OCSO investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT• 7200 block U.S. 441 North x2• 2500 block Northeast 11th Court BURGLARY• 8600 block U.S. 441 Southeast• 600 block Northeast 13th Avenue• 3000 block Northwest Second Street• 3600 block Northwest Fifth Street x2• 1600 block State Road 70 East CRIMINAL MISCHIEF• […]

Wife backs up man’s story of girlfriend’s violence

OKEECHOBEE — A man, who said he lives with both his wife and his pregnant girl friend, called law enforcement on Saturday, July 4 after his girlfriend reportedly slapped him. He told Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Cpl. Steven Pollock he does not hit females so he had no other choice but to call the cops. He […]

Man on golf cart reportedly brandishes gun

OKEECHOBEE — A man on a golf cart reportedly showed a man and wife his gun and told them not to start something they couldn’t finish.While driving near the 10100 block of State Road 78 West on Tuesday, June 23, at around 7 p.m., the married couple came upon a dark colored golf cart in […]

Accidental shooting leads to charge of culpable negligence

OKEECHOBEE — After his friend was shot in the face, a young man was charged with culpable negligence inflicting harm and with tampering with evidence. Ricardo Morales, 20, Northeast 11th Street, was arrested June 24 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Detective Tyler Ott. Bond was set at $5,500. On Sunday, June 7 at approximately 1 a.m., […]

Local doctor accused of assaulting woman

OKEECHOBEE — A local doctor is accused of assaulting a woman in his private office earlier this year. The woman, who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity, said she visited Dr. Saeed Khan’s office in February and when she arrived at 4 p.m., he told his office staff they could wrap up and […]

Charges against Douglas dropped

OKEECHOBEE — In July 2019, Jamey Douglas, 46, Southeast Sixth Street, was arrested and charged with felony battery, second or subsequent offense with a prior conviction after reportedly accosting a family in the parking lot of McDonald’s restaurant on State Road 70 East.The charge against Douglas was later dropped.

Man is charged with battering senior

OKEECHOBEE — A 23-year-old man was charged with battering a 79-year-old last week after an altercation with his mother’s neighbor. On Thursday, June 11 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Tullio was dispatched in reference to an assault and battery complaint. The report notes, when Deputy Tullio arrived, he made contact with […]

Teen accused of stealing LEO equipment from unlocked vehicle

OKEECHOBEE — After some of his police equipment was stolen from his unlocked truck, a Jupiter police officer called the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Department to report the theft. On April 18, Deputy Christopher Tullio was dispatched to the residence in reference to the complaint. The complainant told him he returned from work at approximately 9 a.m. […]

Clewiston police search for information surrounding Sunday night events

CLEWISTON – On Sunday, June 7, around 11 p.m., the Clewiston Police Department received numerous calls regarding shots fired. Reports where received from all over the city. Officers searched for, but did not locate a crime scene. Around 11:40 p.m. an officer observed a car that had crashed into a pole on W.C. Owen Avenue. […]

Man is accused of wearing a “Jason” mask and slashing tires

OKEECHOBEE — Two young women were awakened by banging on their front door Saturday night, and when they went outside, they found a man in the driveway wearing, what they described as a “Jason” mask and holding a large kitchen knife. The man, later identified as Adan Magana, 19, Northwest Fourth Street, reportedly lifted the […]