Local and State News

Crestview To Discuss Waving Traffic Impact Fees And Storage And Use Of Recreational Vehicles

January 22, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview City Council has a special meeting this evening at 5:30 PM for a public hearing on an ordinance regarding the waiver of traffic impact fees by the City of Crestview.  After the special meeting, Council will go into workshop session to discuss the Environmental Center Plan and more discussion concerning Storage and use of ...

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One Arm Man Wrecks Stolen Vehicle

Navarre, FL – A Car that was stolen from a fast food restaurant in Fort Walton Beach Saturday morning wrecked a few hours later in Navarre due to the suspect’s disability of having only one arm. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 24 year old Slater Glen Allen Cole of Mary Esther, FL, stole a 2015 Hyundai Elantra from the ...

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Woman Attacks Her Children’s Father With Turkey Carver

January 21, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – A 37 year old DeFuniak Springs woman has been arrested for attacking her children’s father with a turkey carver. Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to a Lakeview Drive residence around 8 p.m. Friday night in reference to a disturbance.  Police arrived to find a man bleeding from his hand from ...

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Purse Theft Arrest, Keep a Grip on Your Purse While Shopping

January 19, 2018 Fort Walton, FL – A Fort Walton Beach woman was arrested on Thursday, January 18, 2018, for stealing a woman’s purse out of her shopping cart January 17th. 33-year old April Griffin of Windmill Drive is charged with grand theft. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Walmart on Beal Parkway Wednesday after the victim ...

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Crestview Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

January 18, 2018 By: Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — A 20-year-old Crestview man was remanded to the Okaloosa County Jail for robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint this morning, Thursday January 18, 2018, during which he stole two packs of cigarettes valued at $13.11. Matthew Steven Peacock allegedly robbed the Tom Thumb store at the corner of Old Bethel ...

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Crestview Liquor Store Robbed At Gun Point

January 17, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with a Jan. 16 nighttime robbery of a local liquor store. Police were summoned to the Cash’s Crest liquor store and lounge at 1675 Ferdon Blvd. South around 8 p.m. in response to a hold-up alarm activation. The cashier told responding officers that she had ...

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Loaded Handgun, Drugs Found After Man Fights With Deputy During Traffic Sop

January 14, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla —  A woman calls 911 as she witnesses a suspect fight a deputy during a traffic stop. On Friday, January 12th at 9:30am a Walton County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle at the intersection of West Violet Lane and Girl Scout road with no license plate. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and addressed ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 12/29/2017 – 1/5/2018

January 14, 2018 Calhoun County Officer Hayes received a call from a landowner who heard a rifle shot from the roadway near his residence. The landowner also heard a vehicle speed away from the location. Officer Hayes responded and searched the area for any shell casings or evidence that a deer had been shot. Unable to locate any evidence, Officer ...

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And Now, The Rest Of The Story

January 14, 2018 Baker, FL – A Couple days before December 19, 2017, FWC Officers Trueblood and Rockwell responded to a call regarding suspected illegal camping in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The officers made contact with three subjects in a creek-side camp where they had illegally accessed the campsite via a closed road. While addressing the violation, deputies from ...

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Crestview Police Cosponsors Women’s Self-Defense Class With Gordon Martial Arts

January 13, 2018 by Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — For many women, there’s nothing more frightening than being assaulted. Fortunately, local martial arts experts say, there are some basic steps a woman can take to resist or defeat an attacker. Gordon Martial Arts, in conjunction with the Crestview Police Department Community Services division, will offer a free Women’s Self-Defense Course, ...

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