Teen arrested after being shot

OKEECHOBEE — In an alleged drug deal gone bad, two teens were arrested after one reportedly stole marijuana from the other and was shot during the getaway. On Wednesday, July 22, Deputy Kenneth Hernandez was dispatched to Raulerson Hospital regarding an obvious gunshot wound. At approximately the same time, shots were reported near the 1700 […]

OCSO Investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT5300 block U.S. 441 Southeast1100 block Northeast 39th Boulevard600 block Northwest 22nd Lane4600 block Northwest 11th Drive3200 block Southeast 25th Street1900 block Southeast 8th Avenue3600 block Southeast 136th Avenue BURGLARY3900 block Northwest Seventh Street6400 block U.S. 441 Southeast700 block Northwest 39th Circle11000 […]

Multiple teens arrested

OKEECHOBEE — Three teens were charged in a theft of law enforcement equipment after one allegedly sold the stolen items to another. Armando Rodriguez, 18, was arrested Aug. 2 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryane Ammons and charged with four counts dealing in stolen property. Jacob Hickman, 19, was charged with four counts possession of […]

OCSO investigates shooting on State Road 710

OKEECHOBEE — A truck driver reported a bullet hitting his windshield as he drove west on State Road 710 Wednesday afternoon, July 29 at approximately 2 p.m. Deputy Quinton Speed of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Southeast Eighth Avenue in reference to the shooting. When he arrived, the complainant […]

Local man charged with 20 counts possession of child pornography

OKEECHOBEE — After a 9-month investigation, 26-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was arrested and charged with 20 counts possession of child pornography and one count electronic transfer of child pornography. In October of 2019, the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (CFLICAC) forwarded cyber tips to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) regarding child pornography. […]

Former employee is accused of stealing from Town Star

OKEECHOBEE — A former employee was charged with grand theft after reportedly stealing from the ATM, self-service lottery machine and safe of the Town Star on State Road 710, where she used to work. Deputy Misei Esquivel of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Town Star on Thursday, July 23 at approximately […]

Former boyfriend charged with aggravated stalking

OKEECHOBEE — Jon Mesa. 30, was arrested July 27 by Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Williams and charged with aggravated stalking and criminal mischief $1,000 or more. On Sunday, July 26 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Deputy Williams responded to Bill’s Mini Mart in regards to a criminal mischief complaint. When he arrived, he met with […]

OCSO investigates impersonation of law enforcement

OKEECHOBEE — A 19-year-old Lake Worth man called the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office on July 25 to report a fraudulent call from Detective Dave Hamilton. According to the complainant, he recently made contact on a dating app called Adam for Adam with someone who claimed to be another 19-year-old male. Everyone on that site is […]

Armed robbery suspect is in custody

OKEECHOBEE — On July 27, 2020 at 7:10 a.m., deputies responded to the Town Star, located at 3993 Highway 710, Okeechobee, Florida. The victim reported being robbed and gave a description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Other responding deputies located the vehicle, at which point the suspect vehicle fled. After a brief chase, […]

OCSO Investigations

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT• 600 block Northeast 13th Avenue• 1200 Northeast 11th Street• 7500 block Northeast 37th Street• 400 block Northeast 327th Trail• 5300 block U.S. 441 Southeast BURGLARY• 700 block Southeast 36th Terrace• 1000 block Southeast 38th Terrace• 3300 block Northwest Third Street• 2800 […]