On Monday, March 10, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a call regarding a theft in the 9100 block of County Road 386 in the Overstreet area. Deputy B. Smith responded to the call and took the report. The victim in the case reported the theft of approximately $200.
On March 10, Deputy P. Williams was dispatched to the 200 block of Seagrass Circle on Cape San Blas regarding a theft. The victim reported the theft of a pool pump valued at $450. Deputy Williams continues to investigate.
On Wednesday, March 12, K-9 Deputy J. Oquendo and his partner Marco were on patrol and stopped a vehicle at 14th Street and Monument Avenue in Port St. Joe. The vehicle displayed a tag which was not assigned to it. Contact was made with the driver, John W. Hurst (44) of White City. After developing a reasonable suspicion, Deputy Oquendo deployed K-9 Marco to sniff the air around the exterior of the vehicle. K-9 Marco alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded less than twenty grams of marijuana, a small amount of hashish and drug paraphernalia. Hurst was arrested and charged with Possession of Less than Twenty Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attaching a Tag not Assigned to Vehicle. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was first appeared and conditionally released the following day.
On March 12, the GCSO received the report of a theft from the 300 block of Vann Drive in the area of Douglas Landing. The victims reported the theft of air conditioner handlers, a cabinet, and a pump motor which were taken out of the yard. The total lost was estimated at $848. The GCSO continues to investigate.
On March 12, the GCSO received the report of a theft from the 400 block of East Creekview Drive. The victim reported the theft of a box trailer that was taken from the property. The trailer was valued at $2,000. The GCSO continues to investigate.
On March 12, Sgt. J. Williams arrested Charles F. Sheffield, Jr. in the 200 block of Sailfish Street in Highland View. Sheffield was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting with Violence, and Obstructing Justice. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was first appeared and released on his own recognizance.
On Thursday, March 13, Sgt. J. Murnan responded to the Family Dollar Store in Wewahitchka regarding a complaint of criminal mischief. The store manager reported that when she arrived to open the store she discovered the glass in the front door was busted. Sgt. Murnan located two objects believed to be used to attempt to gain entry into the building. Access to the store was not gained. The GCSO continues to investigate.
On March 13, the GCSO traveled to the Bay County Jail to pick up Rex A. Buitte (23). Buitte was arrested in Bay County on a warrant in Gulf County for Violation of Probation with the original charge being Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. Buitte was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.
On Friday, March 14, Deputy B. Smith responded to the 300 block of Oak Avenue in Wewahitchka regarding a domestic disturbance. At the conclusion of the investigation, Deputy Smith arrested James C. Milton (22) and charged him with Domestic Battery. Milton was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was later first appeared and conditionally released.
On March 14, Deputy S. Ferrell arrested Brandy L. Pyne (30) in the 300 block of Woodward Avenue in Port St. Joe. Pyne was arrested for Violation of Probation with her original charges of Uttering a Forged Instrument, Grand Theft, and Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure. She was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.
On March 14, Deputy S. Ferrell arrested Harley B. Roberts (26) in the 200 block of Pompano Street in Highland View. Roberts was wanted for Violation of Probation with his original charges of Driving While License Suspended or Revoked and Reckless Driving. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. Pag
On Saturday, March 15, Sgt. C. Dixon responded to the park at Land’s Landing in reference to criminal mischief. The bathroom at the park was vandalized. The toilet lid was busted and removed from the floor. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the GCSO, or call CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS.
On Sunday, March 16, the GCSO received a call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Highway 71 North in Wewahitchka. Deputy P. Williams responded to the call. After his investigation he arrested Daniel E. Fisher (19) and charged him with two counts of Domestic Battery. Fisher was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.
On March 16, Deputy M. Layfield responded to assist a probation officer in the 1700 block of Cobia Avenue in Highland View. Contact was made with Janet N. Barefoot (26) who was wanted out of Bay County for Violation of Probation. Barefoot was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.
From March 10-16the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 48 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 43 calls for EMS, 36 calls for other departments/agencies and 13 calls for Animal Control.
From March 10th through March 16th the GCSO logged the following department activity: Traffic Stop, 40; Civil Paper Service, 37; Field Contact, 20; Information, 10; Traffic Accident, 7; Arrest Warrant, 6; Theft/Shoplifting, 5; Domestic Disturbance, 4; Unknown Disturbance, 4; Reckless Driver, 4; Request for Security Checks, 4; Special Detail, 4; Suspicious Activity, 4; Abandoned Vehicle, 3; Noise Disturbance, 3; Welfare Check, 3; Alarm, 2; Criminal Mischief, 2; Deceased Person, 2; Disabled Vehicle, 2; Recovered Property, 2; Street Obstruction, 2; Attempted Suicide, 2; Agency Assist, 1; Citizens Assistance, 1; Contact Message, 1; Verbal Disturbance, 1; Fraud, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Missing Person, 1; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 1; Stolen Tag, 1; and Suspicious Vehicle, 1.