On March 11, John Wallace of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at the home and jewelry, tools, knives and a computer were stolen. The items are valued at $5,810. Two locks within the home were also broken. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On March 11, Judith Mixon of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A large sum of cash was taken from the victim’s home. A suspect has been identified. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 11, William Ellis of Sopchoppy reported a trespassing. The victim reported that his home had become victim of a burglary. A juvenile was observed fleeing the scene. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Sgt. Delbeato located the juvenile suspect nearby and conducted an interview after speaking to the juvenile’s parent. The juvenile admitted entering the home but nothing was reported missing. The 13-year-old juvenile was arrested for trespassing. Crime Scene Technician Rae Eddens also investigated.
On March 11, Mendy Livingston and a 16-year-old juvenile, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a minor traffic crash at the intersection of Rehwinkel Road and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 11, Wal-Mart staff reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill. The customer did not realize the bill was counterfeit. It was collected and turned in as evidence. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On March 12, Lakisha Bouey of Maryland reported accidentally locking her infant in her vehicle on Melaleuca Drive in Crawfordville. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough entered the vehicle through a window and secured the child. Wakulla Fire Rescue determined that the child was medically cleared.
On March 12, a vehicle tag was found and turned in to the WCSO. The owner of the tag was determined to be an individual from Mayo. Efforts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. The tag was turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 12, Bonnie Brinson of Wakulla County Animal Control requested WCSO assistance with dogs that were left inside a home with no care. Conditions inside the home were poor and the dogs had no food or water. There were five puppies and a mother dog and the animals were in poor health. The animals were seized and suspects have been identified. Deputy Taylor Saladin and Detective Scott Powell investigated.
On March 12, Tyra Gavin-Jackson of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone broke out a bedroom window at the victim’s home. Damage was estimated at $200. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Eddie Wester investigated.
On March 12, Brandon Blackburn of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim returned home and discovered the home ransacked. A 55 inch television was knocked off its stand to the floor and damaged. Damage was estimated at $500. Three pills were also reported missing. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 13, Daniel Huntley of Tallahassee and Double Creek Plantation reported a grand theft. An ATV, generator, air compressor, seat and pump, valued at $1,600, were stolen from the Crawfordville property. A large area of the property fence was cut. Some of the missing property was recovered near the fence line. A person of interest has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 13, John Arentzen of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in Crawfordville. A camper window was broken out with a rock. Damage was estimated at $500. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul and Sgt. Eddie Wester investigated.
On March 13, Elijah Gross of the Crawfordville Stop and Save reported a retail theft. A subject stole a single alcoholic beverage valued at $3. A search of the area did not locate the subject who is believed to be under age 21 for drinking alcohol. Deputy Taylor Saladin investigated.
On March 13, Michael Cotton of Crawfordville reported a burglary at his residence. A ladder and push mower were removed from the residence. The property is valued at $175. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 13, James Roberts of Crawfordville reported purchasing a stolen firearm from a Tallahassee pawn shop. It was determined the firearm was stolen out of Texas. The Burlson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the firearm had been stolen and requested a hold on the weapon. Deputy Anthony Paul and Sgt. Eddie Wester investigated.
On March 13, Katie Caldwell, 22, of Panacea was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Deputy Matt Hedges observed Caldwell driving a motor vehicle and had previous knowledge that the driver did not possess a valid driver license. A traffic stop was conducted. A Schedule 4 controlled substance was discovered in the vehicle and the pills were seized and submitted into evidence. A small dog inside the vehicle was turned over to the Animal Control Unit.
On March 14, Allen Harvey recovered a wallet near his home in Crawfordville. The wallet contained identification that was no longer valid and the wallet was submitted into the Property and Evidence Division. Prior to the end of the shift, the wallet owner contacted the sheriff’s office to pick up the wallet. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On March 14, Ethel Jefferson of the City of St. Marks reported recovering a wallet from the St. Marks Boat Ramp. The owner was unable to be contacted in Youngstown, FL. The wallet was submitted into the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated.
On March 14, Janice Nazworth of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag. The victim received a $158 citation from a traffic camera in Miami and realized her tag was missing. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On March 14, Carole Turner of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle was loaned to a relative who failed to return it. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On March 14, Jamie Scarbrough of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Jewelry and coins were reported missing. They are valued at $724. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
On March 15, Deputy Steven Miller conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a headlight out. Tanya Nicole Champion, 41, of Tallahassee did not possess a valid driver license and was detained for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. During the search of the vehicle cocaine was observed. She was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a traffic citation for the defective equipment and one for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputy Steven Miller and Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On March 15, a 30-year-old Waste pro driver was the victim of an assault. The victim was threatened by a subject at Guinevere Lane in Crawfordville over servicing recycling bins. The subject threatened to kill the driver and used racial slurs. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
On March 15, Deputy Matt Hedges conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with an expired tag. Hoyle Lincoln Mathis, 59, of Sopchoppy did not possess a valid driver license. He was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge.
On March 16, Mamie Dykes of Crawfordville reported the theft of her vehicle. The vehicle was located in Putnam County but the juvenile suspect was not present with it. The victim’s phone, credit card and $70 cash was also missing. Later, the 15-year-old juvenile suspect was located in Putnam County and was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft of a cell phone, theft of a credit card and petit theft. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On March 16, Deda Sheffield of Tallahassee reported the theft of a vehicle tag from Wal-Mart. The tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 16, Deputy Ward Kromer responded to a request from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission due to an injured deer. An injured deer was in the roadway at Appaloosa Road and Palomino Road. The deer had been struck by a vehicle and had life threatening injuries. Deputy Kromer did not allow the deer to continue suffering.
On March 16, Melanie Roberts of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received information about someone opening a bank card account using her personal information. The fraudulent account was opened in Lake George, NY. A suspect has been identified. The victim received the Taking Charge identity theft booklet. Deputy Brett Surace and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
On March 16, Jonathan Brown of Crawfordville reported the loss or theft of his vehicle tag. The victim received a lost or stolen tag form and the tag was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 16, Deputy Anthony Paul was working traffic enforcement when he observed a vehicle traveling at 58 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone near Songbird Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and the odor of marijuana led to a search of the vehicle. A small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe were seized for destruction. The driver was given a verbal warning about speeding. The passenger admitted the marijuana belonged to him. It weighed .5 of a gram and the passenger was not charged due to being cooperative. Deputy Anthony Ammons, Deputy Leeshender Matheus and Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated.
On March 17, Grace Jones of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A friend assisted the victim move $1,060 worth of personal belongings from a former residence. The subject, who has been identified, drove off with the goods and failed to return the victim’s property. A grand theft warrant was requested on the suspect. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 17, a retail theft and aggravated battery was reported at the Medart Dollar General store. A female subject attempted to remove items from the store without paying for them. The subject struck a store employee with her van while she attempted to leave the parking lot. Deputy Taylor Saladin observed the vehicle on the highway and conducted a traffic stop. Lisa Yvonne Barwick, 37, of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft for going past the last point of sale with $42 worth of merchandise and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Animal Control took possession of a dog in the van. Barwick was also charged with resisting an officer without violence and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription for pills located inside her vehicle. Deputy Anthony Paul also investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 1,110 calls for service during the past week including: 13 residential and business alarms; 78 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 24 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 4 E-911 abandoned calls; 31 E-911 calls; 46 investigations; 58 medical emergencies; 10 school security checks; 404 business and residential security checks; 22 special details; 57 subpoena services; 13 suspicious vehicles; 19 traffic enforcements; 104 traffic stops; 17 reckless vehicles; 11 wanted people and 19 watch orders.