Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

IRS Scam Bilks FWB Woman out of $5,000

A Fort Walton Beach woman is the latest victim of con artists who pretend to represent the IRS. The 66-year old got a phone call May 16th from someone with a heavy Hispanic or Indian accent, claiming to be from the IRS, and stating she owed the agency $5233 in back...

Bomb Threat Written on School Bathroom Wall

The School Resource Officer at Meigs Middle School in Shalimar says someone wrote a bomb threat on a wall in a boys’ bathroom. It was discovered today. Anyone with information on who may have written the threat is asked to contact SRO Deputy T.J. Bye, school...

Child Says Man in Van Offered Her Candy

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a third grader at Wright Elementary reported that a man in a green van offered her a bag of candy as she rode her bicycle to school. The 9 year old says she was heading east on Pelham Road around 8:30 a.m....