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Right-On-Red, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly; Making Significant Progress Against Speeding

August 1, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Roughly 50 years ago, states began permitting a right turn, following a complete stop, at a...

Preventing Tool Theft

March 1, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno With the enormous volume of construction and repair being done following Hurricane Ian, the demand for...

Aggressive Driving

November 3, 2022

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno In a short time, the county population will swell as visitors from the North migrate to...

Property Fraud Alert

September 8, 2022

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Property fraud has become an increasingly common criminal matter across the entire nation. As most property...

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Vehicular Burglaries In East District

August 2, 2022

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...

Back to Campus!

August 2, 2022

By Alina Gonzalez-Dockery, Esquire; Life Law Planning August is here which brings the excitement of wrapping up the summer vacation and preparing our newly graduated high school students and college co-eds for their next big adventure…College. I love walking around Target, Marshall’s, and Home Goods and seeing the amazing decorating ideas...

Animal Cruelty Task Force Arrests

June 28, 2022

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...

Ongoing Construction-Site Theft

June 8, 2022

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...

Yay! He’s Talking About Insurance Again!

June 8, 2022

By Butch Swank Listen, I know not everyone is passionate about insurance like I am but everybody, and I mean everybody, likes saving money. Well, in the homeowner’s insurance world everything has been going the wrong direction regarding dollar bills, so, in my mind, that means everybody will be interested...

Construction Site Thefts

April 6, 2022

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. ...

March Wrap-Up

April 6, 2022

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....

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Carmine Marceno

March 2, 2022

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...

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Where Are We?

By: Butch Swank If someone asks where you live and they’re not very familiar with Florida, you say Fort Myers, right? Mentioning places like Bonita,

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