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Sep 9, 2022

Crestview Police give update on Sept. 1 shootings

In the early morning hours of Thurs., Sept. 1, gunshots rang out in several Crestview neighborhoods. The shots were reportedly fired between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

“There was numerous scenes, nobody was injured, but there was property damage,” Crestview Police Department Major Raymond Harp said. “We have an idea of what was going on, but nothing on paper yet. Its still an active investigation.”

There were three scenes in which the incidents took place. Gunshots were investigated at W North Ave. and Lindberg St., E Redstone Ave. near the Crooked Pines townhomes neighborhood, and School Ave. and McClelland St.


Aug 31, 2022

Last of Operation Songbird defendants are sentenced

Beginning in 2018, the DEA and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office partnered in an investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization responsible for distributing kilogram amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl within Okaloosa County.

Named Operation Songbird, the years long investigation utilized numerous investigative techniques to identify members of the Drug Trafficking Organization and locations utilized by the Drug Trafficking Organization.


Aug 30, 2022

Crestview man tries to fight cop after mom gets taken into custody

A mother and son were arrested Aug. 29 near Crestview after one fled an attempted traffic stop and the other interfered with a deputy attempting to arrest her.

According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office press release, the incident started when a deputy spotted Venetia Berry, 62, driving a truck with the wrong license attached. Berry refused to pull over when the deputy tried to make a traffic stop on Highway 85 near Auburn Road around 10:30 a.m.


Aug 24, 2022

Crestview man accused of taking over girlfriend’s Facebook account charged by Sheriff’s Office

A Crestview man was taken into custody Aug. 24 after allegedly threatening his girlfriend and her family.

Aug 24, 2022

Crestview man arrested for obscene communication again; Texted ‘I ain’t dumb’ before arrest by undercover police

A Crestview man was arrested and charged with soliciting an undercover officer who was posing as an underage girl.

Aug 18, 2022

Crestview man’s quest for tool leads to bloody fight, arrest

Crestview Police found a bloody scene when they responded to a call on Aug. 16 involving two men, a woman and a mechanic’s tool.

Aug 17, 2022

Crestview man’s quest for tool leads to bloody fight, arrest

Crestview Police found a bloody scene when they responded to a call on Aug. 16 involving two men, a woman, and a mechanic’s tool.

According to the arrest report, Jonathan Wayne Brown, 36, of Crestview, went to the home of one of the victims looking for a tool. When Brown arrived at the residence, he was reportedly belligerent with the victim’s fiancée and demanded to speak with the victim.


Jul 22, 2022

Three teens in jail following Crestview burglaries

Two teens and a 20 year old are behind bars following a burglary in the Auburn community near Crestview.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the Auburn community and made contact with three teens in the area, leading to burglary and grand theft charges against the trio.


Jul 10, 2022

Deputies foil ‘high speed’ getaway

A Holt man tried to lead Okaloosa County deputies on a “high speed” chase Saturday morning on a riding lawnmower.

Jun 8, 2022

Crestview man charged for secretly recording woman in store bathroom

A store employee in Destin is charged with video voyeurism, a third degree felony, after a woman found his cell phone recording her using the business’s bathroom Monday afternoon. He told the victim she could use the restroom if she needed to, although it is not open to the general public.