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OCSO Investigating Threat Written on School Bathroom Wall

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a student located a school threat written on a boys’ bathroom wall at Choctawhatchee High today. The threat was general in nature and not directed towards any specific individual. Standard additional...

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Son Arrested in Shooting Death of Parents North of Crestview

ARREST REPORT A 30 year old Crestview area resident is charged with two counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of his mother and father early Wednesday morning. 30-year old Jacob Daniel Price entered the Crestview Police Department lobby shortly after four a.m....

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Niceville Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

ARREST REPORT A 30-year old Niceville man is charged with thirty counts of possession of child pornography. Tyler Cleere was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on November7th following the execution of a search warrant at his home. Investigators say they...

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OCSO Arrests Suspect in Crestview Stabbing

ARREST REPORT Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies today arrested a suspect wanted for stabbing a 23-year old Crestview man in the back following an argument. The victim says he went to a residence at 3921 Chambrey Road near Crestview November 1st to pick up a...

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OCSO Makes Arrest in Mary Esther Shooting

ARREST REPORT A local man wanted for murder was taken into custody by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in a parking lot outside a fast food restaurant Tuesday night. 31-year old Eugene Bradley is charged with gunning down Christopher Black of Navarre at a home on...

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OCSO Investigating Two Unrelated Non-Fatal Stabbings

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate non-fatal stabbings. The latest took place around 8 p.m. Sunday night on Cypress Street near Fort Walton Beach. Deputies responded to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in connection to the arrival of a...

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Business Burglar Caught with Pack of Cold Beer & Cigarettes

ARREST REPORT A homeless man used a brick and piece of lumber to smash his way into a Shalimar business overnight, causing more than five-hundred dollars in damage for items worth $32.89. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the BP gas station at...

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Baker Man Charged with Murder in Connection to June Slaying

ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the slaying of a Baker area resident outside his home in June. 23-year old Emanuel Lamar Colley of 1775 Dad’s Road was picked up Friday in Santa Rosa County and taken to the Santa...

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911 Hang Up Leads to Drug Trafficking Charge

ARREST REPORT A routine check in connection to a 9-1-1 hang up call ended with a man being charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 536 Andros Road in Holt last night around 11 p.m....

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Body Discovered in Santa Rosa Sound Identified

The man whose body was discovered along the shoreline of Santa Rosa Sound near the Okaloosa/Santa Rosa County line has been identified as 50 year old Timothy Adsit of Milton. A family riding wave runners in the area spotted Adsit's body yesterday afternoon around 1:20...

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Update on Man’s Body Found on Santa Rosa Sound Shoreline

The identity of a man whose body was spotted floating along the shoreline of Santa Rosa Sound near the Okaloosa/Santa Rosa County line Thursday is not yet confirmed. A family riding wave runners in the area spotted the body yesterday afternoon around 1:20 and called...

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Body Washes Ashore on Santa Rosa Island

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is on scene just east of the Santa Rosa County line on Santa Rosa Island after an unidentified body washed ashore on Eglin Air Force Base property. The circumstances surrounding the death are not yet known. A 9-1-1 call was...

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Armed Robber Fires Short Into Store Wall

An armed robber fired a bullet into the business wall before taking cash from the store and leaving in a white vehicle. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Corner Food Market at 100 Bob Sikes Boulevard near Fort Walton Beach around 10:15 last night....

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Arrested Man Tries Escape Dressed as Doctor

ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach man with an active warrant for selling opiates within 1000 feet of a school was located Monday through a traffic stop by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy in Crestview. After being arrested on Stillwell Boulevard, 71-year old...

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CALEA OCSO Reaccreditation Public Input Request

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive October 28th to examine all aspects of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff...

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Missing Mom and Four Girls Found Safe Near Blackwater River

A Crestview mom missing along with three of her children and one of her child's friends, were all found safe this morning after an intense search in north Okaloosa County. Marcella Black says she and girls between the ages of six and eleven, had been swimming, then...

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Topless Bicycle Rider Charged with Shoplifting

A shoplifting suspect who made her getaway on a bicycle last night was later spotted by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy riding topless down the center of Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island. When a deputy pulled alongside and told her to stop, the woman replied...

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Teen Charged After Threatening to Shoot Another Student

ARREST REPORT A Niceville High School student was arrested today after threatening to shoot another student. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged the 15 year old with threatening to use a firearm in a violent manner. He and another student became...

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