Interstate 10

Traffic stop reveals 75 grams of meth, other drugs

Traffic stop reveals 75 grams of meth, other drugs

Two Orlando men were arrested Feb. 1 in Santa Rosa County after a search of their vehicle revealed meth, cocaine, fentanyl and other illicit drugs. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, driver Ian Christian Simmons and passenger Joshua Michael Reinhardt, both age 34, were pulled over on Interstate 10 after their vehicle, a […]

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson revealed the details of two drug arrests over the weekend in Navarre and the creation of a new narcotics unit during a press conference on Monday. Amy Tomlinson of Gulf Breeze and Sheldon Hutchins of Navarre, former 2012-13 Holley Navarre Water System board member, are both being charged with […]

Gulf Breeze man killed in roll-over on I-10

Gulf Breeze man killed in roll-over on I-10

A Gulf Breeze man was killed in an accident along Interstate 10 near mile marker 39 Friday morning when he was thrown from the vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report, passenger Nykolas Parodi, 21, was killed after a GMC C4 lost control and flipped. The driver of the vehicle over-corrected after passing […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 26

DUCK HUNTER ATTACKED BY ALLIGATOR IN SOUTH FLORIDA The Coral Springs man was airlifted to a Fort Lauderdale hospital Friday. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue says the man had been hunting in the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area when the alligator bit him on the left thigh. The wound was not considered life-threatening. BABYSITTER CHARGED IN […]

Human remains identified

Human remains identified

The human remains located on Oct. 28 just west of exit 26 on Interstate 10 have been identified as those of Steven Mitchell Swiney, age 47. In a statement issued by Sgt. Rich Aloy, public information officer for the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, Swiney was last seen in late November when he told a relative […]

Human remains found in Santa Rosa County

Human remains found in Santa Rosa County

On Friday, Oct. 28, work crews performing work on Interstate 10 approximately three-tenths of a mile west of exit 26 found human remains in a wooded area adjacent to the fence line.  Santa Rosa County deputies were contacted and confirmed the remains were human.  According to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, the […]

Milton woman dies in interstate crash

Milton woman dies in interstate crash

Charges are pending regarding a crash on Interstate 10 that claimed the life of a Milton woman Sunday, Sept. 11. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Shirley Owings, 65, was driving a Mercedes-Benz westbound in the outside lane of the interstate when the front of a Toyota 4 Runner struck the back end of her vehicle. […]

Myrtle the Turtle welcomes visitors

Myrtle the Turtle welcomes visitors

Santa Rosa County’s newest ambassador, Myrtle the Turtle has found a home at the I-10 Florida Welcome Center greeting visitors to the Sunshine State and promoting tourism for Santa Rosa County. Myrtle was hand-painted by artist Alicia Hansen who used the turtle’s shell to feature the highlights of the county’s attractions including Historic Milton, Navarre […]

Three stabbed in fight

Three stabbed in fight

On Sunday afternoon Feb. 28 at approximately 1:20 p.m., Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a battery call at the Milton exit overpass of Interstate 10 which was called in by passing motorists. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as […]

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

The I-10 corridor flows through Santa Rosa County, and unfortunately, that means illegal drugs may as well. The proximity of the corridor and other criteria led to Santa Rosa County being added to the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program. There are 32 such programs across the United States, including Hawaii, and in […]