Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

2001 Press Releases


Dec. 24: Sheriff's Office Investigating Man's Death Following Fight
Dec. 19: Deputies & K-9 "Beau" Apprehend  Armed Robber
Dec. 12: Sexual Predator Notification - Joseph R. Albright
Dec. 6: Pyramid Scheme Investigation - "The Original Dinner Party"
Dec. 2001 Cop Column: If You Need to Get Fingerprinted


Nov. 21: Sheriff Urges Motorists to Drive Safely this Holiday Weekend
Nov. 16: Sheriff Announces Recent Promotions
Nov. 2001 Cop Column: Is Somebody Pretending to be You?


Oct. 30: Eleven Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested
Oct. 29: Sheriff Issues Warning to any Would-Be Halloween Pranksters
Oct. 23: Sheriff Recognizes Employees of the Quarter
Oct. 17: String of Burglaries Cleared with One Arrest
Oct. 17: Complaints of Possible Charity Scam "Unfounded"
Oct. 16: Sheriff Warns Citizens of Charity Fund-Raising Scam
Oct. 12: Sheriff's Office Responds to Several Suspicious Mail Reports
Oct. 2: Sheriff's Office Investigating Bank Robbery in Destin


Sept. 28: Okaloosa County Commissioner Arrested
Sept. 28: Sheriff Unveils New Equipment Obtained by Traffic Safety Grants
Sept. 24: Beware of "Pigeon Drop" Scam
Sheriff's Office Raises More Money for NYC Relief Fund
Sheriff's Office will Raise Money for NYC Police and Firefighters Families Sept. 22
Sept. 14: Beware of Bogus Charity Collectors
Sheriff's Office will Raise Money for NYC Police & Firefighters Relief Fund
Sept. 11: Okaloosa Regional Airport Flights Cancelled
Sept. 6: Murder Suspect Lonnie Smith Returned to Okaloosa County
Sept. 6: Okaloosa Jail Escapee Recaptured
Sept. 2001 Cop Column: What are Your Chances of Meeting an Officer in Person?


Aug. 31: Man Arrested for Murder of Rhonda Kimmons Chaney
Aug. 31: Alabama Jail Escapees Captured in Okaloosa County
Aug. 30: Murder Victim's Car Located
Aug. 29: Murder Suspect Captured - Lonnie Josh Smith
Aug. 29: Citizens Stop Bank Robber
Aug. 28: Investigator Need Public Assistance in Locating Murder Victim's Car
Aug. 28: FWB Woman Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping of Baby from Hospital
Aug. 26: Body Discovered in Wright Area Identified
Aug. 25: Body Discovered in Wright Area
Aug. 10: Drug Store Robber Captured
Aug. 4: murder Suspect Sought - Lonnie Josh Smith

Aug. 2: Drug Task Force Seizes 5 lbs. of Marijuana

JULY 2001

July 31: Media Advisory - Sheriff to Present "Legislative Leadership Award" to Representative Jerry Melvin

July 25: Two Ohio Fugitives Arrested in Okaloosa County
July 17: Wild Foxes Attack Two Shalimar Residents
July 17: Two Men Arrested for Robbery of Elderly Destin Woman
July 17: "Operation Fast Lane" & Buckle Up Okaloosa July 19-21
July 17: Sheriff's "Town Hall Meeting" in Shalimar July 26
July 13: Sheriff Recognizes Employees of the Quarter
Child Safety Day at Lee Chrysler - July 14 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

July 10: Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder After Attacking Mother

July 6: Five Individuals Arrested for Okaloosa Island Robbery

July 2001 Cop Column: Safety for the 2001-2002 School Year

JUNE 2001

June 27: Sexual Predator Notification
June 27: Second Suspect in Home Invasion Robbery Captured
June 26: Domestic Violence Incident Between Mother & Daughter
June 25: Sheriff's Office Honored at "Buckle Up Florida" Awards
June 15: Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested
June 14: Sheriff's "Town Hall Meeting" in Crestview June 28
June 13: Body Found in Car Identified

