november 2011 - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

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november 2011 - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

NOVEMBER

2011

A Message From Your

Sheriff

RELAX - BUT DON’T BE

LAX ON SAFETY!

.

Stores are packed, shoppers

are frazzled, packages are piling

up. The holidays are fun, but frantic

for many of us. But there’s certainly

no joy in being the victim of a crime

if someone targets your credit

cards, your purchases, or your

valuables. You want to stay alert,

take steps to protect yourself and

property, and make sure you have

a designated driver if you have

holiday parties on your agenda.

Remember: Just being aware of

who is around you at all times,

keeping your car and home locked,

and staying focused on driving

safely goes a long way. More safety

tips are on page 8.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sincerely,


OCSO SEIZES TWELVE

POUNDS OF MARIJUANA

AND $64,000 IN CASH

Quick action by Okaloosa County

Sheriff’s Deputies led to the arrest of a

Fort Walton Beach man. Deputies also

seized twelve pounds of marijuana, a

small amount of cocaine, and 64-

thousand dollars in cash.

Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call of

shots fired in the area of Cardinal Street. A

short time later, a deputy stopped a car on

Forest Heights Road matching the

description of one believed connected to

the incident. 29-year old Luis Alonzo

Delarca told the deputy he lived at 821

Cardinal Street, Lot 7, and had been shot

at by an intruder. Deputies who went to

Delarca’s home found several spent shell

casings near his mobile home but no

suspects or victims.

K-9 “Kilo” was called to the scene

and alerted on Delarca’s car. Inside, the

car deputies found a large amount of

compressed marijuana and stacks of

cash. A gun was in the trunk. Deputies

obtained a search warrant for Delarca’s

home on Cardinal Street and located

additional marijuana and cash, along with

drug paraphernalia - including weighing

scales and packaging materials.

Delarca is charged with possession of

marijuana with intent to distribute,

possession of cocaine, and possession of

drug paraphernalia.


AGENCY

ACTIONS

Five Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Sergeants are among twenty-seven first-line supervisors to graduate

from the Florida Leadership Academy of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute October 21st.

The goal of the four week course is to hone leadership skills to better “support the needs of their agency and

the community as they prepare for future challenges”, according to the Florida Department of Law

Enforcement.

(From left to right: Sgt. Fred Lithgow, Sgt. Shannon Tait, Sgt. Laurie Keller-Lithgow, Sgt. Ron Kimble,

Sheriff Larry Ashley, and Sgt. Micah Redmon)

“We rely heavily on these front-line supervisors who serve as role models for their shifts. They need to be

able to analyze situations quickly and help solve problems with good judgment and thorough knowledge of

policies, procedures, and laws. I am proud of the accomplishments of our new graduates from the Florida

Leadership Academy, “said Sheriff Larry Ashley.

Deputy Harold Mason Promoted

To Investigator

To Investigator

Deputy Patrick Uptmor Promoted

To Investigator

Investigator Stefan Vaughn Promoted

To Sergeant


PRESCRIPTION

PILL

TAKEBACK

Investigators from the Okaloosa County

Sheriff's Office and Niceville Police

Department participated in another DEA

Sponsored National Prescription Drug Take

Back Day for those who want to dispose of

unwanted and unused or expired

prescription drugs. In total, approximately

100 pounds of prescription drugs were

collected by the two agencies from drop-off

locations at local Wal-Mart stores in

Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and

Niceville. Special thanks to Wal-Mart for

allowing the use of their locations as

collection points.

Just as a reminder, the Okaloosa County

Sheriff's Office has a year round "Pill Take

Back" Program which allows citizens of

Okaloosa County to bring their unwanted/

unused or expired medication to the

District Offices to be turned over to law

enforcement for disposal.

Sheriff Larry Ashley speaks to

members of the Florida

Association of Crime Stoppers

during their quarterly statewide

meeting.


SCAM

ALERT

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a scam related to

a job listing for a personal assistant offer which had appeared on Craigslist.com and

could be circulating on other websites. The scammer seeks to get personal

information and/or to potentially send packages of unknown contents to persons to

have these individuals receiving the packages send them to alternate locations.

The following is a link for citizens to file a complaint through the Federal Trade

Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/.

