OCSO responds to slew of reported burglaries

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) received multiple burglary reports and were alerted to suspicious incidents, a theft and a stolen vehicle on the morning of May 15. Four burglaries, three suspicious incidents, a stolen vehicle and a theft complaint came from residents in the Treasure Island area, while four burglaries and one stolen vehicle […]

Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Johnathan Maurice Corde, 39, West Bay Haven Drive, […]

Convicted murderer pleads guilty to prison murder

OKEECHOBEE — On May 21, the third day of the trial, convicted murderer Michael Lawrence Woodbury, 42, of Windham, Maine, changed his plea to “guilty as charged” to the Sept. 22, 2017 first degree premeditated murder of his Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) cell mate, Antoneeze Haynes when he struck Haynes repeatedly with a padlock. The […]

Woman arrested for roosters faces more animal cruelty charges

OKEECHOBEE — A 28-year-old Okeechobee woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly leaving animals in the back of a truck without fresh air and water. Dominga Ascencio Baltazar-Saucedo, Northwest 98th Street, was arrested May 16 on four counts of misdemeanor charge cruelty to animals. Her bond was set at $4,000. She has since been released. Baltazar-Saucedo […]

Arrest Report

OKEECHOBEE – The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Antonio Aguilar Ramirez Jr., 33, Northwest […]

Okeechobee County Arrests

OKEECHOBEE The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Blaine Eugene Fulwider, 20, Northeast 26th Avenue, […]

Woman loses thousands of dollars in bad check scam

OKEECHOBEE — A 35-year-old Okeechobee woman was the victim of depositing a fraudulent check, having her account overdrawn and being out thousands of dollars due to someone she reportedly met online. According to an incident report by Deputy Tim Higgins of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, on May 8, he responded to a Northwest Fourth […]

Stolen skid steer tracked to Hialeah

OKEECHOBEE — On the morning of Tuesday, May 8, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a skid steer stolen from a vacant lot. According to an incident report by Deputy Bryan Holden, at 7:18 a.m. on May 8, he responded to the corner of Northwest 144th Street and U.S. 441 North in […]

Stolen vehicle found crashed in woman’s back yard

OKEECHOBEE — In the early hours of Monday morning, May 7, a woman heard a loud noise and called law enforcement regarding an unoccupied and still running vehicle she had found in her back yard. According to an incident report by Deputy Devon Satallante, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), at 3:57 a.m. on […]

Arrest Report

OKEECHOBEE — The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). • Sergio Uriel Juarez-Aguinaga, 34, Keysville Drive, […]