 90’s model black Honda 2-door was seen in the yard of the victim. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Edward Webb and Sergeant Ward Kromer investigated.
Sharon Kerce of Crawfordville reported the fraudulent use of her debit card. The victim stated that she discovered three charges she did not authorize, using her debit cards information. The three charges were all made at stores in Ellington Florida and totaled $84.62. The victim had already disputed the charges with her bank and wanted to make a report of it to the Sheriff’s Office. The information provided by the victim was collected and documented. Deputy Edward Webb and Sgt. Ward Kromer investigated.
George Gallupe of Crawfordville reported the fraudulent use of his credit card. The victim stated that he was notified by Chase Bank that his account was past due on payment. The victim knew this should not be the case because he kept the card balance at zero. The victim then learned of two charges totaling $1001.00 that he did not authorize. The victim made a dispute claim with Chase Bank and reported the information to the Sheriff’s Office were it was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
Malik Rollins of Panacea reported the fraudulent use of his credit card. The victim stated that he learned that his account with his financial institution had been overdrawn. The victim stated that numerous charges made to his account none of which he made or authorized. The charges totaled $57.91 and were made in the Wakulla and Leon County areas. After disputing the charges with his bank he contacted the Sheriff’s Office where the information was collected and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office Criminal investigation Division. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Asset Protection with the Crawfordville Wal-Mart contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a retail theft that occurred earlier in the day. It was discovered while reviewing the store’s security footage that a white male took a doorbell camera valued at $200.00 and placed it in his cart. The footage then shows the same white male walking to the rear of the store taking the doorbell camera out of its package and concealing the empty package behind merchandise on another shelf. The suspect then left the store without paying for the doorbell camera. The suspect is a white male wearing a neon green shirt and jeans. The suspect left the store parking lot in a silver four door vehicle. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
Timothy Spivey of Crawfordville reported the fraudulent use of his bank card. Spivey stated someone had made two unauthorized charges to his bank account using his debit card info at Apple iTunes in the amounts of $46.99 and $14.97, both on 8/23/17. Spivey advised he needed a report to give his financial institution Centennial Bank as he had already disputed the charges with the bank. The case information was collected and documented. Lt. Danny Harrell investigated.
This week Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1231 Total Calls for Service, 176 Calls to 911, and conducted 210 Residential and Business Security Checks.
If you have information regarding the activity shown, or any other crime please contact the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 745-7100 or (850) 926-0800.
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