Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Summary

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 09:00 AM.

On Monday, June 16, Deputy M. Layfield responded to the area of Indian Pass in reference to a report of stolen beach chairs. The caller left several beach chairs on the beach during the night and discovered them stolen the following day. The chairs were valued at $414.00. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) at 850-227-1115 or CrimeStoppers at 785-TIPS (8477).

On June 16, GCSO Deputies, Wewahitchka EMS, Overstreet Volunteer Fire Department and The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to a single vehicle traffic accident involving a dump truck. The two occupants in the dump truck sustained injuries and were transported to Bay Medical Center. The accident investigation was conducted by FHP.

On Tuesday, June 17, Deputy P. Williams recovered two abandoned bicycles from Windmark Lane, in the area of the east beach access. The bicycles currently do not match the description of reported stolen property to the GCSO. The owner(s) are asked to contact the GCSO to make a claim.

On June 17, a Good Samaritan found a female’s wallet that contained cash and personal identification. The property was turned into the GCSO Wewahitchka Substation. It was returned to its rightful owner.

On June 17, Deputy M. Layfield responded to the area of Indian Pass in reference to a report of stolen beach chairs. The complainant left their chairs on the beach during the night and discovered them stolen the following day. The beach chairs were valued at $150.00. This was the second report received in two days regarding the theft of beach chairs left unattended on the beach during the night. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the GCSO at 850-227-1115 or CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS (8477). Page 2 of 4

The GCSO would like to caution citizens and visitors not to leave valuables in an unsecured vehicle, or unattended on the beach, especially overnight.

On June 17, Deputy M. Layfield responded to a St. Joe Beach residence in reference to a residential burglary. Through further investigation, Deputy Layfield arrested Ty J. Weaver (24) of St. Joe Beach for unlawfully entering the residence and stealing approximately $400.00 in coins. Weaver was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility. He was first appeared and given a $5,000.00 bond.



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