Wednesday August 26, 2020

Captain Susan Harrelle of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Deputy has been arrested on charges of DV, Aggravated Assault, Child Neglect and Possession of Synthetic Narcotics.  Adrian Prado was seen hitting his wife in her head and neck area. He was also reported to have followed her into a bedroom with a knife in his hands. An investigation has confirmed that drugs were found at the home. Adrian Prado, 35 years of age, and now, a former FWC Deputy, was placed under arrest. He was released on August 25, on $25,000.00 bond. He has since been terminated.

The Palm Beach County youth services team is offering free family and youth counseling for residents in the Glades area. Tammy Fields, director of the program, says they are trained to handle bullying, family violence, anxiety, grief and more. She says the telemental health services are offered in English, Spanish, French and Creole through Zoom. The program is available at no charge for Palm Beach County residents in the Glades area with youth ages up to 22. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, email or call the YFC West County Office (Belle Glade) at (561) 922-1233.

Statewide, there are 2,673 new positive COVID-19 cases and 183 reported deaths. To date, there are a total of 605,502 Florida cases with 10,580 deaths related to COVID-19. As we approach the final days of August, Covid-19 cases in Hendry County are slowly approaching 2,000. As of this date, the county as a whole, has shown a decline in cases since just last month. So far, the county has seen 313 new cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of August. That’s less than half the number of cases for last month.  In the month of July, there were 652 cases for that month alone, and, 11 deaths. Hendry County saw 2 deaths from the virus this month, and no new deaths since August 13th. Since testing began in March, Hendry County has reported a total of 1945 new cases of Covid-19 as of yesterday’s update; 39 people have died.

Emily Hunter Communications & Legislative Coordinator for the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is announcing that the United States Sugar Cooperation and South-Central Florida Express have scheduled repairs to the railroad crossing on County Road 835 just north of the former Evercane Refinery. CR835 will be closed to road traffic on September 1, 2020 beginning at 6 a.m. and is anticipated to reopen to traffic on September 2, 2020 at 6 pm. Drivers are urged to watch and prepare for the detour signs. Please seek an alternate route and allow extra time to reach your destination. Residents with questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.