Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of September 21st, 2017 to September 28th, 2017
Tammy Nichols reported $820 stolen from her purse from a cabinet at Nichols and Son’s Seafood on Sopchoppy Highway. The following day, she found the purse outside on the ground in the walkway behind the area of the southeast side of the building on top of some small rocks and shells. When she looked inside, she discovered the money was gone. Deputy Jeremy Creel and Detective John T. Hall investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Shannon Larson of Amazing Mail Solutions in Crawfordville reported someone attempting to mail drugs. She stated at approximately 10:30 a.m. a white male came into the business to mail a letter to an address in Richmond, Kentucky. After he filled out the paperwork and left, she observed the package had a suspicious bulge. She opened the package and observed a blank piece of paper and tinfoil containing five oval-shaped pills, later identified as hydrocodone. Detective Scott Powell and Detective Brett Surace investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Deputies responded to a report of a fire at Burger King in Crawfordville. At about 3:56 p.m., General Manager Edwin Stuart stated the walk-in freezer to the business caught on fire but was no longer on fire upon the deputy’s arrival. Wakulla County Fire Rescue determined a heater wire had caught on fire. Damage was estimated at $100. Deputy Brandon Sheffield responded.
Rustie Aman reported several items taken from her vehicle at a Thames Street home. Items taken include a pink Vera Bradley purse valued at $230, several prescriptions, approximately $65 in cash, a pair of black Oakley sunglasses valued at $160, a ladies yellow gold 24 karat ring valued at $220, and an Apple iPod mini valued at $330. She reported the vehicle was locked with a rear sliding window open. Sgt. Ward Kromer investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Jarred Rossin reported on behalf of Mitch Hampton the theft of items from Hampton’s home on Emerald Acres. Hampton reported he suspected a moving company. The items reported missing were a gold wedding band with five diamonds value $2,500, a gold custom-made flight ring value $1,500 and a men’s watch valued at $100. Dep. Anthony Paul investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Anthony Lindsey reported that someone discharged a firearm outside of his Rutland Road home during the evening. Lindsey also stated he heard someone yell, “Stop bringing strange people around, and if you continue, this won’t be the last shot you hear.” Lindsey stated he had a disagreement with a neighbor earlier about a guest he had over. Deputy Jenna Beceriklier investigated.
Scott Brown stated he found a bicycle and purse on his property on Cochise Street. Brown advised he returned home from work and noticed a bicycle leaned up against a tree in his front yard. Brown stated a purse was also hanging from the bicycle. Brown advised he did not see the bicycle when he left for work and could not advise whose bicycle it might be. The bicycle was a Trek 3 series mountain bike. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Shenece Arnold of Tallahassee was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license and possession of cocaine and was also issued a written warning for exceeding the posted speed limit after she was stopped for speeding at the Intersection of Highway 319 and Highway 267. A record check revealed Arnold had eight prior convictions for driving with a suspended or revoked driver license. The deputy reported seeing a “one hitter” marijuana pipe in plain view of the center console and as a result conducted an extensive search of the vehicle and found a marijuana grinder in the glove box containing what appeared to be marijuana residue. A small pink box containing what appeared to be marijuana “roaches” was discovered in a backpack located on the back seat, and a search of a lunch box located on the passenger front seat produced three small clear baggies that contained a white powdery substance that a field test determined was cocaine. Detective Anthony Paul and Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Cleveland Dickens reported a fire at his home on Duck Pond Drive. His stove’s exhaust hood caught on fire and damaged the stove, wall, exhaust hood, and surrounding cabinets. Dickens had extinguished the fire by the time WCSO arrived. Wakulla County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed the fire was completely extinguished and stated they believed the cause was electrical in nature. Damage was estimated at $2,000. Sgt. Ward Kromer responded.
