Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

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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A Crestview Man That Fled From Deputies in A High Speed Chase and Wrecked Is Finally Behind Bars After Stealing An Air Soft Pistol From Wal-Mart

March 26, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man facing OCSO warrants for reckless driving and fleeing from law enforcement before crashing into a wall, was found and arrested on those charges and others after attempting to steal an Air Soft Pistol, a knife, and other items from Walmart two days later. On March 23rd Deputies were dispatched to the area ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

Okaloosa / Walton Counties, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa County and Walton Counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County Interstate 10 (I-10) Resurfacing from East of County Road 189 (Holt/ Mile Marker 45) to West of the Yellow River- Intermittent westbound, inside lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, March ...

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Crestview Area Man Finds Burglar Taking a Shower in his Home

March 24, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man held a burglary suspect at gunpoint Thursday night after arriving home from work to find his back door broken in with a cinder block and a strange man showering in his bathroom. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 28-year old Cameron Tobias of Pensacola with burglary, petty theft, and criminal mischief ...

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