Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Laurel Hill Woman Arrested For Exploiting a 94 Year Old Crestview Woman

January 07, 2017 A Laurel Hill woman is charged with stealing thousands of dollars over the past ten years from a woman who is now 94 years old. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 68-year old Wilma Sue Coleman-Redmond with exploitation of an elderly person and grand theft of more than $50,000 from a person over the age of ...

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Suicide Threats Shuts Down South Crestview During Early Morning Hours

January 06, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES CRESTVIEW — Multiple Crestview Police Department officers responded to the area of the Crestview Wal-mart and adjacent McDonald’s Friday morning when a reportedly armed man threatened suicide. The 29-year-old suspect called the police Dispatch Center at 4:44 a.m. and stated he was at Walmart, had a gun and was “going to blow his brains ...

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Home Invasion Suspects Sought

January 06, 2017 MILTON, FL – On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 0442 hours the Milton Police Department responded to a home invasion in the 5400 block of Byrom Street. Upon arrival officers found two victims that were bound. The victims were released and transported to the hospital for related injuries. The suspects were described as two black males ...

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Applications Now Available For The 2017 CHELCO College Scholarship Program

January 05, 2017 CHELCO will award three one-time scholarships of $1,000 in April. The scholarship is designed to help members or their dependents with college expenses. Applicants must be a CHELCO member, spouse or dependent of a member and must live on CHELCO lines. Applications are available now, and the application deadline is Feb. 15, 2017. The applicants will be ...

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Carjacking Suspect Eludes Deputy On Foot After Car Chase

January 05, 2017 A car stolen from its owner at gunpoint Tuesday night was recovered a couple hours later after an OCSO Deputy spotted it being driven near Walmart in Fort Walton Beach and gave chase. A 22-year old man reported his 2005 White Honda Accord was carjacked around 8 p.m. from the parking lot of the Country Corner Food ...

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Three People Behind Bars After Burglary Investigation

January 04, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— More than $50,000 in stolen items will be returned to their rightful owner after Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators alongside Florida Fish and Wildlife solve a string of residential burglaries. On November 14th a resident living on Dr. Nelson Road reported to WCSO his house had been burglarized. The victim was unsure how much ...

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Deputies Looking For Subject Who Robbed A Racetrack Road Business At Gun Point

January 04, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an armed robber after responding to a 9-1-1 call from a Racetrack Road business around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. The AOC Food Mart and Texaco station at 306 Racetrack Road near Fort Walton Beach was held up by a short black male, weighing approximately 145 pounds, and dressed in black ...

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CPD Officers Paying It Forward

December 28, 2016 By Brian Hughes CRESTVIEW — When Crestview Police officers are off duty, it’s a time they sometimes devote to yard work. Tuesday, however, seven cops from Bravo day shift descended on someone else’s yard. That morning they visited an elderly Adams-Powell neighborhood resident’s home and in about three hours raked and bagged leaves from his front and ...

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Training History Made at South Walton Fire District

December 28, 2016 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla – After three years in the making, SWFD placed their very first ever “live fire training boxes” in service on December 20, 2016. SWFD’s “Live Fire Instructors” were on hand at the SWFD Headquarters to conduct the initial training burn in these heavy duty steel boxes that are specially designed for this. Through ...

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CPD Urges Residents To Lock Vehicles And Remove Valuables

December 28, 2016 By Brian Hughes CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department urges residents to assist officers in combating vehicular burglary crimes of opportunity by removing valuables, including guns, then locking their cars. “It’s a commonsense kind of thing,” Officer Corey Newcomb said. On Christmas Day, officers, including Newcomb, arrested two juveniles who not only were operating a stolen vehicle, ...

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