There have been several instances of tax fraud reported in Walton County and the instances continue. These reports were included in calls to the Walton County Sheriff’s office on April 27, 2015. This report was compiled from community alerts for that day.
Burglary – Two Stihl chainsaws were reportedly stolen from a garage of a residence on Lower Jersey Rd. around 10:30 a.m. on April 27, 2015. Suspect possibly driving a red, 1990s model Chevrolet truck with a regular cab. It has a black stripe on the tailgate and Chevrolet in gold/brown letters.
Extra Patrol – Extra patrol was requested in the area of Bethany Church Rd. due to mailboxes being damaged.
Extra Patrol – Extra patrol was requested in the area of Mt. Paron Church Rd. in reference to juveniles riding dirt bikes on the roadway without helmets and disturbing the peace.
Safety Check – Walton County deputies conducted a safety check on Bethany Church Rd. and Mt. Vernon Rd. Deputies checked for the required driving criteria: valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance.
Theft Report – Firewood was reportedly stolen from a residence on Pannell Rd. Extra patrol requested in the area.
Fraud – Subject at a residence on St. Martin Way reportedly had his taxes filed by an unknown person.
Arrest – Mario Mejia and James Rose were arrested for an outstanding warrant at a residence on Bay Ridge Dr.
Identity Theft – Subjects at a residence on Cedar Lake Dr. reportedly had their identity used to file taxes.
Arrest – Rigoberto Ocampo was arrested at a residence on Caroline Ct. for Cruelty to Children 1st degree and Cruelty to Children 3rd degree X2.
Extra Patrol – Extra patrol was requested on H D Atha Rd. in reference to speeding vehicles.
Extra Patrol – Extra patrol requested on Meadowood Ct. in reference to damage being done to a freshly sodded yard.
Arrest – Dillon Kalemba was arrested for an outstanding warrant at a residence on Adams Way.
Arrest – Lamar Etheridge was arrested for Battery following an incident on Hillview Dr.