On March 3, a concerned citizen reported observing an infant and a juvenile child standing in a ditch off Spring Creek Highway. The children were not injured and Deputy Gibby Gibson took them to their home. Deputies were informed that there were 11 minor children living in the home. The eldest child was caring for the others. The mother of the children was at a doctor’s appointment with one of the male children. The children were all in good health and did not require medical attention. The Department of Children and Families was notified and arrived on scene. The scene was turned over to DCF.
On March 3, Robert Gilley of Crawfordville reported someone tampering with his mail. Items shipped to his home have been missing when the victim opened the boxes. Lt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On March 3, Jefferson Carroll of Panacea reported a traffic crash. The victim struck a deer on Surf Road. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
On March 3, William Cotton of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle fire. The engine compartment of his vehicle caught fire as he was fueling it at a gas station. Wakulla Fire Rescue personnel put out the fire. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $4,000. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On March 3, David S. Edwards of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered someone opened a cell phone account in his name. The account has an outstanding $184 debt. The account was opened in Ohio. The victim was given a copy of the Taking Charge fraud handbook. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
On March 4, a wallet was recovered near Highway 267 and Old Bethel Road. An attempt was made to contact the individual through the wallet contents but the effort was unsuccessful. The wallet was turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On March 4, Deputy Ethan Ard responded to a reckless vehicle complaint in Crawfordville and a report of a stolen vehicle out of Leon County. Two juvenile suspects, ages 15 and 17, were observed with the vehicle which had signs of being stolen due to steering column damage. One juvenile was arrested for motor vehicle theft and operating a motor vehicle without a license. The other juvenile was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was returned to the Tallahassee owner. The 17-year-old juvenile was transported to juvenile detention. The 15-year-old juvenile was released to his parents. Sgt. Danny Harrell, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Brandon Sheffield also investigated.
On March 4, Amanda Laboy of Tallahassee reported a grand theft. The victim reported her cell phone being stolen while at the County Line Bar. The phone was tracked to a Sam’s Club in Tallahassee. A person of interest was identified. The phone was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Steven Miller investigated.
On March 4, James Fry of Crawfordville discovered keys hanging out of the night deposit box at Capital City Bank. The keys were turned over to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Steven Miller investigated.
On March 5, Paresh Gawde of Tallahassee and the Crawfordville Shell Station reported the theft of Florida Lottery tickets. The 40 tickets are valued at $1,000. The exact date and time of the theft is unknown. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
On March 5, Manuel Norris of Carrabelle reported a fraud. The victim was contacted by a cell phone service provider that he owed $400. The victim has not had service from the provider but was able to identify two individuals of interest and where the fraud possibly originated. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
On March 5, Stephanie Bacus of Crawfordville reported being the victim of a minor dog bit to the lower leg. The victim was bitten by a dog as she left her vehicle to enter her home. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated and the same dog attempted to attack the tires of the deputy’s patrol vehicle. Wakulla Animal Control was contacted and was called in to investigate.
On March 5, the WCSO responded to a single vehicle rollover with the driver being ejected on Springhill Road just south of the Leon County line. The driver was walking around when law enforcement arrived but he was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla Fire Rescue for treatment. Talquin Electric was contacted to replace a power pole guide wire. The investigation was turned over to the Florida Highway Patrol.
On March 5, Deputy Steven Miller conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a headlight out. Chazz Hunter Gregory, 18, of Crawfordville could not produce a valid driver license. He was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. While doing an inventory of the vehicle, Deputy Wade Wright observed a jar with marijuana in it within plain view. Drug paraphernalia and a plastic bag with 10 pills inside were also observed along with a synthetic narcotic substance. The marijuana weighed 42.8 grams and the pills were identified as a Schedule 4 narcotic. Gregory was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana with intent to sell; possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance; possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana; and possession of synthetic narcotics. Gregory also received a traffic citation for defective equipment. Gregory’s vehicle was seized by law enforcement during the arrest process. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks also investigated.
On March 6, James Hurley, Jr. and James McMullen, both of Panacea, reported the grand theft of fishing nets. The two mullet nets were taken from a bin from Hurley’s property along with a tool kit. The stolen property is valued at $680. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
On March 7, Bruce Durden of Crawfordville reported finding a set of keys on his property while doing yard work. The keys were turned over to a deputy investigating another case in which they may be related. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated.
On March 7, a 17-year-old juvenile reported being the victim of an aggravated assault. The juvenile was attempting to sell marijuana to a friend when an individual inside the vehicle with his friend pointed a firearm at him and demanded the marijuana. The juvenile was not injured and the suspect vehicle sped away from the scene. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough and Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
On March 7, Dennis Whiddon of Crawfordville reported an identity theft. The victim received a Target credit card in the mail despite not applying for one. The victim’s driver license and Social Security number were used to apply for the card online. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 7, Robert Nance of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A forced entry was observed to the victim’s door and window at his home. Damage was estimated at $250 and a suspect has been identified. Deputy Brett Surace investigated.
On March 7, a clerk at the Kangaroo Express in Wakulla Station reported a counterfeit $20 bill. An individual attempted to purchase items from the store with the bill but the clerk declined it and seized the bill. The bill was seized by Deputy Brett Surace. The individual who passed the bill was unaware the bill was counterfeit and said she may have obtained it from a bank ATM in Crawfordville.
On March 9, Deputy Steven Miller investigated a retail theft reported by Sonic in Crawfordville. An employee was observed removing money from the lock box. The employee took $38 from the box. Deputy Miller interviewed Abigail G. Glover, 19, of Crawfordville who admitted to removing the money. She was arrested for larceny.
On March 9, Jennifer Hargan of St. Marks reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of jewelry and a firearm from her home. The gun and jewelry are valued at $6,150. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Matt Hedges investigated.
On March 9, Danny Keenum of Crawfordville reported the theft of medication from his vehicle. The victim was running errands around the county and the location of the theft is unknown. Lt. Sherrell Morrison investigated.
On March 9, Paul Keen of Crawfordville reported a trespass. A male subject was observed in the victim’s yard near his vehicle. A search was conducted for the male subject but it was unsuccessful. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 992 calls for service during the past week including: 16 business and residential alarms; 67 citizen contacts; 22 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 2 E-911 abandoned calls; 25 E-911 calls; 44 investigations; 63 medical emergencies; 13 school security checks; 373 business and residential security checks; 36 special details; 26 subpoena services; 12 suspicious vehicles; 10 thefts; 80 traffic stops; 20 reckless vehicles; and 10 watch orders.