There have been several reports of people knocking on doors in Walton County, some soliciting for work. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that since Jan. 7, of this year, the policy of requiring a permit to solicit work in the county has been re-instated. Residents are asked to please contact WCSO if anyone comes knocking on the door peddling goods or services.
According to a Community Alert:
As of January 7, 2014, Walton County has reinstated its county ordinance in reference to Door to Door Sales and Solicitation. If anyone comes to your residence without a county solicitors permit issued by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, please report them to 9-1-1. This includes product sales, service marketing, yard work, roofing, etc.
The following incidents were reported by WCSO via the Community Alerts for March 17, 2014.
Arrest – Rosie Byrd was arrested on Chase Court in Woodchase for an Outstanding Warrant.
Armed Robbery – A black male subject robbed the Quick Pick Food Mart on South Madison Avenue with a knife. The subject fled the scene.
Arrest – A subject was arrested on Etchison Rd. in the East Oak Mobile Home Park for assault.
Suspicious Person – A subject was issued a Criminal Trespass warning for acting suspiciously in the area of Meadowood Lane.
Extra Patrol – A resident on Claude Brewer Rd. heard a knock on the side of their residence. Extra patrol was requested.
Alarm – Walton County deputies responded to an alarm at a residence on Arblay Place in Ceveral Lakes subdivision. All windows and doors appeared secure.
Damage to Property – A phone line was reportedly cut on Centerhill Church Rd.
Extra Patrol – A suspicious tan Chevy Van was reportedly driving slowly through Centerhill Station Subdivision.
Extra Patrol – Tires were slashed on a vehicle located at a residence on Greens Mill Way. Extra patrol requested.
Burglary – A white male carrying a blue and white backpack burglarized the Country Store off Hwy 20.
Safety Check – Walton County deputies conducted a safety check on Hwy 78 @ Lowry Rd. Deputies checked for the required driving criteria: valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and registration. No arrests were made.
Extra Patrol – A black male was seen on Guthrie Crossing Drive carrying a clipboard. The subject alleged that he worked for AT&T.