Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

2009 Press Releases


Dec. 31: Warrants Issued in Nipa Hut Shooting Incident
Dec. 31: Burglary Suspect Nabbed in Baker
Dec. 28: Shooting Investigation Continues
Dec. 28: Traffic Stop Reveals Mobile Meth Lab
Dec. 27: Shooting Incident Under Investigation
Dec. 18: Army Officers Present Flags to Families of Fallen Deputies
Dec. 18: Deputy Delivers Toys to Critically Ill Children
Dec. 11: Sexual Predator Notification - Thomas Michael Cary
Dec. 10: Teens Charged Following Vandalism at Water Treatment Plant
Dec. 10: Cab Driver Robbed in Destin
Dec. 9: Sexual Predator Notification - Chad Christopher Richard
Dec. 1: OCSO K-9 Unit Tracks Down Armed Robber


Nov. 30: OCSO Deputies Apprehend Burglary Suspect
Nov. 23: Check out Charities Before Giving
Nov. 17: OCSO Investigating TV Thefts
Nov. 9: OCSO to Monitor 98, Have Extra Manning Countywide for Tropical Storm Ida
Nov. 6: Crestview Man Arrested in Child Sexual Battery Case
Nov. 4: Illinois Woman Dies Following Near Drowning Incident
Nov. 2: Burglary in Progress Investigation
Nov. 2: "Relative Needs Money" Scam Resurfaces


Oct. 30: North County Burglary Investigations
Oct. 30: Deputy Recovering After Kidney Transplant
Oct. 30: Magazine Sales Scam Alert
Oct. 27: Two Arrested in K-Mart Burglary
Oct. 23: Autopsy Results in Destin Death Investigation
Oct. 23: Destin Death Investigation Update
Oct. 22: Victim's Vehicle Located
Oct. 22: Destin Death Investigation
Oct. 20: Drug Store Burglary Solved
Oct. 19: Sexual Predator Notification - Henry Allan Erickson, III
Oct. 16: Preventing Car Burglaries


Sept. 30: Composite Released of Home Invasion Robbery Suspect
Sept. 30: Home Invasion Robbery Investigation
Sept. 29: Battle of the Belt Results
Sept. 24: Stabbing Suspect Charged with Aggravated Battery
Sept. 23: OCSO Investigates Stabbing


Aug. 28: OCSO Launches Accreditation Initiative
Aug. 18: Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders
Aug. 18: Lock, Take, Hide Campaign Unveiled
Aug. 17: Crime Prevention Tip of the Week - School Bus Safety
Aug. 13: Deputies Earn Life Saving Award
SafeAssured ID Event in FWB - August 22

JULY 2009

National Night Out - August 4
July 30: Car Burglary Prevention
July 22: Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication
July 13: Landview Drive Shooter Identified and Charged
July 11: Bank Robber Identified
July 10: Bank Robber Captured Minutes After Robbery
July 7: Deputy & Dispatcher Earn Thumbs Up Award
July 1: Landview Drive Shooting Under Investigation

JUNE 2009

June 30: Baker Pharmacy Robbed
June 30: OCSO Budget News
June 29: OCSO Deputy in Need of Kidney Transplant
June 2009: Fireworks Safety Tips
June 12: MADD Donated Portable Intoxilizers to OCSO
June 10: Inspector George Collins Earns Freedom Award
June 9: Termination Announcement at OCSO
June 8: Man Charged with Sexual Battery on Two Children

