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. […]

Multiple drug arrests were made this week

On March 13, six people were arrested on drug-related charges by members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after they utilized one or more confidential sources. According to the reports, the source has proven reliable in the past and was searched prior to the operations to ensure he or she had no weapons, cash or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

DUI leads to cockfighting arrest

  OKEECHOBEE — After being arrested on DUI charges Saturday, Feb. 16, a man was found to have seven aggressive roosters caged in the bed of his truck, and he was later charged with seven counts of the sale, possession of or use of animals to fight or bait. He was also charged with one […]

Grand jury finds law enforcement officers justified in August shooting

A grand jury determined on Wednesday, Feb. 13, that law enforcement officers were justified in their actions on Aug. 6, 2018, says 19th Circuit State Attorney Ashley Albright. The grand jury was convened on Tuesday to hear testimony and review evidence regarding their use of deadly force. The case in question involved a domestic violence […]

Sexual predator arrested for failing to register

  A sexual predator was arrested Monday, Feb. 11, and charged with failing to register his whereabouts. According to the arrest report issued by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), David Emrick, 60, had absconded from his last known address in rural Branford and moved to Okeechobee without notifying law enforcement or the Department of […]

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 […]