Panama City Beach Man Arrested for Molesting Child



May 3, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a beach man on charges he molested a child under the age of twelve. Family members of the victim contacted the BCSO to report the molestation

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Suspect Says Bomb Threat at School "Just a Joke".



April 11, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mosley High School this morning in reference to an alleged bomb threat made by a student.

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Major and Captain drug bust



April 9, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of two individuals for drug trafficking.

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Tennessee Man Busted with Meth



April 8, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest on April 6, 2019, of a man caught possessing large quantities of methamphetamine.

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Industrial Accident at Eastern Shipbuilding



April 3, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to Eastern Shipbuilding in the Allenton area of Bay County this morning to investigate a death.

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Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run



April 2, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run helps to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.

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Man Attempts to Stab Two Deputies



April 1, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man today after he attempted to stab two deputies.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office seized meth, fentanyl, presc



March 12, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office seized meth, fentanyl, prescription pills, and firearms yesterday and arrested one after a traffic stop. BCSO investigators spotted a car being driven erratically and noticed the passenger wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and conducted a traffic stop at Sherman Avenue and 15th Street in Panama City.

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Callaway Couple Arrested After Fleeing



March 8, 2019

The BCSO Warrants investigators located Kevin Duane Custer, age 29, at his residence at 418 N. Comet Avenue, in Callaway. Custer was wanted on multiple outstanding felony warrants. As deputies approached Custer, he fled in his girlfriend’s vehicle. Brittney Nicole Wilson, age 28, was in the vehicle when Custer fled.

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Two Arrested for Impersonating Law Enforcement



March 6, 2019

Two men have been arrested by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office for impersonating law enforcement while shooting into a home in Youngstown.

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Warrant Issued for Masn Who Took Money and Returned to Texas



February 25, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Texas man after he took money from an elderly Bay County resident to put up a fence and instead returned to Texas with the money.

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Four and a Half Pounds of Crystal Meth Seized



February 21, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two in connection to a drug seizure including four and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of over $100,000 and about $7000 in cash.

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Arrest Made in Juvenile Sexual Assault Case



February 20, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint yesterday from a family member reporting the sexual assault of a juvenile. An arrest has been made in the case.

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Two Arrested by Warrants Deputies



February 18, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man today after a judge revoked his bond, and also the woman who attempted to prevent his apprehension by harboring him in her home.

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Tinder Relationship Leads to Five Arrests



February 14, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced today the arrest of five individuals believed responsible for a home invasion robbery. The incident occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 3605 East Orlando Avenue in Panama City.

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Roger's Trade Scam Alert



February 5, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam alert today on a new scam in the Bay County area.

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Owner Admits Killing His Own German Shepherd



February 1, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest this afternoon of a man believed responsible for cutting the throat of his German Shepherd dog and burning the carcass.

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Scams Trending in Bay County



January 30, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today that there has been a trending increase in several types of scams in the Bay County area.

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Two Arrested and 23 Pounds of Marijuana Seized



January 25, 2019

Tips received by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office have resulted in the arrest of two local men and the seizure of 23 pounds of marijuana and $16,000 in cash.

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Transient Suspected of Sexual Assault Located and Arrested



January 18, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a transient man for a Sexual Assault on Panama City Beach.

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Shooting in Fountain



January 15, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 9906 Western Road in Fountain this afternoon in response to a report of a shooting.

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Public's Help Sought in Search for Jacorien Thomas



January 14, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Jacorien K. Thomas. Thomas is wanted for shooting and killing Demetrius Traylor in August of 2018 in a mobile home park on Cherry Street in Callaway.

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Officer Involved Shooting



January 13, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a stolen vehicle this afternoon in the Callaway area.

