In Other News…
Here’s a few news tidbits from the last week we thought you might be interested in.
FPPD identified the officer involved in the death of a man who was in police custody
Fort Pierce Police identified the officer involved in the FDLE death investigation of a man who was in police custody. Ed Cunningham, the Public Information Officer for the Fort Pierce police department, identified Officer Candice Kernan-Fullen. According to the spokesman, the officer was called to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center after 50-year old Kim Lee was accused of assault and battery charges. Police say Kernan-Fullen had enough to arrest Lee. While the officer was filling out paperwork in front of the medical center, Lee began to have a medical episode. Lee was then readmitted to the center, where he died a few days later.
Caution in the St Lucie River.
Boaters in the North Fork of the St. Lucie River should use extra caution while navigating the river’s main channel. It will be narrowed for five months due to construction relating to the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project. Beginning on December 4th and lasting through April 30th, 2018, the width of the channel of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River will be reduced to 33 feet due to the construction of the temporary trestle. Boaters are asked to use caution in the area as there will be obstructions in the waterway.
Investigation into Larson Dairy Farm in Okeechobee.
Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel Stephen is opening an investigation after a video was released showing what they claim is the inhumane treatment of cows at Larson Dairy Farm.
PSLPD looking for Public’s help to find Vandals
Police in Port St Lucie are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who vandalized a statue in Tradition. The bronze statue is located at the intersection of East Park Avenue and Ashlyn Lane on a sidewalk surrounding a playground area. The statue depicts four children playing. The faces of the four children were spray painted white. A nearby sign stating “no skateboarding” was also found at the playground entrance with a small amount of white paint on it. Anyone with information is asked to call Treasure Coast Crimestoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.
Pineapple Festival is coming and that means roads will be closed.
The 30th annual Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival is coming up. Next Thursday at noon the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce will begin preparations, resulting in the complete closures of Jensen Beach Boulevard and Ricou Terrace from Pineapple Avenue to Indian River Drive. The roads will reopen by Monday, November 20th at 6am.
Another Person has been arrested in the MCSO investigation of sex in our parks.
Another individual has been arrested after an investigation into men having sex in local parks. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced that 81-year old Leonard Laue of Port St Lucie has been charged with gross lewd and lascivious behavior. Officials claim they identified Lauwe as a man caught on video performing sex acts at Joe’s River Park. A total of 46 men were arrested as a result of the investigation.