Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Okaloosa County Sheriff Office Takes Down Craigslist Meth Distribution Scheme

October 28, 2016 Three men have been arrested after the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section launched a probe into the suspected distribution of methamphetamine. The investigation was targeted online to a classified advertisement on Craigslist. The ad portrayed “ice cubes” that have “crystalized already”. After getting information October 26th about the scheme, undercover OCSO investigators contacted the author ...

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Okaloosa County Department of Corrections Receives 4th Reaccreditation

October 27, 2016 Upon an extensive review of files, a multiple-day observation of jail operations, and numerous focused interviews with staff and inmates, the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) found the Okaloosa County Department Corrections to be in full compliance with all required accreditation standards. FCAC voted unanimously to award the department its fourth reaccreditation at its fall conference held ...

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Walton County Sheriff’s Office to be Featured in New A&E Network Series ‘Live PD’

October 27, 2016 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office commitment to excellence is about to be seen on a whole new level – live national television. WCSO is one of six diverse law enforcement agencies around the country that will be featured in the new weekly series Live PD. The announcement was made by A&E Network on October ...

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New Traffic Pattern on US 331 Just North of Freeport October 30th

Freeport– North and southbound traffic on U.S. 331 will be transitioned to the newly constructed northbound roadway between Owls Head and Edgewood Circle in Walton County Sunday, Oct. 30 as crews begin reconstruction work on the existing lanes. Traffic at Wagon Wheel and Rock Hill Roads will also return to the normal traffic pattern.  A temporary traffic pattern has been ...

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October 27, 2016 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that took place around 1:04 pm this afternoon at the Wells Fargo Bank in Mary Esther. The robber is described as a tall, skinny black male with long dreads and wearing a blue T-shirt, sunglasses, and a black baseball cap with red brim. The suspect left the ...

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Man Robbed at Gun Point in DeFuniak Springs, Deputies Searching for Suspect Vehicle

October 27, 2016 Defuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of an armed robbery that has already occurred. The incident happened just after 5 pm at 199 Wilderness Trace where a victim states he was forced into a green in color Chevy Malibu with chrome rims.  The victim describes the suspects as two black males; and ...

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Florida Poison Control Safety Tips For Halloween

October 26, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, FL — As tens of thousands of North Florida children head out to enjoy Halloween festivities, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville reminds parents and guardians to keep kids safe from poison perils. “Halloween is always an exciting experience for children. We would like to remind parents and caregivers that simple precautions will help to ...

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Scammers Pretending to be IRS Agents Active in DeFuniak Springs

October 25, 2016 Scammers posing as IRS Agents, Federal Investigators, and other Officials are still trying to swindle you out of your hard earned money.  Don’t fall for it! Ask them to send you the information in writing by mail to the address they have on file.  If the caller asks for your address, then it is highly probable that they ...

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Cantonment Woman Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for DUI Manslaughter Case

October 25, 2016 Debra Marlene Ahearn of Cantonment was sentenced to 11 years in state prison followed by 4 years of probation for DUI Manslaughter for the 2015 fatal crash she caused that took the life of an Atmore, AL woman. On December 18, 2015, Debra Ahearn was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van southbound on US 29 in ...

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Pensacola Man Sentenced to Life in Prison as Habitual Felony Offender

October 25, 2016 State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that William George Kunkel was sentenced by Circuit Judge W. Joel Boles to life in state prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Kunkel pled to the charges of Robbery Armed with a Firearm and Aggravated Assault by Threat with a Firearm. On August 28, 2015, Kunkel entered Dixie’s Antiques and Collectibles on ...

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