Local and State News

Tallahassee Man Indicted On Child Porn Charges

January 8, 2018 Tallahassee, FL – Cody Daniel Davis, 23, of Tallahassee, was arraigned Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receipt, possession, and access with intent to view child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The indictment alleges that, between ...

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Former State Of Florida Legislative Staffer Sentenced To 10 Years For Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

January 8, 2018 Tallahassee, FL – Michael A. Chmielewski, 38, of Tallahassee, a former State of Florida legislative staffer, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after being convicted on September 29, 2017, of attempted enticement of a minor. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. In February 2017, undercover investigators conducted ...

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Navarre Beach Dead Body Identified

January 8, 2018 Navarre Beach, FL – A body found on Navarre Beach Sunday afternoon has been identified as a 46 year old Birmingham, Alabama man. According to a news release from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway on Sunday afternoon shortly after 3:30 p.m. in reference to a possible shooting. Upon arrival ...

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Mary Esther Man Faces 23 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

January 8, 2018 Mary Esther, FL – An investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has led to multiple charges of possession of child pornography against a Mary Esther man. 22-year old William Milano of Magnolia Drive was arrested January 5th at his home following the execution of a search warrant by the OCSO and members of the Northwest Florida ICAC (Internet ...

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Death Investigation On Navarre Beach

January 8, 2018 Navarre Beach, FL – A dead body found on Navarre Beach near a local restaurant is being treated as a Death Investigation according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 3:30 pm on Sunday, January 7, 2018, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a parking lot near Juana’s Pagodas on ...

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FWC Uses Prescribed Fire As Best Management Tool For Maintaining Wildlife Habitat

January 7, 2018 January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young Forest fires caused by lightning once played a major role in forming and maintaining much of Florida’s palmetto-pine flatwoods, sandhills, scrub, prairies and wetlands ecosystems. Many species of wildlife benefit greatly from fire. Historically, Native Americans, farmers and ranchers practiced controlled burning to clear land and initiate new plant growth ...

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Tampa Man Arrested For Attempted To Obtain Fraudulent Prescription At Local Pharmacy

January 7, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – A Tampa man is now in custody after attempting to pick up fraudulent prescriptions at a pharmacy in DeFuniak Springs. DeFuniak Springs Police were notified Saturday morning of several fraudulent prescriptions that were called in to local pharmacies.  A Pharmacist from WalMart advised that they received a call from a purported office assistant ...

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An Okaloosa County Registered Sexual Offender Is One Of Two Men Arrested In Soliciting a Child for Sex

January 7, 2018 Fort Walton, FL – A Fort Walton Beach man who traveled to a predetermined location thinking he was going to hook up with a thirteen year old girl January 3rd was met by an undercover Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Investigator instead. 23-year old James Youmans of 921 Denton Boulevard had been having computer conversations with an investigator posing ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 12/15/2017 – 12/28/2017

January 5, 2018 Escambia County Officer Land was on patrol in the Gulf Islands National Seashore with U.S. Park Ranger Robinson and witnessed multiple duck hunters near the Johnson Beach area of the park. Officer Land and Ranger Robinson contacted the hunters for a resource inspection. When Officer Land inspected one of the subject’s firearms, he found that it was ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

January 5, 2018 Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic variations on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County    State Road (S.R.) 189 (Beal Parkway) Intersection Improvement at S.R. 393 (Mary Esther Boulevard)– There will be intermittent lane restrictions on Beal Parkway between Ewing Court and Water Street from 9 ...

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