Register Now For Century’s Land To Lake Lighted Boat Christmas Parade

October 30, 2014

The Century Christmas Land To Lake Lighted Boat Parade will be held again this year.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6 with line-up at 5 p.m. and floats rolling out at dark from Industrial Boulevard to Lake Stone. The entry fee is $10 per boat or float, with checks made payable to the Century Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information and a printable registration form, click here.

The parade is sponsored in part by NorthEscambia.com.

Pictured above: One of the floats/boats in last year’s Century Christmas Land To Lake Lighted Boat Parade. NorthEscambia.com file photo.

Authorities Searching For Stolen $4,000 Dog

October 30, 2014

Local authorities are looking for a stolen dog — a $4,000 stolen dog — taken from a local pet store early this week.

The incident occurred at Petland on North on North Davis Highway on Tuesday. The suspect reportedly entered the business and began talking with a store employee.

When she said she had recently lost a French bulldog, the store employee said they had one in stock.

The employee then brought the dog to a petting room and handed it to the suspect. After a couple of minutes, the employee left the pet enclosure to go to another part of the store.

Once he returned, he realized the suspect and puppy were gone. The female French bulldog is approximately three months old, cream colored with black markings on its face and is valued at approximately $4,000, according to Pensacola Police.

The female suspect was heavyset with short hair and was wearing a gray shirt, shorts and a baseball cap. She appeared to have tattoos on one or both of her forearms in addition to tattoos on her calves. She also may have one or more facial piercings.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the dog’s location is asked to contact Detective Chad Willhite at (850) 435-1972, the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1900 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Morgan Invites Residents To Learn About Neighborhood Watch Programs

October 30, 2014

Sheriff David Morgan is inviting the public to a Neighborhood Watch Academy class taking place November 18 at the  Sheriff’s Main Administration Building at  1700 West Leonard Street.

Morgan said the Neighborhood Watch Program is one of the best means of eliminating and preventing criminal activity in your neighborhood. Attendees of the class will learn how to organize a successful neighborhood watch program and prevent crime in their homes and neighborhoods. Topics to be covered in this one evening seminar include:

  • The history of the neighborhood watch program
  • How to make an effective call for a police response without fear of retribution
  • How to become less likely to be a victim or crime
For information or to register for the class email win@escambiaso.com or call Community Services Coordinator David Craig at (850) 436-9281. For more information on the Neighborhood Watch program or to find a Neighborhood Watch in your area, visit escambiaso.com.

Pictured: Members of the Molino Neighborhood Watch during a meeting with Sheriff David Morgan. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.