On Dec. 3, Dylan Hill of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a Yeti cooler from his vehicle while he was parked at Gulf Coast Lumber. The cooler is valued at $377. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On Dec. 3, a Crawfordville juvenile reported a fraud as unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges were made at a Walgreens in Orlando and the charges totaled $284. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On Dec. 4, Deputy Ward Kromer investigated a bicycle that was parked near the entrance for the Florida Trail near Spring Creek. The bike is valued at $50. The deputy did not find any recent activity near the bike and he walked a distance on the Florida Trail and did not observe any activity on the trail. The bicycle was turned into the Property and Evidence Division.
On Dec. 4, Lisa Slaght of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. A subject removed a bottle of liquor from her vehicle. While she confronted her suspect about the missing liquor, a second subject removed $100 and a food card from the victim’s wallet inside her vehicle. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Dec. 4, Leslie Alford of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge on her bank account. The charge was for $63 at the Kangaroo Express in Wakulla Station. Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
On Dec. 4, deputies responded to the CVS Pharmacy in Crawfordville after dispatch received multiple 911 calls from citizens regarding a male subject wanting to fight an elderly male in the parking lot. Patrick Christopher Evans, 60, of Crawfordville was observed cursing a 68-year-old Crawfordville man. The victim was holding a cane and leaning up against a truck when deputies arrived. Evans threatened to injure the elderly victim. Witnesses at the scene confirmed the account of the victim. Evans also cursed WCSO deputies and was belligerent as they made their arrest. He was charged with aggravated assault on a person 65 or older, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. Deputies recovered a firearm on the victim’s vehicle floorboard, but the victim had a valid CCW permit. The victim had the firearm in his possession as he was approached by Evans but dropped it to the floorboard as he moved around in his vehicle. Detective Randy Phillips, Deputy Taylor Saladin, Sgt. Eddie Wester, Detective Richard Moon, Deputy Evelyn Brown, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Dec. 4, Fernando Cancel of Crawfordville and Eden Springs reported the theft of money from his room. A search of the room was conducted but a large sum of money said to be missing was not located. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 5, Shelly Brown of St Paul, MN reported a residential burglary at her Crawfordville property. The victim reported that former tenants had taken various items from her property. Furniture, tools, cabinets, ornaments, a freezer, mower, radio equipment, a vehicle, car parts and vehicle door locks and ignition switch, valued at $37,900, were reported missing. A forced entry was made into a garage and damage was estimated at $100. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 5, William Dalton of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A subject kicked the side of the victim’s truck causing a large dent. Damage was estimated at $1,500 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Dec. 5, a concerned Crawfordville citizen recovered a lost cell phone on U.S Highway 98 in Panacea following the Christmas parade. The phone was turned over to Deputy Brett Surace who observed an inappropriate video on the phone involving a young girl. Attempts were made to locate the owner of the phone but the efforts were unsuccessful. The phone was turned over to the Property and Evidence Division.
On Dec. 6, a traffic crash was reported by a 17-year-old female juvenile at 1700 Sopchoppy Highway. The crash involved a vehicle and animal. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Dec. 7, Cathy Barefoot of Noshoe Firearms reported receiving a stolen firearm from a customer. The firearm was reported stolen out of Leon County. The subject brought the firearm in for a repair and it was turned over to Deputy Alan Middlebrooks. The subject who brought the gun to Noshoe was able to produce a sales receipt from when he purchased the gun at a Tallahassee show. The handgun was seized and turned into the Property and Evidence Division.
On Dec. 7, Riversprings Assistant Principal Shannon Smith conducted a search for marijuana and tobacco of a 14-year-old student. The student did not have any contraband in his locker but had marijuana and tobacco in his jacket. The student was written a Juvenile Civil Citation for the marijuana and was transferred from RMS to Sopchoppy Second Chance School. Deputy Lisa Crum investigated.
On Dec. 7, a concerned citizen from Smith Creek expressed concern about a subject entering her property and being observed on a video camera. The victim reported suspicious individuals on her property prior to this incident. The subject left the scene without removing anything. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Dec. 8, Gettis Barrow of Talquin Electric Cooperative reported the grand theft of electricity from a Crawfordville home. The suspects, who have been identified, rerouted the power without going through the meter. Since it was the second theft of power from Talquin Electric at the location, the power provider cut off the power to the home. The cost for Talquin to investigate the theft is $312. The exact loss of revenue from the stolen power has not been determined. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.
On Dec. 8, Katherine Newman of Crawfordville reported a fire at her commercial structure. An unknown animal chewed a wire which created smoke outside the building. The animal created a nest with paper that caused the paper to smoke after the wire arced. There was no fire damage and the building is being remodeled. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On Dec. 8, Christopher Wilkins of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim observed a forced entry into his home and $331 worth of items removed from the home including tools, clothing, a television, lawn mower and fishing rods. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Detective Richard Moon investigated.
On Dec. 9, Matthew Hamilton of Sopchoppy reported the loss or theft of his wallet. The wallet is believed to have disappeared while the victim was at Wal-Mart. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Dec. 9, Wyndra Mock of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered two vehicles on her property and removed a jacket from one vehicle. The victim also reported a second vehicle was entered and $120 was taken from her purse. One of the vehicles was left unsecured. The jacket is valued at $95. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Dec. 9, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a counterfeit bill. Store officials are not sure when the $20 bill was received. The bill was seized and turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On Dec. 9, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. The store reported the theft of a Chromebook, valued at $143. A suspect has been identified. The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Dec. 9, Deputy Anthony Paul observed a vehicle with an expired tag and conducted a traffic stop. The driver did not have a valid driver license. Brian M. O’Connell, 37, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge third offense. He was also issued a traffic citation for the expired tag. During the inventory of the vehicle drug paraphernalia and a substance consistent with methamphetamine was discovered. Drug charges are pending an analysis of the substance. The subject was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 972 calls for service during the past week including: 23 business and residential alarms; 50 citizen contacts; 16 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 3 E-911 abandoned calls; 30 E-911 calls; 49 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 14 school security checks; 348 business and residential security checks; 37 special details; 27 subpoena services; 14 traffic enforcements; 93 traffic stops; 11 reckless vehicles; 17 wanted people; 12 warrant services; and 14 watch orders.