MAY 2009

May 31: Pedestrian Hit by Car in Destin Identified
May 31: Pedestrian Hit by Car in Destin
May 29: Three Arrested in Destin Armed Robbery
May 28: OCSO Investigating Okaloosa Island Shooting
May 25: Destin Man Charged with DUI After Multiple Crashes
May 25: Elderly Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident
May 22: Crying Baby in Filthy Apartment Leads to Child Neglect Arrest
May 21: OCSO Explosives Dog Certified
May 20: Valparaiso Woman Charged in Jewelry Heists
May 19: Deputy Joiner Relocated to West Florida Regional
May 18: Young Entertainer Encourages Driving Safety
Fallen Heroes Luncheon to Benefit OLEBA - May 19
May 13: OCSO Deputy Recovering After Car Accident
May 12: OCSO Takes Part in Seat Belt Campaign
May 11: Sexual Predator Notification - Harold Lavern Benedict
May 11: Sexual Predator Notification - Henry Allan Erickson, III
May 9: OCSO Hires New Director of Administrative Services

APRIL 2009

Apr 30: Crestview Man Arrested After Ramming Deputy's Patrol Car
Apr 25: Traffic Advisories for Deputies Services
Apr 25: OCSO Mourns Loss of Two Deputies Killed in the Line of Duty
Apr 25: Two OCSO Deputies Slain While Attempting to Arrest Suspect
Apr 25: Shooting Suspect Dead Following Pursuit
Apr 23: Crestview Man Charged with Child Molestation
Apr 21: Teens Reminded to Stay Focused on Safety
Fraud Alert: Beware of Internet Fraud
Apr 18: Victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome Dies
Apr 17: OCSO Names Communications Officer of the Year
Apr 17: OCSO K-9 Handlers Place in Regional Trials
Apr 16: Arrest Made in Ten-Year Old Homicide Case
Digital Child Safety Kits Available in Crestview May 9
Apr 15: Habitual Traffic Offender Arrested for Using Blue Lights
Apr 13: Photos Released of Murder Suspect's Truck
Apr 12: Murder Suspect Sought
Apr 6: Florosa Bank Robbery
Apr 2: Termination Announcement at OCSO
Apr 2: Termination Announcement at OCSO

MARCH 2009

Mar 30: Attempted Murder Suspect Released from Hospital
Mar 30: Weapons Robbery Leads to Arrest
Mar 29: Death Investigation Underway
Mar 25: Census Workers in Area
Mar 21: OCSO Seizes 20 Kilos of Cocaine
Mar 20: Beware of Local Phone Scam
Mar 18: Crestview Meth Lab Endangered Children
Mar 17: Armed Suspect Wounded
Mar 17: Suspect in Custody
Mar 17: Search Underway on Eglin Reservation North of FWB
Mar 13: Two Arrested, One Sought in Narcotics Investigation
Digital Child Safety Kits Available March 21
Mar 4: OCSO Reorganization Steps
Mar 3: OCSO Launches Internal Investigation


Feb. 21: Device Found in Destin Not a Pipe Bomb
Feb. 17: Shooting Investigation
Feb. 9: Attempted Fraud Investigation
Feb. 4: OCSO Sworn Employee of the Year
Feb. 4: OCSO Non-Sworn Employee of the Year
Feb. 4: Public Service Announcement - Traffic Stop Safety
Feb. 4: Pair Arrested for Armed Robbery


Jan. 31: Man's Body Found Floating in Bay Identified
Jan. 30: Crestview Accidental Shooting
Jan. 30: Body Found Floating Near Mid-Bay Bridge
Jan. 29: Drowning Victim Identified
Jan. 28: Three in Custody Following Armed Robbery
Jan. 28: Drowning Determined as Cause of Death
Jan. 28: Body Found on Okaloosa Island
Jan. 28: OCSO Arrests Robber
Jan. 27: Pair Robs Okaloosa Coin Laundry
Jan. 22: Destin Missing Person Update
Jan. 22: Destin Resident Missing
Jan. 22: 911 Call of Bomb Threat Released ***Listen Here***
Jan. 13: Scam Artists Asking for Cash
Jan. 12: Shooting Investigation
Jan. 10: Pair Robs Mary Esther Burger King
Jan. 8: Shalimar Convenience Store Robbery
Jan. 7: Mary Esther Business Burglarized
Jan. 5: 2008 Calls for Service

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