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Stolen Car with Flat Tires and Stolen Lottery Tickets

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to a call of a suspicious woman at a Fort Walton Beach area convenience store last night found her in the parking lot, sitting in an SUV with two flat rear tires and flashing hazard lights.An investigation revealed...

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FWB Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband

A Fort Walton Beach woman with an active Domestic Violence injunction is charged with stabbing her husband, the injunction petitioner, following a night out at a local bar Thursday.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 52-year old Shawna Evans of Shirley...

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OCSO Investigating Suspicious Death Near Niceville

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death at a mobile home in the Niceville area.Deputies were initially called to the location at 1534 Pine Street around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in reference a missing person call and indications of a...

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Pace Man Nabbed in Cyber Crimes Operation

Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Unit have charged a Pace man with attempting to produce child pornography, traveling to meet a minor for sex and three other felonies.23-year old John Mason Collins was arrested January 8th after he traveled...

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FWB Man Charged with Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested in connection with shooting a bullet into a car during an argument in Destin Monday.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 35-year old John Bludsworth with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a...

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New OCSO Sheriff Eric Aden Sworn In

There's a new Sheriff at the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, but he's not new to the agency or to the community.Former Administrations Bureau Major Eric Aden was officially sworn in today by Okaloosa Clerk of Court JD Peacock, also a former OCSO deputy.Sheriff Aden...

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OCSO Investigating Sunday Night Gunfire

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to calls Sunday night of someone shooting dozens of rounds in the Marler Street/Shirley Drive area off Lovejoy Road shortly before 7 p.m.Witnesses also reported seeing people dressed in black running in the...

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North Okaloosa Man Charged with Aggravated Battery

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Laurel Hill man following a disturbance at a home on Bill Lundy Road last night.47-year old Temuchin Frank Tillman is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a person 65 years of age or older.Deputies...

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Armed Burglar Caught in the Act

An armed burglar was caught in the act of his crime this morning through a partnership between a vigilant citizen and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Just before 2 AM, a resident on Keyser Mill Road alerted deputies to a burglar in his home. The resident...

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Five Men Charged with Soliciting Minor for Sex

A joint law enforcement sting effort targeting individuals soliciting sex with an underage girl led to five arrests during “Operation Home Alone”.All five defendants are charged with using a computer to solicit a minor, traveling to meet a minor for sex, and use of a...

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Crestview Man Charged with Arson After Setting Truck Ablaze

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to reports of a loud boom near Crestview last night discovered a Chevy Silverado truck fully engulfed in flames on Mare Creek Drive.While speaking with 28-year old Kevin Robert Murphy on the scene, he told deputies...

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Teamwork Recovers Stolen Corvette and Sparks Two Arrest

An alert off-duty Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy spotted a stolen car driving through Crestview Wednesday and quickly communicated with officers for a traffic stop that led to two arrests.The OCSO and Crestview Police Department worked together to apprehend...

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OCSO Charges Two High School Teens with Arson

Two students at Niceville High School are charged with setting a fire inside a girls’ restroom Tuesday, prompting a school evacuation and causing approximately $2500 in damages.15-year olds Cadence Yates and Emily Kempton have been arrested by the Okaloosa County...

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OCSO Investigating Shooting Outside Okaloosa Island Nightspot

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place in the parking lot of an Okaloosa Island nightspot around 4:30 a.m. yesterday.The 21-year old victim was treated at a local hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his...

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OCSO Investigating Shooting Death in Florosa

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent shooting death of a Crestview man at a home in southwest Okaloosa County.The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call yesterday around 1:44 p.m. from a screaming woman at a home at 107 Marimba Street in Florosa.When...

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Crestview Man Tosses Gun While Fleeing Deputies

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deployed spike strips to stop a Crestview man who fled anattem. pted traffic stop last night on John King Road.29-year old Anthony Gabriel is now charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement with lights andsiren active, driving...

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California Man Found with Bags of Meth, Marijuana & Cash

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy making a traffic stop in Destin arrested the driver on trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges after a search turned up 420 grams of meth, cash, and vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana.20-year old Diego Cardona of...

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