SHERIFF’S LOG—JAN. 22 TO JAN. 28
On Jan. 21, Brooke Redfearn and Shayla Smoot of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victims reported that someone rummaged through their purses and tampered with bank cards. The victim’s vehicle was also tracked through a GPS system and it was determined the vehicle had been used in Crawfordville overnight. The victims found their vehicle parked in a different location at their home. A fraudulent charge was also observed on a bank card. One of the stops the vehicle made was at Wal-Mart and a $13 purchase was made at the store. Evidence collected at the store provided a photograph which Sgt. Scott Delbeato was able to identify as a 16-year-old male suspect. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Jeff Yarbrough went to the home of the suspect and made their arrest. He was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, two counts of larceny, vehicle theft and two counts of burglary. The juvenile was transported to the juvenile detention center in Tallahassee.
On Jan. 21, Jessica Knight of Crawfordville reported the theft and damage of a television and computer. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Jan. 22, Deputy Brandon Sheffield and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks responded to a multi vehicle traffic crash at U.S. Highway 319 and Bream Fountain Road. Deputy Middlebrooks smelled the strong odor of marijuana emitting from a vehicle driven by Kenneth Dwayne Faircloth, 45, of Crawfordville. Faircloth turned over a bag of marijuana to the deputy and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Faircloth was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The bag of marijuana weighed 8.1 grams. The traffic crash investigation was turned over to the Florida Highway Patrol.
On Jan. 23, Deputy Ethan Ard observed a motorist who was driving erratically on U.S. Highway 98. The vehicle was stopped on Obediah Triplett Road and a male suspect ran into the woods. The female driver allowed a search of the vehicle and Deputy Ard and Sgt. Matt Helms observed drug paraphernalia, marijuana, methamphetamine and 37 pills. The methamphetamine weighed .7 grams and the marijuana weighed one gram. James David Suggs, 25, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Jan. 23, Tanner Cash of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed two fraudulent charges on his bank card from a Tallahassee Wal-Mart. The two charges totaled $834. Deputy Brandon Sheffield and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On Jan. 23, Deputy Kenneth Miller conducted a traffic stop on a reckless vehicle. Clayton William Thrash, 34, of Crawfordville did not possess a valid driver license. He was arrested for driving a vehicle without a driver license. He was also issued a traffic citation for careless driving.
On Jan. 23, Kathy Griffin of Griffin Auto in Crawfordville reported a business burglary. A window at the establishment was broken which set off an alarm. The metal attachment to a garden hose was used to break the glass. Nothing was stolen from the establishment. Damage to the building was estimated at $100. Sgt. Matt Helms investigated.
On Jan. 23, Gregory Rosier of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed at the home. Some medications were missing after the victim checked his prescriptions. Damage to the home was estimated at $150. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On Jan. 24, Sandra Jones of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Wakulla Fire Rescue responded to the scene and began extinguishing the fire. The victim heard a popping noise in the engine and observed flames coming from under the hood. The vehicle was severely damaged and a total loss. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated.
On Jan. 24, a Panacea father reported an aggravated battery involving his 17-year-old juvenile son. The son had been at a party in the Apalachicola National Forest when he was struck in the face and mouth. Injuries were observed to the victim’s mouth and eyes and a tooth was knocked out. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Kenneth Miller investigated.
On Jan. 24, Deputy Ethan Ard observed a vehicle with tag not properly attached that had expired in early 2004. A traffic stop was conducted. The vehicle was towed due to lack of registration and lack of verification of ownership of the vehicle.
On Jan. 24, Kenneth Hughes of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. The victim’s vehicle struck a deer which was suffering on the side of the road. Lt. Sherrell Morrison humanely put the deer out of its painful and severe injuries.
On Jan. 25, Jeanine Dalton of Panacea reported the loss of a prescription slip. The prescription was lost out of the victim’s purse. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Jan. 26, Ashley Smith of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card through PayPal. The charges totaled $115. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Jan. 26, Andria Baird of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A vehicle window was broken out of her car while she worked in Crawfordville. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On Jan. 27, Deputy Billy Metcalf and Deputy Kenneth Miller conducted a traffic stop of a motorcycle that did not have a valid tag attached. The tag was found to be expired. The motorcycle operator did not have a valid driver license or motorcycle endorsement. Jonathan Michael Willis, 29, of Tallahassee was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. During the arrest process, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine was discovered on the subject. The methamphetamine weighed 3.1 grams. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also assisted with the investigation.
On Jan. 27, Julia Eye of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. Four windows at the victim’s residence were shot out by a BB gun. Suspects have been identified and damage to the home is estimated at $600. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Jan. 28, Deputy Kyle Hanks received information about an intoxicated driver. The driver was eventually located at his home and pulled out marijuana and drug paraphernalia from his clothing while speaking to the deputy. Brandon Eugene Harrell, 28, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 3.7 grams. Sgt. Matt Helms also investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,154 calls for service during the past week including: 22 residential and business alarms; 22 bus stop checks; 71 citizen contacts; 14 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 19 E-911 calls; 37 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 31 school security checks; 536 business and residential security checks; 29 special details; 42 subpoena services; 11 traffic enforcements; 100 traffic stops; and 10 watch orders.