Chief David Popwell gave the Niceville City Council an update on the crime stats for the month of August at the September 13th council meeting.ย 

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The city’s number of arrests continues to drop month by month as the year progresses. A total of 16 arrests, 11 misdemeanors and 5 felonies, were made for the month of August.ย 

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Additionally, the chief noted that three DUI arrests were made in August. One person told police they purchased their alcohol at Publix, another said they were drinking at a friend’s house and a third person was arrested on the Rocky Bayou Bridge and charged with possession of Fentanyl in addition to their DUI charge.ย 

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In total, the Niceville Police Department answered a total of 3,270 calls for service, a lower-than-average number for a month long period.ย 

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A total of 50 traffic crashes took place in the city, creating about $277,000 worth of mayhem. Police also issued 106 traffic citations and 153 traffic warnings during the month.

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Niceville Police Chief David Popwell | November

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