Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

2004 Press Releases


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Dec. 29: Sheriff Warns Public About Collect Calls from Jail Inmates
Dec. 29: Three Arrested for Theft at Beall's Outlet
Sheriff's Citizen Academy Begins January 6, 2005
Dec. 28: Sheriff Offers Holiday Traffic Safety Reminders
Dec. 17: Two Mary Esther Residents Arrested on Drug Charges
Dec. 17: FWB Man Arrested for Shooting at Passing Cars with Slingshot
Dec. 7: Two Suspects in Custody for Delivering Cocaine
Dec. 2004 Cop Column: How to put Scam Artists out of Business


Hetherington Community Meeting - Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 29: Niceville Bank Robbery
Nov. 23: Suspect Arrested for Florosa bank Robbery
Nov. 18: Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Local Woman
Nov. 18: Florosa Bank Robbery
Nov. 18: Two Women Arrested in Ongoing Fraud Investigation
      ***Complete Arrest Reports***
Nov. 18: Sheriff Urges Holiday Traffic Safety
Nov. 17: Sheriff's Office Investigating Early Morning Shooting
Nov. 16: Demetrius Nelson Death Investigation Closed
      ***State Attorney's Conclusions***
Nov. 16: Canine Unit One of the Best in the Nation
Nov. 5: Woman Shot During Robbery
November 2004 Cop Column: Shoplifting...To Prosecute or Not?


Oct. 28: Sheriff Honors Employees of the Quarter
Hetherington Halloween Open House - Oct. 31 from 6 - 8:30 PM
Oct. 26: Meth Lab Dismantled in Baker
Oct. 26: Drug Task Force Shuts Down Crack Cocaine Lab 
Oct. 21: String of Break-Ins at Self-Storage Facilities 
Oct. 20: Wyoming Man is Apparent Drowning Victim
Oct. 19: Two Brothers Suspected in Murder-For-Hire Plot 
Oct. 14: Deputies Directing Traffic on Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island
Free Women's Self Defense & Kid's Stranger Danger Classes
Oct. 12 : Man Arrested for Holding Estranged Wife at Gunpoint
Oct. 8 : Woman Injured After Falling from Restaurant Roof
Oct. 5 : Sheriff Warns Citizens of Telephone Scam
Oct. 1 : Traffic Tips for Highway 98 Between FWB and Destin
October 2004 Cop Column: Some Hurricane Ivan Postscripts


Sept. 28: FWB Bank Robbery
Sept. 28: Sexual Predator Notification - Chad C. Richard
Sept. 24: OCSO Activity Report During Hurricane Ivan
Sept. 24: Crestview Man Arrested for Attempted Murder
Sept. 24: Price Gouging Arrests
Sept. 23: Citizen Academy Rescheduled for Sept. 29
Sept. 22: Marijuana Growing Facility Discovered in Mary Esther
Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting in Sylvania Heights Sept. 20
Neighborhood Watch Community Meeting in Baker Sept. 16
Sept. 2: Meth Lab Dismantled in FWB
September 2004 Cop Column: Charities That Aren't


Aug. 27: Sheriff Urges Traffic Safety for Labor Day
Aug. 26: Sylvania Heights Oak Tree Won't  be Cut Down
Aug. 20: Traffic Fatality in Destin
Aug. 18: Free Gun Safety Locks Available at Sheriff's Office
Aug. 18: Sexual Predator Notification - Terrance K. Farmer
Aug. 14: Hit-and-Run Crash in Mary Esther
Aug. 14: Deputies Sent to South Florida to Assist After Charley
Sheriff's Citizen's Academy: Sept. 15 - Dec. 1 in Destin
Traffic Delays Expected with Presidential Visit August 10
Aug. 6: Demetrius Nelson Autopsy Results
"Back to School"... Be Alert for School Zones & School Busses
Aug. 4: Sheriff's Office Investigating FWB Bank Robbery 
Aug. 2: Sheriff Honors Employees of the Quarter 
August 2004 Cop Column: Is the Cop Business Seasonal? 

