Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating Elmer Mendez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Elmer Mendez, 18 years old, hispanic, male, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 125 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He is at large. Mendez is wanted on a felony warrant for leaving the scene of a crash involving death, serious […]

OCSO Investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT• 4200 block U.S. 441 South• 5000 block Northeast 168th Street• 1300 block Northeast 15th Avenue• 6000 block Northwest 30th Street• Jail x3• 3400 block Northeast 168th Street BURGLARY• 4000 block Southwest 16th Avenue CRIMINAL MISCHIEF• 2700 block U.S. 441 Southeast• 1700 […]

Okeechobee Arrest Report

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 (OPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force (ONTF). • Jayme Lee […]

Montura man accused of cattle theft in Hendry County

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, effected an arrest during the evening hours of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, concerning the August 19, 2019 theft 25 head of Cattle from SR 29 South. On August 19, 2019, cattle owner James Clifton Davis, reported the theft of the cattle to law enforcement authorities.  […]

LaBelle man faces second degree murder charges in death of FWC Officer Keen

LABelle — A LaBelle man arrested on Negligent Manslaughter charges on June 14, 2020, in the shooting death of FWC Officer Julian Keen, now faces new charges of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Second Degree Murder – Discharging a firearm, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Possession of Synthetic Cannabis according to […]

Woman reportedly creates fake Facebook profile to set someone up for a crime

OKEECHOBEE — A local woman contacted the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office to report a text she said she received from a man through Facebook messenger. The woman said it was a sexually explicit text and caused her to remember a time when she was young and this person had attempted to molest her. While she […]

Suspects in an Okeechobee carjacking were arrested in Desoto County

Update July 10 6:30 a.m. : According to Desoto County Sheriff’s Office, Edison claimed there was a third man in the vehicle at the time of the accident. He said he did not know the names of the other men in the vehicle, but said one was called, “Man.” OKEECHOBEE — A car jacking which […]

OCSO investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT• 7200 block U.S. 441 North x2• 2500 block Northeast 11th Court BURGLARY• 8600 block U.S. 441 Southeast• 600 block Northeast 13th Avenue• 3000 block Northwest Second Street• 3600 block Northwest Fifth Street x2• 1600 block State Road 70 East CRIMINAL MISCHIEF• […]

Sexual predator notification

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is the agency’s belief that an informed public is a safer public. Louis Alberto Aponte is registered as a sexual predator. […]

Crime Stoppers seeks whereabouts of Terrell Peak Special to the Lake Okeechobee News

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Terrell Peak, 25 years old, black, male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 170 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. He is at large. Peak is wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault, felon in possession of […]