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 […]

Single vehicle crash on Loop Road

GLADES COUNTY — A single vehicle accident on Nov. 20 left a 27-year-old man in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that on Monday, Nov. 20, a 2008 Toyota Yaris driven by Kurtis James, 26, of Moore Haven was traveling west on CR-721 (Loop Road) attempting a left curve in the roadway when […]

Multiple head on crash in Moore Haven

MOORE HAVEN — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a Ford SUV versus Box Truck head on crash on State Road 29 and Chaparral Avenue in Moore Haven. Between the two vehicles there were multiple occupants, three of which are confirmed deceased and several transported to three local area hospitals. State Road 29 in this […]

Vehicular accident at U.S. 27 and SR 78

Palm Beach woman received minor injuries due to an Oct. 22 vehicular accident. The Florida Highway Patrol reported a vehicular accident on Oct. 22 at 11:04 a.m. involving a 2008 Infiniti FX35 operated by Lori Hausman, 55, of North Palm Beach, and a 1994 Kenworth truck operated by Jamie Willis, 58, of Fort Valley, Ga. […]

Pedestrian died from being struck twice

A 21-year-old Naples woman died on Oct. 5 from being struck twice by vehicles. According to the Florida Highway Patrol on Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Darryl Washington, 34, of Miami, was traveling west in the outside lane on US-27, east of Bronson Road. A 1999 Toyota Corolla driven […]

Vehicular accident leaves one in serious condition

A Oct. 7 vehicular accident reportedly left Glorira Cruz, 23, in serious/stable condition. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10:03 p.m., a 1992 Ford F150 driven by Kevin Adrian Romaro, 18, of Pompano Beach, was traveling northbound on State Road 78. At the same time a 2007 Mercury Milan […]

Four month investigation ends with drug arrest

On Aug. 4, Glades County Sheriff, David Hardin, announced the arrest of Adrienne M. Glowniak, 54, after a four month investigation into narcotic sales in Lakeport, Glades County. During the investigation undercover officers were able to purchase several different narcotics from Glowniak to include crystal methamphetamine and prescription pills. On August 4, a search warrant […]