Category: Law Enforcement

Beware Of Scammers On Dating Sites

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By Sheriff Carmine Marceno Every day thousands of people looking for companionship join online dating sites and forget to take precautions against con artists who use clever tactics to form a bond, right before breaking their heart and their bank account. Sadly, scammers are targeting individuals over the age of 40 who may be emotionally […]

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, Sheriff Carmine Marceno wants you to be aware of emerging fraud schemes: You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine. You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access. Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, […]

Grandparent Scam On The Rise

Grandparent Scam On The Rise Safety & Security Tip - Lee County Sheriff's Office

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has had several “Grandchild in Jail” scams reported over the past few months. Here’s what you need to know should you receive one of these suspicious phone calls: In this scam, the suspect contacts the victim posing as a grandchild or the grandchild’s attorney and claims your grandchild (with name) […]

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

Special Delivery: Sheriff’s Deputies Bring Gifts, Smiles To 160 Children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2020) – It will be a Merry Christmas indeed for 160 students attending early learning programs at Child Care of Southwest Florida. A unique partnership between the nonprofit education provider and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office led to deputies playing the role of Santa in delivering presents just before the […]

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Phony Tax Man Calls The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Carmine Marceno

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The IRS phone scam is a con that has cost American taxpayers more than $20 million in financial losses and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. Once again, Lehigh residents and snowbirds will be targeted in this widespread scheme. Even Deputies and Public Officials are victim to […]

Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno The holidays are quickly approaching and that means you will likely be purchasing gifts online. Although it is convenient to buy products online and have them shipped directly to your front door, there is always the possibility your purchases could be stolen by “porch pirates” if left unattended outside your home. […]

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just the presidency. Residents will also […]

Safe Kids – Safe Schools

Safe Kids – Safe Schools

Submitted By Sheriff Carmine Marceno As your Sheriff, I am always concerned about the safety and well-being of Lee County students. I want to ensure student safety from the moment your child leaves home in the morning until they return at the end of the day.I am incredibly proud of you, the residents of Lehigh, […]

Animal Abuse: Zero-Tolerance Policy

Animal Abuse: Zero-Tolerance Policy

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno In April of 2020, I activated the agency’s first Animal Cruelty Task Force in an effort to educate residents and visitors all across Lee County about animal abuse and neglect, as well as enforce all laws pertaining to the mistreatment of animals. Without a doubt, there is a link between animal […]

Traffic Unit In Lehigh

Traffic Unit In Lehigh

By Sheriff Carmine Marceno As your Sheriff, I am always concerned about your safety and well-being when driving on Lee County roads. The dangers of driving while distracted or speeding, not only endanger the life of the speeder but other drivers on the roadway as well, including our law enforcement officers. We all need to […]

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