Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of March 30th, 2017 to April 6th, 2017
Asset Protection for Walmart reported a retail theft that was discovered after a review of store video surveillance. It was discovered that the theft occurred on March 26 at approximately 1:33 AM. Video footage shows a white male exit the store with two televisions without paying for them. The suspect then loaded the televisions into a red sedan parked in front of the store and left. The two stolen televisions are both 32” Vizio LED HDTV’s with a combined value of $296.00. The case was referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
James Cooper of Tallahassee reported a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Walmart. Mr. Cooper stated that he parked his white 2008 Ford F150 and went inside the store to shop. He was notified that his vehicle was on fire and exited the store and observed flames coming from the front side wheel well. The fire was extinguished and an investigation revealed no suspicions of arson or foul play. The case was documented and closed. Deputy Curtis Hunter investigated.
Jessie Lee Pache was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop. A Wakulla County Sheriff’s office Detective contacted Uniformed Patrol after observing the suspect driving and consuming marijuana. The suspect was stopped by the responding Deputy near the 3100 block of Crawfordville Highway. The investigation revealed that the suspect was in possession of marijuana and he was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
Debra Tharp of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license is suspended following a traffic stop. The suspect was stopped because the tag displayed on her vehicle was assigned to another vehicle. The investigation during the traffic stop revealed that her license had been suspended and she had been stopped numerous times for expired tags on her vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Matthew Hedges investigated.
Ryan Perez of Crawfordville was arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop. The suspect was stopped on Spring Creek Highway after it was observed that the tag on his vehicle was expired. The investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the suspect was in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and powder cocaine. The suspect was placed under arrest for 1 count of possession of cocaine, 1 count of possession less than 20 grams marijuana, and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Matthew Hedges investigated.
Ryan Kimberl of Crawfordville was arrested for trespassing after warning and resisting arrest without violence. Wakulla Deputies responded to an address on Slash Pine Drive and discovered that the suspect had made entry into the residence and would not leave after the victim Julie Hough asked him to do so several times. The suspect had been issued a trespass warning for the residence by Wakulla County Deputies back on February 10, 2017 and arrested later that day for again trespassing after warning. The suspect snatched away from the responding Deputies as they attempted to place him under arrest for this incident but they were able to gain control of him. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Sgt. Vicki Mitchell, Deputy Brandon Sheffield, and Deputy Jeremy Creel investigated.
Dalton Braden, John Braden, and Joshua Johnson were arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop. The vehicle driven by Dalton Braden was stopped on Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville after he was observed driving erratically. When the Deputy approached the vehicle he observed that the vehicle was occupied by the three suspects and observed a marijuana joint in the ash tray of the vehicle. The investigation revealed that the three suspects were in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and were arrested and given a Notice to Appear. Deputy Matthew Hedges investigated.
Katelynn Gause of Quincy reported a felony criminal mischief to her vehicle. The victim was at Dux Liquors and a male subject she did not know got angry after she refused his advances. She stated that the suspect followed her outside and stabbed her tire with a knife. The tire was a Terra Track 255/70R18 valued at $350.00. A suspect has been identified in this case. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Sgt. Vicki Mitchell investigated.
James Harvey of Crawfordville reported a misdemeanor criminal mischief to his vehicle. The victim stated that he discovered damage in the form of dents in the front and rear bumpers of his vehicle. The victim stated that he had just recently purchased the vehicle and there were no damages prior to the discovery today. The damages were estimated at $200.00. The victim identified a possible suspect but refused to pursue prosecution only wanting the offense documented for information purposes. The case was documented and closed. Deputy Ashton Lesane investigated.
Briceton Wilson of Crawfordville reported the burglary of his residence and theft of property. The victim advised the responding Deputy that he returned home after being out of town and discovered that someone had entered his residence stealing his football championship ring. The victim stated that the ring was located on the mantle above the fireplace in his residence and described the ring as a 2011 Pittsburg State University (Kansas) football championship ring valued at $900.00. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Brandon Sheffield investigated.
Halene Hartsfield of Crawfordville reported the theft of her vehicle. The victim stated that her grandson Warren Kinsey had taken her vehicle without her permission on March 31st and contacted the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office but at that time only wanted an attempt to locate the vehicle and not pursue charges. The victim stated that she was contacted by Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies advising her they had located the vehicle and she asked that they only tell her grandson to return the vehicle. The suspect had yet to return the vehicle on this date and she now wished to pursue charges for vehicle theft. The vehicle is described as a silver 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Z71. The case was documented and a warrant submitted for the theft of the vehicle. Deputy Andrea Sessor investigated.
Shelia Holder an employee at the Spring Creek Stop N Save reported that an unknown white male entered the store and attempted to steal a Four Loko alcoholic beverage. The suspect was observed entering the beverage cooler and concealing the beverage under his clothing. The clerk stated that she confronted the suspect who then took the beverage from under his clothing and quickly exited the store. The suspect was a white male approximately 18 years of age, 5’9” wearing a blue Florida Gator jacket and tan cargo shorts. The incident was captured on the store video surveillance system. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Deputy Richard Buckley investigated.
Joey Herrmann of Crawfordville reported that the fraudulent use of his bank debit card. The victim stated that he discovered that someone had made 19 unauthorized charges on his debit card totaling $217.03. The charges occurred between March 15th and March 17th of this year, and they were all made in France and Scotland. The victim was advised by his bank to contact law enforcement and make a report of the fraudulent charges. The case was documented and referred to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Deputy Steven Parfitt investigated.
This week Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office responded to 945 Total Calls for Service, 183 Calls to 911, and conducted 264 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.