JULY 2004

July 30: Deputy Discovers Meth Lab in Laurel Hill
July 30: Two More Arrested in Major Drug Investigation 
Children's Self-Defense & "Stranger Danger" Seminar - Aug. 16
Hurricane Preparedness Guide....Are you prepared????
July 17: Man Arrested for Sexual Battery on Children Under Age of 12 
July 16: Baker Man Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation 
July 15: Sexual Predator Notification - David Eugene Miller 
July 13: Apparent Drowning in Destin Under Investigation
July 13: Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in Destin Identified 
July 8: Three Robbery Suspects Arrested by Alert Deputy 
Child Safety Seat Inspections at Preston Hood Chevrolet - July 10 from 11:00 - 1:00 
July 3: Death of Pensacola Man Under Investigation 
July 1: One-Dollar Idea Wins National Award 
July 2004 Cop Column: Some Things to Know Before School Starts 

JUNE 2004

June 30: Drug Task Force Arrests Eight on Drug Charges 
June 29: Convenience Store Robber Apprehended 
June 22: Okaloosa County Escapee Recaptured in Walton County
June 22: Airplane Crash in Baker
June 22: Okaloosa County Escapee Captured in Georgia
June 21: One Injured in Destin Traffic Crash  ***UPDATE***
June 14: Mary Esther Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking
June 9: Search Warrants Result in Several Drug Arrests
June 4: Mother & Daughter Arrested for Counterfeit Check Scam 
June 4: Pedestrian Traffic Crash in Destin
June Cop Column: Can I Get a Speeding Ticket on my Bicycle?

MAY 2004

May 31: Apparent Drowning in Destin
May 27: Drug Defendant Returned to Okaloosa County 
May 25: Former Probation Officer Arrested on Drug Charges 
May 24: Sheriff Offers Motorists Advice for Busy Summer Season
May 18: Sexual Predator Notification - Fred Ward, Jr.
Traffic Advisory: Emerald Coast Boat Show May 20 - 23
Law Enforcement Appreciation Prayer Luncheon - May 13th
"Town Hall  Meeting" in Baker - May 24th 6:00 p.m.
May 6: Six Year Old Seriously Injured in Traffic Crash
May 3: Body Found Near Destin Bridge   ***Update***
May Cop Column: Be Legal on the Water

APRIL 2004

Apr. 26: Sheriff Honors Employees of the Quarter
Apr. 21: Sexual Predator Notification - Joseph R. Albright, Jr. 
Apr. 16: Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Drug Arrest 
Apr. 16: Sexual Predator Notification - Raymond E. Wortham 
Apr. 15: Three Arrested for Residential Burglaries 
Apr. 12: Teenage Burglary Suspects Apprehended 
Apr. 8: Meth Lab Discovered in Shalimar 
Apr. 5: Two Arrested After Discovery of Meth Lab in Niceville
"Tribute" to Remember Victims of Crime - April 8th from 5 - 7 PM
April Cop Column: Technology Helping Crime Fighters

MARCH 2004

Mar. 31: Sexual Predator Notification - Fred Ward, Jr. 
Mar.  30: K-9 Unit Returns from Field Trials with Honors 
Free Women's Self Defense Seminar - March 31 at 5:00 PM
***Missing Child - Alysia Ashley Parker***  RECOVERED
Free Home Security Seminar - Saturday, March 20, 2004
Mar.17: Meth Lab Dismantled in Valparaiso
Mar. 17: Sexual Predator Notification - John P. Moore, Sr.
Mar.16: Fifth Arrest Made in Connection with Meth Lab
Mar.12: Meth Lab Dismantled in Destin
Mar. 6: Niceville Toddler Drowns in Pond
Mar. 2: Drug Task Force Investigating Possible Meth Lab


Feb. 25: Crestview High School Student Charged with Attempted Murder
Feb. 23: Sexual Predator Notification - Duane Albert Barts
Feb. 20: Two FWB Men Arrested on Drug Charges
Feb. 19: Sexual Predator Notification - Fred Ward, Jr. 
Feb. 18: Virginia Murder Suspect Apprehended in Okaloosa County
Feb. 13: Three Family Members Arrested on Drug Charges
Feb. 13: Sexual Predator Notification - John P. Moore, Sr.
Feb. 10: Drug Task Force Dismantles Meth Lab in Niceville
Feb. 10: Sheriff Honors 2003 Employees of the Year
Feb. 10: Sheriff Announces Employees of the Quarter
Feb. 8: Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Automobile Fire
Feb. 6: Crestview Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges
Feb. Cop Column: The "Cops & Robbers" Misnomer


Free Women's Self Defense Seminar - February 7 at 10:00 AM
Jan. 16: Meth Lab Dismantled in Fort Walton Beach
Jan. 15: Man Arrested on Two Counts of Attempted Murder
Jan. 14: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
2003 Crime Statistics
Jan. 6: Two More Arrested for Christmas Vandalism
Jan. 6: Destin Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody
Jan. 2: Sexual Predator Notification - Chad Christopher Richard
Jan. 1: One Dead After Fight at Local Lounge
Jan. Cop Column: Who gets the Money from Traffic Fines?

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