Sheriff’s Report July 1 through July 7, 2016
On July 1st Deputy Ross Hasty was dispatched to a residential burglary on Autumn Woods Way. Upon arrival Deputy Hasty met with Corey Faircloth who advised that upon returning home he found it ransacked and property stolen. Upon closer inspection it was found that electronics and other miscellaneous items had been taken. In all it is estimated that $290.00 worth of property is missing. A suspect was named by the complainant.
On July 1st Deputy Jeffrey Yarbrough met with Ninfa Ezell in regards to a theft that occurred at a Big White Oak Drive residence. According to Ezell the home may have been left unlocked when suspects unknown entered and removed a bag which contained non-narcotic medication. The bag was valued at approximately $100.00. A complete list of medications was not available at the time of the report but will be provided at a later date.
On July 1st Lt. James Sessor and Deputy Jenna Beceriklier responded to the residence of Mary Harvey on Lake Ellen Shores Drive in regards a trespass in progress. Upon arrival the deputies learned that Theresa Roberts had come to the home unannounced to retrieve personal belongings. Previously Roberts had moved out of the home. Roberts was asked to leave the home by the homeowner and the deputies but refused. She was arrested for trespass after warning and transported to the county jail.
On July 1st Sgt. Scott Delbeato met with Autumn Powers where she turned over to him a found wallet. The wallet had items that identified Justin O’Ferrell of Jacksonville, Florida as its owner. No contact could be made with O’Ferrell so the wallet will be held by the Evidence Section at the Sheriff’s Office until it can be returned.
On July 2nd Deputy Ross Hasty recovered a found wallet from a person whom wished to remain anonymous. The wallet was found on Otter Lake Road and had a local address. Deputy Hasty went to the home but it appeared empty. Paperwork in the wallet indicate that John Thigpen owns the wallet. The wallet will be held by the Evidence Section at the Sheriff’s Office until it can be returned.
On July 2nd Reserve Deputy Kirby Matheus met with Susan Wilhelm in Paradise Village in Shell Point in regards to a theft. Mrs. Wilhelm showed Deputy Matheus where the keypad to the gate at the entrance to the community had been removed. It is thought that it occurred during the weekend. The cost to replace the keypad is estimated at approximately $325.00.
On July 2nd Deputy Jenna Beceriklier was working traffic enforcement at the intersection of Bloxham Cutoff Road and Crawfordville Highway when she stopped a vehicle for faulty equipment. The driver, William Francis was found to have a suspended driver’s license with five prior charges of driving while license suspended or revoked. Francis was arrested and transported to the county jail. The vehicle was turned over to another licensed driver.
On July 2nd Deputy Ward Kromer was at Wakulla Springs State Park for an unrelated call when a park employee turned over some personal items that had been found abandoned in the park. A wallet with paperwork identifying Tony Cameron of Florida and a leather pouch with items that identified Phung Young of Maine as the owners was turned over to Deputy Kromer. With no contact information for either person available the items will be held by the Evidence Section at the Sheriff’s Office until they can be returned.
On July 3rd Michael Plasay reported the theft of a wreath from the front door of his Revell Road residence. Mr. Plasay stated that he noticed the wreath gone on July 1st but waited to report the incident until he could review surveillance video. A suspect has been identified from the video and the incident has been turned over to Detective Brett Surace for further investigation. The wreath is valued at approximately $50.00.
On July 3rd Christina Morales reported several fraudulent charges on her bank account. Mrs. Morales was able to document five charges totaling $676.55 in Florida and Alabama. Mrs. Morales cancelled her card and the investigation has been forwarded to Detective Randy Phillips.
On July 3rd Nathaniel Rawls was arrested at Shell Point on the beach after he threatened two individuals with a pocket knife. According to the victims and a witness, Rawls appeared intoxicated as he was uneasy on his feet and had slurred speech. The victims stated that Rawls approached the female victim and kept touching her and making advances towards her. She stated that a friend intervened and they walked away to attempt and diffuse the situation. Several minutes later Rawls again approached the victim. Rawls comments became threatening as he cursed at the pair and then at one point brandished an open pocket knife stating he would kill them. Deputies arrived on scene and Rawls was arrested without further incident. Nathaniel Rawls was charged with Aggravated Assault and Felony Battery as the female victim is approximately five months pregnant.
On July 3rd Deputy Jenna Beceriklier was dispatched to Walmart in regards to a retail theft. Once on scene Asset Protection provided video surveillance of three female juveniles who had been detained after being watched conceal items and pass the last point of sale. The juveniles admitted to stealing items from Walmart. They were arrested and transported to the county jail being released to their parents after processing. Approximately $219.87 worth of merchandise was recovered.
On July 3rd Deputy Gibby Gibson met with Thomas Vickery in regards to an attempt to make fraudulent charges on his credit card. According to Mr. Vickery he was alerted by his credit card company that a transaction had been rejected by store employees on his credit card. The attempted purchase was in Irving, Texas for gift cards in the amount of $214.59. Once the purchase was rejected the credit card company contacted Mr. Vickery to have the incident reviewed. Once all banking documentation have been obtained pertaining to this incident the investigation will be forwarded to that jurisdiction.
On July 4th William Dickman of ABC Storage contacted the Sheriff’s Office in regards to a criminal mischief. Once Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was on scene he was shown where a vehicle had struck the gate, breaking the bottom of the frame. The gate was damaged between July 3rd and 4th. Evidence was collected at the scene and submitted to the evidence custodian at the Sheriff’s Office. The estimated cost to repair the gate is $1,050.00.
On July 4th WCSO received multiple calls in regards to a vehicle weaving in and out of heavy traffic north bound on Crawfordville Highway. As Lt. Sherrell Morrison arrived in the area she met the suspect vehicle in the area of Hill Green Road. The deputy observed the suspect vehicle as it passed multiple vehicles. The deputy had to stop and exit the roadway to avoid a collision. Another vehicle traveling behind the deputy also had to take evasive action to allow the suspect vehicle enough room to reenter the appropriate lane. All traffic stopped and allowed the deputy to get turned around and make a traffic stop. Casey Kelley was arrested for Reckless Driving and transported to the county jail. Three motorist stopped and gave written statements detailing the incident. It was also learned that the Florida Highway Patrol had also received calls about the same suspect vehicle and Troopers had been dispatched to try and intercept the vehicle.
On July 5 Deputy Brandon Sheffield met with homeowner, Kenneth Richmond at his residence on Ace High Stables Road in regards to a vandalism. Mr. Richmond showed the deputy where suspects had broken light fixtures at the beginning of his driveway. It appears that someone hit the lights with rocks. Mr. Richmond added that this same type incident occurred on June 29th but he didn’t report that incident. Repair to the lights is estimated at approximately $30.00. A watch order has been set for the home.
On July 6th an employee of the Dollar General Store at 1885 Crawfordville Highway turned over to Deputy Gibby Gibson approximately 1.2 grams of marijuana that had been found in the store. No suspect has been identified so the marijuana was turned over to the evidence section of the Sheriff’s Office to be destroyed at a later date.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,171 calls for service including: xx residential and business alarms; 12 assists to other agencies. 00 vehicle burglaries; 67 citizen contacts; 19 disturbances; 28 E-911 abandoned calls; 26 E-911 calls; 21 investigations; 149 medical emergencies; 115 business security checks; 237 residential security checks; 20 special details; 39 subpoena services; 11 suspicious vehicles; 16 traffic enforcements; 76 traffic stops; and 20 reckless vehicles.