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OCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit & Run in Destin

The OCSO is investigating an apparent hit and run that critically injured a pedestrian in Destin around 11:30 last night. A 9-1-1 call came in referencing a man in the roadway on Highway 98 in Destin near Opa Locka Lane. Deputies found a man wearing shorts and no...

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FWB Man Charged in Parking Lot Shooting that Injured One

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Fort Walton Beach man in connection with a shooting that occurred in a Fort Walton Beach gas station parking lot last month. 23-year old Tyrek Duan Robinson is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon,...

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OCSO Investigating Fatal Domestic Violence Related Shooting

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a Crestview area man by his son, who told deputies he was protecting his mother from domestic violence at the time. 42-year old Lance Weindel died Sunday evening after being shot at his home...

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Crab Island Death Investigation

A Fort Walton Beach man died Saturday after reportedly diving into waters on the northwest side of Crab Island near Destin. Witnesses say 40 year old Craig Hanrahan dove off the center console boat around 3:15 p.m. and was began floating face down. He had to be pulled...

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Walton Man Charged with Trafficking in Heroin

In the ongoing effort to combat local drug dealers a Walton County man is charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. 45-year old Thomas Obregon was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his Miramar...

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UPDATE – 4th Arrest Made in Destin Car Burglary Scheme

ARREST REPORT The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a fourth person in connection with a rash of car burglaries at a Destin Condominium Complex that included theft of a firearm. 18-year old Rozelle Payton of Fort Walton Beach was located last night in...

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FWB Man Charged with Sexual Assault & Aggravated Battery

ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault and aggravated battery in Destin last year. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 31-year old Alesi Castillo with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and...

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Destin “Car Hopping” Scheme Goes Awry

ARREST REPORT Three people have currently been charged in connection with a rash of car burglaries early this morning at a Destin Condominium Complex that included theft of a firearm. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Islanders Condominiums at 502...

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Suspected Crestview Drug House Focus of Search Warrant

ARREST REPORTS The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force today executed a search warrant at a residence in Crestview, charging multiple people with operating a public nuisance structure for drug activity and more. Working with information with the Crestview...

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OCSO Investigating Apparent Drowning in Family Pool

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent drowning after a 2-year old boy died in his family’s pool Wednesday afternoon near Crestview. A parent working at his home on Brown Place with his two children inside says he was not aware they had gone...

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OCSO Search Warrant at Drug House Nets Five Arrest

ARREST REPORTS A mobile home where first responders handled multiple opioid overdoses the past three months was the subject today of a search warrant by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force. Overdoses were reported at 110 Bob Sikes Boulevard May 14th,...

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OCSO Investigating Shooting that Injured Woman in Parking Lot

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in a parking lot of a convenience store on Racetrack Road last evening. Deputies were called to the Parade Express Gas Station at 117 Racetrack Road around 6:15 Tuesday night after witnesses heard...

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Florosa Woman Charged in Stabbing of Husband

ARREST REPORT A Florosa woman is being held at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview, charged with stabbing her husband multiple times following an argument at their home early Sunday morning. 29-year old Kereng Naburn was arrested on one count of domestic violence...

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Bicyclist Killed and Two People Injured in Destin Crash

  Update: A bicyclist who died after being struck by two vehicles on Highway 98 in Destin around midnight has been identified as 35-year old David Raphael Abrahams. The driver of the first car to hit Abrahams then lost control of the car and hit a tree. He...

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