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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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Armed Robbery Reported at Eglin Parkway Gas Station

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery this morning at a Cinco Bayou gas station. Deputies were called to the Shell Station at 168 Eglin Parkway around 7:20 a.m. after a man entered and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. He may...

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Destin Woman Charged with Trafficking in Heroin and Meth

ARREST REPORT Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized approximately 2,000 grams of methamphetamine and 87 grams of heroin during the execution of a search warrant Monday afternoon at a Destin condominium. 29-year old Stephannie Nicole...

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OCSO Investigating Infant Drowning

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of a nine-month old infant in a bathtub Wednesday. Deputies were called to a home on Corvet Street near Fort Walton Beach around 5:30 last night in reference to a child not breathing. The infant had...

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Second Suspect Arrested in FWB Drive By Shooting

ARREST REPORT Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a second individual in connection with a drive-by shooting near Fort Walton Beach August 31st. 18-year old Trevone Fitzgerald was taken into custody late last night on charges of being an...

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Drunk Driver Clocked at 111 Miles Per Hour on Okaloosa Island

ARREST REPORT Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a driver spotted racing across Okaloosa Island at 111 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone. A patrolling deputy saw two cars who appeared to be racing eastbound on Highway 98 around 11 p.m. last night. The...

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Rock Throwing Vandal Damages at Least 20 Parked Cars

ARREST REPORT A homeless man who went on a vandalism spree on Okaloosa Island was later found by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies passed out nearby. 30-year old Justin James Wilson faces fourteen counts of felony criminal mischief and six counts misdemeanor...

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Drive By Shooting Suspect in Custody

ARREST REPORT A Crestview man is now in custody following a stand-off with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies who went to his home this morning to serve him with a felony warrant for attempted murder. 27-year old Stephen Cordova of 131 Cabana Way initially...

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Bus Driver Charged with Cruelty Toward Child

ARREST REPORT A Walton County resident who drives a school bus in Okaloosa County was arrested today on a count of child abuse, accused of forcefully shaking the arms of a wheelchair bound non-verbal child who has a condition that causes weak bones. 56-year old Evelyn...

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OCSO Investigating Drive-By Shooting That Injures One

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that took place this afternoon in the area of 28 Miller Street. One person suffered a very significant injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call from...

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Four Teens Charged with Rash of Car Burglaries

Four teens face multiple felonies in connection with a string of car break-ins August 26th. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call of someone observing four males burglarizing vehicles in the parking lot of Norwood Court apartments around 3:38 a.m. One...

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Burglar Gives Victim Real Name Before Departing

ARREST REPORT A Destin couple who awoke to the sound of breaking glass in the middle of the night found a barefoot man standing in a room of their house, tangled in drapes with a window frame wrapped around his waist. Deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office...

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