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As of today, K9s for Crestview drive by the Crestview Police Auxillary has raised $30,344.91, with a few more amounts in process! The Estate of Diane Gilbert and Sonics of Crestview are our high donors. WHAT A COMMUNITY WE SERVE! We are now in the process of vetting the vendors and will have more information on that soon. We have a target training date right after the first of the year! THANK YOU to all of the businesses & individuals that made this huge goal possible in a few short months! We are overwhelmed by your support. We are proud to serve the citizens of Crestview.

K-9 SCORE BOARD-9242014

Cassaundra Rasmussen(1)NEWS RELEASE
The Crestview Police Department has arrested 49 year old Cassaundra C. Rasmussen of Crestview, and charged her with one count of Misdemeanor Cruelty Towards Animals.
Rasmussen was charged after leaving her dog (Waldo) unattended in a motor vehicle, in the parking lot of Walmart on the morning of Thursday, June 27, 2014. The dog was discovered by another customer, at around 11:00 a.m. The dog had died from symptoms consistent with heat exhaustion, as a result of the high temperatures in the vehicle.
Though Rasmussen left the driver side window partially down, the temperatures continued to increase in the vehicle which resulted in the dogs death. There was no food or water available for the dog.
Rasmussen was inside of Walmart browsing for approximately thirteen (13) hours, and when confronted, Rasmussen stated that she forgot the dog was inside of the vehicle. A warrant was issued for Rasmussen and she was arrested at approximately 4:00 p.m. this afternoon June 30, 2014.
Rasmussen was transported and delivered into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail without incident.
If you have any questing 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

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, shortly after 8:30 p.m., the Crestview Police Department arrested two people, after executing a search warrant at an address located at 502 Alabama Street in Crestview in reference to a methamphetamine laboratory. The address is directly across the street from Northwood Elementary School.
The Crestview Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division followed up on a tip from a citizen, which led to an investigation into a possible methamphetamine laboratory at that address. During the search of the residence, multiple chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were seized from the residence.
The Crestview Police Department’s Methamphetamine Laboratory Response Team dismantled the meth- lab, which had recently been an active cook. The chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine are highly volatile and if handled inappropriately, are unstable and extremely explosive. The team was able to safely neutralize the meth-lab and was able to render the surrounding area safe at around 4:30 a.m. this morning.
The Crestview Police Department arrested 44 year old Dennis Griffin and 28 year old Jessica Crane of 502 Alabama Street in Crestview. Both were charged with Possession of Listed Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine. Additionally, Griffin had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation, and Crane had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear.
Both Griffin and Crane were transported and released into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail.
If you have any questing 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

Griffin and Crane Methlab

April 30, 2014 1:45 a.m.
The Mayor of the City of Crestview has issued a State of Emergency in the Crestview area due to the continued flooding, and storm damage as a result of the current storms.
Citizens that have been evacuated from their residences or those that have been flooded and are in need of shelter, may report to the City of Crestview Community Center located on Commerce Drive. The City of Crestview is currently establishing a shelter at that location.
There are multiple roadways that are completely impassable due to flooding, or roadway damage. Drivers are encouraged to keep off of flooded or water covered roadways, as there are several vehicles that are currently under water, and roadways may be washed out under the water.
All drivers must obey roadblocks and barricades, as roadways that have these placed on them are considered unsafe. There is a high risk of injury or death for those that breach barricades in an attempt circumvent the detours.
If citizens have an emergency, or are trapped in vehicles, we are asking them to dial 911 immediately. If you have question, information or concerns, please contact the Crestview Police Department dispatch center at 850-682-2055.
If you have any questions in regards to this release, please feel free to contact me at your convenience

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April 2014 Flood

On behalf of Chief Tony Taylor, please find the latest edition of the Crestview Police Department’s Quarterly Newsletter attached.  Our goal for the re-designed newsletter is to offer insight and transparency as to what we are doing, the programs and services we offer our community, and highlight noteworthy accomplishments.


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Thank You,


Brian C. Muhlbach, Sergeant

Crestview Police Department

201 Stillwell Blvd, Crestview, FL  32539

850.682.2055 – Dispatch

850.682.3544 – Admin

850.682.2080 – Fax

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CPD Newletter First Quarter 2014

Tiffanie Purvis

THI Arrest Purvis

The Crestview Police Department has made an arrest regarding a traffic fatality that occurred on New Year’s Day at around 7:45 in the morning.
Officers responded to the intersection of North Pearl Street and Jeff Drive to a single vehicle accident. The passenger, 25 year old, Marcos Kenkel of Crestview, was killed after the vehicle left the roadway and struck a brick mail box.
The traffic homicide investigation concluded that the driver, 20 year old, Tiffanie Marie Purvis of Laurel Hill, Florida, was operating the motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .184. The legal limit is .08 in the State of Florida. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she turned herself in to the Crestview Police Department without incident, this morning shortly after 1:00 a.m.
Tiffanie M. Pruvis was charged with DUI Manslaughter, and DUI with Property Damage. After her arrest, she was transported and delivered into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail.


Shortly before 6:30 a.m. this morning, a fuel tanker rolled over at the intersection of interstate 10 and South Ferdon Boulevard, spilling a large quantity of gasoline into the surrounding area. As a precaution and 1000 foot radius has been evacuated including several businesses. All of south Ferdon boulevard and interstate 10 has been closed and traffic is at a complete stand still until further notice. We will keep you updated. I an unavailable for direct comment at this time due to this incident.

Additional information will be provided as we are able.

Lieutenant Andrew G. Schneider
Crestview Police Department
201 Stillwell Boulevard.
Crestview, FL. 32539
850-682-3603 ext# 111

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