Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

News Releases

OCSO Searching for Missing FWB Teen

***UPDATE*** KAYLA FIRNSCHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to locate missing 19-year old Kayla Virginia Firnschild of Jamestown Avenue in Fort Walton Beach. Kayla was last seen on Monday, May 16th. Her whereabouts are unknown... read more

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... read more

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.... read more