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 Investigating Attempted Bank Robbery
August 08, 2022
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is is investigating an attempted bank robbery that took place around 3:15 PM this afternoon at the Eglin Federal Credit Union located at 321 E. Hollywood Boulevard in Mary Esther. The white male pictured came into the bank and gave a note to a teller demanding money. Investigators say no weapon was displayed during the robbery. The suspect was unsuccessful in getting any money and left on foot towards the back of the bank. He is approximately 45-55 years of age, scruffy or unshaven, was wearing a gray or blue denim ball cap, long sleeve khaki shirt with no collar and three buttons down the front, baggy khaki pants, and what appeared to be brown open-toe shoes or flip-flops. If you have information regarding the identity of this suspect, contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers:
Call 863-TIPS (863-8477)
Download the P3 Tips App
You will remain completely anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward!
WCSO Searching for Gas Station Robbery SuspectSTATUS
June 17, 2022
***SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED***
Investigators from Walton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery at a gas station in Miramar Beach. Deputies responded to the Circle K located at 10685 U.S. Highway 98 after a 911 call at 5:20 am on 06/17/2022 in reference to a subject holding the store clerk at gunpoint. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash the subject fled the scene on foot heading eastbound towards a nearby plaza. The subject is described as a white male, wearing a blue mask over his face, a black Cleveland baseball hat with an old logo, a blue long-sleeve button-down shirt, black pants, and black and white tennis shoes. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at (850)-892-8111 or you remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850)-863-TIPS.
OCSO Seeking Information in Gas Station Robbery
August 10, 2021
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a man that robbed a FWB gas station on 08/10/2021. Around 3:35 a.m. the individual pictured below entered the store located at 213 Racetrack Road and struck the cashier multiple times then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a tan hoodie, a black mask, and dark sunglasses. He was later observed operating a white bicycle, white wheels, with black handle bars.
Anyone with information can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously:
Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477)
Download the P3 Tips mobile app
OCSO Seeking Information in Fatal Shooting
April 19, 2021
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is working to determine who is responsible for the fatal shooting of a
Fort Walton Beach teen Monday night.
Deputies were called to the area of Earl Street and Poplar Avenue around 11:30 in response to reports of
Callers reported hearing multiple shots.
A responding deputy spotted a car using its emergency flashers leaving the area and made a traffic stop.
The teen’s parents were attempting to drive the unconscious victim to the hospital. Deputies immediately
began to render lifesaving measures until EMS arrived. The victim, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the
chest, was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly before
midnight. He’s identified as 15-year old Quolee Jackson of Earl Street.
OCSO deputies and investigators, with assistance from the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, canvassed
the area for evidence and witnesses overnight and are continuing their work at this hour.
Sheriff Eric Aden says this tragic incident is a time for our community to focus on compassion, commitment,
“These parents are having to endure unspeakable loss and pain due to this senseless violence. As a
community, we must work together to determine who is responsible and bring them to justice. We are
committed to that mission and ask that anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to
please share it immediately."
Quolee's parents join in that plea for information with his mother saying, " He was a loving and caring boy".
You can contact the OCSO directly at 651-7400 but also remember that you can also stay anonymous and use
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers.You do not have to give your name and if your information helps lead to an
arrest, you can earn a cash reward of up to $3000 by simply doing the right thing.
Sheriff Aden added, "Our investigators are working relentlessly. Meantime, if you know something, please
say something. Again that’s 651-7400 for the OCSO or for Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers – it’s 850.863.TIPS,
emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or the P3 Tips Mobile application. “
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.
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.
Crestview Police Searching for Liquor Store Robber
January 16, 2018
The Crestview Police Department is requesting any information relating to the identification of the above pictured black male who robbed the Cash’s Liquor Store (Next to the Crest Lounge), located at 1675 Ferdon-S Blvd., Crestview, FL, at gunpoint on 16 January 2018 at approximately 8:03PM.
The above pictured black male is approximately 5’10”-6’0” in height with a medium build. The suspect appears to have a prominent brow ridge and walks with his feet pointed outwards as he steps.
Anyone with information about this robbery can contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or submit a tip via the P3 Mobile App.
OCSO Trying to Idenfify Armed Robbery Suspect
January 19, 2017
A convenience store clerk confronted by the terrifying scene of a man dressed in dark clothes and armed with a handgun locked herself in the bathroom to get away from him during an armed robbery attempt.
The victim says the man pointed the gun at her around 5:30 AM January 19th when she was coming out of the restroom while working at the AOC Food Mart at 306 Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach.
She immediately slammed the door shut, locked it, and called 9-1-1.
The thief tried to get into the cash register but was unsuccessful.
Anyone with information on the attempted hold-up is asked to contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or via mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.
OCSO Searching for FWB Armed Robber
January 03, 2017
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an armed robber after responding to a 9-1-1 call from a Racetrack Road business around 6:45 p.m. on 01/03/2017.
The AOC Food Mart and Texaco station at 306 Racetrack Road near Fort Walton Beach was held up by a short black male, weighing approximately 145 pounds, and dressed in black with a hoodie, ski mask, and gloves.
The clerk says the robber brandished a weapon and took cash before leaving on foot. OCSO K9 units and deputies have been searching the area.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.
FWBPD Seeking Information in October 2015 Homicide
October 01, 2015
The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is asking for information about the death of Jeppie Cortez Samuel on 10/01/2015. At approximately 2:05 PM police responded to a shots fired call in the are of Third Street and Carson Drive SE and found Jeppie Cortez Samuel had been shot multiple times. He later died at the hospital.
The shooter fled in a dark colored 4-door Hyundai with dark tinted windows. There were multiple individials on scene at the time of the shooting yet none have come forward with information.
Anyone with information about this homicide can contact Detective James Martin at (850) 833-9546 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, submit an anonymous web tip at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.
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