A PARTIAL COPY OF THE EMAIL:

Subject: WEEKLY WAGES UPDATE!!

Sent: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 6:10:06 PM

Hello XHow are you doing today?. Thanks for providing me your details..I am writing to confirm to you

that you have been approved for the job and your information has been stored on my computer.Your

information will be safe and secured.Also the payment ($400) for your first task would be process today

via a bank wire transfer and you will have the money by tomorrow morning...Though it should have

been inform of check but i think that a payment by account wire transfer is more safer and

secured..Your weekly payment will be made to you upfront because you start the task.I hope that is okay

by you?

For this reason I will want you to keep track with your email address at least three times daily so that no

vital information will pass you by consigning your weekly wages.

So to make this more easier about getting your weekly wages get sent to you,as my personal assistant

you are to set up an account with CHASE BANK today so that my financial manager could be able to

make the transfer to the account as soon as possible..Once he has transfer the funds,You will be receiving

your weekly payment from it upfront which is $400.A payment by account wired transfer is the best and

easiest way for me to get your weekly wages sent to you..So you are to open the account today

unfailingly...This is one of the duties assign to you and am trusting you with this and i hope you will

perhaps show me a sign of hard working,honesty,and seriousness in you..

NOTE: You are to active the account to an online banking because it will sometimes contain funds

directly from my customers that owes me some funds.And i need to know how safe and secured the

account is been managed by you as my personal account. This is the reason why i said you should sign up

a separate account different from your personal account.

As soon as you have sign up the account today, You are to get back to me with the following information

of the account for the transfer to be done.


SIGN THE

“JUST DRIVE”

PLEDGE


OCSO

PHOTO

GALLERY!


TOP FIVE

HOLIDAY SAFETY

SHOPPING TIPS

AVOID CARRYING LARGE

AMOUNTS OF CASH

DON’T OVERLOAD YOURSELF

WITH PACKAGES

KEEP YOUR CAR DOORS AND

HOME DOORS LOCKED

STAY ALERT AND BE AWARE OF

WHO IS AROUND YOU

SHOP WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER

DURING DAYTIME

WHENEVER POSSIBLE

SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

FROM SHERIFF LARRY ASHLEY & THE OCSO


WOMENS

SELF-DEFENSE

CLASS SCHEDULED


GIVE THANKS

AND PRAISES

It’s that time of year again!! The weather has cooled, the leaves have fallen

and the string of year-end holiday’s is about to begin . . . Thanksgiving, Christmas

then New Year’s. Time will fly by even faster than it seems to be flying right now.

Ironically, it is also the time in which we pause to celebrate Thanksgiving; a time to

focus on all that we are thankful for such as family, friends, and health, etc. We

too, need to stop and give thanks to God for all He has given us. We are so

blessed. David said in the Bible: "I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will

tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of

you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High"(Psalm 9:1-2, New Living

Translation). God loves to hear us thank Him – and it lifts our spirits to remember

what we have to be thankful for.

CHAPLAIN’S

CORNER

Not too long ago my son came to me with a broken toy. He wanted me to fix it

for him, and through some “good luck” and patience, I was able to repair his

treasure. I presented it to him (feeling a little proud about my ability to fix it!) and

he took it and went to play with it. I admit I was more than a bit disappointed. I

was looking for a “thank you” from him for my hard work. When I brought this to

his attention, he seemed surprised. After all, wasn’t it my job to fix things for

him! I believe God would like us to thank Him more for the things He does for us

each day. And when we focus on these things, some of which are out of our

control, we may discover just how thankful we should be! I find myself taking a lot

for granted in the world. Sometimes the focus on my self and my family keeps me

shortsighted. In reality, I should be remembering the many “other” blessings in my

life that I forget to be thankful for.

And one of those blessings is – you! In your job, there are very few who take

the time to say “Thank You” for a job well done. They expect that since it’s your

job, that you simply do it. Please know that there are many fine citizens that

appreciate you and the job you do for Okaloosa County. They may forget to say

Thank You – but let me speak for them at this Thanksgiving season – THANK

YOU! Keep up the good work. You make us proud. I am so thankful for you. May

God bless you and your families this Thanksgiving season and all year long.

Happy Thanksgiving!

OCSO Chaplain

Larry Carter

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