Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 08:59 AM.

On Monday, May 26, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) received a complaint regarding the theft of an irrigation pump from the 400 block of Gulf Pines Drive. Deputy B. Smith investigated the theft.

On Tuesday, May 27, Deputy J. Oquendo took a report at the GCSO regarding a missing firearm. The victim in the case stated that he discovered his Browning 9mm pistol missing from his vehicle at the beginning of the month. It was unclear where the firearm went missing from, or if it was taken from within Gulf County.

On May 27, the GCSO received a call regarding the theft of three water faucets and two Everstart batteries. Deputy B. Smith investigated the complaint, which was in the 4700 block of Cape San Blas Road.

On May 27, Deputy J. Brock responded to the 200 block of Catalpa Avenue in Wewahitchka after the GCSO received a report of a theft. The complainant discovered their pellet gun missing from the front porch. Deputy Brock investigated the complaint and determined Aaron W. Smiley (30) was the suspect in the case. A warrant was issued for Burglary to a Structure. He was arrested and served with a warrant on Monday, June 2nd. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF).

On Wednesday, May 28, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a physical disturbance in the 400 block of Angel Fish Street in Highland View. Deputy G. Desrosier responded and investigated the call. One of the parties involved had already left the scene when he arrived. The case is still under investigation.

On May 28, Deputy P. Williams took a report of the theft of a firearm from a vehicle in the 8900 block of Wentletrap Drive in Beacon Hill. The complainant stated his Fie model TZ 9mm pistol was stolen from within his vehicle between May 26th and May 27th. The vehicle was left unlocked.

On May 28, the GCSO received a complaint regarding a residential burglary in the 5500 block of SR 71 in Wewahitchka. The complainant reported the offense occurred sometime between April 19th and May 28th. The following items were reported as stolen: a 12 foot aluminum ladder, a hot water heater, a water pump and tank, along with a refrigerator. The total value of the property reported stolen was $500.

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