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Security Check Leads to Arrest of FWB Man

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducting a security check spotted a man dressed in all black clothing standing in a neighborhood off Gap Creek Drive around 2:15 Sunday morning. When the man spotted law enforcement, he tried to hide but they made contact...

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OCSO Terminates Deputy Following Traffic Related Arrest

Shortly after midnight, 25-year old Dylan Gentry an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was arrested by the Fort Walton Police Department on charges of reckless driving, racing and tampering with evidence while operating a motorcycle. Needless to say, such...

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Destin Flip Flop Bank Robber Busted

A Destin bank robbery suspect sporting flip flops is accused of using a note to demand money from a bank clerk at Truist Bank on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin July 3rd. He got away with a small amount of cash. 66-year old Charles Gallagher of Maritime Court in...

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Multi-Agency Drug Task Force Trafficking Arrest

Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Criminal Investigations Section, executed a narcotics search warrant at 8540 Highway 189 in Baker on July 8th. During a search of the residence, investigators...

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Sea Glass Apartments Destin Shooting Arrest

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Destin man with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of Sea Glass Apartments on Commons Drive June 14th.56-year old Timothy Rettinger was arrested June 20th. The...

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Destin Man Injured in Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the motive behind a shooting last night that left a Destin man with multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies were called to Sea Glass Apartments on Commons Drive around 7:30 Friday night. They found a 60-year old man, who...

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Citizens Advisory Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 26th

Please join Sheriff Aden for his next upcoming Citizens Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, June 26th at 9 am at the OCSO Administration Building located at 50 2nd Street in Shalimar, Florida. Sheriff Aden values your time and will do his best to keep the meeting to...

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Click It or Ticket Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging drivers to buckle up ahead of a national Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the...

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Statement from Sheriff Aden

We have received the NAACP Okaloosa Branch's list of demands and understand their concerns. Sheriff Eric Aden has been in regular, close communication with the NAACP Okaloosa Branch in addition to U.S. Air Force leadership at Hurlburt Field, elected officials, and...

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Niceville Resident Charged with Operating Drug Nuisance House

A Niceville man has been charged by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with operating a public nuisance structure for drug activity. The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 195 College Cove in Niceville March 27th....

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Store Clerk Robbed at Knifepoint Near FWB

A man held a knife to a store clerk’s stomach during an armed robbery this morning at a convenience store at 656 Beal Parkway near Fort Walton Beach. Luckily the clerk was not injured. He says two young Hispanic males entered the 24/7 Quickmart around 5:30 a.m. and...

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Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies tracked down a man wanted for a March 25th convenience store armed robbery in which he pointed a gun at the store clerk. 37-year-old Jermaine Lee was located by the OCSO at a home on Audrey Drive Thursday and taken into...

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Felony Warrant Service Officer Involved Shooting

A Crestview man charged at Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a knife during a felony warrant service around midnight in Baker, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect, 38-year old Daniel Wesson, had active warrants for violation of...

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Quick Mart Armed Robbery Investigation

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place Monday night at a convenience store on Newcastle Drive near Fort Walton Beach. The clerk reported a man came in around 11:15 p.m. and selected some items before approaching the...

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