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 […]

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 […]

Home burglarized after being damaged by fire

OKEECHOBEE — After her home was nearly destroyed by a house fire, what remained of the woman’s belongings were stolen from the porch where she had been storing them, but a neighbor managed to capture the theft on film and called her to let her know what was happening. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Bogner […]

Motorcycle rider leads deputy on chase

OKEECHOBEE — Following a wild motorcycle ride, being tasered twice and then a foot chase, James Thomas Gainer Jr., 28, was arrested Aug. 14 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Pollock and charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding with disregard for public safety, driving on a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and resisting […]

Man arrested after fleeing LEO with toddlers in backseat

OKEECHOBEE — After allegedly fleeing law enforcement at a high rate of speed with two toddlers on the back seat of his vehicle without car seats, a man was arrested and charged with fleeing, eluding law enforcement with lights and siren active, two counts of intentional child abuse and driving without a license. His bond […]

Fort Pierce Senior Citizen charged with DUI

OKEECHOBEE — A 79-year-old man was arrested following a traffic accident on Saturday, Aug. 10 at approximately 7 p.m. He was charged with DUI, and his bond was set at $1,000. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Pollock responded to a call pertaining to a traffic crash in the 3600 block of State Road 70 East […]

Man allegedly tries to flee then fight deputies

OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, Aug. 9, an Okeechobee man was arrested after he was allegedly caught trying to leave the scene of a traffic accident with a child sitting next to him on the front seat of his pickup truck and then he tried to fight the officers who stopped him. He was charged with […]

Failure to wear seatbelt leads to drug bust

OKEECHOBEE — A man was arrested after he pulled out of a store parking lot without fastening his seatbelt first and was then reportedly found to have drugs in his possession. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of Oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. His bond was set at […]

Family accosted at McDonald’s

OKEECHOBEE — A family was reportedly accosted in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant on State Road 70 East just before noon on Wednesday, July 17. Jamey Louis Douglas, 46, Southeast Sixth Avenue, was arrested Aug. 6 by Okeechobee Police Officer Brandi Drapal and charged with felony battery, second or subsequent offense. His bond […]