A new wave of crime is on the rise and surprisingly it can happen with you being present. It is called “Sliders”. Law enforcement agencies across the nation are catching crimes on camera where a thief will canvass a car at a gas station, wait for the right moment and steel valuables out of the car while the victim is not paying attention. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office wants to inform the public to lock your car doors while you are pumping gas or even if you are running into the convenience store to grab a drink, take your valuables with you. For more information please visit http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/08/sliders-snatching-valuables-from-cars-across-us/
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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Emergency Management is partnering with the Walton County Chamber to host a presentation to non-profit organizations on Tuesday, August 13, from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include security measures for your business and storm preparedness. This presentation is free to all non-profits, RSVP to [email protected].
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Joel Hensley, 29, of Defuniak Springs. Hensley, was last seen on 8/04/2013 (Sunday), at his mother’s home at 182 Blue Ridge Blvd. Hensley left the location in a taxi cab around 5:30 pm on August 4th and it is believed that he was taken to the Pensacola Airport. Contact was made with Crestview Taxi Company where investigators obtained information that a male fitting Hensley’s description was indeed taken to the Pensacola Airport on August 4. Anyone with information on Joel Hensley is asked to please contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.
Government officials met today at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center to inform prospective applicants of possible Federal assistance from the severe storms and flooding that took place last month. On August 2, President Barack Obama declared FEMA-4138-DR-FL for severe storms and flooding during July 2 – 7, 2013. The declaration is for Public Assistance in Holmes, Walton and Washington Counties. All applicants who wish to receive FEMA assistance must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) within 30 days after the declaration of the area where the damage occurred through the Florida Public Assistance web portal at www.FloridaPA.org. At this time there has been no assistance designated for private and or personal use.
Morrison was adjudicated on 01/07/1999 for two counts of sexual battery by an adult victim under 12 in Okaloosa, FL. Morrison’s new address is: 316 Bonita Drive Defuniak Springs FL 32433. Morrison’s (DOB 05/30/1966) is a white male, bald and blue eyes, 5’07” and 220 lbs
There are currently 136 registered sex offenders/predators living in Walton County.
The WCSO encourages families to visit www.flsexoffender.net to subscribe to receive e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into neighborhoods. WCSO also encourages citizens to use the neighborhood search feature prior to signing up for alerts to identify registered sexual offenders and predators currently living in neighborhoods.