June 13: FWB Woman Charged with Exploitation of Elderly, Burglary & Theft

June 6: Fatal Traffic Crash in Destin
June 6: 48 Year Old Man is Apparent Victim of Drowning
June 6:Sheriff Appointed to Florida Violent Crime & Drug Control Council
June 5: Sexual Predator Notification - Bridget Patricia Fair

MAY 2001

May 25: Traffic Enforcement Unit Prepares for Busy Holiday Weekend

May 22: 19 Year Old Arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Acts on Child Under 16
May 21: Former Destin Businessman Arrested for Fraud

"Safe Drive 2001" - Sheriff's Posse on Lookout for Safe & Courteous Drivers

May 18: Drug Task Force Seizes Three Kilos of Cocaine
May 11: Crestview Woman Arrested for Theft of Airport Bank Deposits
May 4: Three Arrested for Burglary and Aggravated Battery
May 3: Man Arrested in Connection with 2 Convenience Store Robberies

APRIL 2001

Apr. 26: Sheriff Awards Employees of the Quarter
Victims' Rights Conference - April 26
Victims' Rights 5K "Race for Justice" - April 28
Apr. 12: Investigators Searching for Victims of Vehicle Burglaries
Apr. 9: Sheriff's Town Hall Meeting in Destin on April 24
Apr. 4: Destin Man Arrested After Firing Shots at Taxicab
Apr. 4: Crestview Woman Charged with Manslaughter
Apr. 3: Visiting Teenager Dies After Falling from Balcony
Apr. 3: Three Individuals Face Felony Drug Charges
Apr. 2: Two Individuals Arrested for Drug Trafficking
April 2001 Cop Column: If Your Child Runs Away...

MARCH 2001

Mar. 30: Pilot Injured in Single-Engine Plane Crash
Mar. 28: Sexual Predator Notification: Todd Raphael Brazzell
Mar. 28: MADD Awards Deputy for DUI Enforcement
Mar. 22: Sexual Predator Notification: Fred Ward, Jr.
Mar. 21: Deputy Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle
Mar. 16: Sexual Predator Notification: Fred Ward, Jr.
Mar. 13: Suspect in Custody After Two Pre-Dawn Burglaries
Mar. 8: Woman Injured in Single-Car Crash on Highway 98
Mar. 8: Fugitive Warrants Unit Captures Mississippi Prison Escapee
Mar. 5: North Okaloosa Woman Charged with Attempted Murder
Mar. 5: Weekend Traffic Fatality in Destin

Mar. 2: New Sheriff's Office Number for Cellular One Customers

Mar. 2: Traffic Unit Launches Summer Safety Campaign This Weekend
Mar. 2001 Cop Column: Are Your Kids Safe At School?


Feb. 22: Sheriff's Town Hall Meeting in FWB on March 1
Feb. 16: Attempted Murderer Captured
Feb. 15: Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Two Drug Arrests
National Child Passenger Safety Week": Feb. 10 - 18
Feb. 9: Sheriff Awards Employees of the Year
Feb. 8: "Date Rape" Drug Seized
Feb. 5: Sheriff Recognizes Employees of the Quarter
Feb. 1: Man Arrested in Connection with Death of His Wife
Feb. 2001 Cop Column: Beware the Crime Statistics Iceberg


Jan. 31: 2000 Crime Statistics
Jan. 25: Suspect Arrested After Bank Robbery in Shalimar
Jan. 24: Sheriff's Office Receives "Grand Star Award"
Jan. 13: Two Arrested for Destin Bank Robbery
Jan 11: Sheriff's Office Investigating Destin Bank Robbery
Jan 10: Two Murder Suspects Arrested
Jan. 5: Crime Stoppers Tip Helps Capture Fugitive
Jan. 2001 Cop Column: Who's Knocking at Your Door?

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