Local and State News

Purse Theft Arrest, Keep a Grip on Your Purse While Shopping

January 19, 2018 Fort Walton, FL – A Fort Walton Beach woman was arrested on Thursday, January 18, 2018, for stealing a woman’s purse out of her shopping cart January 17th. 33-year old April Griffin of Windmill Drive is charged with grand theft. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Walmart on Beal Parkway Wednesday after the victim ...

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Crestview Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

January 18, 2018 By: Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — A 20-year-old Crestview man was remanded to the Okaloosa County Jail for robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint this morning, Thursday January 18, 2018, during which he stole two packs of cigarettes valued at $13.11. Matthew Steven Peacock allegedly robbed the Tom Thumb store at the corner of Old Bethel ...

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Crestview Liquor Store Robbed At Gun Point

January 17, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with a Jan. 16 nighttime robbery of a local liquor store. Police were summoned to the Cash’s Crest liquor store and lounge at 1675 Ferdon Blvd. South around 8 p.m. in response to a hold-up alarm activation. The cashier told responding officers that she had ...

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Loaded Handgun, Drugs Found After Man Fights With Deputy During Traffic Sop

January 14, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla —  A woman calls 911 as she witnesses a suspect fight a deputy during a traffic stop. On Friday, January 12th at 9:30am a Walton County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle at the intersection of West Violet Lane and Girl Scout road with no license plate. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and addressed ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 12/29/2017 – 1/5/2018

January 14, 2018 Calhoun County Officer Hayes received a call from a landowner who heard a rifle shot from the roadway near his residence. The landowner also heard a vehicle speed away from the location. Officer Hayes responded and searched the area for any shell casings or evidence that a deer had been shot. Unable to locate any evidence, Officer ...

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And Now, The Rest Of The Story

January 14, 2018 Baker, FL – A Couple days before December 19, 2017, FWC Officers Trueblood and Rockwell responded to a call regarding suspected illegal camping in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The officers made contact with three subjects in a creek-side camp where they had illegally accessed the campsite via a closed road. While addressing the violation, deputies from ...

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Crestview Police Cosponsors Women’s Self-Defense Class With Gordon Martial Arts

January 13, 2018 by Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — For many women, there’s nothing more frightening than being assaulted. Fortunately, local martial arts experts say, there are some basic steps a woman can take to resist or defeat an attacker. Gordon Martial Arts, in conjunction with the Crestview Police Department Community Services division, will offer a free Women’s Self-Defense Course, ...

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Crestview To Hold Citizens Police Academy

January 13, 2018 by Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — There’s more to modern policing than writing traffic tickets. If any student enters the Crestview Citizens Police Academy thinking that’s a police officer’s main duty, the mistaken notion will soon be corrected. The annual free academy takes ordinary citizens, ages 18 and older, through a 10-week course during which, through weekly ...

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U.S. 331 PD&E Study Public Information Meeting

January 13, 2018 Chipley– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting concerning the U.S. 331 Project Development and Environment study for the northern portion (residents from the Liberty area to the Alabama state line) Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST at the Paxton Agricultural Center, 22036 U.S. 331 North, Paxton. Current and ...

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Crestview Man Victim Of Fatal Accident On CR 393

January 13, 2018 Crestview, FL – A 29 year old Crestview man is the victim of a single vehicle fatal accident that occurred Friday evening at 7:25 p.m. on County Road 393. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, Clayton Lambert was the sole occupant of a 2014 Ford Fusion that was north bound on County Road 393. The ...

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