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.
FWBPD Trying to Identify Fraud SuspectsOn 12/13/2017 at approximately 8:13PM hours, these two individuals paid for goods/gift cards at Publix (251 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE) with fictitious checks. The individuals have since returned, and attempted to pass the same fictitious checks at Publix on 1/15/2018. When the cashier refused to cash the checks, both individuals got into a newer black or dark blue Mazda hatchback. They are using fake Georgia and Alabama ID cards. 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 Mobile App.
December 13, 2017
Smelly White Female Robs Destin Subway
October 08, 2017
A Destin Subway restaurant was robbed Saturday night by an armed woman the victim described as "smelly" and wearing a brown wig.
The robber came into the Subway at 1253 Airport Road around 10 p.m. several times and on the third entry, she demanded money and opened her purse and placed it on the counter. The employee could see a large semi-automatic pistol inside the purse that the robber was holding in her right hand.
The woman left after getting a small amount of cash.
The victim describes the white female armed robber as around 45 years of age, approximately 5’5" tall and 170 pounds, with a thin face and thin lips. She says the woman was "smelly" and was wearing a dark brown jacket, dark pants, a brown wig, and prescription glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call 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.
Crestview Police Seeking Information in Shooting
October 04, 2017
The Crestview Police Department is seeking information about an early morning shooting that left one man critically injured. Police responded to the Crape Myrtle Apartmerns at the corner of Lloyd Street South and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 1:20 AM on 10/04/2017 and discovered a 22-year old man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Anyone with any information reference this shooting can contact Investigator Temple (Crestview Police Department) at 850-682-2055 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS, at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com
or submit a tip via the P3 Mobile app.
Information Sought in Regatta Bay Vehicle Burglaries
August 24, 2017
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded to multiple vehicle burglaries in the Regatta Bay neighborhood in Destin on 08/24/2017. Deputies are asking for assistance identifying the four individuals in the clip below who were seen on video in the area around the time of the burglaries. 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 Mobile App.
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OCSOTrying to Identify Battery & Attempted Carjacking Suspect
April 07, 2017
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are looking for the public’s assistance in their efforts to identify a man who battered a woman in the parking lot of Santa Rosa Mall during an attempted carjacking April 7th.
Deputies were called to the mall around 10:30 a.m. and made contact with the 44 year old woman and her mother. The victims say they arrived at the mall and parked at the Food Court entrance. When the daughter, who was a passenger in the front seat, opened her door she says a white male in his forties rushed over with his hand up his shirt as if holding a weapon. He had navy colored underwear on his head. He stated three times to "get in the car." The woman refused and pushed him away. She says he then grabbed her and pulled her out. He got into the car and started yelling at the woman’s 82-year old mother, who was still in the driver’s seat. The daughter immediately ripped at the suspect’s clothes, neck, and arms to get him away from her mom. She says she pulled him out of the car and began hitting him, yelling to attract attention. The man ran from the scene towards Ruby Circle.
On May 23rd, OCSO investigators worked with the victim to create a sketch of the suspect. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is now seeking the public`s assistance in attempts to identify the individual. The victim also stated the suspect, who is about 5’9" tall, lost his shirt during the struggle and she noticed multiple freckles or liver spots on his arms and back, as well as the back of his head, but not on his face. She believes the male is of Irish descent.
If you have any information about the identity of the person in the sketch please contact Investigator Steve Weyer Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-609-2021 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com, or by using the P3 Mobile Tips application.
OCSO Searching for FWB Waffle House Robbery Suspect
January 31, 2017
A man brandishing a gun held up the Waffle House at 460 Racetrack Road near Fort Walton Beach just before 5 a.m. on 01/31/2017 before running out the door and heading north.
The clerk says the man, wearing sunglasses and dressed all in black with a white shirt tied around this face, appeared to be a white male. She says he was about 5?6? tall with a stocky build.
Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and a K9 Unit responded and an active investigation is underway.
Anyone with information 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.
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.
Reward Offered for Information in Threat Investigation (07/25/2016)
December 29, 2016
Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) who sent a threatening letter to a Destin Councilwoman regarding her 10-year old daughter back in July. Destin Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell received a letter in the mail that instructed her to resign her position on the City Council by August 1st and if she did not, her daughter would be `gone.` 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 Mobile App.
Crestview PD Searching for Burglary Suspects
December 18, 2016
The Crestview Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two males who entered the Lewis Diamond Gallery on 12/18/2016 at approximately 11:05 pm. The suspects forced their way into the business causing damage to several display cases and stealing numerous items. Anyone with information is asked to contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at 850-863-8477 or tyou can contact the Crestview Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Investigator Garrett, at 850-682-3544.