Local and State News

More Than 150 Charges Filed on Burglary Suspects Caught In Santa Rosa Beach

March 9, 2018 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — Two burglars wreaking havoc in three counties finally slipped up. All because they picked a bad place to park. Deputies patrolling Watersound North community early Wednesday morning came across a white Toyota Tundra parked in a construction area. The deputies blocked the truck with his patrol car and then climbed onto a ...

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Destin Man Charged in Nightclub Stabbing

March 9, 2018 Destin, FL – A Destin man faces a felony charge after a bar fight led to a stabbing March 8th. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year old Shane Robbins for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Deputies were called to AJ’s on Harbor Boulevard in Destin around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in connection with a fight that had ...

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Two in Custody After Crestview Convenience Store Robbed At Gun Point

A Crestview man who had just been profiled as a fugitive this week by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers didn’t bother to try to stay off the radar. Instead he and an accomplice committed an armed robbery just before midnight at a Tom Thumb in Crestview. But an observant witness combined with excellent teamwork by law enforcement helped put both behind ...

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Crestview PD Offers Fingerprinting Services

March 9, 2018 Crestview, FL  — Residents applying for certain licenses or undergoing pre-employment background checks for positions such as educators, some medical facilities, etc., often need to be fingerprinted as part of the procedure. The Crestview Police Department is pleased to offer as a community service walk-in fingerprinting services for pre-employment or licensing background checks. The service is offered ...

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Credit Card Fraud Alert For Local Banks in Okaloosa County

March 9, 2018 Okaloosa County, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is advising all credit and debit card holders with Eglin Federal Credit Union and First National Bank to closely monitor all your accounts after EFCU Financial Security recently noticed suspicious activity involving a small number of compromised card numbers. An active investigation is underway at this time and both ...

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Niceville Man Severely Injured After Being Pushed Down Flight of Stairs

March 8, 2018 Destin, FL – A Niceville resident was critically injured after a Tennessee man pushed him down a flight of stairs for calling his girlfriend foul names. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 3695 Scene Highway 98 in Destin around 9:44 a.m. Tuesday. They say 24-year old Zachary Charles Laubsch of Niceville Avenue was an invited guest ...

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WCSO’S Welding Program Graduates Six

March 7, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— If resilience were a color, it would be the same shade as the sparks flying off a welding machine. For the last six weeks in a large trailer hidden at the Walton County Jail, you could find six welding helmets hiding the faces of men in striped uniforms. Most are shy talking about it. ...

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Florala Shooting Suspect Will Be Charged With Murder

March 6, 2018 Florala, AL – A warrant for the charge of Murder has been issued in a shooting death that occurred in the parking lot local restaurant in Florala, AL. At approximately 11:58 a.m., Sunday, the Florala Police Department received reports of a shooting in the parking lot of the Huddle House Restaurant, 1076 3rd St.  When officers arrived, ...

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Man in Stolen Car Tries to Escape

March 6, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL — An alert citizen called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning after spotting a reckless driver who then appeared to pass out inside a car near a Beal Parkway convenience store. Arriving Deputies discovered not only had the black Toyota Rav 4 been reported stolen March 4th, but the driver was a ...

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8 Arrested For Soliciting A Child For Sex During Operation “Paladin’s Shield” in Walton County

March 6, 2018 Walton County, Fla — A five-day operation leads to the arrest of eight men for soliciting a child for sex including a registered sex offender out of Escambia County who fled from deputies and crashed his car in the bay. By monitoring smartphone apps and online ads an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force went hunting for ...

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