W/M; DOB: 5/25/02
4’9”; 120 lbs.
Blond hair; blue eyes
Last seen wearing: black sweat pants; white shirt with unknown print; no shoes
Last seen on May 10, 2016 at 2200 block of SE 29 Street, Okeechobee, FL
If you have any information regarding the juvenile’s whereabouts, contact Detective Bryan Lowe at (863)763-3117, ext. 5110 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-273-8477.
Law Enforcement Torch Run 2016/BBQ Rib Dinner for Special Olympics
Thank you to all the participants in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run. Every year our run in Okeechobee continues to grow with more and more runners. This year we also had a few bicyclists. Thank you to Courtney Lapp of Tin Fish Restaurant, John Geitner of Seacoast Bank, Sylvia at Zippy’s Wings, Bruce and Mary Ann Swinford of Big Lake Missions, Publix, Shirley Willis of Edward Jones, Cy of Bernie Little and OCSO Food Service.
Also, thank you to everyone that purchased a BBQ rib dinner.
Nicole Owens and Scott Videl were each presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.
On February 26, 2016, 9 year old Clayton Wolf was walking to a friend’s house. Neighbor Nicole Owens heard a terrifying scream and ran down her driveway to see what the screams were about. As she got to the gate she could see several dogs and one was attacking Clayton. Nicole ran up and grabbed the dog. The dog then turned and bit Nicole. Another neighbor, Scott Videl heard screaming and dogs barking. He grabbed his keys and a golf club, jumped into his truck and went to the area the screams and barking were coming from. He saw a dog attacking Nicole and Clayton. Scott was able to fend off the dog from attacking any more until help arrived. Nicole and Clayton have each recovered from the attack.
Undersheriff Noel Stephen stated, “The Sheriff's Office wanted to recognize these citizens for going above and beyond. Their actions, without a doubt, saved this young man’s life! We get so busy with life to just say "Thank you" sometimes and this was the least we could do.”
Thank you to Nicole and Scott for your quick actions and selfless act of heroism.
(pictured left to right, Undersheriff Noel Stephen, Nicole Owens, Clayton Wolf, Scott Videl and Animal Control Sgt. Arlene Durbin)
Truck donated to Okeechobee Correctional Institution
“This is a surplus high mileage 4x4 vehicle donated to the K-9 Unit. Their unit assists us numerous times throughout the year on people and article searches. We feel that the minimal monies obtained in trading this vehicle would be better served in upgrading the OCI K-9 Unit with this surplus vehicle”, stated Undersheriff Noel Stephen.
Pictured: Undersheriff Noel Stephen and OCI Warden Lars Severson