Sheriff’s Report January 2, 2014

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On Saturday, Dec. 21, a 33-year-old St. Marks man reported being the victim of an accidental shooting in Panama City.
The complainant reported that he was at a Panama City club and then attended a party at a nearby residence.
During the course of the party a firearm was passed around which went off and struck the victim in the foot.
Wakulla EMS responded to St. Marks and transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident. Deputy David Pienta, Sgt. Danny Harrell and Detective Clint Beam investigated.


• Deputy Nick Boutwell and Riversprings Middle School administrators received information that a student was allegedly in possession of marijuana on campus. The marijuana was recovered at the school and two students were suspended from school with the possibility of expulsion.
Both students, a 14-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, were honest and cooperative during the investigation. Deputy Boutwell declined to charge either student. The marijuana weighed 3.9 grams and was turned in to the WCSO Evidence Division.
• Isaac Thomas of Crawfordville and a 17-year-old female juvenile were involved in a minor traffic crash at Wakulla High School when the student backed into the other motorist. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
• Ricky Williams of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed six suspicious charges on his bank account. The charges were created at Wal-Marts in Orlando, Clermont and Ocoee and at an inn in Minnesota.
The total amount of the charges was $478. The information was passed along to law enforcement agencies in the areas where the fraud occurred. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated.
• Stephanie Exline of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated.
• James Doyle of Family Dollar in Crawfordville reported an illegal dumping. Three bags of residential trash was dumped into the store dumpster. A person of interest was identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
• Catherine Criswell of Crawfordville and David Phillips of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash at 2894 Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries and minor damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.
• Danielle Verity of Crawfordville was involved in a one vehicle traffic crash on Rehwinkel Road. The victim was reaching for something in her vehicle when she left the roadway and struck a power pole. The driver was not seriously injured. However, the vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.


• Herman Ingram of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim discovered 24 unauthorized charges on his bank account. The 24 charges were made at Wal-Marts in Clermont and Ocoee for approximately $2,400. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated.


• Christopher Alward of Crawfordville reported the theft of a ladder and tire rim from his yard. The stolen items are valued at $250. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated.
• Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Two men allegedly stole a bicycle valued at $160. The bike was placed into the back of a pickup truck which left the scene northbound on Crawfordville Highway. Deputy Mike Zimba, Deputy Ross Hasty and Deputy Scott Powell investigated.


• Barbara Gardner of Panacea Area Water System reported a felony criminal mischief. The water system night drop box was damaged. Damage was estimated at $300. Deputy Richard Moon investigated.
• Thomas Watters of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed charges at a Wal-Mart in Tampa and a soda machine in Tampa for a total of $119. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
• Toni Kennedy of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized charges were observed on her bank totaling $218. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated.
• Cindylee Calaluca of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft. Fifteen collectable Christmas houses were allegedly stolen from the victim’s property. The stolen property is valued at $9,000. Deputy Richard Moon and Detective Clint Beam investigated.
• Bernita Mack of Crawfordville dropped a Dachshund mix off at the Wakulla County Animal Shelter drop box. She had a change of heart later and decided to pick the dog up from the shelter but returned to find the animal was gone and nobody at the shelter. Shelter workers did claimed not to have picked up the dog.
Later, Leon County Animal Control reported being in possession of the animal due to the dog being identified by a microchip. The dog was returned to the owner. Deputy Ward Kromer and Animal Control Officer Mark Carter investigated.


• Earl Scott of Crawfordville reported the grand theft of a bicycle from his property. The bike is valued at $500. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.
• Leo Spears of the City of Sopchoppy reported a criminal mischief. A toilet paper holder in the men’s bathroom at the city park was damaged. Damage is estimated at $25.
A blunt object is thought to have been used to strike the holder. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.


• Emily Chipps of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim received a thank you for ordering from Best Buy online. An unauthorized charge of $105 was observed. The order was for camera equipment that the victim claims she did not order. Deputy David Pienta investigated.
• Renee Giddens of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone allegedly punctured two tires on her vehicle. A suspect has been identified. Deputy David Pienta investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received 808 calls for service during the past week including: 35 residential and business alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 72 citizen contacts; 16 disturbances; 19 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 8 E-911 abandoned calls; 12 E-911 regular calls; 35 investigations; 50 medical emergencies; 295 business and residential security checks; 18 special details; 10 thefts; 22 traffic enforcements; 50 traffic stops; and 16 watch orders.