The Crestview Police Department responded to the area of McClelland Street and School Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. this evening, in reference to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a Sport Utility Vehicle.
Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears that 18 year old Crestview resident Mark A. Williams Jr. was riding a 2000 Honda CR80 motorcycle, south-bound on McClelland Street and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of School Avenue.
Williams’ motorcycle struck a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by 30 year old Crestview resident, Valeena N. Battle, who was driving on School Avenue attempting to turn onto McClelland Street.
Williams has sustained serious injuries from the crash and was transported to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola by helicopter where he remains in serious condition. Battle was transported by Ambulance to North Okaloosa Medical Center, with non-life threatening injuries.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this traffic crash as we remain in the initial stages of this investigation. Additional information may be provided as the investigation continues.
The Crestview Police Department is asking if anyone witnessed the accident, or has information regarding the accident, to please contact the Crestview Police Department at: (850)-682-2055.
Again, this investigation is in its preliminary stage and information is limited at this time.
We would like to honor the memory of Diane K. Gilbert, who loved animals & especially German Shepherds. Her estate contributed for $5,678.55 to K9s for Crestview Police Department.
OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE
The Crestview Police Department has received multiple complaints in recent days in reference to individuals passing counterfeit bills at businesses throughout the Crestview area. Unfortunately, the number of complaints continues to rise.
The Crestview Police Department is asking businesses and citizens to carefully evaluate the money they receive during transactions, and to report any money that looks or feels suspicious to Law Enforcement immediately.
It is illegal to manufacture, possess, pass/tender or present counterfeit bills. We are asking anyone who may receive counterfeit bills, or knows or has information about who is distributing the counterfeit bills, to contact the Crestview Police Department at: (850)-682-2055.
If you have any questions in regards to this release, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
Lt. Andrew G. Schneider Public Information Officer Crestview Police Department 201 Stillwell Boulevard Crestview, FL. 32536 850-682-3544 ext# 111 firstname.lastname@example.org
For a downloadable PDF CLICK HERE: Counterfeit Bills July 2014(1)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of Chief Tony Taylor, please find the Crestview Police Department’s Quarterly Newsletter for the 2nd Quarter of 2014 attached.
In this edition, you will find our quarterly activity report detailing the Police Department’s overall activity over the past three months. Additionally, you will find details concerning some of the major crime incidents we responded to, information regarding our current initiatives, a spotlight of some of our department functions, important and useful public safety announcements, and more.
Please take a moment to browse our newsletter. If you have any feedback, comments, questions, or topic suggestions for our next newsletter, or if you would like to subscribe to receive our newsletters via e-mail, please contact Sgt. Brian Muhlbach at email@example.com.
The Crestview Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies across the nation will be actively stepping up seat belt enforcement efforts during the National Click It or Ticket campaign from May 12 – 26, 2014. During this campaign, public awareness efforts are increased and the public can expect to see officers increasing traffic enforcement activities while paying special attention to seat belt violations, both day and night.
In Florida alone, 462 people sustained fatal injuries in traffic crashes while not wearing a seatbelt and 4,269 sustained injuries while not wearing a seat belt in 2012.
“We want to stress that regularly buckling up works, and we know of too many cases that all too often end in tragedy,” said Sgt. Brian Muhlbach, the Traffic Safety Programs Supervisor for the Crestview Police Department. Sgt. Muhlbach further debunked a common misconception that those who choose not to buckle up are only placing themselves at risk. “When involved in a crash, seat belts help restrain the driver in the driver’s seat. Often times, an unbuckled driver is thrown around the vehicle, meaning they cannot maintain control of their vehicle. This places other motorists in danger,” explained Sgt Muhlbach.
A seat belt violation in Crestview will cost a driver $108.00, according to the Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts. Click It or Ticket 2014
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