Arrest Made for Sexual Activity with Minor

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The City of Crestview Police Department has arrested a 27 year old black male by the name of Terry Dewayne Ellison. Ellison was arrested on April 7, 2015 at his home 142 Cabana Way in Crestview Fl. on the charge of Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors.

The arrest stemmed from a case worked by Crestview Police Department Criminal Investigation Division working in conjunction with the Child Protection Team and the Children Advocacy Center, bringing closure to this case.

Ellison was transported and delivered to the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail, without incident.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Yours in Service,

Lt. Donald C. Fountain
Public Information Officer

Coffee With a Cop

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The Crestview Police Department will be hosting a “Coffee With a Cop” event on April 21st from 8AM – 10AM at the Tropical Palm on Main Street. Join us for a cup of coffee and get to know the members of your Police Department!

Fundraiser for “Anti-Bullying” T-Shirts

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A company called Promotional Specialties International, Inc. is currently contacting Crestview businesses requesting donations for a fundraiser which will provide “Anti-Bullying” t-shirts to the Crestview Police Department for distribution to students in our schools. This is a legitimate organization; however, we encourage business owners to ensure this is the organization you are actually speaking with before providing any information. Promotional Specialties International, Inc. may be contacted at (88) 422-6820 or online at www.psics.net.

If you have any questions, please contact Officer Hulion with our Community Services Unit at (850) 305-2905 or via hulionw@crestviewpd.org.

Help Needed to Identify Burglary Suspect

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The Crestview Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual involved in a a burglary and vandalism incident at Crestview High School on March 10th between the hours of 2:00AM and 4:00AM.

The individual pictured appears to be between 5’7″ and 5’9″, approximately 170 lbs, with shoulder length brown bushy hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black jacket, black tennis shoes, and tan or khaki shorts. He was carrying what appears to be a small gray backpack with a light colored stripe on the bottom.

Anyone who can possibly identify this individual, or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Investigator Temple at 850-682-3544, Ext. 122 or temples@crestviewpd.org.

 

 

Narcotics Recovered; Arrest Made

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Crestview Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team “SET” working in conjunction with the Florida Department of Probation and Parole made a significant narcotics arrest and seizure on March 11, 2015.

While assisting a State Probation Officer in a search of subject’s room at 564 W James Lee Blvd. evidence was obtained leading to a search warrant being obtained. While continuing their investigation, the suspect Taleasha Daniele McTear fled the parking lot on foot but was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

During the search of the room a large amount of narcotics, cash and drug paraphernalia were discovered. Over $1700.00 in cash, 1,200 Xanax pills, cocaine, methamphetamine and a substantial amount of marijuana was also recovered.

Taleasha Daniele McTear was charged with multiple felonies to include: six felony charges all related to dealing and possession of narcotics. McTear was also charged with felony violation of probation.

 

CPD Participtes in Click It or Ticket Campaign

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Motorists who choose not to buckle up can expect to see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror over the next couple weeks. The Crestview Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies across the state, will be actively stepping up seat belt enforcement efforts during the Click It or Ticket campaign, which began on March 1st and continues through March 14th.

During this campaign, public awareness efforts are increased and the public can expect to see Crestview Police Officers increasing traffic enforcement activities while paying special attention to seat belt violations, both day and night.

“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.

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.”

A seat belt violation in Crestview will cost a driver $108.00 according to the Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts.

 

Arrest Made Following Hostage Situation

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On the evening of February 28, 2015, the Crestview Police Department responded to the 600 block of N. Lloyd St. in regard to a domestic violence situation and possible shots fired.

Upon arrival, Patrol Officers learned from the victim that Marquette Antonio McQueen, 37, had fired at least two rounds inside the residence. It was also determined there were two small children still inside the residence.

McQueen refused to exit the residence; therefore, the Crestview Police Department’s SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team were activated.

Upon arrival of both Teams, contact was made with McQueen via a loud speaker. McQueen eventually exited the residence. Both children were taken into protective custody and were later reunited with family members after the Department of Children and Families (DCF) were involved.

McQueen was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm with Domestic Violence, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and two counts of Child Abuse.

During the incident, Jessie Lee Coleman, 35, refused to follow several lawful orders by officers to move behind a safety perimeter that had been established and at one point walked in front of a SWAT vehicle while it was attempting to move in front of the residence. Coleman was arrested and charged with Resisting / Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer.

 

 

Free Child Fingerprinting & I.D. Kits Event at Big Lots

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The Crestview Police Department’s Community Services Unit will be at Big Lots on S. Ferdon Blvd. from 5pm – 8pm this evening offering free child fingerprinting and I.D. Kits as part of the Big Lots Family Day event. We hope to see you there!

'The Crestview Police Department's Community Services Unit is at Big Lots on S. Ferdon Blvd. from 5pm - 8pm this evening offering free child fingerprinting and I.D. Kits as part of the Big Lots Family Day event. We hope to see you there!'

Community Services Officer Wanda Hulion fingerprinting a child.

Scam Alert

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The Crestview Police Department has received information that a person posing as a Police Officer or Sheriff Deputy has been calling citizens demanding payment of penalties or violations.

It should be noted, that Law Enforcement will NEVER collect penalties, as this is handled through the clerk of courts. Additionally, Law Enforcement Officers will never ask you to provide credit card information, Western Union Money, Bank Transfer Money, or provide Money Orders.

Again, Law Enforcement Officers do not collect fines, penalties or money for any violations or infractions, this is all handled through the clerk of courts, and must be done in person unless arranged otherwise by the violator. Don’t fall victim to telephone scammers!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local law enforcement or the Crestview Police Department at: 850-682-2055.

UPDATE: Sexual Battery Arrest Made

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The Crestview Police Department has arrested Carlos Rodriguez Gantt for Sexual Battery. Gantt was a suspect in the reported incident which occurred in the early morning hours of February 22, 2015.

***PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASE***

A sexual battery was reported to the Crestview Police Department this weekend. The incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division and there is a person of interest.

To protect the rights and privacy of the victim, we will not release any further information until the investigation is complete.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lt. Don Fountain, 850-682-3544 ext 107.

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