Category: Law Enforcement

Property Fraud Alert

Property Fraud Alert

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Property fraud has become an increasingly common criminal matter across the entire nation. As most property owners are unaware of this growing concern, I am recommending that Lee County property owners consider registering for the free “Property Fraud Alert” offered by the Lee County Clerk of the Court. Property fraud occurs […]

Vehicular Burglaries In East District

Vehicular Burglaries In East District

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Within the confines of our more densely populated areas in our East District, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to calls for service involving vehicular break-ins…primarily to unlocked vehicles. Despite pleas and requests for residents to lock their cars and trucks…to remove valuables including firearms…we continue to receive reports […]

Animal Cruelty Task Force Arrests

Animal Cruelty Task Force Arrests

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno One of our recent arrests involving the death of a canine caught the attention of local news agencies. The individual locked his one-year-old Doberman inside of a scalding hot vehicle and left him for an inexcusable amount of time resulting in fatal heatstroke. Sadly, this is but one of a number […]

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Last August, I reached out to a number of areas in our county regarding the theft of materials, tools and appliances from new construction sites. In response to this growing nationwide issue, I formed the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Construction Theft Unit and dedicated significant resources in an effort to proactively […]

Construction Site Thefts

Construction Site Thefts

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Construction sites are appearing all over the Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District.  Undeveloped properties have increased in value and the demand for new homes has grown beyond expectation. New home sites are particularly vulnerable to theft as the properties are vacant during the evening hours.  Home builds, in their latter […]

March Wrap-Up

March Wrap-Up

By: Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass March has been a busy month for Lee County with a lot of great news to report. Public safety is always a top priority and it is crucial that we continue to work with our legal and law enforcement counterparts to ensure our community is protected. In doing so, we recently […]

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The SW Florida senior population is substantial and growing.  While many seniors live on their own, a good number of them are not security-savvy and could use a bit of help from others. Many seniors have come here from rural and/or sparsely populated areas and grew up during a time when […]

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Nationwide, law enforcement is receiving a growing number of reports regarding stolen catalytic converters. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District has, similarly, been receiving an increased number of calls for service regarding these thefts. The catalytic converter is a component of a vehicle exhaust system designed to reduce pollutants released […]

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 301 to increase transparency in local government by requiring municipal elected officials to publicly disclose their financial interests and assets. Currently, mayors and city council members are not required to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests. Instead, they file a statement with a minimal disclosure requirement to […]

Montage Women’s Club

Montage Women’s Club

The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at The Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club (community entry off McGregor Blvd between Cypress Lake Drive and College Pkwy). Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. with a short […]

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