Local and State News

Man In Stolen Truck Flees On Foot Into Woods in Milligan To Avoid Capture After Failing To Stop For Wildlife Officers And Deputies

May 7, 2017 A three hour search for the driver of a stolen truck started after officers with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission reported they were involved in a chase with a man they had attempted to pull over for a traffic stop. The incident began around 2:15 P.M. Saturday afternoon near Bryant Bridge Road and the Santa Rosa ...

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A Child In Baker Is Dead After An Apparent Swing Accident

May 7, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent accidental death of a Baker child Saturday evening. Deputies were called to a home north of Baker around 6 p.m. in response to a 9-1-1 call of a child not breathing. According to the press release from the sheriff’s office, The girl’s father stated he arrived home and ...

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Collaborative Efforts Lead to the Resuscitation of an Unconscious Man

May 6, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Collaborative efforts by a Walton County resident, an off-duty firefighter, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County Fire Rescue, lead to the resuscitation of a man who was found unconscious on the side of Highway 90. On Thursday around 7:30 AM, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a 19-year-old male ...

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Tips For Avoiding Mail Theft From Your Mailbox!

May 5, 2017 A Destin resident who was recently charged by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with numerous counts of forging checks is believed to have stolen some of the checks from mailboxes. The checks were then altered to gain access to cash. 36-year old Neil Annon Mathews of 610 Sea Oats Drive was arrested in connection with a number ...

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Fleeing Speeder Crashes in Crestview at Ferdon and Interstate 10 Carrying Heroin and Meth

May 5, 2017 Attempts by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to stop a speeding car on Interstate 10 Thursday ultimately led to the arrest of two Orlando residents in possession of more than thirty jeweler’s bags containing suspected heroin or heroin residue as well as plastic bags with methamphetamine. Deputies tried to pull over the car after spotting it going ...

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Pillowcase Creases Crack Case; Jewelry Store Suspects Identified

May 5, 2017 Walton County, Fla– Two men suspected of breaking into a Miramar Beach jewelry store have been identified by Walton County Sheriff’s Office. WCSO along with the U.S. Marshals Task Force is currently searching for Timothy Edward Vignolo, 32, and Joshua Graves, 38, for the KM Jewelry Store heist that occurred April 29th. The two men are believed ...

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2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6

May 5, 2017 The 78-day 2017 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 6. On May 27, the season will open daily through July 9. The season will also reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This season will maintain fishing opportunities ...

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Concealed Weapon License Renewal Now Available

May 4, 2017 Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Florida Residents will now be able to renew and receive their statewide Concealed Weapon License at the Crestview and Niceville Branches of the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office beginning May 4 th . Tax Collector Ben Anderson says, “Residents already have the ability to renew their license with our offices but have ...

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An Overview of Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 2017 Spring break

May 4, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office made 508 arrests during Spring Break 2017, up from 393 in 2016. The vast majority of the arrests were for underage possession of alcohol but there were also 22 narcotics arrests, one open house party arrest, two DUI’s, and two arrests for providing alcohol to persons under the age of 21. 91 ...

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Crestview Man Shot on Racetrack Road

May 4, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says the motive has not yet been determined in a late night shooting off Racetrack Road that left a Crestview man with multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies received a call around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night of a shooting in the vicinity of 317 Racetrack Road. When the arrived, they heard a man yelling ...

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