Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

2008 Press Releases


Dec. 22: Armed Robber Captured
Dec. 22: Travelers Check Scam
Dec. 18: OCSO Deputy Graduates From FBI Academy
Dec. 17: Five Charged in Prostitution Ring
Dec. 16: Destin Man Charged with Attempted Murder
Dec. 12: ATM Scam Investigation
Dec. 3: Shalimar Death Investigation
Dec. 2: Destin Indoor Pot Grow Discovered
December 2008 Cop Column: A Cop's Letter to Santa


Nov 25: Man Arrested in Baseball Bat Attack
Nov 24: OCSO Seeks Pawn Shop Robber
Holiday Safety Tips from OCSO
Nov 17: Fraud Alert! Check Out Charities Before You Give
Nov 1: Home Invasion Robbery Investigation


Oct. 31: Counterfeit Currency Crackdown
Oct. 27: OCSO Investigating Destin Traffic Crash
Oct. 27: Traffic Crash Impacts Traffic on Hwy 98 in Destin
Oct. 24: OCSO Investigating Mary Esther Bank Robbery
Oct. 22: Law Enforcement Trust Fund Established
Oct. 16: Fraud Alert - Your Grandchildren are in Trouble
Oct. 2008 Halloween Safety Tips
Oct. 16: Fraud Alert - Your Grandchildren are in Trouble
Oct. 3: Cause of Early Morning Traffic Crash Under Investigation
Oct. 3: Sexual Predator Notification - Robert Blair Scharmen
Oct. 3: Hwy 98 Re-Open to Traffic in Both Directions
Oct. 3: Westbound Lanes of Hwy 98 Near Mary Esther Traffic Crash Now Open
Oct. 3: Deputies to Assist in Getting Students & Staff to Mary Esther Elementary
Oct. 3: Crash at Hwy 98 & Mary Esther Blvd Impacts Traffic
October 2008 Cop Column: The Thousand Dollar Wheelie & Other New Laws


Sept. 30: Drug Task Force Raids Two Meth Labs
Sept. 30: Charges Upgraded Against Niceville Man
Sept. 24: Sexual Predator Notification - Robert Blair Scharmen
Sept. 17: Niceville Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery
Sept. 12: Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island Re-Opened
Sept. 11: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Sept. 11: Holt Man Arrested on Molestation Charges
Sept. 11: Scam Letters Circulating in Okaloosa County
Sept. 11: Highway 98 Closed on Okaloosa Island
Sept. 4: Shooting Suspect Arrested in Okaloosa County
Sept. 3: Sexual Predator Notification - Craig Alan Swinarski
Sept. 2: Apparent Drowning on Okaloosa Island
Sept. 2: Sexual Predator Notification - Henry Allan Erickson


Aug. 29: Sexual Predator Notification - Darrick Ross
Aug. 25: Habitual Traffic Offender Arrested
Aug. 25: Sexual Predator Notification - Michael Craig Banks
Aug. 23: OCSO Investigating Oakridge Street Shooting
Aug. 21: New Digital Child Safety Kits Available - SafeAssured ID
Aug. 13: Sexual Predator Notification - David Lee Whitehead
Aug. 12: OCSO Investigating Baker Shooting
Aug. 12: Fire Unveils Existence of Indoor Marijuana Grow Operation
Aug. 11: Back to School Safety
Aug. 9: OCSO Arrests Two on Identity Theft Charges

JULY 2008

July 29: Sheriff Morris New Head of Florida Sheriff's Association
July 28: Sheriff Morris Overwhelmed by Community Support for Deputy Forgione
July 26: Okaloosa Deputy Anthony Forgione Laid to Rest
July 23: Rohlman Preliminary Autopsy Report Indicates Fatal Gunshot Wound was Self-Inflicted
July 22: Trust Fund Set Up for Slain Deputy
July 22: OCSO Mourns Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty
July 22: One Deputy, One Suspect Dead in Standoff
July 14: Two More Arrests Made in Home Invasion Robbery
July 14: One Arrested So Far in Home Invasion Robbery
July 14: OCSO Investigating Home Invasion Robbery
July 11: Man Stabbed on Okaloosa Island
July 10: Multiple Arrests Made in Drug Operation
July 7: Hectic Fourth of July Weekend for OCSO
July 5: Woman Suffers Gunshot Wound at Fireworks Show
July 2: Sexual Predator Notification - Bridgett Fair
July 2: Sexual Predator Notification - Henry Erickson
July 1: 4th of July Safety
July 2008 Cop Column: The Birth of the "Terry Stop"

