On April 2, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A subject was observed drinking a milk beverage and a candy bar in the store and walked past the final point of sale. Fish food was also discovered on the subject. Julia Lashell Crosby, 29, of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. The items were valued at $11. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.
On April 3, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A subject was observed failing to scan items before placing them in shopping bags. The items included: clothing, food and a glass chalk marker, valued at $36. The subject, Jeanette Harrell, 42, of Crawfordville, was charged with retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On April 3, Ben Haddan of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary at his home. Coins were stolen from a container in the home. The value of the stolen money is $700. A suspect has been identified. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On April 3, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A subject was observed placing food items in a shopping cart and exited the store without paying for the items. Eighteen food related items were reported stolen. The items are valued at $41. Casey Lynn Wood, 23, of Tallahassee was arrested for retail theft. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On April 3, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop on the Woodville Highway of a vehicle traveling 75 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. The strong odor of marijuana emitted from the vehicle when it was stopped. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the vehicle. Amber Nicole Thigpen, 20, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. The driver, Charles Christopher Harrell, 20, of Crawfordville was issued a traffic citation for speeding and released from the scene. The marijuana weighed 8.2 grams and was submitted as evidence along with the drug paraphernalia.
On April 4, a 13-year-old female victim reported a 15-year-old female subject threw a soft drink on her while she was eating at McDonald’s. The suspect fled the scene with other individuals. Deputy Vicki Mitchell identified and talked to the suspect and issued her a notice to appear in court for battery.
On April 4, Rodney Lindsey of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s vehicle suffered damage to the hood and windshield cowl. Two individuals of interest were identified. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On April 4, Deputy Anthony Paul conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with an inoperable headlight. Lorie Louise Green, 36, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license. She was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. She was given a verbal warning for the headlight and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On April 4, Lt. Jimmy Sessor observed Brandon Chase Bradley, 22, of Sopchoppy cross the center line and fog line on multiple occasions in Crawfordville. A traffic stop was conducted and the subject performed poorly on field sobriety exercises. The subject was arrested for DUI. The motorist did not possess a valid driver license and was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge.
On April 5, a concerned citizen in Panacea reported that a 14-year-old juvenile was discharging a firearm in public. The citizen reported that the juvenile fired a firearm multiple times on the street. Six shell casings were recovered and placed into evidence. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. The juvenile was turned over to his mother for the night. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated.
On April 5, Jerry Woodall of St. Marks reported the theft of a truck. Deputy Ashton Lesane was able to develop a suspect and location of the vehicle and Lt. Sherrell Morrison discovered the missing truck and suspect at a Crawfordville location. A 15-year-old male juvenile was arrested and charged with grand theft of the vehicle. The vehicle was returned to the victim undamaged.
On April 5, Tommy Lovett of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A subject took a vehicle and damaged the victim’s yard. A suspect has been identified. Damage is estimated at $250. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On April 6, Malaika Barnes of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle. The bike was stolen from the victim’s home. The bike is valued at $150. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
On April 6, a Crawfordville mother reported a narcotics violation at her home. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia was discovered under her son’s bed. The paraphernalia was seized as evidence. The 17-year-old juvenile admitted the narcotics and equipment belonged to him and he was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 6.3 grams. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.
On April 6, Deputy Gibby Gibson observed a motorcycle pass his patrol vehicle without an operating taillight. A traffic stop was attempted but the subject fled on Ashley Hall Road. The subject attempted to turn on to County Line Road but lost control and dumped the bike. He threw his helmet off and launched himself over a fence heading toward a wooded area. Eventually, Marty Franklin Brown, 35, of Tallahassee came out of the woods and gave himself up. Brown did not possess a valid driver license and was also in possession of methamphetamine. The motorcycle came back owned by a man in Stuart but it had not been reported stolen. Brown was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge, possession of methamphetamine and fleeing and eluding. He also received citations for faulty equipment and no tag attached or assigned. The methamphetamines weighed 6.3 grams.
On April 6, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough was working stationary radar when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in Crawfordville. A traffic stop was conducted for the vehicle traveling 16 miles over the speed limit. Deputy Yarbrough detected the strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. A 17-year-old juvenile was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and a traffic citation for speeding. Contact was made with the juvenile’s guardians and he was released to them.
On April 6, Eva Lake of Panacea reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The tag was removed from her vehicle at her residence. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
On April 6, Mark Wheeler of Panacea reported the theft of items from his mailbox. A check was stolen from the victim’s mailbox and was cashed. A driver license renewal was also reported stolen. The check may have been cashed in Georgia and it contained the victim’s driver license number. Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
On April 7, Deborah Smith of Goodwill reported a business burglary in Crawfordville. Merchandise was reported missing from a storage area. A female subject was observed taking radios, purses, a heater, landscaping tool, lamp and shoes with an estimated value of more than $750. A person of interest was developed. Deputy Mike Zimba, Detective Clint Beam and Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
On April 7, Ernie Gueth of Tallahassee reported a residential burglary in Crawfordville. Items were scattered around the victim’s home. Drug paraphernalia was located inside the home and male sex organs were spray painted around the home. Damage was estimated at more than $200. The victim also reported the theft of $30 from the home. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated.
On April 8, John Peagler of Waycross, Ga. and Pike Electric reported two vehicle burglaries in Crawfordville. Tools were removed from the trucks while the trucks were located on Spring Creek Highway for a job. The tools are valued at $5,560. The catalytic converters were cut off the vehicles. Damage was estimated at $3,000. Detective Clint Beam, and Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On April 8, a 23-year-old female reported being the victim of a battery as a male subject head butted her in the face. The victim was riding in a vehicle with Shawn Speiler, 39, of Youngstown, FL when the incident occurred. Speiler was unable to be located when the complaint was called in, but he was arrested for battery later during the following shift. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On April 8, Salvador Lopez Santiago of Valrico, FL reported a lost wallet. The victim was swimming at a Crawfordville sink hole when the wallet was lost. The wallet contained personal information. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On April 8, Michael House of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim received four medical bills from health centers in the Pensacola area. The victim’s date of birth and Social Security number were used. The total of the four bills was $50,357. The victim was provided with the Take Charge fraud booklet. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On April 8, Robert Dennis of Bath, NY reported a burglary to a shed owned by a relative in Crawfordville. Ladders were removed from the shed. A suspect was identified and the ladders were returned. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 990 calls for service during the past week including: 104 citizen contacts; 16 disturbances; 9 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 2 E-911 abandoned calls; 42 E-911 calls; 52 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 14 school security checks; 357 residential and business security checks; 26 special details; 15 subpoena services; 16 traffic enforcements; and 89 traffic stops.