Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle that was burned beyond recognition. On Sept. 6, Hendry County […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Patricia Coleman

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Patricia Coleman, 51, black, female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and she has multiple tattoos. Her last known address was on Northwest Ninth Avenue in South Bay. Coleman is wanted on a warrant for […]

Charges dropped in molestation case

OKEECHOBEE — All charges were dropped against an Okeechobee man who was charged with lewd or lascivious molestation of a minor under 12 years of age. Troy Walton was arrested July 30 by OCSO Detective DeMarcus Dixon and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor under the age of 12. […]

Woman charged with battery

OKEECHOBEE — A woman was arrested last week after reportedly attacking one man with a plunger and biting another on the thumb. She was charged with battery causing bodily harm and resisting arrest without violence. Her bond was set at $1,250. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Huffman responded to a call […]

Inmate death ruled suicide

OKEECHOBEE – On Aug. 25 at approximately 8:01 p.m., deputies responded to the Okeechobee County Jail in reference to an inmate suicide. It was learned that an inmate had reportedly hung himself. The victim has been identified as Charles Wayne Suarez Sr., 51. The victim had been incarcerated in the Okeechobee County Jail since Aug. […]

It is illegal to pawn items you rent

OKEECHOBEE — A woman was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with defrauding a pawn broker after she allegedly rented items from a local business and drove straight to a pawn shop and pawned them, claiming she owned them. Her bond was set at $5,000. A local business called the Okeechobee Police Department on Aug. 17 […]

Teen charged with grand theft auto

OKEECHOBEE — On Sunday, Aug. 18, a woman called the Okeechobee City Police Department after she was approached by a suspicious person. As Officer Savanna Smith and Sgt. Cesar Romero arrived at the complainant’s residence, Sgt. Romero observed a white truck in the alley across from her home. He saw a teen boy and a […]

Passer-by reports drug deal

OKEECHOBEE — After a passing driver noticed what he thought was suspicious activity behind a gas station on Southeast 34th Avenue, he called the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible drug deal. On Saturday, Aug. 17, at approximately 8 p.m., Deputy Kenneth Hernandez was dispatched to the location. The deputy found three men […]

Pregnant woman reportedly assaulted at Walmart

OKEECHOBEE — A 74-year-old woman was arrested Thursday, Aug. 15, and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman after allegedly intentionally striking a visibly pregnant woman in the abdomen as she exited Walmart at approximately 1:30 p.m. Irene Ann Dopman’s bond was set at $10,000. Okeechobee police officer Brandi Drapal responded to a call […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Wilson Poola

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Wilson Poola, 36, white, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 240 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was at large in South Bay. Poola is wanted on a warrant for failure to […]