FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8th, 2017
Chris Savary P.I.O.
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office
(850) 745-7112 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of June 1st, 2017 to June 8th, 2017
Greggory Basford of Marianna Florida was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and narcotic equipment following a traffic stop. The suspect was observed driving erratically on Highway 319 and stopped in the area of 3743 Crawfordville Highway. During the investigation during the traffic stop the suspect was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and equipment associated with the use of narcotics. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
Thomas Mixon of Crawfordville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) following a traffic stop. The suspect was observed by Sergeant Scott Delbeato driving a maroon Hyundai Accent. The vehicle was stopped a short time later in the area of Mimosa Street in Crawfordville. The investigation during the traffic stopped showed that the suspect had a suspended driver’s license. The suspect was placed under arrest for DWLSR and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
William Turner of Crawfordville reported a theft of his property. The victim stated that he returned home from work at approximately 6:00 PM and discovered that his Makita drill driver set had been stolen. The victim stated that the Makita drill driver set was valued at $200.00. During the investigation information on two possible suspects was gathered by the responding Deputy. All information was gathered and documented. Deputy William Hunt investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Loss Prevention Officers with the Crawfordville Walmart to report a felony retail theft. The investigation showed that three individuals, a female and two men, were involved in the theft. Video Surveillance showed that the individuals entered the store and while in the store collected several retail items and exited the store without paying for them. The total value of the stolen retail was determined to be $646.18. All evidence was collected and the case referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy John Hall investigated.
Michael Beauchamp of Crawfordville reported s discovery of abandoned property. Mr. Beauchamp stated that while returning to his residence he located a bicycle lying unattended or abandoned on Whiddon Lake Road. He removed the bicycle from the roadway and notified the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. The bicycle is a green Next 2G Shocker BMX with a serial number of DM06F307472. The bicycle was recovered by the responding Deputy and placed into property and evidence until the owner can be located. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Joshua Rabalias of Panacea reported a burglary, criminal mischief, and theft of property from his residence. The victim stated that he returned home and discovered one of the windows to his residence had been smashed and the front door unsecure. The victim also discovered that the only items that appeared to be stolen were two citronella candles valued at $5.00 apiece. The damages to the victim’s residence as result of the burglary were estimated at $300.00. All information was gathered on scene and documented. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
David Pelt of Crawfordville reported a fire to his residence. When Deputies arrived on scene the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames. The victim stated that he has been dealing with faulty electrical issues at his residence for the last few months and believed that could be the cause of the fire. The fire was extinguished by Wakulla County Fire and deemed a total loss. No injuries or foul play is suspected. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Attie Smith of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. The victim stated that in the early morning hours around 2:00 AM she heard an engine revving outside her residence and saw a dark colored truck with a lift kit near the residence. When she went outside during the daylight she discovered that someone had “spun-up” her yard causing approximately $1,100.00 in damages. During the course of the initial investigation information regarding a possible suspect was gathered. All information was collected and the case referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
Linda Malinofski of Crawfordville was arrested for retail theft. The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Marks Dollar General after a retail theft complaint was reported by store manager Jeff Donelson. Video footage showed the suspect entering the store and placing $13.25 worth of merchandise in her purse. The suspect the exited the store without paying for the items she placed in her purse. The suspect was located and admitted to the theft after being read her Miranda rights. The suspect was arrested for retail theft and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
John Taylor of Sopchoppy reported a theft of a grill from a storage shed located on his property. The victim stated that he discovered that his red in color Hobart square grill had been stolen from the storage shed sometime between May 26th and June 6th. The grill was valued at $500.00. The victim stated that he did not give anyone permission to take the grill and whoever took it would have needed the assistance of a vehicle due to the weight of the grill. During the course of the investigation on scene, possible suspect information was collected. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division. Deputy Curtis Hunter investigated.
Gary Fuduloff of Palm City Florida reported the loss of property while fishing. Mr. Fuduloff stated that he was with family members fishing in the area of Ochlocknee Bay when the clasp to his watch came loose and fell into about sixty feet of water. The watch was described as a silver stainless steel Rolex valued at $5,342.00. Mr. Fuduloff provided the responding Deputy with the serial number and filed a report for insurance purposes. Sgt. Vicki Mitchell investigated.
Thomas Clark of Panacea reported the theft of his canoe. The canoe is described as a yellow in color 16 foot Mohawk canoe constructed from fiberglass and has two bench seats that have white bucket seats bolted on. The value of the canoe is $250.00. The victim provided the responding Deputy with a possible suspect. All case information was gathered and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.
This week Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,050 Total Calls for Service, 178 Calls to 911, and conducted 343 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.
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