March 17-23


On Tuesday, March 18, Deputy K. Starnes assisted the Port St. Joe Police Department and served a warrant on Randall S. White (28) for Violation of Probation. His original charge was Introduction of Contraband into a County Detention Facility. White was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On March 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. while on patrol Deputy K. Starnes observed a vehicle in the ditch on State Road 71 south of White City. While on scene a vehicle, driven by Steve V. Burke (56), arrived. Burke appeared to be intoxicated as he walked across the highway to Deputy Starnes. He informed Deputy Starnes he was there to pick up his vehicle, which had been abandoned in the ditch. Based on Deputy Starnes’ observations he was asked to preform field sobriety assessments, which he refused. Burke was placed under arrest. Burke was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. After refusing to submit to a test of his breath, he was charged with DUI (Refusal) and Refusal to Submit to Approved Chemical Test. Burke was first appeared and given a conditional release.



On March 18, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) executed a transport order and traveled to the Bay County Jail. Tammy J. Melton was transported to appear before the Circuit Judge. She was later returned on the same day with the assistance of the Gulf County Detention Facility.



On March 18, Lennon H. Britt (52) was served with a warrant from Calhoun County. Britt was taken into custody during court proceedings at the Gulf County Court House.



On March 18, the GCSO received a complaint of criminal mischief. Deputy J. Oquendo responded to the call in the 300 block of Bob Little Drive, in Wewahitchka. The complainant noticed pry marks on the doors to the residence and shed where it appeared someone attempted to gain entry. No items were discovered missing from the property and entry was not gained.



On Wednesday, March 19, Chelsea R. Sandifer (21) turned herself over to the GCSO. Lt. T. Wood served Sandifer with a warrant for Contribution to the Delinquency of a Minor out of Franklin County. Sandifer posted a $500 bond and was released.



On March 19, Deputy S. Ferrell served a warrant to Adam J. Brobeck (22). Brobeck was already in custody at the Gulf County Detention Facility. Brobeck’s warrant was for Violation of Probation, with his original charge being Possession of Controlled Substance.



On Thursday, March 20, Deputy P. Williams arrested Gary L. Hudson (44) in the 7300 block of Highway 98 on St. Joe Beach. The GCSO had an active warrant for Hudson for Harassing Phone Calls. Hudson was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was first appeared the following day and released on a $1,000 bond.



On March 20, Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the report of a theft in the 400 block of Jehu Road in Wewahitchka. The victim reported she had approximately $140 stolen.



On March 20, Investigator L. Dickey arrested Charles D. Williams (41) of Beacon Hill. The GCSO received information during a criminal investigation regarding the location of a stolen ATV from Calhoun County. At the conclusion of the investigation a warrant for Dealing in Stolen Property, Tampering with Evidence, and False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. The stolen ATV, valued at $10,000, was recovered. Williams was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was later first appeared and released the following day on a $7,000 bond.



On March 20, the GCSO received a complaint of a theft in the 600 block of West River Road in Wewahitchka. Deputy S. Ferrell responded to the call. The victim reported the theft of an extension cord. The offense occurred between March 18th and March 20th.



On Friday, March 21, Deputy G. Desrosier responded to the 100 block of Woodpark Drive in Honeyville regarding a simple battery. The investigation revealed the offense occurred the night before. Deputy G. Desrosier continues to investigate. Criminal charges in the case are forthcoming.



On March 21, Sgt. J. Williams took a report regarding credit card fraud. The complainant in the case discovered several unauthorized charges which were made to their credit card account. The transactions appeared to have occurred online.



On March 21, David M. Rich, Jr. (50) turned himself into the GCSO. Sgt. J. Williams served Rich with a Writ of Bodily Attachment (Child Support). Rich was booked into the Gulf County Detention Facility where was released after he paid a $2,000 purge.



On March 21, the GCSO received a complaint regarding a theft in the 200 block of State Road 22 in Wewahitchka. The victim reported the theft of a cellular phone and $3.50 which was taken out of their unsecured vehicle.



On March 21, Sgt. M. Herring and Deputy S. Ferrell arrested Sandra D. Kelsoe (25). Kelsoe was arrested on a warrant for the Sale of Cocaine. The case stems from an investigation conducted by the GCSO Narcotics Unit. Kelsoe was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where she was first appeared the following day. She was released on a $7,500 bond.



On Saturday, March 22, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a suspicious person at in the 2100 block of State Road 30-A in Simmons Bayou. Deputy K. Starnes responded to the call and investigated the complaint. Daniel A. Peacock (35) was arrested and charged with Disorderly Intoxication. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.



From March 17-23the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 28 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 52 calls for EMS, 17 calls for other departments/agencies and 8 calls for Animal Control.



The GCSO logged the following department activity: Traffic Stop, 59; Civil Paper Service, 37; Field Contact, 19; Suspicious Person, 8; Abandoned Vehicle, 7; Warrant Arrest, 7; Information, 6; Alarm, 5; Reckless Driver, 5; Request for Security Check, 5; Unknown Disturbance, 4; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 3; Theft, 3; Welfare Check, 3; Agency Assist, 2; Noise Disturbance, 2; Prisoner Transport, 2; Prowler/Trespass, 2; Stolen Tag, 2; Suspicious Vehicle, 2; Traffic Accident, 2, Simple Battery, 1; Burglary of Auto, 1; Citizens Assistance, 1; Criminal Mischief, 1; Domestic Disturbance, 1; Drunk Pedestrian, 1; Funeral Escort, 1; Vehicle Fire, 1; Fraud, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Death Investigation, 1; Harassing Phone Calls, 1; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 1; Stolen Vehicle, 1; Suicide Attempt, 1; and Suspicious Activity, 1.