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.

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

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.



Diane K. Gilbert & Kody

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

For a downloadable PDF CLICK HERE: Counterfeit Bills July 2014(1)

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

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

Take Care,


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

CPD Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2014

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

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

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

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For information on any release, or to speak with a press representative email Lt. Andrew G. Schneider, PIO, or contact via phone at (850) 682-3603 Extension 111.

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