Local and State News

Shalimar Teenager Arrested In Crestview Home Invasion

April 4, 2018 Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department has apprehended a teenage suspect in a March 17 home invasion on Virginia Street in which a woman celebrating her birthday with a friend was shot in the thigh. On March 29, Tristen Wayne Stewart, 15, of Shalimar was arrested on felony charges of Home Invasion Robbery and Aggravated Battery ...

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OCSO Investigating Email Threat Sent to Niceville High School

April 5, 2018 Niceville, FL – School Resource Officers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Niceville High School administrators moved students to the football stadium Wednesday afternoon after someone emailed a threat of toxic chemicals inside the school. The threat, believed now to have originated in another country, came in around 1:30 p.m. As a precaution, the Niceville and North Bay Fire Departments ...

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Crestview Man Arrested After Attacking A Walton County Resident With Garden Shears

April 3, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A viscous attack leads to the arrest of a Crestview man for aggravated battery, resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. Just before 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a physical disturbance on E. ...

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Two Santa Rosa County Men Plead Guilty to Fraud Relating to Air Force Helicopter Contracts

March 31, 2018 Pensacola, FL – Two Santa Rosa Men who were Government contractors on Hurlburt Field have pled guilty to fraud charges relating to Air Force Helicopter Contracts Ryan Romero, 51, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Adam W. Fair, 42, of Navarre, Florida, pled guilty Thursday and Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud. Evidence proffered as part ...

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Spring Breaker has Sunglass Case Packed with Nineteen Baggies of Cocaine

March 31, 2018 Destin, FL – An underage LSU Spring Breaker had a lot more than beer in his possession when an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted him on Regions Way in Destin around 7:30 Friday night. After 20-year old Joel Kinabrew of Gonzales Louisiana was arrested for underage possession of alcohol, a search revealed he also had a sunglass case packed ...

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Seminar Set For April 21st

March 30, 2018 The Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging and the West Florida Hospital Memory Disorder Clinic will be conducting a four-hour seminar on Alzheimer’s. This free seminar will be held on the 21st of April from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging Main office located at 1154 Baldwin Ave DeFuniak Springs. The seminar ...

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Fort Walton Beach Man Arrested When Meeting Who He Thought Was A 15-Year-Old For Sex

March 29, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A man who engaged a 15-year-old for nude photos through a popular smart phone app is now behind bars for traveling to meet a minor for sex. On March 16th deputies learned following a tip of a parent that a 15-year-old Walton County resident had been sending nude photos to a 27-year-old man ...

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Tests Emergency Response Skills

March 29, 2018 Eglin Air Force Base, FL – 15 different agencies, including Okaloosa Airports, Eglin AFB Fire Emergency Services, The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office-Airport Security Unit, American Airlines, various military and civil branches at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital and Destin ER practiced for a worst case scenario: A civilian commuter plane ...

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Suspect in Tuesday’s Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Identified

March 29, 2018 Midway, FL – The suspect that died in an officer involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon has been identified. According to a news release, the deceased suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Isaac white male Isaac Michael Scroggie with a last known address in Pensacola, FL. On Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Santa Rosa County ...

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WCSO Investigating Fatal House Fire

March 29, 2018 Ponce De Leon, Fla — Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene of a fatal house fire on 181-C. Walton County Fire Rescue and WCSO were called to the home at approximately 12:40 AM on Thursday March 29, 2018 following a 911 call. When deputies and fire crews arrived the home was fully engulfed. Two bodies ...

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