Possible homicide in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide in Okeechobee. According to a press release issued on Friday, Oct. 12, deputies responded to the area of Northeast 14th Avenue and 6th Street at approximately 5:21 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. At the scene, they found an unresponsive adult male. Okeechobee County […]

The odds were not in his favor

OKEECHOBEE — A man who was too involved with scratching his lottery tickets to follow law enforcement directions found himself in jail on Tuesday night. According to the arrest report, Deputy Robbie Lamb was on routine patrol when he observed a white Dodge run a stop sign. Taking note that the vehicle was also speeding, […]

Driving while distracted can be deadly

OKEECHOBEE — Distracted driving is the third leading cause of motor vehicle related deaths and like the top two causes, is easily avoidable. The top cause is speeding, followed closely by drunk driving. The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that in 2017 in the state of Florida alone, distracted driving caused 49,288 crashes with 214 […]

Okeechobee County Arrest Report, 9-21-18

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Gabriel Cruz Cruz, 22, address unknown, was arrested […]

Woman arrested on DUI faces additional charges

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee woman who was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) faces additional charges, following an investigation. Loretta Joy Marr, 60, of S.E. 27th Street, is charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated child abuse, reckless driving and two counts […]

Alleged burglar found with feather-less sandals

OKEECHOBEE — A 31-year-old Okeechobee man was arrested Sunday after being suspected of burglary. Quinton Thomas Hamner, Southeast 30th Street, was arrested Sept. 2 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) Deputy Tyler Ott on felony charges of unarmed burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed burglary of unoccupied conveyance and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief with property […]

Palmetto berry pickers picked up by OCSO

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has been busy rounding up those individuals who violate the state’s new saw palmetto berry harvest requirements, which requires a permit to harvest saw palmetto berries. On Aug. 21, OCSO Deputy Bryan Holden, was dispatched to the area of Southeast 59th Boulevard in regards to a suspicious […]

Jury impasse on first degree murder charge

OKEECHOBEE — At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, a six-person jury, could not reach a verdict on a first degree murder charge facing a 52-year-old Okeechobee man, but were able to convict him on other charges he was facing. David Anthony Schwendenmann, was arrested Sept. 14, 2016, on charges of first degree murder, aggravated […]

Jupiter man chases pregnant girlfriend’s mother with knife

OKEECHOBEE — A 31-year-old Jupiter man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly threatened his pregnant girlfriend and her mother with a knife. Adam Souza, Jupiter Landings Drive, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Jose Garcia on felony charges of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond […]

Sheriff’s office asks the public to be on the lookout for Victor Desilva

Be on the look out (BOLO): Victor M. Dasilva, 48 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office asks the public to be on the lookout for Victor Desilva. Date Of birth: Dec. 1, 1969; Height: 5’11”; Weight: 160 pounds Last known address: 1010 Southeast Euclid Lane, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Possible vehicle: Red 2009 Honda, Fla. Tag: […]