Moore Haven man dies in motorcycle accident

MOORE HAVEN — A 22-year-old Moore Haven man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Monday, March 5. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 11:19 a.m., a 2018 Yamaha YZ450F Motocross Motorcycle operated by Marcus Hallback, 22, of Moore Haven, was traveling west in the grass lot of […]

Woman in stable condition after crash

HENDRY COUNTY — Penny Jo Sweeney, 59, of Moore Haven was injured in a Feb. 23 vehicular accident. A Florida Highway Patrol stated that at approximately 8:21 p.m. a 2016 KIA Optima operated by Ms. Sweeney was eastbound on State Road 80 (Hickpochee Avenue), in the inside lane. A 2008 Honda Civic operated by Alexsandra […]

Florida Highway Patrol to combat aggressive driving

Practice patience when driving on Florida road TALLAHASSEE – Beginning February 23 through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign.  The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. “FHP […]

Suspect arrested for embezzlement from Buckhead Ridge VFW

In a Jan. 24 press release – Glades County Sheriff, David Hardin, announced the arrest of 44 year old Patricia F. Yount on the charges of Grand Theft over $20,000 but Less than $100,000 (second degree felony) and embezzlement – making false statements in corporate books (third degree felony). Sheriff Hardin advised that the charges […]

Glades County traffic collision left two dead

GLADES COUNTY — On Thursday, Jan. 4, at approximately 11:03 p.m., two people reportedly have died, one is in critical condition and one is in serious condition after a traffic crash that involved four vehicles.. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Benjamin J. Desjardine, 40, of Iowa, Louisiana, was driving a 2005 Dodge […]

Traffic crash on SR 29 results in fatality

A 72-year-old Lehigh Acres woman has died as the result of a traffic crash that occurred on State Road 29 north of Chapparal Avenue on Dec. 28. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 1:56 p.m. a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Jose Silva Sepulveda, 81, of Lehigh […]

Traffic crash on S.R. 78 results in fatality

GLADES COUNTY — A 33-year-old Okeechobee woman has died as an apparent result of a traffic crash that occurred at State Road 78 and Sixth Street in Glades County. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Tammy S. Helfenstine was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Dec. 15. The release goes […]

Family sustained minor injuries in traffic accident

HENDRY COUNTY — A 30-year-old woman and four children, under the age of 10, traveling in her minivan sustained minor injuries in a Dec. 12 vehicular accident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a vehicular accident on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at approximately 7:35 a.m. at U.S. 27 and County Road 835 in Hendry County, involving […]

Two Moore Haven residents injured in crash

COLLIER COUNTY — Two local residents were in critical condition caused by a Dec. 1 vehicular accident. The Florida Highway Patrol reported a vehicular accident at approximately 8:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, involving a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Javier Martinez, 38, of Immokalee, and a 2004 BMW 325I operated by Joseph Martinez, 36, […]

Head-on crash leaves 3 dead and 3 in serious condition

An accident involving an SUV and a truck in Glades County left three dead and three in serious condition on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a vehicular accident at approximately 5:35 a.m. that day in which a 2007 Ford Expedition and a 1999 International 4700 truck collided. Manuel Rodriguez, 31, was […]