burglary

Five arrested in Navarre for smash and grabs

Five arrested in Navarre for smash and grabs

Five suspects were arrested Monday at a Navarre residence on allegations of more than 60 “smash and grab” style burglaries in Okaloosa County. Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson held a joint press conference with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Walton Police Department Tuesday afternoon to discuss the collaborative investigation.   Read the full […]

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

A Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office K-9 received emergency medical care Tuesday after being injured apprehending a suspected burglar in Milton. At approximately 12:50 p.m., dispatch received a call in reference to a burglary in progress on South Airport Road in Milton according to a sheriff’s office press release. Sheriff Bob Johnson was first to arrive […]

Milton shooting, burglary suspect arrested

Milton shooting, burglary suspect arrested

Drugs may have been involved in an attempted homicide and burglary incident in Milton according a Santa Rosa County arrest report. Suspect Kristopher Telacy Brown, 20, of Pensacola was arrested Dec. 11 for allegedly shooting a man in the head with a sawed-off shotgun. Deputies arrived at 6461 Sunny Acres Court in Mil­ton about 9 […]

Ring of fraud crimes ends in Navarre arrests

Ring of fraud crimes ends in Navarre arrests

The arrest of two Mobile residents in a Navarre fraud case may lead to more charges after the pair allegedly stole four credit cards from a local small business. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fraud complaint Aug. 2 after the victim discovered several charges on her card that she did not […]

Four vehicles stolen in south Santa Rosa

Four vehicles stolen in south Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies are actively investigating the theft of four vehicles in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze area. The vehicles were reported stolen last night. According to a press release, a tow truck was reported stolen from Tiger Point Paint and Body in Gulf Breeze. Three private vehicles were also reported stolen in the […]

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Following a chase with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies, a man was taken into custody for suspected burglary Friday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence at West Navarre Intermediate School. The suspected burglary was called into the sheriff’s office Friday morning from the neighborhoods near the school according to Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich […]

Beach rental burglarized, drugs found

Beach rental burglarized, drugs found

Two women were arrested for burglary May 25 after a Navarre Beach property owner noticed a vehicle in his rental’s driveway when the property should have been vacant. At roughly 7:30 a.m. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the home along Gulf Boulevard after a gold Honda Accord was spotted by the […]

Residents unite to combat speeding, crime

Residents unite to combat speeding, crime

Navarre Beach resident Larry Hoffman did not know what hit him. He went for his daily run on the morning of March 3 along White Sands Boulevard. Less than a block from his home, while Hoffman was jogging about a foot off the shoulder of the road, a sport utility (SUV) vehicle hit him from […]

Burglary, battery of police dog result in 10-year sentence

Burglary, battery of police dog result in 10-year sentence

Following his conviction for battery of a police dog and other charges, a Pace man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Santa Rosa County Circuit Judge John Simon on Dec. 12 sentenced David Lecannon Smith, 36, to 10 years in state prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Read the full article in the […]

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

The Club II in Gulf Breeze had unwelcome visitors Oct. 23, and Facebook has allegedly landed at least one of those visitors behind bars. Brittny Still, 28, of Gulf Breeze is facing third degree felony unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure and first degree misdemeanor larceny petty theft for the theft of keys to the […]

Police recover property in burglary arrests

Police recover property in burglary arrests

Three persons were arrested Wednesday after police responded to a series of vehicle burglaries, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office report. According to police, Sean Alexander Banks, 19 and Parker Tray Ragsdale, 18, have each been charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of possession of burglary tools and three counts of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

MARSHAL’S SEIZE DEPUTY’S PROPERTY TO PAY OFF SHOOTING VICTIM Attorney Jack Scarola says he got permission from a federal magistrate to take property from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin to help pay a $22.4 million jury verdict awarded to Dontrell Stephens last year. On Saturday, marshals took Lin’s car, clothes, television and furniture. […]

Would-be thief held at gunpoint

Would-be thief held at gunpoint

A Navarre man found himself staring down the barrel of a 12 gage shotgun after he tried to steal another man’s truck, according to a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputy. Jakob Daniel Russell, 24, Navarre, was arrested last weekend on Bob Tolbert Rd. when a man was alerted by his dog that something was going on […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 9

FLORIDA COLLEGE STUDENT INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN FACE-BITING ATTACK A Martin County grand jury formally charged 19-year-old Austin Harrouff on Tuesday with two murder counts, attempted murder and burglary. Harrouff was initially charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 15 attack on 59-year-old John Stevens, and his wife, 53-year-old Michelle Mishcon, outside their Tequesta […]

Like father, like son

Like father, like son

The father and son duo, Marvan Darby Sr. and Jr. have a long-standing history of arrests in Santa Rosa County.  The two most recently were accused of stealing a lawnmower and weed eater out of garage on Segura Street, around the corner from where they live on Andorra Street. Read the full article in the […]

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

John Niven Cotner, age 26 of Mary Esther, gave deputies chase Monday afternoon after shoplifting several items from Walmart on Navarre Parkway.  Deputies responded to the store after the asset protection department saw Cotner walk out of the store without paying for merchandise.  They confronted him but he left the store. Deputies say that Cotner […]

BREAKING: ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects shot in Milton

BREAKING:  ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects shot in Milton

The so-called modern day ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ suspects were shot during a standoff with police early Friday morning in Milton.  Blake Edward Fitzgerald, 30, was killed and his girlfriend, Brittany Nicole Harper, 30, was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital. The Missouri couple, wanted for kidnapping, burglary and theft are the […]

DNA evidence leads deputies to burglar

DNA evidence leads deputies to burglar

A Navarre man with a 10-year criminal history was arrested for burglary after DNA left at the scene led Okaloosa County deputies to him. Alonzo Borum of Chaparral Street in Navarre is accused of committing a burglary at a Fort Walton Beach residence on Aug. 26, 2014, more than a year ago. The arrest report […]

Armed home invasion, suspect arrested

Armed home invasion, suspect arrested

On Friday, Nov. 27 a call was made on a burglary in progress with shots fired on Sevilla Street. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the call and dispatch advised them that the suspect was being detained by the homeowner. The SRSO report released states that the deputy detained Francisco Aponte Carrasquillo and […]

Fort Walton man sentenced to life

Fort Walton man sentenced to life

In a release issued by State Attorney Bill Eddins, it was announced that Michael Parish Cardelro Henry has been sentenced to life imprisonment on the charges of Kidnapping, Burglary of a Dwelling and Sexual Battery. Henry was convicted by a jury in October on charges stemming from a Jun. 1 incident in Fort Walton Beach. […]