Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

OCSO Partnership With NEXTDOOR Paying Off

August 22, 2017 Last November, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office started a partnership with a private social network to create safer, stronger neighborhoods through a virtual neighborhood watch of sorts. That joint effort with Nextdoor now officially has 10,000 local participants. It allows the OCSO to communicate with specific neighborhoods to share information ranging from public safety alerts to lost ...

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Former State Senator Greg Evers Victim of Fatal Wreck in Baker

August 22, 2017 Baker, FL – A single vehicle accident that occurred sometime late Monday Evening has claimed the life of Former Florida Senator Greg Evers. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 62 year old Gregory R. Evers of Baker, was traveling north bound on Griffith Mill Rd. in a 2005 GMC Pickup truck. The release stated Evers ...

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Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

August 22, 2017 Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone. That’s what beachgoers should remember if they encounter sea turtle hatchlings emerging from nests and clambering toward the water. From now through the end of October, sea turtle hatchlings are breaking out of their eggs, digging out of nests and making their way across beaches to begin their lives in ...

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Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

The bay scallop season off Gulf County remains postponed due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay. The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption. Any updates in status of this fishery will be posted on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) bay scallop webpage, which can be found at MyFWC.com/Fishing by ...

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Milligan Car Burglary Suspects Caught on Home Video Surveillance (with video)

August 21, 2017 Milligan, FL – Two car burglary suspects were caught on a homeowner’s surveillance video rummaging through two cars August 14th . The victim who lives in Blue Springs Cove was notified by his neighbor that he had seen a vehicle pull up around midnight, heard talking, and then saw two people run back up the street. When ...

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Freeport Man Behind Bars After Causing $129,000.00 in Damages to Crestview Wal-Mart Liquor Store

August 13, 2017 By Brian Hughes Crestview FL — A 32-year-old Freeport man is in custody following a Saturday night rampage in which he caused more than $100,000 in damage to the liquor store under construction at the Crestview Wal-mart and to construction equipment. Multiple 911 calls flooded the Police Department’s Dispatch Center around 9:10 p.m. stating the suspect, identified ...

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Fatal Accident on Okaloosa Ln Claims the Life of Crestview Man

August 11, 2017 Crestview, FL – A Single vehicle accident Thursday evening on Okaloosa Ln . in Crestview claimed the life of a Crestview man. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, 56 year old George J. Davis of Crestview, FL was traveling southbound on Okaloosa Ln. in a 2010 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck just south of Honey Lane. ...

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School Zones Are in Effect: So Are Fines for Speeding Through Them

August 10, 2017 By: B rian Hughes Crestview, FL  — Distracted driving causes scores of accidents throughout our community, whether by pedestrians not paying attention to traffic while messing with their cellphones, or drivers doing the same thing. But since Thursday morning, such distractions, plus speeding, could cost us our most precious resources, our children. Twice a day, starting as ...

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Walton County High-speed car chase ends in Crestview with suspects’ arrest

August 10, 2017 By: Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — A stolen vehicle chase that began in Walton County ended with the Crestview Police Department’s apprehension of two teenage suspects when they ditched the car in downtown Crestview and ran Tuesday evening. Working in cooperation with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Crestview Police prepared to arrest the suspects as they fled ...

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WCSO Searching for Suspect Vehicle Following Car Burglaries in Miramar Beach

August 10, 2017 Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect vehicle involved in several smash and grab vehicle burglaries at Gold’s Gym on U.S. Highway 98 West in Miramar Beach. These burglaries have occurred within the last two hours. Both victim’s left purses on the front seat in plain view. Passenger side windows were smashed, purses ...

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