On Feb. 4, a Wakulla Springs State Park employee reported finding a lost purse. The purse was found in the Cherokee Sink area and was in poor condition. Four credit cards were recovered but the owners were not located. The cards were seized and placed into the Property and Evidence Division and the purse was disposed of. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On Feb. 4, Randi Brown of Crawfordville reported a vehicle recovery in Crawfordville. A suspect, who has been identified, took the victim’s rental vehicle without authorization. The victim contacted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office since the vehicle theft occurred there. The vehicle was turned over to the victim. Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
On Feb. 4, Gregory Williams of Crawfordville reported the theft of political signs from his property. Two Donald Trump signs were removed from the property and the victim stated this wasn’t the first time signs have been stolen from his home. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 4, Cheryl Whaley of the Wakulla School District Transportation Department reported a damaged bus window. The damage was discovered by a Medart Elementary School student. There appeared to be tree bark residue on the damaged window. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On Feb. 5, Bern Pearson of Crawfordville reported the theft of water from his rental property. The victim received a bill from the water provider that included 40,800 gallons of usage and a $141 bill. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Feb. 5, Laura Wheatcraft of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim’s child had a phone stolen while at school. The phone and case are valued at $850. The phone has been entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Kenneth Miller investigated.
On Feb. 5, Thomas McKenzie of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim’s phone was stolen from a friend’s vehicle while it was at a Medart business. The vehicle was left unsecured while the victim shopped at the establishment. The phone and case are valued at $500. The phone was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Feb. 6, WCSO deputies arrived at Dux Discount Liquors to break up an altercation in the parking lot. A suspect was fighting with another subject who declined to press charges after being struck in the face. The suspect was also disruptive inside the bar. Matthew Levi Jenkins, 39, of Crawfordville was charged with disorderly intoxication. He was also charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana when deputies found 6.3 grams on their suspect. Jenkins was also issued a trespass warning for the bar. Deputy Ashton Lesane, Sgt. Matt Helms, Deputy Roy Gunnarsson and Deputy Wade Wright investigated.
On Feb. 6, Ashley Boone of Tallahassee reported a vehicle burglary in Crawfordville. The victim’s vehicle was keyed and four tires were flattened. Damage is estimated at $3,000. The vehicle was left unsecured and a cell phone was taken from inside. The phone and cover are valued at $250. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Kenneth Miller investigated.
On Feb. 6, deputies responded to a Crawfordville aggravated assault call involving Lea Alex Yates, 19, of Crawfordville. Yates allegedly threatened to shoot a female victim with a rifle. Deputy Brandon Sheffield located his subject near Sonic. The unloaded rifle was located in the bushes behind Sonic. During interviews with two victims, it was learned that the suspect pointed and swung the rifle at the females. Yates was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon was seized as evidence. Deputy Brandon Sheffield and Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On Feb. 7, Sgt. Danny Harrell was running stationary radar in Medart when he observed a vehicle operating at 76 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone. Chaalo Azute Womble, 39, of Tallahassee did not possess a valid driver license. During the investigation, marijuana shake and odor was observed in the vehicle. Womble was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked third of subsequent conviction and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The marijuana weighed two grams. He was also issued a traffic citation for speeding.
On Feb. 7, Deputy Kenneth Miller was conducting traffic enforcement in the northern section of the county when he observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. A traffic stop was conducted of a 17-year-old female juvenile. The juvenile’s license was suspended and she was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. She was also given a traffic citation for running the stop sign.
On Feb. 8, Thomas Wolverton of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The two transaction locations totaled $630 at two different ATM units. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.
On Feb. 8, Thomas Cody Bozeman, 22, of Crawfordville was arrested for battery after Deputy Anthony Ammons responded to a disturbance. The victim was struck in the head by the suspect and required medical attention and a trip to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for a head laceration. A verbal altercation became physical.
On Feb. 8, Robert Dennis of Bath, NY reported a residential burglary in Crawfordville. The victim’s home has been broken into multiple times in the past 18 months. The value of the stolen items exceeds $300 although an exact amount has not been determined. Damage was also created at the home. Suspects have been identified. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Feb. 8, Wakulla High School SRO Deputy Evelyn Brown received information that a student at school possessed marijuana. The student was approached by school administrators and found to be in possession of marijuana. The 15-year-old male student was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
On Feb. 8, Donald Myers of Crawfordville reported the theft of firearms from his home. A shotgun and a rifle were reported missing. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 8, Barbara Martin of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Ten telephone accounts were opened in the victim’s name without her authorization. The accounts were opened in Brooksville and the charges accrued totaled $1,200. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 8, Cynthia Nessmith of Crawfordville reported a telephone owned by a juvenile relative had been stolen. The phone was stolen while the juvenile was visiting a friend’s home. It is valued at $500. Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
On Feb. 8, Wakulla High School SRO Deputy Evelyn Brown received information about a student with marijuana on the school campus. The 15-year-old student was found to have marijuana in his pocket. The juvenile was issued a Juvenile Civil Citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
On Feb. 9, Sondra Martin of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A space heater was removed from her rental home. A forced entry was discovered and the heater is valued at $100. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 9, Hector Martinez of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed 11 unauthorized charges to his bank account. Eight charges from Home Depot totaled $3,111 and three charges to Crowne Plaza totaled $275. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Feb. 11, Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female subject was observed passing the last point of sale with a computer. Katie Ann Caldwell, 22, of Panacea was arrested for grand theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. The computer is valued at $694. Deputy Kenneth Miller investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,083 calls for service during the past week including: 12 business and residential alarms; 68 citizen contacts; 17 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 3 E-911 abandoned calls; 17 E-911 calls; 38 investigations; 51 medical emergencies; 14 school security checks; 466 business and residential security checks; 16 special details; 36 subpoena services; 11 suspicious vehicles; 19 traffic enforcements; 142 traffic stops; 13 wanted people; and 12 watch orders.