Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law enforcement summary

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 09:32 AM.

On Wednesday, April 2, the GCSO transported Crystal M. Ratliff (50) to the GCDF. Ratliff was arrested in Franklin County on a warrant from Gulf County for Violation of Probation. Her original charge was Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was first appeared and released on a $3,000 bond.

On Thursday, April 3, Deputy J. Oquendo stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Road 22 and Past Time Drive in Wewahitchka. The driver, Cody L. Curti (20), was wanted out of Bay County. Curti was arrested, transported to the GCDF, and held for the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 3, Jamie D. Fenn (33) turned himself in on a Writ of Bodily Attachment for Child Support. He was arrested and booked into the GCDF where he posted a $1,000 purge and was released.

On April 3, the GCSO received a complaint regarding the theft of electronics from two vessels in the 2800 block of State Road 30A in Simmons Bayou. Deputy B. Smith responded to the call and learned that two GPS units were stolen. If you have any information regarding this case please contact Investigator L. Dickey at the GCSO (850-227-1115), or you may remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS (8477).

On Friday, April 4, the GCSO received a report of a scam. The complainant reported they posted two items for sale on Craigslist valued at approximately $60. Contact was made with the seller via text message stating a check would be sent in the mail to purchase the items. The check was received the following day by priority mail, but the check was written for a total of $2,250. After contacting the potential buyer the seller was told via text message that it must have been a mistake by their secretary. The seller was told to cash the check, keep an additional $50 for the trouble and information would be sent as to where to forward the remaining balance. Thankfully the complainant was aware of scams such as this and did not cash the check. If the complainant would have cashed the check, which was fraudulent, and wired the cash to the provided destination they would have been responsible for paying the cash back to their financial institution. Always use caution when purchasing, or attempting to sell items online.

On Saturday, April 5, Deputy J. Oquendo conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a driver suspected of DUI in the area of 7th Street and Lake Grove Road in Wewahitchka. After conducting the investigation, Deputy Oquendo arrested Morey J. Yon (46) for Driving Under the Influence. He was transported to the GCDF where he was first appeared and conditionally released.

From March 31-April 6the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 42 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 43 calls for EMS, 21 calls for other departments/agencies and 8 calls for Gulf County Animal Control.



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