Keith Blackmar

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

A memorial service to honor Keith Blackmar is set for next month. He’s the former member of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office who recently passed away due to cancer.

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

A memorial for a former member of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office is tentatively planned for next month. Sheriff Charlie Creel is remembering his former spokesman Keith Blackmar, who recently passed away.

The investigation into a suspended sheriff’s deputy for comments he made regarding the Ferguson, Missouri protestors has extended to others within the Wakulla County Sheriff’s department.

The grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen, Michael Brown set off a series of protests and violent rioting around the nation. It also led many people to take to social media to vent their frustration either by empathizing with Brown’s family or Officer Wilson.

Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies are warning residents about a “vehicle advertising” scam that’s been plaguing the Florida Panhandle and parts of Georgia.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Keith Blackmar says the scam was advertised in the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, and he called it a variation of an old scam.

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Three men face charges of fraud and grand theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of lawn equipment in Wakulla County—one of the men is a Wakulla County correctional officer.

Authorities say 27-year-old Joshua Martin of Crawfordville was part of a team that stole lawn and tractor equipment. Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Keith Blackmar says Martin then stored most of the stolen goods at his home.

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Big Bend-area residents should be on the lookout for counterfeit bills that have been circulating at local businesses throughout the region—Dollar General stores have been particularly hard-hit.

Counterfeit bills have been passed in Leon, Liberty, and Franklin counties. Wakulla County Sheriff’s office spokesman Keith Blackmar says since August, the counterfeit currency has also been in his area, too.

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Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies are warning residents to be on the alert for a new kind of phone scam. Older residents are common fraud targets, with scammers regularly asking for bank information, help in setting up a loan or money for doing odd jobs that never get done.

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Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people they say are involved in a recent string of car burglaries. A third was apprehended earlier this month. Spokesman Keith Blackmar says one 18-year-old and two 19-year-olds were caught after using a stolen credit card at businesses with surveillance cameras.

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A recent string of both residential and car burglaries is prompting Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies to hold a meeting Tuesday offering residents tips to help combat the problem.

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Keith Blackmar says living in a rural community where people know and trust each other, it’s easy for residents to get complacent about their own safety. So, he says the meeting is partly about changing that culture and teaching residents to be proactive.

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries earlier this week in Wakulla County. Sheriff’s deputies say most were preventable.

On Tuesday, law enforcement fielded at least 10 complaints of vehicle burglaries in a pair of residential neighborhoods in Crawfordville.

“People lost some possessions that varied from things and wallets to GPSs to things of that nature,” said Keith Blackmar, Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

But, Blackmar says it’s an avoidable situation.