Oscar Smith reported a refrigerator missing from his rental property on Timberwood Court. The white two-door Kenmore refrigerator, valued at $1,000, was last seen on Sept. 22 on the back porch. Tire impressions were visible on the grass in the yard. Lt. Matt Helms investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Dontarius Croom reported he was attacked at McDonald’s by a man whose name he did not know but who had gotten upset previously for talking to an employee he said was his girlfriend. Croom stated the most recent incident began when he walked outside of McDonald’s to talk on the phone on break, with no knowledge the woman or her boyfriend were there. Croom stated the suspect was in a car parked in the parking lot and began to curse at him and then got out of his car and approached him. Croom stated the suspect walked up to him cursing, pushed him into a glass wall near the main entrance door of McDonald’s and began punching him. Croom stated he attempted to defend himself and the two fell to the ground where Croom’s head was smashed into the asphalt of the parking lot by the suspect. Croom was observed to have a very pronounced contusion on the left side of his forehead, and his phone was damaged. Deputy Ethan Ward investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Gerald Fielder reported a theft at his property on Pam Drive. He found the front door open to the house, which is under construction, and a window on the back side of the house had been removed. Fielder also reported that three rolls of 12-2 copper electrical wire with an approximate value of $196 and a mitre saw with an approximate value of $500 were missing from inside the house. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
David Sparks, Christian Satterfield, and James A. Roylance were arrested at a home on Owen Street on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. WCSO arrived at the home to serve a warrant and the three men could be seen through a window at a table with several small plastic baggies, a digital scale, a roll of tin-foil, cut straws, and plastic containers. When one of them saw a deputy at the window, he spoke to the others who began to shove the items into a backpack while attempting to walk into a back room of the residence. Sparks then came to the front door where he was placed into handcuffs and the other two men were seized along with the backpack that contained various suspected paraphernalia items including two digital scales, a plastic bag with methamphetamine inside, several cut straws with a white powder residue and two items with green sticky dots attached that are being tested to determine if it is acid. Deputy Brandon Sheffield and Deputy Matt Hedges investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
The U.S. Forestry Service reported an illegal trash dumping at the end of Stokley Road. Payroll stubs were collected at the scene. Dep. Jeremy Creel investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Marvin McKenzie, reported his copper-colored 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, single cab, long bed, pickup truck was stolen while parked in the area of 525 Crawfordville Highway behind Glenda’s Country Store. McKenzie reported the vehicle’s windows were down and the keys were in the ignition. The vehicle was valued at $6,000. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Mary Wines reported that another tenant at the Light House Motel on Coastal Highway spit on her during an argument. She reported the argument was about his actions and behavior toward tenants. Deputy Jeremy Creel investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Cynthia Utt reported someone keyed her vehicle while it was parked on Trice Lane. The word “Ransom” was scratched in the hood of the vehicle and the letters “RX” were scratched on the left quarter panel and large “X” was scratched on a door. The damage was estimated at $1,000. No further information at this time. Sgt. Vicki Mitchell investigated with continuing investigation being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division.
Dylan Welch reported that his 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 caught fire while he was driving on Forest Road 357. He and his passenger exited the vehicle when they noticed smoke coming from under the hood. Welch reported when he opened the hood smoke began billowing out. The vehicle then caught fire and continued to burn until Wakulla County Fire Rescue arrived and extinguished the flames. The fire was determined to be most likely electrical. The vehicle, valued at $10,000, was considered a total loss. Deputy Curtis Hunter responded.
Debbie Haire reported a theft at a home on Woodville Highway that she has been watching for a friend for several years. She said she noticed a door on one of the sheds in the yard and an antique rod with an electric reel, valued at $100, missing. Deputy Steven Parfitt investigated.
Ratish Kutty reported a fire at his home on Chance Court in Crawfordville. Wakulla County Fire Rescue responded to the fire and advised three quarters of the house was a total loss and that the fire appeared to be electrical in nature. Deputy Brandon Hunt investigated.
This week Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,080 calls for service, 220 calls to 911, and conducted 427 residential and business security checks.
If you have information regarding the activity shown, or any other crime please contact the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 745-7100 or (850) 926-0800.