Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Undercover Narcotics Operation Nets Twelve Arrests

Twelve people ranging in age from 16 to 66 are in custody after the execution of multiple search warrants early this morning on Hickory Street off Lovejoy Road near Fort Walton Beach. The undercover operation, conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, along...

Pair Charged in Shoplifting Spree

ARREST REPORTS Two Mobile Alabama residents are charged with going on a shoplifting spree that hit multiple businesses. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Investigators say the case is ongoing. 21-year old Tyra Booker is accused of grand theft in connection with...

Texas Man Drowns Trying to Rescue Children

A 50 year old Texas man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday while attempting to rescue his children, who were struggling in the water off Scenic Highway 98 in Destin around 3 p.m. Alejandro Velazquez of Little Elm was pulled to shore by Destin Beach Safety...

OCSO Investigating Apparent Drowning

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a Mississippi teenager last night off Okaloosa Island. The 19-year old Sara Sebren from Pearl Mississippi was swimming with friends near the Seventh Beach Access off Santa Rosa Boulevard...

Stolen Ice Cream Truck Arrest

GRAPPY ARREST REPORT It’s tough to steal an ice cream truck and make a getaway that no one notices. But Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies say 30-year old William Grappy made an attempt anyway, taking a pink and white ice cream truck from outside 216 Angler...