Sexual predator arrested for failing to register

  A sexual predator was arrested Monday, Feb. 11, and charged with failing to register his whereabouts. According to the arrest report issued by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), David Emrick, 60, had absconded from his last known address in rural Branford and moved to Okeechobee without notifying law enforcement or the Department of […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Everon Morgan

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Everon Morgan, 28, black, male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 190 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on S.W. 13th Street in Belle Glade. Morgan is wanted on a warrant for […]

Phone calls asking for money for HCSO is a scam

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from people who are reporting scam calls. Callers advised that they are receiving phone calls from phone number 863-674-4060 and caller ID identified that number as the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. The caller is identifying himself as either Sergeant Mike Taylor or […]

PBSO deputies investigating a Feb. 1 homicide

SOUTH BAY — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, deputies responded to a vehicle accident in the 800 block of N.W. First Street in South Bay. Upon arrival deputies located an adult male, Ahmad McAllister, 32, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives from […]

Coquina rescinds Interlocal Agreement with county: What does this mean to ATV riders on ‘The Prairie’?

OKEECHOBEE — Acting on behalf of the Coquina Water Control District (CWCD), the Owens Law Group sent registered letters Jan. 25, to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee County Administrator and Okeechobee County Attorney informing them of the termination of the Interlocal Agreement entered into by Okeechobee County and CWCD in June of 2017. One […]

Deschamps convicted of manslaughter

State Attorney asked jury for first degree murder conviction in connection with 2016 stabbing death of Flavia Munoz After five hours of deliberation, an Okeechobee jury decided on Thursday, Jan. 31, that Mark Deschamps Sr. was guilty of manslaughter rather than the sought-after verdict of murder in the first degree in the 2016 death of […]

Pedestrians warned of traffic hazards

Okeechobee is in the midst of an epidemic, but this epidemic does not involve coughing or sneezing or an upset stomach. This epidemic has to do with pedestrians and bicyclists involved in car accidents. In the last two weeks alone, six people have been struck by cars in this small town, and contrary to what […]

Traffic safety important to everyone

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office’s traffic unit dates back to 1998, when OCSO was awarded a grant to start one. It originally consisted of two deputies, then grew to three; however, in 2010, through promotions and loss of the grant, the unit was reduced to one deputy. That one deputy is Deputy Adrian Rogers. He […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Yasmany Acosta Sanchez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Yasmany Acosta Sanchez, 31, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on S.E. Third Street in Belle Glade. Sanchez is wanted on a warrant for cruelty […]

Hendry County investigators looking into suspicious death

LABELLE Hendry County Investigators are looking into a suspicious death that was reported in the evening hours of Monday, Jan. 29. Investigators found 66 year old Brenda Hill lying on the floor of her home in LaBelle. Investigators are continuing to follow up on all leads. They believe this homicide is an isolated incident and […]