Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle that was burned beyond recognition. On Sept. 6, Hendry County […]

Inmate death ruled suicide

OKEECHOBEE – On Aug. 25 at approximately 8:01 p.m., deputies responded to the Okeechobee County Jail in reference to an inmate suicide. It was learned that an inmate had reportedly hung himself. The victim has been identified as Charles Wayne Suarez Sr., 51. The victim had been incarcerated in the Okeechobee County Jail since Aug. […]

Deputies finds unresponsive inmate

An Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on June 26, at approximately 7:06 a.m., detention deputies responded to an unresponsive female inmate. The victim, identified as Michelle Lee Jones, 41, white, female, was found in her cell unresponsive, with a faint pulse. CPR was performed by detention deputies until the Okeechobee Fire Rescue […]

Okeechobee woman dies in St. Lucie County traffic crash

ST. LUCIE COUNTY An Okeechobee woman succumbed to injuries sustained in a Wednesday, June 19, traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 11:43 a.m. a 2017 Ford Cargo van operated by Jamie L. Tindall Woodham, 27, of Okeechobee was traveling northeast on County Road 709, Glades Cutoff Road, in St. […]

Clewiston man arrested in connection to Hubert’s death

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on June 12 Terrance Demetrius Thomas, 30, of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert. He is being held on $100,000 bond. Hendry County investigators are continuing to look into information they are receiving. If you have information in the […]

Missing Clewiston man’s body found

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that the identity of the person found on June 6, in a canal in Palm Beach County, has been positively identified as 30-year-old, Jamal Hubert. At the time of the press release HCSO investigators were not certain of the cause of death […]

Five die as plane crashes into lake

PAHOKEE — Five people died Friday, March 8, when a plane crashed into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The plane crash victims have been identified as: Eduardo Mulet, 45, of West Palm Beach; Eric Peterson, 73, Lighthouse Point; Matthew Fiorello, 36, of Palm Beach Gardens; Heather Bridwell, 43, […]

Pahokee man died in traffic crash

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 1:16 p.m. on March 12, a 2002 Ford Explorer operated by Rodolfo Rivera, 72, of Pahokee, was traveling northbound on U.S. 27 in the inside lane, passing Mile Marker 81 in Palm Beach County. Mr. Rivera failed to maintain single lane and […]

Palm Bay man killed in traffic accident

A Palm Bay man was killed early Monday morning, March 11 after reportedly entering the path of oncoming traffic. 26-year-old Jose Emilio Reguero was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on County Road 68 when he initiated a left turn onto U.S. 441 South and entered the path of a 2006 Chevrolet traveling Northbound. Mr. Reguero’s […]

Early morning crash claims 2 lives

BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man and woman died from injuries received in an early morning crash on March 8. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 5:45 a.m. a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina operated by Sylvester Gibson, 50, of Belle Glade, was traveling eastbound on Runyan Village Road. The Chevrolet proceeded […]