Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of March 16th, 2017 to March 23rd, 2017
Barbara Sutherland of Crawfordville reported the burglary of her residence and theft of her vehicle. It was determined that the suspect entered the victim’s residence while she was gone, took the keys, and then stole the vehicle. The vehicle was a purple 1999 Dodge Ram truck valued at $3,000.00. A short time later the stolen truck was located at an address on Revadee Spears Road. The responding Deputy located Brenda Bush sitting in the front seat of the truck with the windows rolled up and the ignition off. Brenda Bush was placed under arrest for the theft of the vehicle and burglary of the victim’s residence. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
Michael Hamilton of Tallahassee was arrested following a traffic stop by Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The suspect was observed driving erratically on Crawfordville Highway and a traffic stop was conducted at Mike Stewart Drive. The Deputies could smell what they suspected was marijuana when they had the suspect exit his vehicle. The investigation revealed that the suspect was in possession of marijuana. The suspect then tried to resist the Deputies from detaining him and was placed under arrest. The suspect was charged for the possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, resisting an officer without violence, and received a citation for careless driving. Deputy Ethan Ard and Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
Margaret Wales of Crawfordville reported the theft of property from her residence. The victim described the stolen property as an RCA Tablet valued at $100.00. The victim stated that she discovered that her tablet was stolen upon returning to her residence on March 12th. The victim has identified a possible suspect in the case. The case was documented and forwarded to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Steven Parfitt investigated.
Walter Reynolds of Crawfordville reported fraudulent charges made to his bank card. The victim allows only one other person to use his card and it was that person who discovered the fraudulent charges and first reported it to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. The victim stated that three charges totaling $61.36 were made with his bankcard, two in Crawfordville and one in Waycross Georgia. These charges were made after the bank card had been lost earlier that week. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Deputy Jeremy Creel investigated.
Roscoe Prosser of Panacea reported a criminal mischief and theft of property. The victim stated that when he returned home he discovered that the battery cables to his Husqvarna riding mower had been broken off at the battery terminal causing approximately $110.00 in damages. The victim also reported that two Stihl chainsaws were stolen from the back of a truck parked at his residence. The stolen chainsaws were valued at $300.00 total. The responding Deputy was able to identify a possible suspect in the case. The case was referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Sgt. Scott Delbeato investigated.
Lucas James Porter was arrested following an attempted traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving. After failing to stop for a Wakulla County Sheriff’s Deputy, the suspect fled the vehicle on foot in the Sink Road area. He was caught in short time following a foot pursuit by the Deputy. The investigation showed that the suspect was in possession of methamphetamine and materials associated with the sale of narcotics. Lucas Porter was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, fleeing and attempting to elude Law Enforcement, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license with knowledge (his 2nd). He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains on these charges and a felony Violation of Probation charge. Deputy Matthew Hedges investigated.
Brandon Taylor of Woodville was arrested following an attempted traffic stop of the vehicle he was driving. The Deputy was attempting to stop the vehicle due to a faulty equipment violation. The suspect turned down Sink Road in attempt to evade the Deputy and stopped at a residence on Sink Road where he fled on foot. Brandon Taylor was caught quickly on Sink Road after a brief foot pursuit by responding Deputies. The suspect stated to the Deputies that he fled because he had a suspended driver’s license. The suspect was also found to be in possession of narcotics equipment and items associated with the sale of narcotics. Brandon Taylor was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked (his 3rd), possession of narcotic equipment, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. He was also issued a citation for faulty equipment for the vehicle he was driving. Deputy Jeremy Creel investigated.
Christopher Reeve of Crawfordville reported the possible theft of his dog from his residence. The victim stated that when he returned home on March 19th he discovered his three year old Husky hybrid dog was missing. The dog was described as having a brown and black topcoat and a white bottom coat, weighing approximately 150 pounds, and is valued at $200.00. Deputy Travis Hall investigated.
Joseph Trice of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his mailbox. The victim stated that he discovered the damage this morning and it had to have occurred during the overnight hours. The responding Deputy discovered tire tracks leading directly to where the mailbox had been located and discovered several pieces of parts belonging to the vehicle scattered about the scene. The mailbox was damaged beyond repair. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated.
Cedric Slater of Tallahassee reported the burglary of a residence and theft of items from inside. Mr. Slater advised that he is the caretaker of a rental property that is currently vacant located on Arikara Drive. He stated that while checking on the residence on this date he discovered that the stackable washer/dryer combo was missing. The property is described as a white stackable washer and dryer valued at $301.00. The theft occurred sometime after February 21st when he last checked the residence. Deputy Jenna Beceriklier investigated.
George Byrd of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his property. The victim stated that he returned to his residence and discovered that a person or persons had cut his fence and pried it back. The damage was estimated at $300.00. The victim had home security video footage available and suspect information was gathered from the footage. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy William Hunt investigated.
Delinda Martin of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her property. The victim informed the responding Deputy that she discovered that someone had sprayed her mailbox, gate, and driveway with paint. The Deputy saw that the suspect used pink spray paint marking the victim’s property with obscene graffiti. The estimated damage to the victim’s property is $100.00. The victim identified a possible suspect in the case. Deputy Steven Parfitt investigated.
Jessica Watson of Crawfordville was arrested following a traffic crash investigation by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Danny Harrell located the suspect in the 500 block of Bloxham Cutoff Road after receiving a traffic crash report where she was involved. The crash occurred approximately one half mile west of the location where the suspect was located. The suspect was checked by EMS and then transported back to the scene of the crash. During the investigation Jessica Watson was found to be in possession of marijuana and narcotic equipment. Lt. Harrell placed the suspect under arrest for possession of less than 20 grams marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. She was transported to the Wakulla County Jail.
This week Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to 949 Total Calls for Service, 171 Calls to 911, and conducted 302 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.