OCSO has received more than 30 calls today from a number that has a (206) area code; there are multiple phone numbers that the calls are from. The caller advises the person that he is from the IRS and they owe money and if not paid within 30 minutes, they will be arrested.
THIS IS ANOTHER SCAM! DO NOT SEND MONEY
Please notify your family, friends and acquaintances of this scam.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency’s belief that an informed public is a safer public.
This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner.
The individuals who appear in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed.
15401 Hwy 70 East
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Swaford was convicted of Sexual Battery by Adult, Victim Minor, Fam./Cust. in Hendry County, Florida. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 763-3117, extension 5100.
Renee Napier is a national speaker on drunk driving. Her daughter Meagan Napier and her friend Lisa Jo Dickson were killed by a drunk driver on May 11, 2002. (For more information visit The Meagan Napier Foundation)
On Friday, May 13, 2016, Ms. Napier spoke with the high school students and told the story of her daughter and the dangers of drinking and driving. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, Okeechobee Health Department, Buxton Funeral Home and Okeechobee High School had a mock crash demonstration. The crash depicted the negative effects and tragedies of drugs and alcohol use by teenagers. Thank you to everyone that made this a success.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in a recent homicide case. Deputies initially responded to the 1000 block of NE 60 Avenue, on March 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm, in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon arrival deputies found a Hispanic male lying on the ground who was pronounced deceased.
The victim has been identified as 54 year old Clemente Garcia.
Detectives have received a great deal of investigative lead however anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gonzalez at 863-763-3117, ext. 5106. You may remain anonymous and give information to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers and be eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to an arrest. The Crime Stoppers phone number is 1-800-273-8477 or leave tips at the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers website, www.tcwatch.org.
There is no further information to be released at this time.
The above pictured subject burglarized a home in the area of NW 141 Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The suspect’s vehicle is possibly a Ford utility/SUV. The subject is a white male with sleeve tattoos on both arms. If you have any information regarding this home burglary or know the identity of the suspect, contact Detective Sport Pickering at (863)763-3117, ext. 5117.