Local and State News

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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Legendary Marine executives accused of stealing hundreds of thousands from business

March 22, 2018 Two former executives from Legendary Marine, LLC and a spouse are facing racketeering and organized fraud charges. According to a press release from the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, Bill Eddins, Andrew Crisp, Fred Pace and his wife, Leslie Pace are facing criminal charges after a joint investigation was launched by the State ...

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14 Year old Charged with Taking Mom’s Car and Carrying a Concealed Weapon

March 22, 2108 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A traffic stop shortly before midnight last night led to multiple charges against the 14-year old driver. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a car with no tag lights around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday on Navy Street. The driver turned out to be 14-year old Eian Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, who ...

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Teen Colony In The Woods’ Is Just A Rumor

March 22, 2018 Crestview, FL — It may sound like a story from a supermarket tabloid or maybe a sequel to “Lord of the Flies,” but investigators from the Crestview Police Department assure residents there is no feral colony of five dozen homeless teens living in the woods somewhere in the city. “We’re not sure how the rumor started, but we can ...

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Health Advisory Issued For Rocky Bayou State Park

March 21, 2018 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla – The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) conducts bi-weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 11 sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and ...

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