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Violent Altercation at the Gas Pump



January 8, 2019

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BCSO Captain Graduates FBI Academy



January 7, 2019

Bay County Sheriff’s Office West District Commander Captain David Baldwin Graduates from the FBI National Academy

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Local Man Arrested for Disrupting Radio System



January 7, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff's Office announced today the arrest on January 4, 2019, of a local man believed responsible for interrupting the radio system of several local law enforcement agencies without authorization or permission

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CUFF Task Force Nabs Two More



December 17, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announces the arrest of two individuals on December 14, 2018, operating without proper contracting licensing in the state of Florida.

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BCSO Arrests Southport Man for Battery on a Juvenile



December 14, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Southport man after he approached a student at a bus stop and spoke with her, asking her where she lived, and touching her hair.

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CUFF Task Force Arrests Five



December 14, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announces the arrest of five individuals operating without proper contracting licensing in the state of Florida

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Local Man Arrested After Spray-painting Graffiti



December 12, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a local man after he allegedly spray-painted graffiti on vehicles and fences last night along High Cliff Road in Bay County. He also spray-painted a racial slur on the garage door of a home on the same road.

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BCSO Offers Home Watch Program



December 10, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office offers peace of mind to Bay County residents who are traveling for the holidays with the House Check Program.

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CUFF Task Force Nets Another Six



November 30, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit announced today the arrests of six individuals by the CUFF task force.

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BCSO Arrests Local Man For Murder



November 20, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Justin Drinkard, age 33, of 4936 High Point Road, Panama City, on an open count of murder. The victim has been identified as Jerry Benefield, Jr, age 20.

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Beach Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse



November 15, 2018

A juvenile came forward to report abuse at the hands of Rene Elmer Rivas, age 48.

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New Task Force Established



November 15, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the State Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial Circuit, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, the Panama City Police Department, and the Lynn Haven Police Department have conducted an undercover sting operation and made twelve arrests in Bay County.

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Hurricane Michael



October 8, 2018

Employees at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office continue preparations today for the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Michael.

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Georgia Man and Local Man Arrested



October 4, 2018

A local man and a Georgia man have been arrested, and heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, and more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine have been seized by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges



October 4, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two local men after handguns and a significant amount of heroin were found during a search warrant.

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Shawn Mosley Arrested



October 3, 2018

The BCSO Special Investigations Division seized thousands of Opioid Pills during a search warrant.

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Six Arrested and Property Returned to Victim in Burglary Cas



September 28, 2018

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested six suspects yesterday in connection to a burglary investigation, and has obtained warrants to arrest a seventh suspect.

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Bay County Sheriff's Office Gospel Sing this Saturday



September 26, 2018

Michael Lee will be performing at the Gospel Sing this Saturday. He currently has the number one song on the Christian Country Countdown!

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Two Arrested For Stolen Property and Narcotics



September 13, 2018

A tip led investigators to a residence with stolen property and illegal narcotics. Both residents of the home were arrested.

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Two Suspects Arrested For Sex With Minors



September 13, 2018

An interview with a juvenile revealed two local adult males had been engaging in sexual activity with her. During the course of the investigation, it was learned the second suspect was connected to another case and allegedly had sex with another juvenile.

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Three Arrested and 50 Pounds of Pot Seized



September 10, 2018

Three locals have been arrested. Investigators have seized fifty pounds of pot, cocaine,1,400 THC vape pens, and about 50 grand in cash.

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Local Man Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges



September 7, 2018

A local man was arrested on two charges of Sexual Battery and investigators believe strongly there may be additional victims in Bay County.

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Arrest Made of Bay High School Student



September 6, 2018

BHS student was arrested for bringing a BB gun designed as a replica of a 9mm Beretta handgun to school in a backpack.

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Arrests in Waller Elementary Burglary



September 4, 2018

BCSO Criminal Investigations makes arrests in burglary case within hours of first complaint.

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Cocaine and Pills Possibly Laced With Fentanyl Seized



September 4, 2018

BCSO Special Investigations Division and Criminal Investigations found possibly fentanyl-laced narcotics during a search warrant--three arrested.

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