ROAD CLOSURE Traffic, both directions, on Highway 710 is being diverted to Highway 714/Martin County Grade due to a vehicle crash/fire. Crash is in Martin County. Unknown how long road will be closed. No further information at this time. Michele Bell, PIO
Attempt to Identify Sgt. Bettye Taylor with the Okeechobee City Police Department needs to speak with the gentleman in the red shirt. If you have any information of his identity, contact Detective Taylor at (863)763-9783 or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477. For more information, contact Detective Taylor. Michele Bell, PIO
OPERATION: CLEAN HOUSE On 4/24/19, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office conducted Operation Clean House. This operation took aim at the jail inmates and their cells. The operation was centered around finding any and all contraband located inside of the jail and on any inmate. Length of the operation was approximately two hours. The listed contraband that is now rid from the jail and the inmates: Makeshift tattoo equipment Prescription medication not taken as prescribed Tob
Sheriff Noel E. Stephen presented Retired Judge William L. Hendry the Florida Sheriff’s Association 35-Year Distinguished Service Award. Judge Hendry received this award for his continued support of FSA.
Remember Mr. Richard Schmelz who is making clocks for every Sheriff’s Office in the state of Florida? During his visit to Okeechobee last week, he and his wife explained that their home is adorned with the many artifacts they have collected and news clippings of their trip around Florida, visiting every county. We asked him to send us some pictures and here they are… Isn’t this amazing? Just to show their continued support of Law Enforcement! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Schmelz. M