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Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Sheriff’s Report: Friday September 29- Thursday October 5

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.

    FRIDAY,
    SEPT. 29

  • Law Enforcement and Court for the week of Sept. 21 to 27

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Sept. 21 to 27.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 21

  • Sheriff’s Report Sept. 28th

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Sept. 14 to 20.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 14

  • Teacher who retired files notice of potential lawsuit against school board, sheriff, DOE

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    John Kane, a robotics teacher at Wakulla High School who took an early retirement last year after allegedly giving weapons to a student, sent a notice of intent to file a lawsuit against the Wakulla County School Board, Wakulla County Sheriff and the state Department of Education.
    The notice, filed by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox in July, claims that Kane was “unexpectedly, suddenly, and wrongfully terminated from his teaching position” in April 2016.

  • Morning crash leads to hospitalization of child

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    On Thursday, Sept. 14, just before 7 a.m., a 16-year-old driver ran into the back of a car on Woodland Drive, and then crashed into a car on U.S. Highway 319, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
    The 16-year-old was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The name was not released because of being a minor.
    The car in front of the minor was a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Ronald Lorenzo, 34, of Miami. The car slowed on Woodland to turn onto 319, but the teen driver collided with the rear of the Nissan.

  • Sheriff's Report September 21st

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Sept. 8 to 14.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

    • Correctional Officers at the Wakulla County Jail reported a criminal mischief. It was discovered that a printer and desktop computer had been broken into several pieces. The property was located in the law library in the Wakulla County Jail.

  • Sheriff's Report September 14th

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Aug. 31 to Sept. 7.

    THURSDAY, AUG. 31

    • Rebecca Simmons of Crawfordville reported someone stole the tag off of her husband’s work trailer. Simmons stated this occurred at a former residence on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Road approximately a week earlier. Deputy Ethan Ard investigated.

  • Sheriff’s office to hold 9/11 memorial service on Monday

    STAFF REPORT

    Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will hold a 9/11 memorial service on Monday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the sheriff’s office.
    The annual service is held in memory of the 2,996 lives lost in the terrorist attacks on our nation 16 years ago.
    A moment of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m. – the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center – followed by a raising of the flag, singing, playing of “Taps” and prayer for the continued healing of our nation and world.

  • Veteran charged with exceeding camping limits in forest

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    A veteran who lives in his RV at campgrounds in the area was given a citation last week by the U.S. Forest Service for violating the maximum camping time.
    Stephen Webster, 70, was charged on Wednesday, Aug. 30, with camping for period longer than allowed by order, which is punishable by a $180 fine. He was given a notice to appear at the federal courthouse on Nov. 3.

  • Sheriff’s Report -September 7th

    Activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for the week of Aug. 24 to Aug. 31.

    THURSDAY,
    AUG. 24

    • Michael Dunlap of Crawfordville was arrested following an investigation at a residence on the 3200 block of Crawfordville Highway. Wakulla County sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence after receiving information that the suspect was located there. Deputies were allowed to enter the residence by the homeowner and the suspect was located inside and arrested based on active warrants out of Wakulla County.