Friday November 27, 2020

A single father and his son from Hendry County had a super thankful holiday in a brand-new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Jorge and his son, were living in a low-income apartment complex, but, Jorge still spent more than half of his monthly income on rent. Before qualifying for his Habitat home, Jorge spent one year working diligently with a Habitat housing counselor, building his credit, learning to manage his finances, and saving his money. It all paid off this month and he purchased his home in LaBelle.

In accordance with Chapter 775 the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Hector Luis Perez, who is now residing at 603 Pelican Lake Drive, Apt. A, Pahokee. 

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on three counts of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. Twenty-four-year-old Craig Briscoe is accused of shooting into a car with kids inside in Belle Glade. The shooting happened Sunday night outside Bobby’s Market on 6th Street. Investigators say, Briscoe and a family friend got into an argument. A short time later, deputies said the victim drove past the market when Briscoe pulled a gun and opened fire. Investigators believe Briscoe fired approximately 10 shots at the car at least three bullets making contact. The victim had his two young children, aged 5 and 6, in the car at the time of the shooting. No one was hurt. Deputies said the shooting is captured on surveillance video. Briscoe also faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

An 18-year-old was arrested this week for shooting and killing a woman in Lehigh Acres on Nov. 5. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced Raymundo Estrada was charged with murder, attempted robbery and shooting into an occupied automobile. Deputies arrived at Grand Boulevard and Paulcrest Avenue where they located a female victim deceased from a gunshot wound. Estrada had arranged to meet the victim and her friend where he tried to rob her, before shooting and killing her. Estrada has been booked into Lee County Jail. This remains an active investigation.

Crimes stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Robert Harden. His LAST KNOWN ADDRESS is SW 5 th St., Belle Glade. He is wanted for FAILURE to properly register as a SEXUAL OFFENDER. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Robert Harden, contact crime stoppers of Palm Beach County.

FREE COVID-19 Testing (Drive-Thru) in Hendry & Glades Counties will take place next week. Open Testing – No Appointments Needed – No criteria or restrictions for testing

Testing Adults& Children over 5yrs (with Parent Consent)

·       Location: Hendry County Health Department

1140 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle, FL 33935

Monday, November 30th — 9:00 a.m. to 11:00am

·       Location: Hendry County Health Department

1100 S. Olympia, Clewiston, FL 33440

A crash in Glades County last night sends one man to the hospital. A 22-year-old Okeechobee man was traveling north on County Road 721, near Bullhead Grade. At the same time, a 42-year-old Okeechobee man along with his 2 female passengers were traveling south. The 22-year-old crossed the center line into the path of the 3-passenger vehicle ending in a collision, which forced the 42-year-old driver off the road. The 22-year-old Driver was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. All injuries sustained were minor.