On Jan. 7, John Waters of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that he had his wallet stolen from inside his vehicle while parked at the Auto Zone. The vehicle was left unsecured. The wallet and contents are valued at $105. Deputy Anthony Ammons investigated.
On Jan. 7, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough responded to a reckless vehicle complaint on U.S. Highway 319. The vehicle stopped south of Crawfordville and the driver appeared to have a medical emergency. A passenger told Deputy Yarbrough that the driver had been smoking Spice and drinking earlier in the day. The driver eventually lost consciousness. The driver responded when spoken to by the deputy but could not maintain consciousness. Wakulla EMS transported the driver to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment. The passenger was given a ride home and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
On Jan. 7, Sara Nordlof of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. A suspect, who has been identified, used the victim’s credit card at Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart to purchase a total of $80 worth of merchandise on three different occasions. A warrant has been issued for the 18-year-old suspect for theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, petit theft and criminal use of personal information. Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 8, Christel Roberts of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed a fraudulent charge of $868 to Comcast Communications from her bank account. The victim doesn’t do any business with Comcast. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Jan. 9, Deputy Kenneth Miller was on patrol when he observed a vehicle running a stop sign at Belin Court in Crawfordville. A traffic stop was conducted and Heather Marie Grant, 33, of Tallahassee could not produce a valid driver license. Grant was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked-habitual offender. She also received a traffic citation for running the stop sign.
On Jan. 9, a large ATV tire was discovered on U.S. Highway 319 at Edgewood Drive in Crawfordville. Deputy Kyle Hanks removed the obstruction from the road. It appeared to have fallen out of someone’s vehicle. The tire is valued at $220 and was placed in the WCSO Impound Yard.
On Jan. 9, an off-duty Tallahassee police officer and a concerned citizen reported a traffic crash and hit and run at Wal-Mart. The off-duty officer followed the subject to Pizza Hut where Lt. Sherrell Morrison issued two traffic citations to Amy Hammons, 37, of Crawfordville for improper backing and leaving the scene of an accident. The victim was James Fields of Crawfordville.
On Jan. 10, Deputy Ethan Ard was on patrol when he observed a motorist pull onto Spring Creek Highway, cross the yellow line into the oncoming traffic lane and swerve into a ditch before returning to the highway. A traffic stop was conducted and George Frederick Peddie, Jr., 47, of Carrabelle was unable to produce a valid driver license. Peddie was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked second conviction and he was issued a traffic citation for careless driving. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
On Jan. 10, Corey Robison of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of a Yeti cooler, valued at $300. The cooler was taken from next to his home. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On Jan. 11, WCSO, Florida Highway Patrol and Wakulla Animal Control responded to a 4:15 a.m. traffic crash involving multiple horses from Camp Indian Springs on Bloxham Cutoff in Crawfordville. Three horses were killed in the traffic crash with a large truck. A fourth horse survived the crash but was later euthanized due to its injuries. Wakulla Animal Control responded to assist with the collecting of additional horses that were uninjured. A total of nine horses were rescued from danger. The truck driver was not injured but the vehicle sustained substantial damage. Deputy Ward Kromer and Lt. Mike Kemp investigated.
On Jan. 11, Lameka Harris of Sopchoppy reported the loss of a driver license. The victim is unsure where the license was lost. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On Jan. 11, Matthew Hepner of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Several unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank card. The charges totaled $264. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On Jan. 11, James Harvey of Crawfordville reported the loss of a vehicle tag. The victim discovered it missing in Tallahassee but it has not been determined where it was lost or stolen. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On Jan. 11, deputies were dispatched to a Panacea residence in regards to a battery case. A female victim was observed with a male subject holding her on the ground against her will. The female suffered injuries to her finger, mouth, neck and knees as a result of the disturbance. Jesse Lee Pulham, 28, of Panacea was determined to be the primary aggressor. He was charged with battery, felony battery by strangulation and obstructing justice. Pulham became aggressive inside the road patrol unit and deputies attempted to calm him down. Pulham refused to put his legs back into the patrol vehicle and deputies had to force him back inside. Deputy Gibby Gibson, Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
On Jan. 12, Matthew Ball of New Port Richey reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. The victim came to his Crawfordville home to make repairs and found the home and shed had been damaged. Multiple windows were broken and graffiti was discovered inside the home. A sliding glass door was also damaged. Graffiti was also observed inside the shed. Damage was estimated at $10,000. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.
On Jan. 12, a 60-year-old male reported being involved in an altercation outside of Burger King. The victim reported that he got into a verbal altercation that became physical with another male and a female. None of the patrons inside the restaurant reported seeing an altercation and nothing was observed on video surveillance. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On Jan. 13, Joey Olah of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of a Yeti cooler, valued at $400. The cooler was secured in the victim’s vehicle and the perpetrator had to cut security straps to take the cooler. A suspect has been identified. Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On Jan. 13, Teresa Williams Brown of Panacea reported a fraud. Several unauthorized charges were observed on the victim’s bank account. The charges were small and observed over a period of months before the victim closed the account. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On Jan. 13, Deputy Brandon Sheffield observed a motorist driving with a child standing on the back seat. Shaketra Cierra Arnett, 30, of Sopchoppy did not possess a valid driver license. She also had an active warrant for her arrest for a parole violation. She was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge, tag attached not assigned and the out of county warrant. She was issued a written warning for a child seat violation. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also investigated.
On Jan. 14, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a suspicious vehicle at Old Shell Point Road and Wakulla Springs Road. Due to the vehicle obstructing the roadway it was towed from the scene. It was determined that the vehicle was registered to a Tallahassee motorist.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,034 calls for service during the past week including: 18 business and residential alarms; 17 bus stop security checks; 69 citizen contacts; 12 disturbances; 16 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 2 E-911 abandoned calls; 15 E-911 calls; 36 investigations; 29 medical emergencies; 25 school security checks; 460 business and residential security checks; 32 special details; 10 subpoena services; 10 suspicious vehicles; 11 traffic enforcements; 114 traffic stops; 12 wanted people; and 13 watch orders.