Public Information Officer Rich Aloy

UPDATE: Missing juvenile found safe

UPDATE: Missing juvenile found safe

Update 7/17 2:28 p.m.: 16-year-old juvenile Kyla Jade Shannon has been found safe according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. She was reported missing yesterday.   Original: The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division is currently looking for a missing and endangered 16 year old female. Kyla Jade Shannon – 16 years […]

Crime down, sheriff’s budget up

Crime down, sheriff’s budget up

In the past six months, crime in Santa Rosa County has dropped 23 percent according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy. Accompanying the dropping crime rate has been an increase in clearing of cases by the department, meaning the cases were resolved. Read the full article in the July 5 […]

Santa Rosa K-9 Unit top notch

Santa Rosa K-9 Unit top notch

  The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit brought home six awards this month from the 2018 USPCA Region 1 Field Trials in Escambia County. Among the awards was first place for agility with canine Orkon, handled by deputy Danny Miller, and first in obedience with canine Dozer, handled by Sgt. Clay Smith. Read the […]

Sheriff makes drug arrest

Sheriff makes drug arrest

It’s rarely good news when you get pulled over by a deputy, but getting pulled over by the Sheriff himself is surely worse. And that is what happened March 2 at approximately 9 p.m. in Navarre. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Holley Navarre Middle welcomes resource officer Chau

Holley Navarre Middle welcomes resource officer Chau

With a gun on his hip, a badge on his chest and a smile on his face Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Deputy Liem Chau started his first day at his new job Monday: Holley Navarre Middle School Resource Officer. The announcement that HNMS would be one of the first middle schools to receive a new resource […]

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

In September 2017, a Navarre High School student, acting under a fake user name, allegedly threatened fellow students with violence via Instagram. No one was injured. Less than a month later NHS students were threatened again, this time via social media platform Snapchat. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Santa Rosa Detention deputy arrested for theft of intellectual property

Santa Rosa Detention deputy arrested for theft of intellectual property

Russel Edmund Scott, a 49 year old detention deputy with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, was arrested Jan. 9 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for theft of intellectual property. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Rich Aloy says the Sheriff’s office initiated the investigation of Scott. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Body found in car identified

Body found in car identified

At around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a call regarding a possible shooting in the Juana’s parking lot. When deputies arrived, a man was found dead in a car at the location. Major Crimes Division and a crime scene technician processed the scene and began the investigation. While detectives have not discovered any indications of […]

New suspicious activity – how to keep your children safe

New suspicious activity – how to keep your children safe

A new report of suspicious activity involving a child has the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office encouraging parents to have a conversation with their children about “stranger danger.” The most recent reports are from Woodlawn Beach Road/Barbarosa Road in Midway Nov. 16 around 1:45 p.m. and the description is an older white male in a black […]

Local narcotics trafficker arrested in Navarre

Local narcotics trafficker arrested in Navarre

Parks car with drugs in plain view of deputies Just after 10 p.m., Nov. 15, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a robbery at the 3000 block of Barlow Road in Navarre. Deputies arrived on scene and could not locate the suspect, described as a black male 6 […]

Suspicious activity has parents on heightened alert

Suspicious activity has parents on heightened alert

Two incidents of suspicious activity a few days apart has parents in the neighborhood behind Publix in Navarre on heightened alert. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has received two separate reports related to suspicious activity in Navarre whereby a stranger attempted contact with children. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at around 6:15 a.m. a child reportedly was waiting […]

Threats at Navarre High School investigated

Threats at Navarre High School investigated

For the second time in two weeks, a student at Navarre High School has made threats on social media against students at the school. The first was on Sept. 23 from a student on Instagram threatening several students under the guise of Memento.mori.mer which translated means “remember you must die.” The threat began with “To […]

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Cody James Gomez of Villa Court in Navarre was arrested Sept. 7 for his role in a March 23 shooting on Shoreview Court off East Bay Boulevard. According to the arrest affidavit issued by the State Attorney’s Office, March 23 Gomez and his accomplice Jonalbert Vidal went to the victim’s home around noon to buy […]

Car burglaries fuel more crime

Car burglaries fuel more crime

Crime rings stealing firearms and selling them on the black market for drugs sounds like something out of a movie, but it’s a reality hitting close to home. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Milton resident Jason Silva in connection with a suspected crime ring involving minors and burglaries in which stolen guns were being […]

Meth, heroin the drug of choice for Santa Rosa

Meth, heroin the drug of choice for Santa Rosa

In Santa Rosa County, the flavor of the month is crystal methamphetamine. Narcotics officers here face an ever-changing industry of illegally trafficked drugs; shifting preferences by the addicts who use it; and a litany of other crimes all revolving around those controlled substances. The Dec. 8 issue of Navarre Press has a compilation of articles […]

Car burglaries up in Navarre

Car burglaries up in Navarre

Several cars were burglarized in the past week in the Navarre area, according to Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy. Five vehicles were involved in the crimes, in the neighborhood behind Publix at Shoppes of Navarre, and in the Days Inn Area and Ortega St. Aloy said this represents a slight increase. Additional thefts […]

Fire at Santa Rosa County Jail

Fire at Santa Rosa County Jail

A small fire broke out in the laundry room of the Santa Rosa County Jail on East Milton Road Friday evening at approximately 7:15 p.m.. According to a statement issued  by Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy, deputies and detention personnel responded to an alarm in the laundry facility where a dryer was […]

Crime Stoppers effective tool in fighting crime

Crime Stoppers effective tool in fighting crime

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy paints a perfect picture of the effectiveness of Crime Stoppers. About a year ago, a tip was received about a hit and run fatality case the Florida Highway Patrol was handling. “Within 24 hours, we put the information on Crime Stoppers and someone called and […]

New crime-fighting tool makes debut

New crime-fighting tool makes debut

The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has a new crime-fighting and alert system that has been deployed to all three Super Wal-Marts in Santa Rosa County, including the Gulf Breeze and Navarre locations. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.