Eleden "Ellie" Fonseca benefit
A benefit was held for Eleden "Ellie" Fonseca. Ellie was a victim of Domestic Violence. She is the daughter of Sheriff's Office employee Angie Rodriguez. Chances were sold to win a Yeti 50 cooler filled with goodies. The drawing was held this afternoon and the winner was Rogelio Betancurt. The benefit raised $3302.20. Prayers for you Ellie!
(Picture: Rogelio with Ellie)
Fatality Leads to Grow House Discovery
Traffic Fatality Leads to Grow House Discovery
On Friday, March 21, 2013, at approximately 11:27 p.m. deputies responded to a traffic crash at the 168th block of Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
Deputies found a single vehicle crash. The victim of the crash, Abey Diaz Pino, age 44, was pronounced deceased. The crash was turned over to Florida Highway Patrol to investigate.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to 1185 NE 342 Trail, Okeechobee, Florida to notify the next of kin. Upon arrival, no one was located, however it was discovered that there were multiple dogs at the home. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Deputy Hazy stood by until Animal Control could retrieve the animals. During this time, Deputy Hazy recognized visible signs of a marijuana grow house.
On Monday, March 24, 2014, a search warrant was obtained and executed at the above address. The Okeechobee County Narcotics Task Force discovered (87) active plants, with a total weight of (22) pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana was approximately $88,000.00.
No further information to be released at this time.
Home Invasion with firearm
HOME INVASION WITH FIREARM
ATTEMPTED FELONY MURDER
3 COUNTS-ROBBERY WITH FIREARM
6 COUNTS-AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH DEADLY WEAPON
POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON
Timothy Deshon Williams, age 24
3739 NW 35 Avenue
In custody-Bond to be set
Attempted First Degree Murder
ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER
FLEEING/ELUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Jose Luis Fonseca-Hernandez, age 47
NW 28 Avenue
In custody-No Bond
Big Lake Missions Outreach of Okeechobee
Since 1995, Big Lake Missions Outreach has provided hot homemade meals five days a week; food pantry, including household items, clothing and hygiene items; help for victims of fires; bibles, holiday baskets and an annual toy giveaway.
Big Lake Missions Outreach of Okeechobee, is a finalist in the Organization of the Year – Okeechobee category, in the 211 Helpline awards.
211 Helpline is a non-profit organization, servicing all the Treasure Coast & Palm Beach County. 211 is a confidential, non-judgmental helpline available 24/7 to individuals who find themselves in a situation without knowing whom to contact in order to obtain the information, referrals or answers to the problems they are facing. 211 is essentially the "gateway" to all the other health, human service and governmental organizations in the community.
The Non-Profit Awards event will be held on May 1, 2014, at the PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie, 951 SW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL.
The award ceremony will honor the hard work and dedication of agencies in the communities.
For more information, visit www.211treasurecoast.org/awards.
Congratulations Mary Anne and Bruce, you certainly deserve this recognition.