Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 09:05 AM.

March 10-16

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.



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