March 24-30

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 09:11 AM.

On Monday, March 24, Deputy P. Williams arrested Valerie L. Loranger (24) in the 100 block of McGlon Drive in Wewahitchka. Deputy Williams came into contact with Loranger while following up on a case. During that time, Loranger provided a false name and date of birth to Deputy Williams. Once the true identity was established, Deputy Williams learned Loranger was wanted out of Calhoun County. She was arrested on the outstanding warrant and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. After the arrest Loranger’s person was searched and as a result Deputy Williams discovered she was in possession of brass knuckles, a small plastic baggie of pills, a small plastic baggie of methamphetamine, and items used to ingest methamphetamine. Loranger also possessed a bag that contained items used to package narcotics for sell or distribution, four individual baggies of meth packaged in a manner consistent with the sale of narcotics, a set of scales, and drug paraphernalia. Loranger was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where she was arrested and charged with Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Meth with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, March 25, Andrea D. Wimberly (26) was arrested by Deputy S. Ferrell and Deputy P. Beuligmann. An anonymous complaint was received by Sgt. M. Herring which started an investigation of online prostitution activities. Investigators learned Wimberly posted an advertisement on the internet to exchange sexual acts for money. She was contacted at the number posted online and agreed to meet an undercover officer for the purpose of having sex in exchange for $200. Deputies S. Ferrell and P. Beuligmann assisted in the case by arresting Wimberly when she arrived at a location she drove to and agreed to meet the undercover officer at. She was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility and charged with Prostitution. She was first appeared by the judge and conditionally released.

On March 25, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of utilities in the 100 block of North 2nd Street in Wewahitchka. Sgt. C. Dixon responded and investigated the call. The complainant had left their residence for a few days and returned to discover the resident next door used an extension cord to gain electricity from their home. The act was done without permission. Sgt. Dixon filed criminal charges for Petit Theft and requested a warrant.

On March 25, Alexander K. Morgan (25) was arrested in Peach County, Georgia, on a Gulf County warrant for Failure to Appear on Bail. Morgan failed to appear in court on a charge of No Valid Driver’s License in 2013. He posted a $2,000 bond and was released.

On Wednesday, March 26, Sgt. J. Williams arrested David W. Gilmore (24) in the 200 block of Desoto Street in St. Joe Beach. Sgt. Williams was at the residence assisting an officer with the state’s probation office. Gilmore was wanted out of Bay County for Violation of Probation. His original charge was Trafficking in Stolen Property. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was later picked up by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

On March 26, Sgt. J. Williams was contacted regarding the theft of a vehicle. The offense occurred in the 4100 block of County Road 386 in the Overstreet area. The vehicle stolen was a 2011 camouflage Tomberlin ATV. It, along with a black 2011 Pace American utility trailer, was stolen. The stolen property was parked and secured near the roadway and advertised for sale. Investigator L. Dickey continues to investigate the case. If you have any information please contact Investigator L. Dickey at the GCSO (227-1115) or you may remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS (8477).

On Friday, March 28, the GCSO traveled to the Bay County Jail to pick up Anita J. Bernardez. Bernardez was held in the Bay County Jail for two warrants in Gulf County for Violation of Probation. Her original charge was two counts of Petit Theft. She was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility.

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