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Teens on Bikes Charged with Robbery of Individual

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged three Fort Walton Beach teens in connection with a robbery last night. The 19-year old victim says he was walking down McFarland Avenue around 8 p.m. when 16-year old Ny Riaun Dykes approached him on a bicycle and...

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FWB Woman Reports Sexual Assault

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that a woman was sexually battered at a home on Denton Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim says she was in a bedroom of her home when a tall, very thin, black man with a goatee grabbed her by...

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Man Paying for Gas Watches as Thief Steals His Truck

A Fort Walton Beach man who went inside a Tom Thumb to pay for his gas then watched as someone climbed into his vehicle and sped away. It happened at the Tom Thumb on Highway 98 west of Mary Esther around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is...

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OCSO Recovers Rings Stolen from Area Jewelry Stores

ARREST REPORTS A Crestview woman is charged in connection with the theft of more than $45,000 in rings stolen from her place of employment. A manager at the Kay Jewelers at Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther discovered ten rings missing and contacted the Okaloosa County...

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Ohio Soccer Coach Arrested as Fugitive From Justice

SMITH ARREST REPORT An Ohio youth soccer coach on the run since Halloween is now in custody as a fugitive from justice after being located by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Last October, 41-year old Justin Smith of Germantown was on trial in Montgomery County...

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OCSO Arrests DUI Driver Four Times the Legal Limit

A Defuniak Springs man pulled over by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for driving recklessly on State Road 85 is charged with DUI and deputies say the man’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit. 20-year old Michael Singletary was stopped shortly...

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OCSO Investigating Attempted Robbery of Pizza Delivery Driver

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to an apartment complex on Norwood Court in Fort Walton Beach around 6:30 p.m. last night after receiving a call from a pizza delivery driver who stated that a man had just tried to rob her. The victim said she had...

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Woman Reports Being Sexually Assaulted at Knifepoint

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that a man armed with a knife sexually battered a woman on Spencer Drive Wednesday morning. The victim says the assault happened after she answered her front door and a tall black male wearing a black...

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New Power Bill Scam Victimizes FWB Businessman

A Fort Walton Beach businessman is out nearly $2000 after con artists somehow got their hands on an actual overdue past Gulf Power bill and mailed it to him, telling him to pay up immediately or face having his electricity turned off. He followed the directions to...

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Four Charged Following Pursuit Through Shalimar

ARREST REPORTS Word that several individuals could be planning retaliation against a teen who was shot twice in one week led to an attempted traffic stop overnight that resulted in a high speed chase and four arrests. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received word...

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FWB Teen Involved in Second Gunshot Incident

An 18-year old struck in the head by a bullet during a shooting at a Mary Esther car wash November 23rd was at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center again last night, this time for a gunshot wound to his finger. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the...

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Toddler Found Trying to Cross Eglin Parkway at Night

TOLEDO ARREST REPORT A three year old dressed in only a tank top, diaper, and boots was spotted trying to cross Eglin Parkway near Hughes Street around 11 p.m. November 26th, leading to a quick call to law enforcement and ultimately a child neglect charge against a...

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OCSO Files Charges in Car Wash Shooting

BANKS ARREST REPORT A shooting victim declined to press charges against a suspect in his case today, but the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Fort Walton Beach man on other weapons related offenses. 18- year old Dion’te Wingate was struck in the head by a...

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Mary Esther Man Charged with Running Over Couple with Car

BURKE ARREST REPORT A Mary Esther man faces two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after hitting a married couple with his vehicle during a disturbance last month. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year old Christopher Michael Burke of 38...

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OCSO Charged Two People with Theft of Murder Victim’s Car

ARREST REPORTS The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of a murder victim’s car last Sunday. Deputies located 46-year old Jarod Skiles and 25-year old Mary Mulcahey Monday night walking in the area of Eglin...

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