OHS student arrested

OKEECHOBEE – A 17-year-old student at Okeechobee High School allegedly chose arrest over a trip to the office last week. According to the arrest report written by Okeechobee County Deputy Donnie Holmes on Sept. 5, the student skipped a class the prior school week, and when Dean Daryl Roehm requested that he go to the […]

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 […]

Delva arrested for shooting into occupied vehicle

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on Friday, July 20, shortly after 8 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of S.W. MLK Blvd. in Belle Glade. No one was struck by gunfire and the identity of the suspect was determined. After further investigation deputies […]

Man turns himself in for Montura shooting

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that on June 26, Samual Rueda turned himself in to the HCSO and was later arrested on two counts of aggravated battery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of robbery. He is currently being held on $450,000 […]

Woman asks 911 to make brother stop looking at her

After she allegedly called 911 multiple times to request law enforcement come to her house and make her brother, Robert, stop looking at her, 70-year-old Cheryl Starbuck and her daughter ended up in jail. According to the arrest report, 48-year-old Dawn Cheree Dowd was arrested on Monday night, June 17, after she rushed to the […]

Man charged with 1998 rape in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on May 14, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of 38-year-old Jocquin Lavoy Turner, of Belle Glade, for sexual battery with a deadly weapon against a victim 12 years of age or younger. Turner was arrested on June 1. He is […]

Another drug house closed

At approximately 7 a.m. Friday, the Okeechobee County Sheriff Office’s Narcotics Task Force, along with the OCSO Special Response Team and agents from DEA, served a narcotics search warrant in the 7800 block of Northwest 86th Court. The search yielded methamphetamine, THC resin, marijuana, heroin and two rifles. Three subjects were arrested and face multiple […]

Okeechobee man charged with aggravated assault

Two women and a child were allegedly threatened by a gunman on Thursday evening, May 16, in the 200 block of Northeast 11th Street. Okeechobee Police Sgt. Belen Reyna was reportedly conducting a traffic stop when approached by a female who said she had just been assaulted by Ryan Tiger. The woman said he had […]

Local woman accused of felony child neglect

A 7-year-old child was allegedly locked out of his home all day and left to fend for himself because his mother was angry with her boyfriend. On Tuesday, May 14, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carl Jones responded to a call regarding a suspicious incident. When he arrived, the caller informed him that a young […]

Body found in burned vehicle believed to be homicide

SOUTH BAY — On Saturday, May 4, deputies responded to a vehicle fire in the 43000 block of Old U.S. 27 in South Bay. Upon arrival deputies discovered a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded and extinguished the fire. Once the fire was extinguished, a human body was […]