Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

WCSO Investigating Fatal House Fire

March 29, 2018 Ponce De Leon, Fla — Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a fatal house fire on 181-C. Walton County Fire Rescue and WCSO were called to the home at approximately 12:40 AM on Thursday March 29, 2018 following a 911 call. When deputies and fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed. Two bodies ...

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Walton County Fire Rescue Teams Up With Local First Responders To Host Mock DUI Crash Ahead Of Prom Season

March 27, 2018 Walton County, Fla — Walton County Fire Rescue crews and other local first responders teamed up with South Walton High School today to highlight the dangers of distracted and intoxicated driving as the school prepares for prom night. Walton County Fire Rescue firefighters and Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were joined by South Walton Fire District, Florida Highway ...

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Officer Involved Shooting Sends One to the Hospital and Leaves One Dead

March 28, 2018 Gulf Breeze, FL – One person is dead, and another injured after Home Invasion turns into Officer Involved Shooting in South Santa Rosa County. According to a news release from Sgt. Rich Aloy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 2000 block of Bright Water Drive in Gulf Breeze (Midway ...

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and Eglin AFB to Perform Emergency Training Exercise Wednesday March 28th

March 27, 2018 Valparaiso, Fl – The Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) will conduct a “Triennial-Full Scale Emergency Exercise” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in partnership with Eglin Air Force Base. The event, which will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is to test the effectiveness of Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport’s Emergency Operations Plan, which is designed to ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 3/02/2018 – 3/08/2018

March 27, 2018 Escambia County Officer McHenry completed his investigation on a derelict vessel located in the Santa Rosa Sound. The owner of the vessel claimed he sold it but did not have a bill of sale or proof of transferred title. Officer Allgood issued the subject a notice to appear citation for the derelict vessel. Citations were also issued ...

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Gov. Scott Signs Legislation Expanding PTSD Benefits for First Responders

March 27, 2018 TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 376, a bill expanding PTSD benefits for first responders at the Tampa Firefighter Museum. The bill revises the standards for determining compensability of employment-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under workers’ compensation insurance for first responders, which includes volunteers or employees engaged as law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, ...

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Okaloosa County Mosquito Control Schedule – 2018

The Okaloosa County Mosquito Control Program began spot spraying this month. Within the next couple of weeks, the standard evening broadcast spray schedule will begin based on mosquito surveillance data and other factors. The spray schedule is detailed below and you can access the schedule through this link at any time: http://www.myokaloosa.com/sites/default/files/doc/dept/public_works/mosquito_control/mosquito_spraying.pdf The following is the Okaloosa County spray route schedule. MONDAYS: North ...

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Arkansas Man Arrested For Battery and False Imprisonment After parking Lot Attack

March 26, 2018 Miramar Beach, Fla — A frightening parking lot encounter leads to the arrest of a Jacksonville, Arkansas man for battery and false imprisonment. Early in the morning on March 23rd an employee of the Cigar Factory closed the business and walked to her car to leave. She told investigators a man she had waited on earlier in ...

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Four Arrested for Methamphetamine Related Charges as a Result of Citizens Tips

March 26, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Four people arrested for Methamphetamine related charges after the DeFuniak Springs Police Department received numerous tips of drugs being manufactured and sold at a residence on W. Orange Ave. After following up on a tip of suspicious drug activity, detectives with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department along with a Probation Officer made contact ...

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Driver Found With Drugs in His Pants Pockets says The Pants Aren’t Mine

March 26, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – An OCSO deputy pumping gas early this morning at a convenience store on Beal Parkway spotted a man asleep behind the wheel at the pumps across from him, with the engine running. The deputy got the man to wake up and roll down the window. When he asked him what was going on, ...

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