JUNE 2008

June 27: Sexual Predator Notification - Orlando Lorenzo
June 23: Protect Yourself From Car Burglaries
June 23: Niceville Man Charged with Attempted Murder
June 20: OCSO Youth Week Attracts Record Number of Students
June 19: OCSO Investigating Attack on Woman
June 17: Harold Haynes Arrested
June 16: OCSO Arrests Man Suspected in Two Robberies
June 16: Woman Burned in Domestic Violence Case
June 15: OCSO Seeks Ritz Store Robbery Suspect (photo)
June 11: Traffic Safety Campaign Results
June 11: Convenience Store Robber Sought (photo)
June 11: Undocumented Workers Arrested
June 9: Allegations of Undocumented Workers Unfounded
June 6: Nail Shop Owner Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges
June 2: OCSO Investigating Bank Robbery (photo)
June 2008 Cop Colum: What Not To Do For Hurricane Season

MAY 2008

May 29: OCSO K-9 Team Wins National Award
May 20: Scam Alert: IRS Does Not Contact Taxpayers Via E-mail
May 11: Woman Reports Kidnapping and Sexual Battery
May 6: 2008 Spring Break Numbers
May 5: Two More Arrests in Niceville Home Invasion
May 2: Joint Investigation Targets Child Porn Possession
May 2008 Cop Colum: What Keeps Cops Busy?

APRIL 2008

Apr 23: OCSO Communications Numbers Temporarily out of Service
Apr 14: Deputy's Personal Story Published Nationally
Apr 11: OCSO K-9 Unit Qualifies at National Certification Trials
Apr 10: Okaloosa Deputies Honored by MADD
Apr 9: Drug Task Force Active in Back-to-Back Investigations
Apr 8: Additional Reward Offered for Courthouse Bomb Threat Arrest
Apr 8: Sheriff Implement "CARE" Program Click here to sign up!
Apr 4: Sexual Predator Notification - Joseph William Wigton
Apr 3: Buckle Up Campaign for Teens Begins
Apr 2: Sexual Predator Notification - Walter Lee Grandison

MARCH 2008

Mar. 25: Drug Task Force Arrests Crack Dealer
Mar. 20: Escaped Inmate Faces Multiple Charges
Mar. 19: NW Florida Lawmen Searching for Escaped Prisoner
Mar. 19: Citizens Academy Graduates Praise Program
Mar. 17: OCSO POP Squad Shuts Down Crack House
Mar. 17: Drug Task Force Shuts Down Indoor Marijuana Operation
Mar. 17: Bogus Extortion E-mails Circulating
Mar. 16: Deputy Injured in Crash Caused by Drunk Driver
Mar. 14: Reward Increased for Information on Bomb Threat Caller
Mar. 14: 28 Charged in Underage Alcohol Sales Operation
Mar. 7: Sports Broadcaster Faces Investment Fraud Charges
Mar. 5: Two Arrested in Connection with Destin Armed Robbery
Mar. 2: One Dead in Shalimar Stabbing


Feb. 29: Sexual Predator Notification - Michael Leroy Zehfus
Destin Spring Break Meeting - February 21
Feb. 12: Joint Task Force Arrests Nine Illegal Immigrants in Okaloosa
Feb. 12: Crestview High Student Arrested on Gun Charges
Feb. 12: Student Arrested with Firearm
Feb. 10: Third Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Captured
Feb. 6: Third Suspects Sought in Home Invasion
Feb. 5: Suspicious Activity - Attempt to Identify Subject
Feb. 5: Indoor Marijuana Grow Operation in Destin
Feb. 4: OCSO Investigating Motorcycle Fatality
Feb. 3: Two in Custody after Destin Home Invasion
Feb. 1: Two Arrested after Drug Raid in FWB
Feb 2008 Cop Column: Are you Ready for ID Checking Season?


Jan 30: Final Suspect Arrested in Armed Robbery Investigation
Jan 29: Drug Task Force Makes Another Arrest on Corvet Street
Jan 26: Two Suspects Sought in Home Invasion Robbery
Jan 19: Pizza Delivery Man Robbed at Gunpoint
Home Invasion Deterrence, Personal Safety & Robbery Prevention Class - Jan. 31
Jan 14: Third Suspect Arrested in Mary Esther Robbery
Jan 11: Second Arrest Made in Mary Esther Robbery
Jan 10: Arrest Made in Mary Esther Robbery
Jan 7: Four Sought for Home Invasion; $3,000 Additional Reward Offered
Jan 2008 Cop Column: What's New at the Courthouse Annex

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