Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

2005 Press Releases


Dec. 27: Holiday DUI Crackdown
Dec. 24: Home Invasions Robbery Arrests  
Dec. 23: Home Invasions Robbery Suspect Arrested  
Dec. 22: Shooting Suspect Arrested  
Dec. 14: Scam Warning
Dec. 2: DUI Zero Tolerance Paying Off


Nov. 30: Car Burglary Suspects Nabbed  
Nov. 25: Officer Involved Shooting - Update 
Nov. 24: Officer Involved Shooting in Florosa  
Nov. 15: Sheriff Announces Employees of the Quarter
"Buckle Up Destin Week": November 18-25
Nov. 10: Three Arrested for Armed Robberies 
Nov. 10: Escaped Inmate Back in Custody 
Nov. 8: Stolen Bank Money Recovered
Nov. 8: Armed Robbers Sought
Nov. 4: Sexual Predator Notification - David Eugene Miller
Nov. 3: Aggravated Battery Falsely Reported
Nov. 2: Home Invasion Robbery in FWB
Nov. 2: Aggravated Battery Investigation
November 2005 Cop Column: Five Myths About Shoplifting


Sheriff's Town Hall Meeting in FWB - November 8
Safety Tips for Kids Walking Home
Oct. 14: Sheriff's Association Announces Legislative Priorities
Oct. 13: Elections Fraud Arrest 
Oct. 13: Michigan Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Crestview
Oct. 12: Five Arrested for Home Invasions 
Oct. 12: Baker Woman Arrested for Providing Alcohol to Minors 
Oct. 7: Attempted Kidnapping in Niceville
Free Women's Self Defense Seminar - October 8, 2005


Sept. 29: Anonymous Tips Lead to Drug Arrests in Crestview
Sept. 27: Man Stabbed After Altercation in Destin
Sept. 27: Four Arrested on Drug Charges
Sept. 21: 2002 Hit & Run Fatality Suspect Arrested
Sept. 14: Homicide Investigation Follows Home Invasion
Sept. 12: Sheriff's Office Investigating Home Invasion
Sept. 8: Investigators Honored by US Attorney's Office


Aug. 31: Deputies Deployed to Mississippi to Assist After Hurricane Katrina
Aug. 30: Five Arrested on Drug Charges Sentenced in Federal Court
Aug. 25: Meth Lab Dismantled in Crestview
Aug. 23: Sheriff Welcomes New Member to PIO Office
You Drink & Drive. You Lose Labor Day Crackdown
"Red Light Running Operation"  - August 18
Sheriff's Crestview Town Hall Meeting - August 16
Sheriff's Citizen Academy Sept. 1 - Dec. 1, 2005... Register Now!
Aug. 4: Sheriff Honors Employees of the Quarter
Aug. 3: Back to School Reminders for Okaloosa County
Aug. 1: Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Baker Man 
August  2005 Cop Column: TV Cops: Fact or Fiction?

JULY 2005

National Night Out - August 2
DUI Saturation Patrol Targeting Highway 98 - July 29
July 28: Problem Oriented Policing Squad Suppresses Underage Sale of Alcohol
July 21: Attempted Home Invasion Robbery 
"Red Light Running Operation" - July 27 in Mary Esther
"Red Light Running Operation" - July 27 on Okaloosa Island

JUNE 2005

June 29: Lieutenant to fill Director of Public Safety Position at OWC 
July 4th Weekend Safety
June 23: Murder Suspect Ben Lee Metcalf Arrested in Tennessee 
June 23: Deputies Aide in Neighborhood Clean-Up 
Crestview Sheriff's Town Hall Meeting - August 16 
June 19: Arizona Murder Suspect Arrested in Okaloosa County 
"Red Light Running Operation" - June 22 
June 15: Sheriff Announces FDLE Analyst Academy Graduate 
Okaloosa Youth Week June 13 - 17
June 6: Escaped Inmate Back in Custody
June 2: Sheriff Announces Employees of the Quarter 
June 2: Purse Snatching Suspects Arrested 

MAY 2005

May 26: Sheriff Urges Memorial Day Safety 
May 24: Crestview Residents Arrested for Distributing Marijuana 
"Red Light Running Operation" - May 29
May 23: Shalimar Man Arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse 
May 23: Meth Lab Dismantled in Niceville  
May 18: Drug Trafficking Suspects Charged in Federal Court
May 17: Murder Suspect Sought - Ben Lee Metcalf  
Loss Prevention Coalition Meeting - May 19
Sobriety Checkpoint on Highway 98 - May 19  
May 13: Carjacking in Destin
May. 13: Sheriff's Office Investigating Death as Homicide 
May 11: Sheriff's Office Investigating Death
"Red Light Running Operation" - May 12

APRIL 2005

Real Estate Agents Self-Defense Seminar - April 28
Litter Awareness Campaign Kickoff - April 22
Sheriff's Town Hall Meeting in Niceville - April 26
Apr. 13: K-9 Unit Receives Honors at Field Trials
Apr. 6: Two Teenagers Charged with Vehicle Burglaries
Apr. 6: Sexual Predator Notification - David Michael Prickett 
April  2005 Cop Column: Techno-Savvy Scam Artists

MARCH 2005

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run - April 1
Mar. 11: 2004 Posse Members of the Year 
Mar. 7: Sheriff Morris Offers Spring Break Traffic Advice
Mar. 4: Crestview Man Arrested on Drug Charges 
Mar. 3: Cemetery Vandals Arrested
2004 Crime Statistics
March 2005 Cop Column: What Keeps Deputies Busy?


Feb. 24: Sheriff Announces Employees of the Year 
Feb. 24: Sheriff Announces Employees of the Quarter 
Spring Break Preparation Meeting February 17
Collision Avoidance Training for Teenagers Feb. 25 & 26
Feb. 7: Middle School Coach Arrested on Lewd & Lascivious Charges 
Feb. 4: Three Meth Labs Dismantled
Free Womens Self Defense Seminar February 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 2005 Cop Column: Top Ten List - Dumb Crooks in Okaloosa County


Jan. 31: Suspect Arrested for Contractor Fraud 
Childrens' Self Defense Class January 31 @ 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 2005 Cop Column: Some Headlines You Didn't See in 2004

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