The idyllic town of Seaside experienced some less-than-ideal behaviors over the long Fourth of July weekend.
Bud & Alley's restaurant in Seaside was burglarized and egged the night of July 3. The suspects were caught on surveillance video and apprehended three days later when caught on a surveillance video at WaterColor.
The suspects were approached by a Walton County sheriff's deputy and convinced to go to the Sheriff's Office for an interview about the incident, according to the sheriff's report. While at the Sheriff's Office, John Quincy Adams IV and Cale Reinking, both 18 years old, admitted to the burglary and were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges. They were visiting from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Adams and Reinking were each charged with one count of burglary of an unoccupied structure, one count of petit theft in the second degree, and possession of alcohol.
According to the arrest report, Adams and Reinking entered the unoccupied office of Bud & Alley's at 11:30 p.m. on July 3. They took two silver Maglite's, a bottle of Amaretto liquor, two Taylor 1880 cooking wines, and a 12-ounce Corona beer. The items have a total value of approximately $72.
That same week, the sides of two townhomes surrounding Ruskin Park had pornographic graffiti sprayed on them.
"We believe the vandalism was done by the same people who have been caught by the sheriff's department," said Seaside's Director of Marketing Lori Smith.
However, Walton County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Corey Dobridnia said the incidents are not related.
"The eggings that occurred were pinned to the two suspects we arrested," she said.
Dobridnia said charges were not brought on the egging incident because the victim did not want to press charges.
The graffiti incident is still under investigation and an open case.