Local and State News

Crestview Police Officer Subject of Officer Involved Shooting

April 21, 2018 Crestview, FL – Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Crestview Police Department responded to 138 Bronze Circle in Crestview, after receiving a 911 telephone call from a concerned neighbor, who observed the front door of the residence was standing open. Two Crestview Police Department officers were dispatched to the residence. When officers arrived on ...

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Fatal Crash Claims Life of Crestview Man

April 21, 2018 Crestview, FL – A two vehicle accident that occurred shortly after midnight on Pandora Drive just south of Hammock Lane has claimed the life of a 30-year-old Crestview man. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 28-year-old Calvin Wilks was the driver of a 1998 Acura traveling south on Pandora Drive with one passenger, 30-year-old Derek ...

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Woman Shoplifts Baby Items while Toddler Left in Car

April 20, 2018 Destin, FL – A Fort Walton Beach woman detained at a Destin department store for suspected shoplifting of multiple baby items failed to mention to deputies that she had left a 22-month old child in her vehicle unattended. 38-year old Jeana Barlas is now charged with petty theft, child neglect without great bodily harm, and leaving a ...

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Crestview Man Assigned to 7th Special Forces Group Arrested for Sexual Battery on Two Children

April 18, 2018 Crestview, FL – A Crestview man who is assigned to the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group on Eglin has been arrested on 2 counts of Sexual Battery on a Child under the age of 12 and 1 count of Child Abuse. According to an arrest report, 33 year old William Thomas Mrozek of Crestview, FL, was ...

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OCSO Investigating Death of Woman Found in Mary Esther

April 17, 2018 Mary Esther, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the body of a Mary Esther woman was found on a beach off Tecumseh Lane Monday. Deputies were called to a medical emergency around 7 p.m. after receiving a call that a man walking his dog had noticed a woman on a beach towel who ...

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OCSO Investigating Death of Homeless Man in Destin

April 17, 2018 Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after the body of a homeless man in Destin was found in a wooded area off Highway 98 today. Deputies were called to a medical emergency around 12:35 Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call that a man believed to be in his forties had ...

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Fatal Wreck on SR 85 Claims Life of Crestview Man

April 16, 2018 Eglin AFB, FL – A single vehicle roll-over on Highway 85 just north of SR 123 claimed the life of a 19 year-old Crestview man Monday afternoon. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news release, 19 year old Corey Saylor was the sole occupant of a red 2006 Nissan Sentra as it traveled south bound on ...

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Crestview Man Charged With Murder After Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

April 16, 2018 Crestview, FL — A Sunday evening domestic dispute ended with a Crestview man being arrested on an open count of murder after he allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife. The Crestview Police Department responded to 1232 Northview Drive in the Countryview Estates neighborhood at approximately 6:42 p.m. Sunday evening to a 911 call reporting a gunshot ...

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Crestview Woman Dead Following Domestic Violence Incident

April 16, 2018 Crestview, FL – One resident is dead following a domestic disturbance that turned deadly. The Crestview Police Department responded to Northview Drive in the Countryview Estates Subdivision last night at approximately 7 p.m. in reference to a domestic violence situation that resulted in the death of a black woman. At this time the police department is giving ...

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Walton County Man Found In Possession of Thousands of Rounds of Ammunition, Three Law Enforcement Badges, Following Violation of Risk Protection Order

April 14, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A Walton County man was arrested following a violation of risk protection order issued by the First Judicial Circuit. On April 10th, James Edward Pearson was served a signed risk protection order by Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The Risk Protection Order Act was enacted following the Valentine’s Day murders at Marjory ...

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