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WCSO Looking for an Individual Impersonating Himself as an Animal Control Officer

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public about a suspicious person who is impersonating himself as an Animal Control Officer with the sheriff’s office. On Saturday, March 28, 2015, around 2:30 in the afternoon, a black male in his 40’s, approximately 6’2”, heavyset, bald head with a scruffy beard, parked an unmarked older model, beat up, white truck ...

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Attempted Break-in At Thriftway

Update: http://www.wzep1460.com/man-arrested-in-three-cases/ He must have been hungry for great food at low prices. A slender white male attempted to break into Thriftway Supermarket in DeFuniak Springs at approximately midnight on March 21st, 2015. The white male, who appears to be in his late teens or early 20’s, has dark hair and is shirtless. He is observed on surveillance video taking a ...

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3 Okaloosa Stories – Smash & Grab, Skimmers, Fatality

Smash & Grab The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of “smash and grab” car burglaries that took place in Destin Tuesday evening. The crimes are believed to have all occurred between four and six p.m. and the thieves targeted primarily purses containing wallets. The first report involved a car in the parking lot at the Bass Pro ...

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Police Conduct Training At School During Spring Break

The DeFuniak Springs Police hosted Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training at the Walton High School on March 23rd and 24th. Also attending were the Walton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies. The training was conducted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and paid for with funds from Homeland Security. The training emphasized the importance of having a plan and ...

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Walton Dune Lakes – WC Press Release

And the first place award goes to “Western Lake”!  Western Lake was awarded the ‘Best Sunset View’ and ‘Best Park or Nature Locale’ in the Perfect in South Walton 2015 Top Finalist Award presented by the Walton County Tourist Development Council. Western Lake is one of 15 coastal dune lakes located in Walton County.  Coastal dune lakes are only found ...

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Walton Commissioners Consider Floor Elevation

A year ago our area experienced a season of rain. This helped area residents understand just where the low spots were and how flooding can happen. This started the Walton County Commissioners and staff looking at just where do they need to make changes in the way stormwater is managed. At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners discussed changing the stormwater ordinance ...

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Shelter House Needs Your Help to Help Others

Shelter House currently has two major construction projects underway: an extreme makeover of the shelter that will grow capacity from 24 to 36 beds and a renovation of their newly purchased Program Office. To fund the expansion and renovation projects, Shelter House Board of Directors and Staff have launched a $610,000 capital campaign entitled Raise the Roof. As of February ...

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Bay County Traffic Fatality Hit & Run

He is reported to have been weaving and the FHP says alcohol was involved. In the end, a mother is dead and her two children are in the hospital. Once on scene Investigators discovered this was a hit-and-run crash where all three pedestrians were struck resulting in one death and two serious bodily injuries. Witnesses stated that a Ford Pickup ...

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HC & OC Vehicle Theft Stories

HCSO Investigating String of Vehicle Burglaries Holmes County law enforcement is investigating auto burglaries. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bonifay Police Department, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries. On the morning of March 23, The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen ...

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Leisure Lakes Dam

Private roads are not county maintained. When a road is public, but over private property it can become a problem. Make the road over a dam and the problem increases to additional liability for accidents and repair. Staff recommended the Walton Commissioners not put a road on the county list and the residents agreed. Leisure Lakes in Mossy Head has ...

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