WCSO Detectives Recover Sheriff's Lawnmower

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Two Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives and a captain foiled an attempt by two juveniles to steal Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey’s rider lawnmower while a work crew was using the mower to cut grass in Medart at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, according to WCSO Public Information Officer Keith Blackmar.

A work crew was cutting grass at residential property when they stopped to use blower equipment. The two juveniles, both age 14, stole the mower key while the crew was away from the John Deere equipment.

The crew returned to the mower to find the key missing and left the scene to get another key. In the meantime, the juveniles hopped on the machine and left the property. Captain Bill Poole arrived on scene and followed the juveniles through a wooded area and flushed them into the waiting arms of Detectives Nick Boutwell and Derek Lawhon.

One of the juveniles was caught with the mower key in his pocket. The two juveniles were transported to the Wakulla County Jail and were charged with grand theft in the case. The juveniles were positively identified by witnesses as the individuals on the mower and the mower was recovered in the woods in good condition.

Detectives are also pursuing leads that may connect the juveniles to burglaries that have been committed in the same area.


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  • by Todd Location: C;ville on May 9, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Really ?? THIS is news ?? If this had been anyone else's mower you wouldn't have heard a peep and you sure wouldn't have had THREE people looking for it. Especially Major Bill Poole. Ah but please, don't get me started on THAT skeleton in the closet. Miss Bonifay Bill ??
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    This story is too funny!!!!!!!!
  • by State Worker, huh? Location: Tallahassee on May 9, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: megan on May 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM & Megan on May 9, 2011 at 03:09 PM. Really, you're a state worker, huh? Then what were you doing browsing the internet and commenting on this news story during work hours? Even during lunch time and your 15-minute breaks, you are NOT suppose to use state property (i.e., your computer) for personal use. It belongs to ME, the tax payer, who supports "bricks of lard" like you. Get back to work!!!
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      by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 05:16 PM in reply to State Worker, huh?
      Not all state workers work Monday through Friday IDIOT
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        by megan on May 10, 2011 at 11:34 AM in reply to
        oh also in responce to State Worker, huh?, I'll use the computer there is I want I pay taxes to. Dumb***
    • reply
      by state worker on May 10, 2011 at 06:24 AM in reply to State Worker, huh?
      I pay taxes too, so I guess I can call it "mine" too.
    • reply
      by Megan on May 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM in reply to State Worker, huh?
      Have you ever heard of cell phones. I know you may be old but you really should catch up on technology.
  • by wow Location: wakulla on May 9, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    who cares. maby they are looking for my property that was stole.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on May 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    Not another high speed chase?
  • by Anon Location: Wakulla on May 9, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    All you Harvey bashers just hate authority. You will be saying bad things about the next sheriff no matter who they are. You all sound like a broken record.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 09:53 AM in reply to Anon
      And your "head in the sand" attitude is EXACTLY why its been allowed to continue for so long moron.
      • reply
        by Anon on May 9, 2011 at 11:16 AM in reply to
        Just saying, some people will not be satisfied with anybody. That is not a "head in the sand" attitude but a truth. Stop the name calling, it is juvenile.
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          by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM in reply to Anon
          Not really a valid point since there hasn't been anybody else to be satisfied with in the last 38 years. Just sayin.
  • by Little Stan Location: Wakulla on May 9, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    Wakulla County is the most corrupt county in America in my opinion. FBI please clean up our county.
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      by megan on May 9, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to Little Stan
      you say it's the most corrupt but yet you still choose to stay.
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        by anon on May 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to megan
        Is your daddy the one that help bring down the wakulla bank?
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          by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to anon
          or the one that overly prices things at st. marks riverside cafe
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          by megan on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM in reply to anon
          um actually no he is not thanks for asking though my dad doesn't bank there.
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        by Looky here on May 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM in reply to megan
        It's the troll from the Harvey PR payroll.
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          by Megan on May 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM in reply to Looky here
          actually i don't work for Harvey I work for the state.jerkoff!
      • reply
        by Victoria on May 10, 2011 at 04:55 AM in reply to megan
        Megan I am glad to see you are finally clean. Remember 90 meetings in 90 days. Good luck to you. We are all pulling for you. Just say no!
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          by megan on May 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM in reply to Victoria
          You must have the wrong Megan because I've always been clean. And wouldn't you be one to know about 90 meetings in 90 days. I've never had to go to a rehab or meeting unlike you because I don't have problems.
    • reply
      by SERPICO on May 9, 2011 at 01:14 PM in reply to Little Stan
      PROVE IT!
      • reply
        by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 05:18 PM in reply to SERPICO
        it's coming...
    • reply
      by DTH on May 10, 2011 at 07:29 AM in reply to Little Stan
      Maybe in the area, but NOT in America...... Try New York, Try Chicago, try Las Angales, Try Dallas, Try Lake Charles, Try Atlanta, ETC........
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Was it a county inmate work crew or just a hired work crew?
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    There aint no telling what you may find back thar in them thar woods.
    • reply
      by DTH on May 10, 2011 at 07:30 AM in reply to
      Or them thar Sink Holes........LOL.
  • by Voter Location: Crawfordville on May 9, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    More fluff, huh Dave ? Quite frankly it's getting old how you just flaunt your power on a daily basis and dare anyone to challenge your authority. I also believe that even you have realized how despised and pathetic your reputation has become. I don't think you have the guts to run again, and more than likely will march one of your cronies out to the next election, such as Maurice Langston. Sad part is that any of your current administration that decides to do that is still nothing but an extension of your current corrupt, narcisstic and greedy cartel you call law enforcement. Quit boring us with these stupid little news storys that mean nothing. The fact that your "Spokesperson" is the former editor of the Wakulla News says it all. You've become an anecdote without a punchline.
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      by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 08:44 AM in reply to Voter
      then just keep voting against him then, I highly doubt he will run again since he is already retired and has been threw the drop program.
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        by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 05:20 PM in reply to
        It isn't about his money...he couldn't stand not being in control. He would just become the little man we know he is.
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