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Jun 7, 2022

Milton man charged with myriad offenses following traffic stop

A 29 year old Milton man was booked into jail on June 3 after investigators with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office began looking into him following a traffic stop.

The man, Mark Anthony Frate, was stopped on June 3 after a sergeant with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Frate was driving down the road at four in the morning with a two year old in his lap. The two year old was unrestrained in the car.


Mar 30, 2022

Gulf Breeze man sentenced after crashes

State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden announced on March 29, 2022, that Circuit Court Judge Clifton Drake sentenced Daniel Lee Weidman of Gulf Breeze to serve a total of six years in county jail. Those six years will be followed by four years of probation for the thirty-five criminal counts of which a Santa Rosa County jury convicted him after a jury trial on February 3, 2022.

Jan 24, 2022

Man fights deputies, Breathalyzer, sobriety tests

A 26-year-old Navarre man was charged with DUI, refusal to submit to DUI testing and obstruction without violence after flying through a stop sign in front of a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Jan 24, 2022

Woman buries herself in attic insulation

A Navarre woman trying to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant buried herself under the insulation in the attic, where she was found by a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Jan 24, 2022

Woman throws wallet at mom, in front of deputy

A Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputy called to a domestic violence disturbance at a Milton home Jan. 8 home ended up arresting two women – a grandmother and her 31-year-old granddaughter.

Jan 24, 2022

Man flees by running down airstrip

A shoplifting suspect detained while running down the airstrip across from the Walmart Supercenter in Navarre was found to have a stolen backpack in which he placed a stolen car stereo system. The 31-year-old from Chiefland, Florida, was carrying a skateboard as he ran.

Dec 21, 2021

Arrests Dec. 14 to Dec. 20

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Dec 14, 2021

Arrests Dec. 6 to Dec. 12

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Dec 14, 2021

Navarre man strikes, shoves stepdaughter over open front door

A 73-year-old Navarre man was arrested after authorities received a video of him battering his stepdaughter over the home’s front door being open. According to the man’s arrest report from Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, an 11-minute video showing the man battering his 19-year-old stepdaughter was sent to authorities by the victim’s mother.

Dec 14, 2021

Woman attacks husband after falsely accusing him of sexual battery

A 38-year-old Navarre woman was arrested Dec. 6 for battery – domestic violence after attacking her husband. According to the woman’s arrest report from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department, the woman called authorities to report that she was sexually battered by her husband. Authorities say the woman’s husband found out she was cheating on him, but the pair decided to try working on their relationship for the sake of their three children.