Woman charged with battery against boyfriend

OKEECHOBEE – A deputy drove a woman home on Saturday, Aug. 10 at approximately 9 p.m., and then arrested her for domestic battery after they arrived. Her bond will be set at her first appearance. Dispatch received a call last Saturday from a woman who said she was driving on Southwest 24th Avenue behind a […]

Man arrested after fleeing LEO with toddlers in backseat

OKEECHOBEE — After allegedly fleeing law enforcement at a high rate of speed with two toddlers on the back seat of his vehicle without car seats, a man was arrested and charged with fleeing, eluding law enforcement with lights and siren active, two counts of intentional child abuse and driving without a license. His bond […]

Wal-Mart receives information about a gun threat from unknown source

OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, Aug. 16, at approximately 11:17am, the Okeechobee Police Department received a call from the Okeechobee Wal-Mart, 2101 S. Parrott Ave. Wal-Mart had received a call from an unknown source. The unknown claimed to have received an e-mail containing a gun threat against Walmart. Exercising caution, the Okeechobee Wal-Mart employees called the […]

Woman sought in investigation of truck thefts

SEBRING – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have arrested three of four suspects charged with stealing 16 four-wheel-drive trucks throughout Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee and Polk counties from 2016 to 2018. FDLE began its investigation in 2018. Investigators say the theft ring stole trucks totaling more than $300,000 in value for the purpose […]

Fort Pierce Senior Citizen charged with DUI

OKEECHOBEE — A 79-year-old man was arrested following a traffic accident on Saturday, Aug. 10 at approximately 7 p.m. He was charged with DUI, and his bond was set at $1,000. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Pollock responded to a call pertaining to a traffic crash in the 3600 block of State Road 70 East […]

Man allegedly tries to flee then fight deputies

OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, Aug. 9, an Okeechobee man was arrested after he was allegedly caught trying to leave the scene of a traffic accident with a child sitting next to him on the front seat of his pickup truck and then he tried to fight the officers who stopped him. He was charged with […]

Failure to wear seatbelt leads to drug bust

OKEECHOBEE — A man was arrested after he pulled out of a store parking lot without fastening his seatbelt first and was then reportedly found to have drugs in his possession. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of Oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His bond was set at […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Bonason Barthelus

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Bonason Barthelus, 25, black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 190 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on Southwest Fifth Street in Belle Glade. Barthelus is wanted on a felony warrant […]

Family accosted at McDonald’s

OKEECHOBEE — A family was reportedly accosted in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant on State Road 70 East just before noon on Wednesday, July 17. Jamey Louis Douglas, 46, Southeast Sixth Avenue, was arrested Aug. 6 by Okeechobee Police Officer Brandi Drapal and charged with felony battery, second or subsequent offense. His bond […]

Couple wakes to find man in bedroom

OKEECHOBEE — Imagine waking up to find a man leaning over your bed. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Matthew and Deborah Mansfield early Thursday morning, Aug. 8, in their home out in Four Seasons. Mrs. Mansfield said she was awakened by her dogs barking and thought they were barking at her son who usually […]