Local and State News

Grandmother and Grandson Charged in Connection With Pellet Rifle Incident

November 4, 2017 Laurel Hill, FL – A teenager and his grandmother have been arrested in connection with an incident where shots fired from a pellet rifle frightened people on Old Ebenezer Road near Laurel Hill. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received reports Friday around 2:15 p.m. of a teen hanging out of the front passenger window of a dark colored ...

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Arrests Made In Conjunction With Crestview School Bus Stop Shooting

November 3, 2017 by Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — Investigators with the Crestview Police Department have made two arrests in conjunction with a shooting that occurred at a school bus stop at the intersection of Williams Avenue and Rayburn Street on Tuesday morning, October 31, 2017. A 13-year-old boy remains hospitalized in stable condition with gunshot wounds following the incident. Thursday night, November ...

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Thirteen Year Old Charged With Stealing Car

November 1, 2017 Crestview, FL – A 13-year old Crestview girl is charged with grand theft auto and being a principle to grand theft auto after OCSO investigators say she stole her grandmother’s car and later attempted to take another vehicle left running in a driveway. Velta Chesser was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office October 31st. Deputies say Chesser ...

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Crestview Teen Shot at School Bus Stop

October 31, 2017 By Brian Hughes Crestview, FL  — A 13-year-old boy was shot several times around 6:10 this morning at a school bus stop at Rayburn Street and Williams Avenue and a juvenile suspect is in custody. Several schools, including Davidson, Crestview High School, Walker Elementary School and Southside Primary School, which is closest to the incident site, were placed in ...

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Registered Sexual Predator Arrested in Okaloosa County For Stalking 13 Year Old

October 27, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach registered sexual predator for a violation of sexual predator registration requirements and felony aggravated stalking. On October 24th the OCSO received a complaint that 61-year old Wilbert Scarver was following and talking with a 13-year old girl near her school bus stop close to his home on Shirley Drive over ...

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Crestview Man In Custody After Shooting At Apartment Complex

October 26, 2017 By Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — A Crestview man is in critical condition after being shot several times by a local resident, who is in custody at the Okaloosa County Jail, during a confrontation Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m. Oct. 25, the Crestview Police Department received a call saying shots had been fired outside of the ...

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Crestview Man One of Five Arrested in Operation Nightstalker

October 23, 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five men following Operation Nightstalker over the weekend. Operation Nightstalker targeted suspects communicating with who they believed to be a minor for sex. The following individuals were arrested: Matthew R. Richard, 23, of Crestview, Florida, charged with soliciting a minor for sex, traveling to meet a minor for sex and use of a ...

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Car Burglary Suspect Accused of Causing Thousands of Dollars in Damage

October 21, 2017 Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of a car burglary in progress found the suspect hiding behind a nearby building and a vehicle left with thousands of dollars in damage as a result of the crime. Deputies have charged 46-year old Alicia Bullock, no known address, with Burglary, Petty Theft, and Criminal Mischief Property Damage over $1000. ...

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Gas Station Fight Leads To Arrest

October 21, 2017 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — Punches are thrown between a gas station clerk and a customer and it’s all caught on camera. Now, one Fort Walton Beach man is behind bars. Just after 1 o’clock on October 18th deputies responded to a 911 hang up at the Texaco on East County Highway 30a. The victim told deputies ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report September 29 through October 5

October 19, 2017 Bay County: Officers Brady and Rice were conducting offshore patrols in federal waters near the Madison Swanson when they observed a vessel actively fishing in the closed area. The officers conducted an inspection of the vessel and issued the operator of the vessel a federal citation for the violation. Officers Brady and Rice were conducting offshore patrols ...

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