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Five Teens Charged After Stolen Car Breaks Down on I-10

ARREST REPORTS Five juveniles who fled from law enforcement after the stolen car they were in broke down on Interstate 10 now face charges of grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. They range in age from thirteen to sixteen. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s...

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Former Realty Property Manager Charged with Grand Theft

WOOD ARREST REPORT A former real estate property manager has been charged with grand theft and scheming to defraud ERA American Real Estate. 45-year old Tracy Wood, currently of Las Vegas, is accused of not depositing or paying rent to the company while she was a...

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Niceville Teen Charged with Making School Threat

A 17-year old Niceville High School student has been charged with making a school threat. Joshua Garrett was arrested today after a fellow student reported to her School Resource Officer that that Garrett told her Tuesday that he planned “to shoot up the school” on...

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Student Charged with Making School Threat

A 12-year old Davidson Middle School student has been arrested after a threatening message was written on the mirror and wall of a school restroom. Lillie Marie Gainey is charged with written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of...

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FWB Man Charged with Aggravated Assault Following Stand-Off

A Fort Walton Beach man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault following a stand-off at an apartment on Okaloosa Island early this morning. Deputies responded to 354 Billfish Avenue, Unit # 210, at approximately 1:20 a.m. after a call that 26-year old...

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Pilot Dies in Plane Crash Near Holt

A pilot died this morning when a single engine plane crashed into trees north of Highway 90 near Cooper Lane. The victim is tentatively identified as John Boudreaux of Memphis Tennessee. He had reportedly taken off from George T. McCutchan airfield in Santa Rosa...

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One Dead in Single Engine Plane Crash Near Holt

One person has died in the crash of a single engine plane near Holt this morning. First responders are on the scene in an area east of Highway 90 near Cooper Lane. A witness called 9-1-1 shortly after 10 a.m. today and reported a small plane flying over his property...

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OCSO Deploys to Gulf County Post Hurricane Michael

Eleven volunteers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, including Special Operations Division Commander Capt. Dave Allen, have spent the day loading up supplies for a ten to fourteen day deployment to assist the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office in the aftermath of...

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Disturbance Call Leads to Indoor Marijuana Grow

ARREST REPORTS A call about a disturbance at an Okaloosa Island apartment Saturday led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana grow. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 212 Angelfish Avenue Unit 4 and made contact with 25-year old Favian Pabon at...

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Niceville Area Search Warrant Nets Drugs, Cash & Weapons

MCNABB ARREST REPORT A man with ten prior felony convictions just added three more thanks to the work of Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section. On October 2nd, they located 27-year-old Mitchell Malaka McNabb at 310A...

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OCSO Unearths Nearly $400,000 in Stolen Coins

BARNES ARREST REPORT Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Investigators not only solved the mystery of who stole $400,000 worth of silver coins from a safe at a Crestview area home, but recovered most of the money as well. 37-year old Stephen Aaron Barnes of Destin is now...

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Student Charged with Making School Threat

FRYDAY ARREST REPORT A 15-year old Crestview High School student has been charged with writing or sending a threat to kill or injure. A School Resource Officer was notified September 24th that a student had received threatening messages from Hayden Fryday that...

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Burglar Smashes Store Front Door for Two Packs of Cigarettes

MCLEESE ARREST REPORT A man arrested for smashing the front door of a convenience store with a large rock caused $700 damage for $10 dollars’ worth of merchandise. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm at the Sunoco Food Mart on Highway 90 in...

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Niceville Man’s Attempt to Flee Fails in Mary Esther

POLAND ARREST REPORT An early morning call about a suspected intoxicated driver at the Mary Esther McDonald’s led to a foot chase and the capture of a Niceville man who already had four active warrants. 21-yearold James Poland immediately began to walk away when an...

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Burglar Cut Power to Apartment While Victim Inside

Two residents at a Fort Walton Beach apartment complex say a woman tried to break down their doors while they were inside Tuesday night. 33-year old Katie Zepp, no known address, is charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and impairing a dwelling’s power in a...

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