Man charged with sexual assault

  Dillan Marion McCullers, 19, formerly of Okeechobee, and now assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas was arrested on Feb. 24 by the Harker Heights Police Department with cooperation from the Fort Hood Criminal Investigations Command. He was charged with sexual assault and unlawful disclosure of […]

Fort Myers man dies in Glades County Crash

GLADES COUNTY — A Fort Myers man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Glades County on March 8 just after 5 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Rolando Saavedra Reyes, 51 of Hollywood, Florida, was driving a 2005 Hyundai Sonata southbound on U.S. 27 near Boar Hammock Ranch Road, when he failed […]

Early morning crash claims 2 lives

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man and woman died from injuries received in an early morning crash on March 8. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 5:45 a.m. a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina operated by Sylvester Gibson, 50, of Belle Glade, was traveling eastbound on Runyan Village Road. The Chevrolet proceeded […]

Small plane crash north of Pahokee

PAHOKEE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news release stated that at 3:26 p.m. on March 8, a small airplane went down just north of the Pahokee airport, 400 yards from shore. One individual was observed swimming away from the airplane, however, has not been located. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue divers were searching […]

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office seeking help to solve murder

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help from the public on the 2016 homicide of Clemente Garcia. In 2016, local authorities responded to the 1000 block of Northeast 60th Avenue (Four Seasons), in reference to an unresponsive man. Upon arrival, Clemente Garcia was found to be deceased. The Sheriff’s Office is offering […]

Lakeport pastor accused of molesting child

GLADES COUNTY — A March 26 court date has been set for Franklin Edwin Woodham II, 56, of Sunset Strip in Lakeport, on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a person under the age of 16. According to the Glades County Sheriff’s Office report, the investigation into allegations against Woodham began on Dec. 20, […]

Glades County traffic crash claims life

ORTONA — A Moore Haven woman passed away on Feb. 27, due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Glades County. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 8:18 p.m. a 2001 Ford F250 operated by Christina Dempsey, 33, of Moore Haven, was traveling westbound on State Road 78 West in […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Ramzi Zayyad

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Ramzi Zayyad, 33, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 175 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. His last known address was on N.E. Seventh Street in Belle Glade. Zayyad is wanted on a warrant for failure to appear to answer to […]

HCSO takes on scourge of human trafficking

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is placing its emphasis on human trafficking. The office’s CIU is a four-member team made up of Sgt. Wanda Hainley plus Deputies Nicolas Todd, Richard Krasinskas and Troy Urbanowski. In 2017, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden applied for a grant from the Department of Justice, Community […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Patricia Coleman

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Patricia Coleman also known as Patricia Sparrow, 50, 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 […]