Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jon Stucki Arrested On Heroin Trafficking Charge

LABELLE, FL. -- Jonathan Stucki and two others were arrested for drug trafficking and other related charges after a search warrant was served Tuesday at Stucki's residence on North Hickory Street in LaBelle.

At approximately 5:00 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2018, a Narcotics Search Warrant was served at 110 North Hickory St.,  LaBelle which resulted in the arrest of three people.

Once entering the residence they found 46 yr old Jonathan David Stucki, 35 yr old Jason Dallas Prince and 39 yr old Melissa Sutton.
Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Special Response Team, and Criminal Interdiction Units completed a thorough search of the home.

Recovered from the residence was 9.7 grams of Heroin with most packaged for individual sale in small glassine baggies, 8.36 ounces of liquid Hydrocodon in prescription bottles with the labels scraped off, Cocaine, and marijuana, all with a total street value of nearly $11,000 

Numerous paraphernalia items to include a glass pipe with crystal meth inside, and $691.00 cash was located in close proximity to the heroin. The majority of the drugs were located in the bedroom shared by Ms Sutton and Mr. Stucki.

Stucki was arrested and booked in the Hendry County Jail on charges of Violation of Probation, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance w/o Prescription, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Hydrocodon, and Use of Two Way Device to Facilitate Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Stucki is currently being held on No Bond.

Prince is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance w/o Prescription, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Hydrocodon, and Use of Two Way Device to Facilitate Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Prince is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $83,000.00 bond.

Sutton is also being held in the Hendry County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance w/o Prescription, Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Hydrocodon, and Use of Two Way Device to Facilitate Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond is currently $83,000.00.

'Mom And Child' - Photo Feature



LABELLE, FL. -- The latest new birth on a Glades county ranch this week. "All doing well" reports the ranch owner. The new calf pictured at about 12 hours old.

Photo by Barbara A. Whelan

Serious Injury In SR80 Crash

LABELLE, FL. -- Amy D. Howard, 35 of Fort Denaud and  Samuel Quinton Bell, 37 of Lehigh Acres with passenger Tristan Jon Harvey, 21 of Alva were eastbound on State Road 80 near County Road 80A at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday. Howard was traveling in the outside lane. Bell was in the inside lane.

Howard crossed the centerline and began to straddle the inside and outside lanes while eastbound. As a result, the left front made contact with the right rear of Bell's vehicle in the inside lane. Upon impact with Howard's vehicle it began rotating counterclockwise. Bell then lost control as his vehicle continued in a southeasterly direction across the eastbound lanes.

It then departed the roadway and came to rest overturned to the right in a ditch (south of the roadway). Howard brought her vehicle to a controlled stop on the eastbound grassy shoulder subsequent to the collision.

Passenger Harvey had serious injuries and was taken to Lehigh Regional Hospital. Howard was charged with failure to drive in a single lane.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hit And Run Info Sought In School Bus Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A school bus with 10 students on board was traveling Tuesday morning at 7:12 a.m., south on County Road 833 approaching the intersection for County Road 83 as the driver activated the left turn signal, and then began to make the left turn.

Driver of a 2001 Izuzu Rodeo began to pass in a no passing zone, traveling south in the northbound lane of County Road 833. The bus driver, Regina White, 58 of Clewiston noticed the Izuzo approaching and steered to the right as the Izuzu steered to the right also.

The front of the Izuzu struck the rear of the bus. Both vehicles were at final rest upon arrival of FHP Trooper S. Rongish, facing south in the southbound lane of County Road 833 at the intersection of County Road 835.

There were no reported injuries to the students. Note: All the occupants in the Izuzu fled on foot
from the scene prior to Law Enforcement arrival, they were described as 4-5 Hispanic males
ranging in age. Hendry County Sheriff's Office assisted with attempting to locate the occupants,
however none of the occupants were located. If anyone has any information in regards to this
crash, they are asked to contact Trooper S. Rongish with the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-
1800.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Obituaries - Peterson, Hill, Brown, Wickenden

Barbara J. Peterson, age 58, of LaBelle, passed away April 17, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Oct. 9, 1959 in Marshall, MI, to the late Donald and Ella Mae (Lake) Hoytt.

Survivors include Larry Cunningham Significant Other, one son: Donny Brandon Pierce, two daughters: Amy Cunningham and Christine Christenson, one sister and two brothers. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Sylvia Joyce Hill, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away April 18, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Wayne Stanley Brown, age 77, of LaBelle, passed away April 19, 2018 in Fort Myers. He was born Dec. 4, 1940 in Saint Paul, MN, to the late Wallace M. and the late Clara M. (Wildenauer) Brown. 

Wayne was a resident of LaBelle since 1983 and a former resident of Saint Paul, MN. He was owner-operator of Belle Hatchee Marina in LaBelle with his wife, Dolly. Wayne was a member of VFW At Large, American Legion Post#130 in LaBelle and he was a member Lion's Club in LaBelle for 19 years.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Glendoris Caroline Felde of Lehigh Acres, FL; niece, Amie Joe Woods of Lehigh Acres, FL; niece, Alexandra Knuth of Lehigh Acres, FL and nephew Savion Woods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Margaret "Dolly" Brown and son, James Vincent Brown. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Michael A. Wickenden, age 79, of LaBelle, passed away April 19, 2018 in LaBelle. He was born May 25, 1938 in Waco, TX, to the late Aubrey Gerard and the late Willie Thelma (Leach) Wickenden. He served in the Navy.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle