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Purse Snatchers Arrested

The Crestview Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a Robbery by Snatching (purse snatching) which occurred on the evening of December 15, 2014. Patrol Officers were called

PIO Transition

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION December 09, 2014 With the recent restructuring of the command staff of the Crestview Police Department, comes new responsibilities and objectives as we move into the

Project Kids – Crestview Police Department

                      COPS FOR KIDS! Please help us reach local kids this year by donating money or new unwrapped toys.  No

Crestview Little Ceasar’s Robbery Press Release

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE November 30, 2014 The Crestview Police Department is investigating and Armed Robbery that occurred at Little Ceasar’s Pizza on North Ferdon Boulevard, last night,

Motorcycle vs. SUV

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

Purse Snatchers Arrested

The Crestview Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a Robbery by Snatching (purse snatching) which occurred on the evening of December 15, 2014.
Patrol Officers were called to McDonalds at 302 W James Lee Blvd. in regards to a “purse snatching” after contacting the victim a description of the suspects was given to the units in the area. A short time a later contact was made with two individuals matching the description provided by the witnesses and the victim. One of the individuals fled on foot once he was approached by one of the patrol units. One subject was detained, while the other subject was located a short time later several blocks from McDonalds.
Robert Hutcheson 15 year old male was arrested for Robbery by Sudden Snatching which is a felony, Drug Possession of a control Substance and Resting Officer without force which is a Misdemeanor.
Kelbie Ford 15 year old male was arrested for being a Principal to Robbery by Sudden Snatching.
Both suspects were transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice for secured detention, without further incident.

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PIO Transition

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
December 09, 2014
With the recent restructuring of the command staff of the Crestview Police Department, comes new responsibilities and objectives as we move into the new year.
I am sending this message to inform all of the media, radio and new outlets, that effective Thursday, December 11th, 2014, the Public Information Services of the Crestview Police Department will no longer be assigned to the Special Operations and Training Division, which is the division I supervise within the agency.
The reassignment of the Public Information has been tasked to the Support Services Division, which is supervised by Lieutenant Donald Fountain. Lieutenant Fountain is also experienced in media relations, and public information and I anticipate the transition to go rather smoothly.
Should you have any questions or requests pertaining to News Releases or Public Information, you may feel free to contact him at your convenience at his office number: (850)-682-3544 ext #107 or his cell phone at: (850)-758-2029. He may also be contacted by email at: fountaind@crestviewpd.org. If for some reason you are unable to reach Lieutenant Fountain, you may still contact me with any of your information needs.
It has been a pleasure working with each of you, and I trust that you will find Lieutenant Fountain to be a capable candidate for the assignment as the Public Information Officer.
Sincerely,
Lt. Andrew G. Schneider
Public Information Officer
Crestview Police Department

For PDF Click Here:  Transition Press Release

Project Kids – Crestview Police Department

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COPS FOR KIDS! Please help us reach local kids this year by donating money or new unwrapped toys.  No stuffed animals, please.  All toys and proceeds go to local children.  Donation boxes are located at Publix, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Kids Discovery, Participating Dollar Generals, City Hall, and the Crestview Police Department.  For more information please contact the Crestview Police Department Community Service Division at 850-682-3544.

Crestview Little Ceasar’s Robbery Press Release

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
NEWS RELEASE
November 30, 2014
The Crestview Police Department is investigating and Armed Robbery that occurred at Little Ceasar’s
Pizza on North Ferdon Boulevard, last night, Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Just before 10:00 p.m., an unknown black male entered into the front Lobby of Little Ceasar’s armed
with a pistol, and demanded money from the employees. The suspect then fled the business in an
unknown direction with a yet to be determined sum of money.

The Crestview Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating and seeking any
information in the case. At the time of this release, investigators are working with the business
in an attempt to obtain surveillance video of the robbery.

If anyone has any information, observed the robbery or the fleeing suspect, they are asked to
contact the
Crestview Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at: (850)-682-3544.
Sincerely,

Lt. Andrew G. Schneider Public Information Officer Crestview Police Department
201 Stillwell Boulevard
Crestview, FL. 32538
850-682-3544 ext#111 schneidera@crestviewpd.org

Motorcycle vs. SUV

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.

K9s for Crestview Goal Reached

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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.

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IN HONOR OF DIANE K. GILBERT, K9 Protector

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.

 

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Diane K. Gilbert & Kody

Get Served! by CPD at Beef O’Brady’s

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August 2 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us at Beef O’Brady’s – all tips benefit K9s for Crestview PD for good food, good sports, good prizes for a good cause!

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Counterfeit Bills

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.
Sincerely,
Lt. Andrew G. Schneider Public Information Officer Crestview Police Department 201 Stillwell Boulevard Crestview, FL. 32536 850-682-3544 ext# 111 schneidera@crestviewpd.org

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

Arrest for Cruelty Towards Animals

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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.
Sincerely,
Lt. Andrew G. Schneider Public Information Officer Crestview Police Department  201 Stillwell Boulevard Crestview, FL. 32536 850-682-3544 ext# 111 schneidera@crestviewpd.org