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Florida Forest Service urges caution if residents choose to burn outdoors

MILTON, Fla. – As northwest Florida is starting to reach the peak of its year-round wildfire season, officials with the Florida Forest Service are asking residents to be careful if they choose to burn yard debris. Burning Setbacks Piles greater than 8 feet in diameter require an authorization. You may call (850) 957-5700. Piles less […]


Milton, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has issued a rabies alert for Pace area. The alert is in response to a report of a positive test result for rabies in a raccoon on April 2, 2021. The rabies alert will be in effect for the next 60 days.An animal with […]

Update: United Bank Robbery in Pace

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Deputies are looking to identify this vehicle of interest in connection to a robbery at United Bank on Hwy 90 and Diamond Street in Pace on 03-04-19 at 11:40 a.m.A dark grey or dark tan Dodge Ram with a Quad Cab. The vehicle was spotted in the immediate vicinity shortly after […]

Remains Found Near Jay

On Friday, December 14’Th, Detectives with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received information about a missing persons case from May of this year. Immediately upon receiving this information, detectives obtained a search warrant for 7796 Hwy 4 in Jay Florida.  After a non-stop weekend of searching, a shallow grave was located on Sunday in […]


On April 10, 2018 before 9:18 p.m. a vehicle pulled into the eastbound rest area at the 30 mile marker of Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County. The vehicle was occupied by two Hispanic females, (mother/daughter). Moments later a second vehicle pulled into the same rest area occupied by a black male. According to witnesses, […]

Feb. 4 shooting update

ILTON, FL February 5, 2017 Milton Police Department is on the lookout for two suspects possibly involved in a triple shooting Saturday, February 4 at 6630 Applegate Street in Milton:  Dedric K. Davis (Photo Attached) Active warrant for 1 count Homicide, 2 counts Attempted Homicide and Walter R. Ford (Photo Attached) Active Warrant for 1 […]

Home invasion suspects sought

MILTON, FL January 5, 2017 On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 0442 hours the Milton Police Department responded to a home invasion in the 5400 block of Byrom Street. Officers arrived and found two bound victims who were released and transferred to the hospital for related injuries. The suspects were described as 2(two) black […]

Disturbance leads to Shooting Deaths

On 8/5/16 at 10:15 pm, Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 12000 block of Chumuckla Hwy in Jay in reference to what began as a disturbance. While in route, information was being received through dispatch that the incident was quickly escalating.  Upon arrival, an adult male and adult female […]

Domestic Disturbance leads to Chase

Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs were dispatched to the 6000 block of Glenwood Drive in Milton Florida at approximately 9:30 am today in reference to a domestic disturbance. A male suspect identified as Jonathan Lynn Simmons battered and made death threats to the victim as well as Law Enforcement. The suspect left the […]

ECSO Arrests Armed Robbery Suspects

Great teamwork between the ECSO Investigations and Patrol Units – coupled with suspect’s careless mistake – has led to the closure of at least four armed robberies occurring within the past two weeks. Patrol deputies arrested 24-year-old Joseph M. Vaughn and 22-year-old Demeko L. Sims at approximately 8:30 this morning after Investigators developed information on […]