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88-YEAR-OLD SCAMMED OUT OF THOUSANDS; WCSO SEARCHING FOR SCAM ARTIST

For Immediate Release October 16, 2017 MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla— An elderly Walton County woman is scammed out of $18,000 and now investigators are zeroing in on the suspect. Between April and July of this year an 88-year-old Miramar Beach resident

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30A TO CLOSE SUNDAY MORNING FOR 30A HALF MARATHON

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla– This weekend is the 30a Half Marathon. The mission of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office during this event is to ensure the safety of the participants at this event and ensure compliance to Florida State Statutes.

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS CITIZENS OF PHONE SCAM INVOLVING DEPUTY IMPOSTOR

For Immediate Release October 12, 2017 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— For the second time in less than a week Walton County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an ongoing phone scam involving suspects claiming to be affiliated with the Walton County

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WCSO LIEUTENANT SCOTT HOGEBOOM GRADUATES FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SENIOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla– Walton County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Lieutenant Scott Hogeboom’s graduation from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program.   The goal of the Senior Leadership Program, or SLP, is to provide a continuing education

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TURN ‘EM IN TUESDAY – LOVEJOY ANDERSON

For Immediate Release October 10, 2017 We ain’t got no love for Lovejoy Anderson.*** Or joy for that matter. Anderson (not to be confused with Mr. Anderson from The Matrix) is wanted on felony violation of probation after failing her

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ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

For Immediate Release October 10, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is striving for a second reaccreditation. A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive November 14th, 2017 to examine

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DEPUTY IMPOSTOR: WCSO WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA– Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Mirar Beach resident this week regarding a phone scam. The resident advised a man, who said his name was Sam, called her from (850)-306-6278 claiming he worked for

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TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 14TH

Freeport, Fla–Due to weather the Teen Driver Challenge that was scheduled for October 7th has been CANCELLED. The class has been rescheduled for October 14th at Freeport High School. The Teen Driver Challenge course, which is offered at no cost

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200+ PILLS, CASH, AND MARJIUANA SEIZED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

For Immediate Release October 4, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— A 32-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man is in custody following a searching warrant executed by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit in conjunction with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Drug

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49 CAR BURGLARY CASES CLOSED BY ARREST

For Immediate Release October 3, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Seven suspects are responsible for more than 50 car burglaries in Walton County, which include five stolen handguns from unlocked vehicles. Six arrests have been made regarding 49 vehicle burglaries that

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