Alleged prowler charged with grand theft of firearm

OKEECHOBEE — After reportedly being found inside the fenced area of a local equipment store at midnight, Rebecca Sage Wasserman was arrested. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Varnadore was dispatched to the location after a woman called to report a suspicious vehicle on Tuesday, May 12. When he arrived, the complainant told him she was […]

Stolen vehicle suspect on the loose

LABELLE- On Tuesday, May 12, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies along with investigators set up a perimeter in the area of State Road 29 and Evans Road to include A Road and Dustin Drive. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white GMC truck pulling a trailer; the trailer was later determined […]

OCSO seeking whereabouts of dirt bike and four-wheeler

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about an unknown suspect who broke into a property located at Northwest 144th Trail on April 22. The suspect stole several items including a 2003 Suzuki dirk bike (yellow) and 2007 Suzuki four wheeler (camo). The 2003 Suzuki dirt bike has no serial number and […]

Oxycodone reported stolen

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Sgt. Donald Ellis was dispatched to the home of a local man, who reported his pain pills had been stolen. On Friday, April 10, the complainant said he received notification from UPS that a package containing 120 15mg Oxycodone tablets had been delivered to the park, but before he could […]

Firearms stolen from truck

OKEECHOBEE — A local man awoke April 10 at about 7 a.m. to discover the back window of his truck broken and the two firearms that had been inside, gone. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Tullio was dispatched to Northwest Sixth Street to investigate. When he arrived, he was told the man had come home […]

Teens charged with theft of ATVs

HENDRY COUNTY — On Thursday, Feb. 13, Hendry County Deputies were notified by Seminole Police Department (SPD) that two ATVs had been stolen and were being transported in a U-Haul trailer. Hendry County Deputy Aguirre located a U-Haul trailer connected to a black pick-up truck, both fitting the description provided by SPD on County Road […]

OCSO seeks help in locating stolen bike

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office reported a bicycle theft that occurred on or before Tuesday, Nov. 19, stolen from the 4500 block of Southeast 21st Court. It is a three-wheel bicycle with blue spoke rims. If you have any information, contact Deputy N. Mitchell in reference to case #19S29463. Or you may remain anonymous […]

City experiences rash of gun thefts

OKEECHOBEE — In the last month, Okeechobee has experienced a rash of gun thefts, and according to Okeechobee Police Detective Bill Saum, the majority of those thefts have been from unlocked vehicles. There have been eight cases within the city limits since the end of July, said Detective Saum. Most of them have taken place […]

Teen charged with grand theft auto

OKEECHOBEE — On Sunday, Aug. 18, a woman called the Okeechobee City Police Department after she was approached by a suspicious person. As Officer Savanna Smith and Sgt. Cesar Romero arrived at the complainant’s residence, Sgt. Romero observed a white truck in the alley across from her home. He saw a teen boy and a […]

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office searching for stolen excavator

OKEECHOBEE — An Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that on May 22, a 2018 Kubota Mini Excavator on tracks was reported stolen from the 1300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. The equipment was stolen between the dates of May 15 to May 22. The color of the excavator is orange, model […]