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Nevada Woman Accused of Taking FWB Child From Father

A Nevada woman who told a Fort Walton Beach man she was going to keep his child overnight instead took the four year old to Henderson Nevada without the father’s consent and refused to answer his phone calls. 43-year old Jenny Thurston now has an active warrant from...

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OCSO Deputies Use Project Lifesaver to Locate Missing Man

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were able to locate a missing man with Alzheimer’s within approximately four minutes this morning, thanks to the fact he was a "Project Lifesaver" client. Deputies responded to a home on Brian Circle in Mary Esther around 11...

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FWB Woman Charged with Battering Deputy

SMITH ARREST REPORT An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy was battered Saturday night while trying to detain a woman refusing to leave a Fort Walton Beach area convenience store at the clerk’s request. 33-year old Tayanna Smith is charged with battery on an officer,...

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OCSO Charges Drug Dealer in Overdose Death

BALDWIN ARREST REPORT A Fort Walton Beach man is being charged in connection with the overdose death of a 25-year old woman in September 2017. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Drug today charged 38-year old Thomas Baldwin III of Green Acres Avenue with sale of a...

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Three days after a student at the Okaloosa Academy Charter School was arrested for threatening to shoot a School Resource Office, a student at Elliott Point Elementary is now charged with threatening to shoot a teacher and a classmate. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s...

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Search Warrant Nets Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana & Cash

ARREST REPORTS A warrant service conducted Wednesday evening at a Fort Walton Beach area apartment led to the arrest of two people and confiscation of methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana, and cash. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit went to Apartment...

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Student Charged with Threatening School Resource Officer

A student at the Okaloosa Academy Charter School near Fort Walton Beach was arrested today after twice telling the School Resource Officer he would shoot him. The 13-year old was wandering around campus, refusing to listen to school officials or the SRO. He beat on a...

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Fifth Grader Arrested After Threatening to Kill Third Grader

A fifth grade student at Shalimar Elementary School was arrested today by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office after multiple classmates reported he was asking where a third grader lived because he planned to get his father’s shotgun and kill her. The students went to...

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Van Driver Offering Kids Cookies & Candy Charged with Prowling

ARREST REPORT After responding to a complaint of a man following juveniles in the Lovejoy Road area, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged the suspicious individual with loitering and prowling. 67-year old Donald Anderson of Warner Robins Georgia told an OCSO...

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Scammers Targeting Sexual Offenders

A new scam has surfaced and this time the scam artists are targeting sexual offenders. Two local individuals have already contacted the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the scheme. They say they received calls today informing them they had a warrant...

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Middle School Student Charged with Making School Threat

A 13-year old student at Ruckel Middle School in Niceville was arrested today after saying she wanted to shoot up the school and I'm going to kill you in front of several classmates. Following an investigation, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged the teen...

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Scam Alert – Beware Bogus AT&T Caller

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to make you aware of a scam that has been reported in our area. The victim recently received a phone call and the caller indicated he worked with AT&T. He advised he was calling to inform him of an expected service...

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Deputy Matt Langer 2018 OCSO Deputy of the Year

Deputy Sheriff Langer began his law enforcement career with the OCSO in 2017 and upon completion of his Field Training was assigned to the Central Patrol District, Delta Shift. Deputy Langer immediately began to demonstrate his willingness to learn by studying agency...

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OCSO Receives State Grant for Traffic Enforcement

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to help address speeding and aggressive driving. Sgt. Jason Fulghum says the money will be used to supplement traffic enforcement...

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