Juvenile charged with three counts burglary

OKEECHOBEE — Three times last week, someone entered Parrott Island Grill while they were closed, without authorization. On Wednesday, April 15, the Okeechobee Police Department received an alarm call, but were unable to locate a suspect. Video surveillance showed a black male enter the screened room at the rear of the restaurant and use a […]

Man accused of interfering with railroad tracks

OKEECHOBEE — After reportedly running across a railroad track to avoid arrest, a local man was charged with felony interfering with a railroad track and other charges. On Friday, April 17 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Deputy Kenneth Hernandez was dispatched in response to a call in reference to an unwanted guest. When he arrived, he […]

Okeechobee hit with rash of car burglaries

OKEECHOBEE – Six vehicle burglaries were reported in Okeechobee County last week, beginning on April 10 when two firearms were stolen from a truck on Northwest Sixth Street. In that case, the vehicle was locked, and the perpetrator broke a window to get to the weapons. On April 16, three vehicles were broken into — […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Bernard Young

  PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Bernard Young, 20, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Frasier Court in Pahokee. Young is wanted on a warrant for violation of supervised own recognizance and burglary of a conveyance. […]

OPD needs help finding stolen ATV

  Okeechobee Police Department had a 2017 Green Yamaha ATV four-wheeler reported stolen at 4:05 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The ATV was on a homemade flatbed trailer and the ignition switch had been cut from the ATV. The ATV has been entered into Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC). A store captured video of two […]

Don’t leave valuables in your cars

CLEWISTON — Since Jan. 1, 2019, residents have experienced 11 vehicle burglaries, and it appears they are targeting cash and firearms. Surrounding counties have reported an uptick in vehicle burglaries as well, some as high as 51 since Jan. 1. These thieves are looking for low-hanging fruit, and your unsecured valuables are low-hanging fruit. Thieves […]