Local and State News

Software Update Resolved Issue With Florida Deer Harvest Reporting App

August 08, 2019 An Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software update released this week (version 3.5.177) for its Survey123 for ArcGIS app fixed the technical issue we advised you about on Monday, Aug. 5. Users who downloaded the Survey123 app prior to the release of this fix need to ensure the app is updated before trying to click the link ...

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Crestview PD Crossing Guards Certified for School Openings

August 07, 2019 by Brian Hughes l Public Information Officer | City of Crestview Crestview, FL — As they waited on the street next to Bob Sikes Elementary School for certification testing Monday morning, the city’s newest batch of school crossing guards, most of whom are school zone veterans, shared stories with the newbies about their experiences. Universally, the biggest irritants ...

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City of Crestview Selects New Chief of Police

August 07, 2019 by Brian Hughes Public Information Officer | City of Crestview Crestview, FL — City manager Tim Bolduc announced Wednesday that Ocoee Deputy Police Chief Stephen McCosker has been selected as the city of Crestview’s chief of police. Chief McCosker will assume his new role by September. Monday evening, the two finalists, Deputy Chief McCosker and former Highlands ...

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FWC Catches Poachers, Shuts Down Illegal Oyster Operation

August 07, 2019 Santa Rosa County, FL – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators charged four individuals after an investigation involving the theft of thousands of oysters from Pensacola Bay Oyster Company. The suspects are charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including grand theft, dealing in stolen property, not delivering to a certified oyster house, and harvesting ...

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Hunter Safety Internet-Completion Courses Offered in 7 Counties in August

August 07, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in seven counties in August (list follows). Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters and learn about conservation. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the ...

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Update about FWC Deer Harvest Reporting App

August 05, 2019 An Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software update released last week for its Survey123 for ArcGIS app has created an issue that prevents the FWC Deer Harvest Reporting Form from downloading when using the link or QR code provided in the app installation instructions. ESRI is aware of the issue and will be releasing a fix as soon ...

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Alleged Attempted Kidnapped Victim Arrested For Making False Report

July 18, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL – On July 18, 2019, at approximately 4 p.m., officers with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department conducted a follow-up interview with the reporting person, Geosie Mitchell, which resulted in her arrest. Mitchell, a 21-year-old Okaloosa County resident, initially reported that two male subjects attempted to kidnap her and place her into the rear ...

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UPDATE: Attempted Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach

July 18, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL –  On July 17, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the suspect vehicle involved in the July 15 attempted kidnapping near Ferry Park was located in Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle near Eglin Parkway and Hollywood Boulevard where Fort Walton Beach police officers confirmed the vehicle matched the ...

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Attempted Kidnapping in Fort Walton Beach

July 16, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL – On July 15, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., officers with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to a call in the area of Ferry Park and made contact with a female who stated she was the victim of an attempted kidnapping. The victim stated she was walking the trail within Ferry Park ...

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Crestview Man Wanted In Connection With Murder Investigation

July 08, 2019 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department is investigating a possible Murder, that occurred just after 6:00 pm this evening, on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, near the intersection of Gordon Street. The victim, 32 year old Tywon C. Tatum of Crestview was shot in the chest by a suspect that immediately fled the area after the ...

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