Local and State News

Crestview Teenager Is Second Suspect Arrested In Crestview Home Invasion

April 9, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department has arrested a second suspect in a March 17 home invasion and shooting in which two men kicked in the door of a Virginia Street home in the early morning hours Demanding money and drugs. During the home invasion, a 19-year-old woman celebrating her birthday at her mother’s house with a friend ...

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Suspected Drug Activity Launches Narcotics Investigation and Four Arrests

Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Section launched a narcotics investigation after receiving multiple drug-related complaints in reference to activity at a Destin home. On Friday, April 6, 2018, the unit, which consists of members of the OCSO, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and Crestview Police Department, executed a search warrant at 206 Snapper Drive Unit 11 ...

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Youth Academy Escapee Captured at Crestview McDonalds

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL – A thirteen year old who escaped from the Okaloosa Youth Academy Tuesday evening was later captured at a Crestview McDonalds after a Department of Juvenile Justice employee stopped in and spotted him. 13-year old Nickolas Shoffner and 15-year old Richard Abenojar had escaped from the facility on Straight Line Road and headed into nearby woods ...

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Crestview Crash Knocks Out Power, Driver Arrested For Drugs

April 5, 2018 Crestview, FL — A Tuesday afternoon traffic crash did more than knock out power in the Brackin Street area. It also sent a Crestview man to jail on narcotics charges. Rayshawn Durrell Shoffner, 24, was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after he crashed his 2017 Kia sedan into a utility pole ...

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Welfare Check of Woman Passed Out at Gas Pumps Leads to Felony Narcotics Charge

April 5, 2018 Destin, FL – For the third time in three weeks the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a call of a person passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle while parked at gas pumps. In all three instances, the individuals were under the influence of narcotics. Around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, OCSO deputies were called to ...

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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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