Local and State News

FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report November 3 – November 9

Okaloosa County Officers Corbin and Pifer responded to a single vessel boating accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, just outside of the East Pass. The vessel involved was a 17-foot open console boat. Information was received that one of the five occupants was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The US Coast Guard (USCG) responded ...

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Rock Throwing Resident Charged with Felony Criminal Mischief

November 22, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with using rocks to damage a business on Lovejoy Road and a woman’s car parked on Elaine Avenue last night. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year old Andre Wells in connection with hitting a Dodge SUV in the right rear window and on the ...

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Home Invasion Robbery Reported on Tokalon Court

November 22, 2017 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion robbery by three armed intruders this evening at a home on Tokalon Court near Fort Walton Beach. Three adults and two children were watching television around 6:40 p.m. at 901 Tokalon Court when three black males armed with handguns kicked in the ...

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OCSO Locates Wanted Armed Robbery Suspect During Traffic Stop

November 22, 2017 A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in July is now in custody after being spotted by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop. 22-year old Dion Latwon Wingate of Green Acres Boulevard was a passenger in a car stopped on Scottsdale Court early this morning. The deputy recognized Wingate, who had ...

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Second Suspect Arrested In Connection With October Amber Alert

November 21, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the October Amber Alert out of Walton County. On October 28th  Joseph Harding, 35, and Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, entered a home on Otter Pond Road taking Rebecca Harding, 33, and Gracie Harding, 2, by force using brass knuckles, a pool stick, and other weapons. The ...

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Fifteen Vehicle Burglaries Over The Weekend, All Unlocked & One Firearm Stolen

November 20, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— Fifteen car burglaries were reported over the weekend in the south end of Walton County. All vehicles were left unlocked and one firearm was stolen. The car burglaries occurred from Saturday night to early Monday morning. Eight of the 15 burglaries happened on Red Fish Circle in Blue Mountain Beach, three occurred on ...

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Milton Man Charged With Possession of Moonshine Still

November 20, 2017 Milton, FL – A Milton man has been arrested for illegally possessing a moonshine still after being the subject of poaching deer. According to the Florida Wildlife Commission Law Enforcement Division, two of their officers were investigating a deer poaching case when the came in contact with John Braxton Ward at his home on Mittie Crain Rd. ...

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A Shalimar Woman Who Claimed She Shot Her Husband In Self-Defense Is Now Charged With Murder

November 18, 2017 Shalimar, FL –  A charge of second degree murder has been added to the tampering with evidence charge filed against a Shalimar woman who shot her husband, then hid his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built in a downstairs closet. Barbara Wozniak, age 65, was served the murder warrant late Friday night at the Okaloosa ...

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Wife Charged with Tampering with Evidence in Suspicious Death Investigation

November 17, 2017 Shalimar, FL – A Shalimar woman at the center of a suspicious death investigation has been charged with tampering with evidence by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the home of 65-year old Barbara Wozniak at 86 10th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night after receiving a call about a possible homicide. Wozniak’s adult ...

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One Suspect Arrested, Another One Wanted In Connection With October Amber Alert

November 17, 2017 Walton County, Fla— An arrest has been made in connection with an Amber Alert issued out of Walton County in October. Paul Lewis Vaughan, 39, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an investigation into the incident on October 28th where he and Joseph Harding, 35, entered a home on Otter Pond Road taking ...

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