If you have information about any of the cases listed below please call Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS of 1-888-654-TIPS or send a web tip.

OCSO Seeking Information in Fatal Shooting
March 17, 2021

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place on Vincent Lane yesterday evening and asking the public for any information in reference to photos of a suspect in the homicide.
The victim has been identified as 48-year old Earnest Riggs Jr. of the Fort Walton Beach area.
Multiple 9-1-1 calls were received around 7 p.m. Thursday from residents in the neighborhood reporting the sounds of gunfire and/or that a man had been shot.
Responding Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the victim inside a Chevrolet rental work truck parked in the street. Two workers who had been in the truck during the shooting stayed on scene, while two others had fled.
Investigators say residents told them the man in black pictured above had been walking around in the area for an hour or more before the shooting took place. The victim had reportedly been in that location because someone was inquiring about a bid on concrete work.
Anyone with information on the person shown above or the shooting is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850.641.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS, Emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips Mobile application.
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Attempt to Identify Vehicle Thieves
February 07, 2021

On February 7, 2021, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 2:00 am, the individuals pictured below arrived in three vehicles and parked on the corner of Lauren Ct. and Indian Trail in Destin. They proceeded to enter and steal two vehicles while burglarizing another. These crimes occurred in the area of Lauren Ct and Mesa Rd in Destin. One of the suspects is described as a light-skinned black male wearing a hoodie and mask. Suspects 2 & 3 are also seen in security footage, however there are no clear pictures of either of them. Anyone with information can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or submit a tip via the P3 Tips Mobile App.
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Information Sought in Defuniak Springs Shooting
January 10, 2021

A DeFuniak Springs shooting left one injured after more than a dozen shots were fired late Sunday evening.

The first 9-1-1 call came in at 8:07 pm when a caller reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the area of Fairfield Drive and U.S. Highway 90. When deputies arrived, they located a vehicle with bullet holes and a victim inside.

The patient was quickly transported by helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The victim’s wounds are severe, but not life-threatening.

A witness at the scene reported the suspect vehicle sped off after firing more than 14 rounds at the car and headed east toward DeFuniak Springs. The witness stated the cars were headed west at the time of the shooting.  After the suspect vehicle stopped next to the victim’s car it went down and turned around firing shots as it headed back East on 90.

The witness was unable to determine the make and model of the shooter’s vehicle.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene into the early morning hours Monday collecting shell casings and bullet fragments stretching west down 90 from Owens Road to west of Fairfield (approximately 2/10 of a mile).

Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The Florida Sheriff's Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program has chipped in another $5,000 towards the reward.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone traveling in the area of Highway 90 and Fairfield Drive on the night of Sunday, January the 10th who remembers seeing a dark 4-door sedan is asked to call us at (850)-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers 850-863-TIPS (8477). You could be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.
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OCSO Investigating Shooting Death in Florosa
November 20, 2020

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent shooting death of a Crestview man at a home in southwest Okaloosa County.
The OCSO received a 9-1-1 call 11/20/2020 around 1:44 p.m. from a screaming woman at a home at 107 Marimba Street in Florosa.
When deputies arrived at the trailer they found 35-year old DeShaun Frazier inside in a pool of blood.
Anyone who may have witnessed any unusual activity in that area of Florosa during that timeframe, or who has any information about the case, is asked to contact the OCSO at 850.651.7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850.863.TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.
 
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FWBPD Trying to Identify Retail Theft Suspects
July 28, 2020

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is trying to identify two females that stole more than $1,800 worth of merchandise from Ulta in Uptown Station on 07/28/2020. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5’4”, wearing a black dress, black sandals and a carrying a large black purse. She has long black hair which faded to a dark blondish color and had tattoos on both arms.
The second suspect is described as a white female, approximately 5’4”, wearing a white floral dress, brown sandals and a carrying a large black purse. She had dark hair, possibly dark burgundy. There is a large tattoo located on her right shoulder blade. Anyone with information can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or submit a tip via the P3 Tips Mobile App.
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FWBPD Trying to Identify Vehicle Burglary Suspect
July 15, 2020

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is trying to identify this man that burglarized a vehicle at a residence on NE Hollywood Boulevard on 07/15/2020. The victim stated that the subject rides through the neighborhood on a bicycle and is believed to live somewhere on Elm Ave. Anyone with information can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or submit a tip via the P3 Tips Mobile App.
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Attempt o Identify Vehicle Burglary Suspects
July 12, 2020

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is working to identify these three individuals that used a stolen credit card at the Target in Destin on 07/12/2020. The card was stolen during a vehicle burglary at the Princess Beach access on the same date. Anyone with information about this case can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or submit a tip via the P3 Tips Mobile App.
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OCSO Trying to Identify Destin Pharmacy Robber
June 09, 2020

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that took place around 9:00 am on 06/09/2020 morning at the CVS located at 797 Harbor Boulevard in Destin.
The robber is described as a white male wearing a medical mask, with sunglasses and a hat pulled down.
He demanded narcotics, then left on foot.
Anyone with information please call the OCSO at 850.651.7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at 850.863.TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.
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WCSO Searching for Armed Burglary Suspects
February 25, 2020

STATUS: IN CUSTODY
***UPDATE*** Suspects have been identified and arrested!
 
On 02/25/2020 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed burglary in the area of Hamon Avenue in Santa Rosa Beach. The victim was leaving his home when he realized a small window in his home was slightly open and the screen had been removed. Video captured two suspects in the house shortly before 3:00 a.m.; one white male wearing a gray hoodie and a second white male wearing a white t-shirt, a black face mask with an unidentified tattoo on his upper right arm. The suspects took miscellaneous items including two swords. Anyone with information can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at http://www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com/ or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.
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Armed Robbers Fires Shot Into Store Wall - Can You Identify?
October 08, 2019

An armed robber fired a bullet into the business wall before taking cash from the store and leaving in a white vehicle.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Corner Food Market at 100 Bob Sikes Boulevard near Fort Walton Beach around 10:15 last night.
The suspect, described as a Hispanic or mixed race male wearing a hat, dark pants, and long-sleeved orange shirt, arrived at the store in what was believed to be a white, newer model car.
The clerk says the man walked up to the counter, pulled out a gun, and fired a shot into the wall. The man then demanded money, got some cash, and left.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.
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