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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 […]

Navarre teen accused of stealing donation jar

Navarre teen accused of stealing donation jar

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a teen in Navarre Tuesday for allegedly stealing a donation jar meant to offer support after a recent death. According to an arrest report, a manager at El Patron restaurant in Navarre reviewed security footage and spotted a male take a clear glass jar from atop the hostess stand Nov. […]

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 […]

Three men arrested in Milton shooting

Three men arrested in Milton shooting

Three men were arrested last week in connection with an attempted homicide and robbery in a trailer in Milton. Joshua Jaquan Shields, 21, of Milton, Deontrace Levell Bonner, 22, of Pensacola and Kristopher Talacy Brown, 19, of Pensacola have been charged with attempted homicide and other felony charges. At roughly 9 p.m. July 19, deputies […]

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 […]

From Rob Williamson’s Facebook page

From Rob Williamson’s Facebook page

For those who say ITS NOT ABOUT THE SIGN!!! I agree. You disagree with my actions, fine. You think I could have gone about this a better way, agreed. Commissioners should openly direct and express their frustrations at me, it’s justified and deserved. Is it true we had a long process developing a new tourism […]

CHELCO advises members to be aware of scammers

CHELCO advises members to be aware of scammers

CHELCO asks members to beware of scammers posing as utility companies in both Walton and Okaloosa counties. These scammers will call a member on the telephone demanding payment by credit card, threatening to turn off their power if they don’t pay immediately. The scammers will give a name and badge number and ask for members […]

Man stabbed in chest during robbery

Man stabbed in chest during robbery

An attempted robbery ended with one man being stabbed in the chest Saturday, July 9, at the Queen Mary Inn in Escambia County. Gulf Breeze resident Alexander Thurkettle is charged with second degree felony battery with a deadly weapon, first degree felony robbery with a deadly weapon and first degree misdemeanor petit theft. According to […]

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 […]

26 guns stolen in Pace home burglary

26 guns stolen in Pace home burglary

Two home security cameras identified a Milton man, Roy Pike, as the principal in a Pace home robbery involving the theft of 26 guns. The burglary was reported on Nov. 4 by the homeowner. The homeowner reported to the responding deputy that when he arrived home at around 4:30 p.m. he found his front door […]

Navarre man arrested for trying to steal motorcycle

Navarre man arrested for trying to steal motorcycle

Brandon Worley, 35, of Winners Circle in Navarre was arrested Oct. 17 and charged with grand theft, trespassing and criminal mischief with property damage more than $1,000. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Navarre Auto Depot on Highway 87 at around 7 p.m. Saturday regarding a vehicle theft. According to witness statements, Worley […]

2 Tom Thumb employees arrested

2 Tom Thumb employees arrested

Two employees of Tom Thumb Stores were arrested Thursday afternoon Oct. 8 as suspects in an employee-related theft over the last several weeks while employees at the store. According to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office report, Jasmine Nichole Glass, 23, of Navarre and Anneka Lynn Watters, 27, of Navarre were arrested at the Tom Thumb […]

2 vehicles, firearm stolen in Navarre

2 vehicles, firearm stolen in Navarre

A car containing a firearm was stolen from Navarre late Sunday night according to a release from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to two separate calls involving stolen vehicles from Navarre addresses. Both vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside. In addition to the firearm, the vehicles contained purses, wallets and cellphones. […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 19

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 19

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Veteran Miami-Dade detective charged with traffic stop theft A veteran Miami-Dade Police Department detective is facing federal charges after allegedly stealing from motorists during traffic stops. A grand jury indictment released Thursday charges Det. William Kostopoulos with […]

Employee charged after pills go missing

Employee charged after pills go missing

A Navarre woman employed at Walgreens, 8220 Navarre Parkway, is facing a felony charge after police said she stole narcotics from the store’s pharmacy. Leslie C. Morehouse, 54, of the 2200 block of Panhandle Trail, was arrested Sunday on a charge of grand theft of a controlled substance after she was accused of taking just […]

Police: ATM burglars part of a crime ring

Police: ATM burglars part of a crime ring

When a group of burglars broke into an Eglin Federal Credit Union ATM on Navarre Parkway last week they had no idea what was awaiting them. The four black male suspects were apprehended on multiple charges stemming from a burglary ring involving the theft of safes and ATMs. Investigators from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office […]