911 call leads to arrest of reckless driver who injured a bicyclist on Bridge Road

A motorist concerned about the driving pattern of another car worked diligently to try to prevent a serious crash, but the actions of 24-year old Nicolas Barahona-Neira, who was impaired and behind the wheel of the reckless vehicle, were too out of control … Click here to read more

MCSO works to keep 60 head of cattle out of traffic in Hobe Sound

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a loose farm animal call this morning, only to locate about 60-head of cattle roaming the area near Bridge Road … Click here to read more

Hobe Sound residents report damage from tornado

From The Palm Beach Post: “Update, 5:20 p.m.: The National Weather Service’s Melbourne office reported that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Hobe Sound at 7:15 a.m. Residents of Hobe Sound and southern Martin County are reporting damage from this morning’s storm. In addition, FPL is reporting clusters of outages…Also, a tractor-trailer crash on southbound I-95 shut down three lanes of traffic close to Bridge Road … Click here to read more

Former Martin Commissioner explains restoration of septic rules: ‘A gift for our waterways’

Maggy Hurchalla was a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. She is a resident of Rocky Point: “Tallahassee gave Martin County waterways a late Christmas present … Click here to read more

Tug of war over 46-acre Martin scrub at heart of state land conservation fight

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “You could call Jeff Wittman an eternal optimist.The Hobe Sound resident never has stopped believing that a 46-acre chunk of Florida scrub wilderness between U.S. 1 and Alternate A1A, south of Bridge Road, should belong to the people forever … Click here to read more

Serial bank robber arrested in Martin County

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies and air unit immediately converged onto Bridge Road, just east of I-95, where deputies initiated a felony traffic stop on the car. The suspect immediately stopped the car. 32-year old Tamarley Jahwada Orr of Miami was immediately taken into custody. … Click here to read more

MCSO Deputies assist in apprehension of fraud suspect eluding law enforcement on Bridge Road

A concerned citizen called to report a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly on SE Bridge Road, around Becker Tree Farm. Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the vehicle matching the description given by Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, abandoned on Becker property. Deputies then found the suspect driver walking on Bridge Road. … Click here to read more

Suspected pillowcase burglars assault deputies; manhunt and arrests end on Bridge Road

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies searched for possible burglary suspects today, who led deputies on a brief pursuit, then rammed two sheriff’s deputy’s vehicles before crashing into a ditch along 96th Street in Stuart. One suspect was in custody, while the 100 shift of the Martin County Sheriff’s Uniform Patrol division located and arrested the second suspect near a pasture along SW Bridge Road. … Click here to read more

Martin Commission agenda includes Flash Beach Grille of Hobe Sound and ‘pesky Comp Plan’

From Virginia Sherlock: “County Commissioners are being asked on Tuesday to establish a terrible precedent which is contrary to one of the important pillars of the Martin County Difference and to reward property owners who reneged on their promises to comply with the Comprehensive Plan. The owners of the Flash Beach Grille are asking the Board to eliminate all of the upland preserve area established … … Click here to read more

Video: Family of man shot to death in Hobe Sound by Martin County Sheriff’s deputy speaks out

“Hobe Sound is just one big family,” said Robert Chaplin, manager of Scooters on Bridge Road, where the shooting occurred. “Definitely prayers for the family affected.” For WPTV video … Click here to read more

Hobe Grove developers want housing update

The development on 2,823 acres west of The Florida Turnpike at Bridge Road and Pratt-Whitney Road in western Hobe Sound would include 4,300 homes and 4.6 million square feet of business and education space on property zoned for agricultural use. … Click here to read more