Teen accused of brandishing gun

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a black male dressed in black brandishing a pistol in the 1300 block of Northeast Seventh Street on Monday, May 25 just before noon. In addition, the person was reported to be traveling in a silver Hyundai Sonata. Deputy Shane Bogner responded to the call and […]

Hendry County Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office during the period of May 18 – 24: • Jonathan Marcus Winters of LaBelle, 39, was arrested by Deputy Sergio Bustamante and charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of resisting […]

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). • Shane Mester, […]

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). • Shane Mester, […]

Alleged stalker taken into custody

CLEWISTON — On April 16 at 5:17 p.m., Clewiston police officers were dispatched to a suspicious person call in Seminole Manor. The caller advised that the person was knocking on her car window. The complainant called from inside of her car. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect, later identified as Ermes Leonel Yanes-Canales, 32, enter […]

Hendry County arrest report

LABELLE — The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office during the week of May 9-15. • John Medrano, 35, was charged with criminal mischief over $200 and under $1,000 and armed trespass. Deputy Jonathon Miller was the arresting officer. • Marion Rodriguez, […]

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). • Jovon Sholtz, […]

Alleged Shoplifter assaults Walmart associate

OKEECHOBEE — A Walmart associate was reportedly assaulted when a man accused of shoplifting pushed him as he fled the scene. Jack Jernigan, 39, Northeast Eighth Way, was arrested by Okeechobee Police Officer Savannah Smith and charged with assault and battery on a person 65 years old or older on Saturday, May 11. Officer Smith […]

Young teen charged with aggravated battery

OKEECHOBEE — A fifth grade student at Everglades Elementary School was charged with aggravated battery on May 11. The charges relate to incidents allegedly occurring on Feb. 10 in and near the school cafeteria. At approximately 8 a.m., on Feb. 10, School Resource Officer Deputy Tim Higgins was informed that 12-year-old (now 13), Louis Valentine […]

Angry man accused of battery with a truck

OKEECHOBEE — After hearing gunshots, a local man reportedly went to his neighbor’s house and deliberately hit him with his truck. On Friday, May 1, Scott Mascio, 39, of Loxahatchee, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and his bond was set at $2,500. At approximately 9:15 p.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian […]