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Postal Service Drug Bust

Posted: 11/01/2012 - The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division, working with the United States Postal Inspectors Office, conducted an investigation into a suspicious package, sent through the postal service, which resulted in an arrest on October 30, 2012.

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Bay County Identity Theft Arrest

Posted: 11/01/2012 - The Bay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from an employee in reference to identity theft. The employee realized his identity had been compromised and filed the complaint on September 24, 2012.

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Ex-Trooper Ethics Conviction

Updated: 11/01/2012 - (MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Luther Strange announced the felony ethics conviction today of a former state trooper for using a state credit card to buy gasoline for his personal use. Jonathan Dees, 48, of Spanish Fort, had been stationed at the Mobile office of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

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Fla. Crime Rate Down for First Half of 2012

Posted: 11/01/2012 - State officials say Florida's overall crime rate dropped by 3.8 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year. But murders and forcible sex offenses increased slightly.

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Man Arrested on Credit Card Counterfeiting

Posted: 10/30/2012 - An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy who made a traffic stop on a man driving erratically on Interstate Ten October 26th discovered marijuana, an unusual amount of credit cards, a laptop computer, a credit card reader/coder and bundles of merchant store gift cards inside the car.

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Fla. Murder Suspect Arrested in Dothan

Posted: 10/29/2012 - On October 26, 2012 the Dothan Police Department received information from the Gainesville Police Department in Gainesville, Florida concerning a murder in their jurisdiction that had occurred at an ATM in the early morning hours of October 26, 2012.

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Official: Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Afghanistan

Posted: 10/26/2012 - A government spokesman says a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50.

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Assault Arrest in Dothan

Posted: 10/25/2012 - On October 19, 2012 the Dothan Police Department responded to an assault at a residence located in the 3500 block of Napier Field Road. Upon arrival, police learned the victim; an adult female had been threatened and cut with a pocket knife. According to witnesses, the suspect was at the residence when he became intoxicated and disorderly which lead to the assault. The victim suffered a minor injury and the suspect was arrested bringing the case to a close.

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Arrest of Wanted Man

Posted: 10/25/2012 - On October 24th approximately 8:46 pm a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a Ford F-250 traveling north on Hwy 71 with no headlights. The deputy conducted a traffic stop as the vehicle pulled into the Pilot parking lot. During the traffic stop it was discovered the driver, William Ansley, had an active warrant from Seminole County Georgia for fraud; insufficient funds. Ansley was arrested and transported the Jackson County Correctional Facility to be held for Seminole County.

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Facebook Scam


Posted: 10/25/2012 - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a scam utilizing Facebook. The victim is asked to like former Senator and former Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum.

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FL Operation Felon Sweep

Updated: 10/25/2012 - The Bay County Sheriff’s Office participated in the recent Florida Sheriff’s Task Force initiative to remove felons from Florida’s streets. Operation Felon Sweep focused on removing violent felons, felons with outstanding warrants, and sexual offenders and predators from our communities. The statewide sweep ran from September 28 through October 22, 2012 and resulted in 11,875 felony arrests.

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Take a Look, Catch a Crook Website

Posted: 10/23/2012 - The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new program designed to let the public view surveillance photos typically seen only by investigators in crimes ranging from shoplifting to scams. The photos on the Sheriff’s Office website under the new “Take a Look, Catch a Crook” program shows people of interest, witnesses, or potential suspects connected to various crimes around Okaloosa County.

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