On Tuesday, July 29, Deputy S. Ferrell served a warrant for Violation of Probation by arresting Jared M. Schloerb (40) in the 200 block of Sunshine Road in Overstreet. Schloerb was on probation for Driving While License Suspended/Revoked (DWLS/R). He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF) where he was later first appeared and released on a $1,053 bond.
On July 29th, Deputy P. Williams responded to the 800 block of Woodward Avenue in Port St. Joe regarding an incident that occurred under the Highland View Bridge. The complainant reported she was battered at a gathering under the bridge. Gulf County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Inv. Dickey continues to investigate the case.
On Wednesday, July 30, Sgt. J. Williams conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of U.S. Highway 98 and Westview Drive. It was discovered the passenger of the vehicle, Paul O’Hara, Jr., was wanted by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Probation – DWLS/R. O’Hara was transported to the GCDF where he posted a $300 bond.
On Thursday, July 31, Deputy G. Desrosier was dispatched to the 900 block of Old Transfer Road in Wewahitchka. The complainant contacted the GCSO to report a criminal mischief. Two of the complainant’s mailboxes were struck by a vehicle sometime during the night.
On July 31, Sgt. J. Murnan was dispatched to the 300 block of East Reid Avenue in Wewahitchka in reference to a complaint of credit card fraud. The complainant reported a credit card was discovered missing and that two unauthorized charges were made on the card. Sgt. Murnan continues to investigate.
On Friday, Aug. 1, GCSO Deputies assisted the Port St. Joe Police Department serve a felony warrant in the 900 block of Garrison Avenue. Mano W. Whitehead was arrested and transported to the GCDF.
On Aug. 1, deputies responded to the 1600 block of Grouper Avenue in Highland View after a 911 call was received. Initial information provided by the caller revealed a subject was driving a fork lift and was “shocked” by electricity after the lift touched the power lines. Once emergency personnel arrived, Richard Dewayne Lancaster (59) was found unresponsive inside the fork lift. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe where he was later pronounced deceased.
On Aug. 1, the GCSO received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance. Deputy P. Williams located the suspect driving a vehicle on State Road (SR) 22 just west of Wewahitchka. An attempt to stop the vehicle was made, but the suspect accelerated the vehicle. After approximately one mile the suspect stopped. Tami M. Lauderback (47) was the driver of the vehicle. Based on the initial contact with her, Deputy P. Williams developed reason to believe she was operating the vehicle under the influence. At the conclusion of the investigation Lauderback was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, DWLS/R, and Domestic Battery. Lauderback was transported to the GCDF where she was later first appeared and released on a $4,500 bond.
From July 28th through August 3rd the Communications Division at the GCSO logged a total of 54 calls for the Port St. Joe Police Department, 33 calls for EMS, 23 calls for other departments/agencies and 7 calls for Gulf County Animal Control.
From July 28-Aug. 3the GCSO logged the following department activity: Security/Zone Checks, 160; Civil Paper Service, 37; Traffic Stop, 36; Field Contact, 15; Information, 7; Reckless Driver, 7; Abandoned Vehicle, 6; Sexual Offender Reregistration, 6; Unknown Disturbance, 5; Welfare Check, 4; Alarm, 3; Citizens Assist, 3; Traffic Accident, 3; Assist Agency, 3; Domestic Disturbance, 2; Verbal Disturbance, 2; Hit & Run Accident, 2; Prowler/Trespass, 2; Sexual Offender Address Verification, 2; Suspicious Person, 2; Animal Call, 1; Simple Assault, 1; Simple Battery, 1; Deceased Person, 1; Disabled Motor Vehicle, 1; Noise Disturbance, 1; Fraud, 1; Lost/Stolen Tag, 1; Mentally Ill, 1; Missing Juvenile, 1; Request for Security Check, 1; and Warrant Arrest, 1.