On Feb. 10, a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old student at Riversprings Middle School were issued juvenile civil citations when one of the students was observed with a small amount of marijuana in his possession. The second student did not possess any marijuana but admitted to providing the small amount to the other juvenile. The male students were charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The students will serve 32 hours of community service. Deputy Lisa Crum investigated.
On Feb. 11, Jon Hatfield of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Four firearms were removed from the victim’s garage. The missing firearms are valued at $4,187. The firearms were entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Two persons of interest were identified. Deputy Ashton Lesane and Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Feb. 11, Rhonda Sapp of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications. The medication was located inside her purse. The victim is unsure when the medication disappeared. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On Feb. 12, WCSO Dispatch received information about a baby being locked inside a vehicle at 35 Mike Stewart Drive. Miranda McClure of Crawfordville told Deputy Anthony Ammons the child had been locked inside the vehicle for 10 minutes. The mother did not want to wait on a locksmith who was not due to arrive for another 30 minutes. Deputy Ammons selected a window the farthest distance from the child and made entry into the vehicle. The child was examined by Wakulla Fire Rescue and determined to be in good health.
On Feb. 12, Daniel Shores of Crawfordville reported an attempted residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered but it does not appear anyone entered the home. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Feb. 12, James Patton of Tallahassee reported a credit card offense. The victim observed approximately $600 which was removed from his bank account without authorization. The victim was able to identify a suspect. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On Feb. 13, Adriene Hill of Crawfordville reported an attempted fraud. She posted an item for sale on Craig’s List for $200. She was contacted by a subject who informed her he would send a check for more than the asking price. He asked her to cash the check and give the remainder to the individuals collecting the item. The victim declined to cash the check and discovered it was stolen from a business in Virginia. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Feb. 13, an 11-year-old male juvenile was shot in the ear and neck by a pellet gun after a day of shooting with friends. The juvenile who shot the victim thought the gun was not loaded and the safety was engaged. Wakulla Fire Rescue examined the victim and turned him over to his father who planned to take his son to the hospital for further treatment. The injuries were determined to be minor. Deputy Taylor Saladin warned the juveniles about the dangers of all guns including pellet guns.
On Feb. 14, Mary Finch of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim allowed someone she knows to use her vehicle. But the vehicle was never returned. After four days the victim decided to contact the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Later the same day, the vehicle was located unoccupied at a Crawfordville residence. The vehicle was removed from the NCIC/FCIC data base and returned to the owner. The owner reiterated her desire to prosecute the suspect. Deputy Anthony Ammons and Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
On Feb. 14, Dominque Larrea of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. The wallet may have been stolen while the victim was at work in Crawfordville. The wallet and contents are valued at $522. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, the WCSO Road Patrol C-Shift responded to dozens of calls regarding a late night storm that moved through the county. The crew responded to tree down complaints and cleared debris from roads. There were 34 trees reported down, two homes damaged by trees, a vehicle damaged by a tree, but no injuries. The Harvey Mill Road area was hit hard along with parts of Sopchoppy and Coastal Highway 98. Emergency officials continued working into the night checking to see if any downed power lines posed a threat to citizens. Trees were reported down on the following streets: Thames Street, W.F. Magers Road, Ivey Adams Street, Greenough Road, Oak Park Road (2), Friendship Church Road, Persimmon Road, Beechwood Drive, Rock Road, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Road, Haida Trail (tree on house), Highway 267 North of Highway 98, Wildwood Drive, Coville Street, Casora Drive, Wakulla Springs Road (2700 block), Powhaton St., Walker Farm Road, Narvaez Trail, White Oak Drive, Mill Creek Road, Coastal Hwy (7200 block), Shadeville Road (2700 Block), Council Moore Road, Anna Drive, Solomon Drive, 1500 block of Spring Creek Highway, Five Anchors Drive, 7700 block of Smith Creek Road, Harvey Mill Road, and 3200 area of Crawfordville Highway (tree on house).
On Feb. 16, John Corathers of Sopchoppy reported a fraud. The victim purchased a vehicle from a subject but discovered that the vehicle was in Tallahassee for sale at another establishment. The victim paid $2,000 in cash before financing the rest of the sale. His finance company reported that they never received the vehicle title. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Feb. 17, Thomas Harris of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of $1,220 worth of property from his home including clothing, currency and tools. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Feb. 17, a 14-year-old Sopchoppy juvenile reported the theft of a cellular telephone. The phone was taken from the victim’s porch and is valued at $600. Later in the shift, the victim reported that a 13-year-old juvenile subject came forward and admitted to taking the phone. The phone was not damaged and the victim decided not to pursue charges. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 976 calls for service during the past week including: 15 residential and business alarms; 83 citizen contacts; 14 disturbances; 21 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 4 E-911 abandoned calls; 20 E-911 calls; 31 investigations; 60 medical emergencies; 13 school security checks; 400 business and residential security checks; 23 special details; 10 suspicious vehicles; 11 traffic enforcements; 71 traffic stops; and 34 trees down.