SHERIFF’S LOG—FEB. 26 TO MARCH 3
On Feb. 25, Gustavo Zamora III of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim was contacted by his bank that his credit card had an outstanding balance of more than $2,000. The bank card was being used without his knowledge. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Ethan Ard and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On Feb. 26, Fred Warren Bradford, Sr., 64, of Crawfordville was involved in a traffic crash at Walker Bridge in Ochlockonee Bay. The victim’s wheel came off his vehicle which caused the vehicle to strike a guardrail. There was minimal damage and no injuries reported. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Feb. 26, a 17-year-old victim reported that she has been stalked by a former friend after requesting no contact. The victim asked the friend in mid-2015 to stop contacting her. The contact started again in December. The subject contacted the victim’s workplace, left flowers on her vehicle, has sent many e-mails and has posted pictures on social media. The case has been sent to the Criminal Investigations Division for additional investigation. Deputy Anthony Paul and Detective Rachel Wheeler investigated.
On Feb. 27, Melissa Simmons and Jesse Clifton of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. A camera, purse, wallet, jewelry, CD player and a credit card were taken. The camera was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 27, a clerk at the Kangaroo in Medart contacted the WCSO about a counterfeit bill. A citizen attempted to use the bill to purchase cigarettes but it contained the words “For Motion Picture Use Only” on it. The bill was turned in as evidence. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Feb. 27, Deputy Ross Hasty, Lt. Mike Kemp and Sgt. Scott Delbeato assisted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office following an officer in distress call on Helen Guard Road. A Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a traffic crash with the driver fleeing the scene. Relatives of the driver arrived on scene and began a confrontation with the deputy. All subjects were taken into custody and no law enforcement officers suffered any injuries.
On Feb. 27, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough responded to a vehicle failing to stop for a stop sign in northern Wakulla County. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver failed to produce a driver license. Deputy Yarbrough was able to identify his suspect through the vehicle registration. Steven Donald Roberts, 27, of Tallahassee was found to have an active warrant for grand theft and was arrested. A second suspect fled the vehicle with a six-year-old juvenile using the juvenile as protection from a potential Taser shot. The suspect has been identified and was found to have active warrants as well. WCSO, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol officials unsuccessfully searched for the suspect and juvenile. Additional charges of child abuse and resisting arrest will be requested against the second suspect. Lt. Mike Kemp, Sgt. Scott Delbeato and Deputy Ross Hasty also investigated.
On Feb. 28, Albert Griffin of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A boat motor was taken from the victim’s carport. The motor is valued at $500. Approximately $100 worth of damage was done to the victim’s fence. The motor was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Feb. 28, Lisa Kinard of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim’s vehicle was damaged by a pitch fork. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Feb. 28, a Crawfordville resident found two back packs at a hunt club in Newport. The back packs were several miles off U.S. Highway 98 on the side of a road. The back packs contained an assortment of narcotics used for manufacturing methamphetamine. Other items also associated with methamphetamine were also discovered in the back packs. A total of 4.1 grams of meth was discovered in a container. The materials were turned over to the Narcotics Unit for proper disposal. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On Feb. 29, Sheritha Pearson of Crawfordville reported a fraud. She was notified that she owed $750 on a payday loan issued in 2010. It has not been determined who issued the loan, but it was not at the request of the victim. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On Feb. 29, a concerned citizen reported a fire at the playground of The Park subdivision in Crawfordville. The entire field of the playground was in flames as well as a 40 foot by 40 foot section of rubberized mulch around the playground equipment. Wakulla Fire Rescue extinguished the flames which had begun to travel into a wood line. Damage to the mulch and playground equipment was estimated at $10,000. The state Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate. Foul play is suspected. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated along with Captain Randall Taylor and Sgt. Eddie Wester.
On Feb. 29, a Crawfordville resident reported an illegal burning. During the investigation, Deputy Ethan Ard discovered a vehicle with a stolen tag. The tag had been stolen out of Leon County. The tag was seized and turned over to the Property and Evidence Division.
On March 1, Shay Roberts of Crawfordville reported the loss of a wallet at Wal-Mart. The wallet and contents are valued at $215. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On March 1, Sharron Taylor of Carrabelle reported a grand theft. The victim reported the loss of binoculars and a case from Crawfordville. The case and the binoculars are valued at $1,300. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Detective Scott Powell investigated and discovered that the property had been pawned. A hold was placed on the pawned item.
On March 2, Lt. Billy Jones assisted the administration at Wakulla High School. A 17-year-old juvenile was found to be in possession of marijuana at school. The male student was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and was issued a notice to appear in court.
On March 2, a female Crawfordville victim reported a grand theft. A 15-year-old relative of the victim took the victim’s vehicle and left town. GPS was used to search for the vehicle and it was located in Volusia County along with the relative and a girlfriend. The suspect and girlfriend were located by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies having intercourse inside the vehicle. The male relative faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Both the vehicle and missing juvenile were removed from the NCIC/FCIC data base. The female juvenile was turned over to her parents. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 2, an 11-year-old female juvenile was struck by a rock from a speeding vehicle. The victim was standing at a school bus stop at the time the vehicle sped by and kicked up rocks. The juvenile was not injured. The driver of the vehicle was identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 2, William Hanway of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag from his motor home. The tag is valued at $45. Lt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On March 2, Ronnie Kirk of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges totaled $150 at a Crawfordville gas station. Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 933 calls for service during the past week including: 10 residential and business alarms; 87 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 1 E-911 abandoned call; 22 E-911 calls; 38 investigations; 54 medical emergencies; 12 narcotics violations; 19 school security checks; 323 residential and business security checks; 23 special details; 41 subpoena services; 10 suspicious vehicles; 12 traffic enforcements; 58 traffic stops; 20 reckless vehicles; and 15 wanted people.