Sheriff’s Report July 15 to July 21, 2016
On July 16th Deputy Steven Parfitt met with Richard Flinkman at the Sheriff’s Office in regards to a stolen motorcycle. According to Mr. Flinkman he last saw the motorcycle at his property on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard a couple days earlier. The motorcycle is a 2001 Kawasaki, green and white in color, valued at approximately $400.00. The motorcycle was entered NCIC as stolen. No suspects were identified by the victim.
On July 16th Sabrina Hitomi reported the theft of her Galaxy cellular phone from the Kangaroo Express in Wakulla Station. According to Mrs. Hitomi she sat her phone down by mistake as she went into the bathroom. Upon exiting the bathroom the phone was gone. Store video showed another female patron take the phone. A possible name was given for that person. Store surveillance video will be collected as evidence. The phone is valued at approximately $350.00.
On July 16th William Vancott of Lisa Drive reported the fraudulent use of his credit card. According to Mr. Vancott he found a $300.00 purchase from a store in Miami, Florida on his credit card. Upon checking with his lending institution he was notified that a second attempt was made to purchase approximately $100.00 from the same store but the transaction was denied. This case will be forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.
On July 16th Deputies Paul and Matheus responded to a reported physical disturbance on the side of Wakulla Arran Road. The caller stated that they were watching as a male and female argued, the male pulling at the female by her arm. When deputies arrived on scene they located the two in the wood line off of Trice Lane, the male on top of the female holding her down. When deputies were able to get the two people out of the woods they noted that they female had grass stains on her clothes and scratches on her person including red marks around her neck. They also saw what looked like a foot mark on the back of her shirt. Initially both subjects denied the event had been physical. Eventually the female stated that they were arguing over money and that the male did hold her down. Based on the observations the deputies made on scene and the third party witness’s statement the male was arrested. Upon being searched prior to transport to the county jail the male was found to have a marijuana pipe in his pocket. The male was arrested for Battery and Possession of Narcotics Equipment.
On July 18th Deputy Ashton Lesane responded to Walmart in regards to a theft. Upon meeting with Asset Protection members he was shown video in which an employee working in the electronics section walked three Ipads to the service desk. At that location a store patron paid for other items but not the Ipads which they also took when they left the store. During interviews it was learned that the service desk employee had been told the customer paid for the items while at the electronics section cash register. The video of the event was taken as evidence and the Ipads were entered NCIC as stolen.
On July 18th Ronald Prater reported the criminal mischief to a gate on property he owns off of Coastal Highway. Upon Deputy Kyle Hanks meeting with Mr. Prater it was found that a locked gate to the property had been struck several times until it was broken open. The gate was last known to be intact on the July 4th weekend. No suspects have been named in the incident. The cost to replace the gate is approximately $150.00.
On July 19th Deputy Alan Middlebrooks made a traffic stop on a Honda sports utility vehicle for excessive speed and an expired tag after a caller reported the vehicle for reckless driving. The vehicle was stopped as it headed north on Crawfordville Highway from the Medart area. Once stopped Deputy Middlebrooks was joined by Deputy Matt Hedges. As they spoke with the driver, Jon Ensworth, the deputies saw in plain sight a hypodermic needle and pill bottle containing a liquid. Ensworth told the deputies the liquid was cough syrup. When asked if he was diabetic or had another illness that would require the hypodermic needle Ensworth replied, no. Ensworth then told the deputies he had a drug addiction problems and that is why he had the needle. A search of the vehicle found a total of fourteen hypodermic needles, each one filled with an unknown liquid, fentanyl patches, a baggie with a white powder, and other items used for illegal drug use. During further interview Ensworth admitted that some of the items were used for methamphetamine use. A field test of the white powder yielded a positive response for methamphetamine. Jon Ensworth was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of methamphetamine, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the county jail without incident.
On July 19th Deputy Kyle Hanks met with Sharee Brinson at her residence on Quinevere Lane in regards to a theft. Mrs. Brinson stated that she had two signs and a Huffy mountain bike stolen from her rear porch. The bike is white in color and valued at approximately $150.00. The two signs are valued at approximately $5.00 each. No suspects have been identified. A watch order was set for the home.
On July 20th Deputies responded to the River of Life Church in Medart in regards to the burglary of a shed on the property. Upon inspection it was found that suspects unknown pried their way into the shed creating approximately $300.00 worth of damage. Additionally $600.00 worth of tools were taken as well as a four foot by eight foot enclosed trailer that is valued at approximately $2,000.00. Deputies processed the scene for evidence and the tools and trailer will be entered NCIC as stolen as soon as serial numbers are provided.
On July 21st Deputy Jeffrey Yarbrough responded to Walmart in regards to a retail theft. Upon arrival Deputy Yarbrough met with Asset Protection who had detained Ashley Rowe after she attempted to leave the store with a cart load of items. It was explained that Asset Protection had watched Rowe bag items while at the rear of the store. She then attempted to exit without paying for any items. Rowe was interviewed and stated that her roommate was supposed to come pay for the items. Rowe could not explain why she bagged her items at the rear of the store nor why her roommate never arrived at the store. She was transported to the county jail without incident.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 941 calls for service including: 16 residential and business alarms; 09 assists to other agencies. 01 vehicle burglaries; 80 citizen contacts; 17 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned calls; 24 E-911 calls; 45 investigations; 143 medical emergencies; 70 business security checks; 179 residential security checks; 22 special details; 64 subpoena services; 07 suspicious vehicles; 07 traffic enforcements; 36 traffic stops; and 13 reckless vehicles.