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Niceville Girl Attacked by Other Teens Outside Her Home

ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has already made one arrest - and continues investigating an aggravated battery in the Bluewater Bay area last night which involved multiple teenage girls. The 16-year old victim, who is five feet tall and 110 pounds,...

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Undercover Operation Leads to Arrest of Pensacola Man

ARREST REPORT A Pensacola man who thought he had arranged a meeting to buy 250 grams of cocaine instead found himself under arrest by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for trafficking in cocaine and using a two way communication device to facilitate a felony....

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Human Smuggler Caught by OCSO Gets 46 Months in Federal Prison

A human smuggler from Honduras apprehended by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 last year has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison. Edwin Tercero and five other occupants of his vehicle were pulled over...

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OCSO Deputies Attend Diversity & Inclusion Training

Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office attended specialized training recently on diversity, inclusion, and the practical application of engaging diverse populations in partnerships and problem solving efforts. The classes focused on “increasing awareness...

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Shalimar Man Who Fled Deputies Now in Custody

ARREST REPORT A Shalimar man who ran from deputies during a welfare check attempt was taken into custody a few hours later and charged with pawning stolen items at a local pawn shop.The victim says 36-year old Chase Shipp of Country Club Road had stolen several pieces...

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OCSO Working to Catch Smash & Grab Car Burglars

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating smash and grab car burglaries that took place outside fitness centers in Destin this week during morning hours. In the first occurrence on the morning of February fourth, someone broke out windows of three vehicles...

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Knife-Wielding Man Tries to Steal Truck in Niceville

ARREST REPORT A Niceville man who attempted to steal a truck at knife-point is charged with five felonies after being captured last night by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies and an OCSO K9. 39-year old Shawn Clifford Chaplin of Hampton Circle is charged with...

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Shalimar Resident Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse

ARREST REPORT A Shalimar woman is charged with aggravated child abuse after being captured on a home surveillance video repeatedly punching, kicking, shoving, and screaming at a young girl under the age of ten. 33-year old Amy Lavandier was arrested today by the...

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Traffic Stop Attempt & Pursuit Ends at Portable Toilet

ARREST REPORT An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy who attempted to stop a man for several traffic offenses around 4 a.m. had to give chase after the driver took off instead of pulling over. When the deputy put on his emergency lights on Martin Luther King Jr....

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Plane Lands Short of Runway at Bob Sikes Airport

A family of four is safe after their single engine plane was forced to land in an open field short of a runway at Bob Sikes Airport near Crestview this afternoon due to an engine problem. The incident happened around 4 p.m. and no one was injured. Additional details...

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Teen Wanted in Shooting Located in Atlanta Area

A teen wanted in connection with a shooting that injured a Panama City man has been located in Georgia and is being detained on an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office active warrant for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The OCSO has been searching for 16-year old...

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OCSO Seeks Teen Suspect in Niceville Area Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting that injured a Panama City man Saturday afternoon east of Niceville. 16-year old Richard Grice of 1489 Cat Mar Road has an active OCSO warrant for aggravated battery with a...

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One Injured in Niceville Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured one person this afternoon on Cat Mar Road east of Niceville. The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call around 2:41 p.m. in reference to shots being fired. One person is currently undergoing treatment...

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Shalimar Man Charged in Attempted Hatchet Attack

ARREST REPORT A Shalimar man is charged with trying to attack another man with a hatchet after using the weapon and his feet to bust down a bathroom door. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year old Jason Godwin Christmas Day for aggravated assault with...

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