Woman charged with criminal mischief

OKEECHOBEE — A woman was arrested after allegedly throwing cat litter on her neighbor’s vehicle and then kicking a deputy in the leg on Saturday evening, Oct. 26. Maryann Puglia, 52, Southeast 44th Street, was charged with criminal mischief, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Her bond was set […]

Belle Glade man arrested for allegedly committing numerous thefts

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) press release stated that Roberto Rodriguez, 37, of Belle Glade, was identified as a suspect who committed numerous vehicle, residential and business burglaries in the City of Belle Glade on an almost nightly basis. He was finally arrested on Monday, Oct. 28, after eluding deputies […]

13-year-old charged with grand theft auto for the second time

OKEECHOBEE — A 13-year-old boy was charged with grand theft after reportedly taking his mother’s car. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Cauley responded to a call from the boy’s mother who told him her son, Wyatt Baumhardt, had taken the car around 11 p.m. the night before. […]

FHP arrests escaped convict in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release states that on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at approximately 1:15 p.m, FHP troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on U.S. 27 in Hendry County. The driver presented several fictitious identifications – a New York license, a Florida identification card and a social security card. […]

Driver found asleep at red light

OKEECHOBEE — A local man was reportedly found asleep at the wheel Sunday around midnight and was arrested for DUI. Charles Parnell Jr. 52, Linda Rd., was arrested Oct. 13 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Pollock. His bond was set at $250. Deputy Justin White was traveling northwest on U.S. 441 Southeast on Oct. […]

Mother and son arrested

OKEECHOBEE — A mother and son were arrested Saturday after an anonymous caller reported seeing three men selling drugs in the 3200 block of Southeast 33rd Terrace. Richard Marvin Chapman III, 34, was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, resisting an officer with violence and assault on a law enforcement officer. […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Sergio Rodriquez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Sergio Rodriquez, 44, Hispanic, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. His last known address was on Northwest 12th Drive in Belle Glade. His occupation is a farm worker. Rodriguez is wanted on a […]

Woman calls 911 to complain about deputy

OKEECHOBEE — A woman called 911 just before noon on Friday, Oct. 4, after the car she and her male friend were in was pulled over by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Cauley. According to the arrest report, Deputy Cauley recognized the driver of the vehicle and knew he did not have a valid driver’s […]

Two arrested after McDonald’s employee calls 911

OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, Oct. 4, Okeechobee Police Officer Ramon Liberato responded to a call at the McDonald’s on State Road 70 East at approximately 5:30 p.m. after an employee reportedly saw a passenger in a car in the drive-thru with a needle in her arm. According to the employee, the driver of the vehicle […]

Stolen vehicle involved in a hit and run

OKEECHOBEE — On Thursday, Oct. 2, a stolen car was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident and later found in a canal. Joshua Bo Duke, 34, Northwest 27th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 7 by Okeechobee Police Detective Bettye Taylor and charged with leaving a crash involving injury and driving while license is suspended […]

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