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Sunpass Text Scam

April 30, 2024

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno You may have received this text message or one very similar: “We’ve detected a $3.95 charge...

Hostage Scam Calls

April 1, 2024

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Nationwide, victims are reaching out to law enforcement agencies regarding horrific phone calls indicating that a...

2023 Fraud Numbers Are In

March 5, 2024

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The Federal Trade Commission works diligently, throughout the year, to both document consumer fraud incidents, as...

Remaining Alert During The Holidays

December 27, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno It’s that time of year!  Lee County population swells with guests and tourists.  Our restaurants and...

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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S OCTOBER 2023 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

October 4, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Our county is growing and, with that growth comes an increase in the number of vehicles, more pedestrians, additional cyclists and construction to alter, repair and improve roadways. All of the aforementioned variables are capable of compromising pedestrian safety…especially for children walking to and from school...

Reaching Out, Being Neighborly And Addressing Roadway Safety In Our East District

October 4, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno Since the advent of the internet, many of us tend to spend significant time shopping, entertaining ourselves and socializing online. Groceries and necessities are delivered to our front door, communication is done via text or email and many of us are simply spending more time indoors....

Staying Prepared For The Remainder Of Hurricane Season – “See It, Say It, Make The Call!”

October 4, 2023

By: Mike Welch Sheriff Marceno writes a poignant article for this month regarding reaching out to our neighbors and the continuing work of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on roadway safety in Eastern Lee County. Since the advent of the internet many of us spend our time in our own...

LAFCRD Plans for Future Training Facility

October 4, 2023

By: Fire Chief Robert DiLallo The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District has big plans for a 7.6-acre plot off Williams Avenue. The sale of this property, owned by the county, was recently approved by the Lee County Board of Commissioners. This centrally located site is an ideal location...

Disaster Relief Scams, Scorching Summer And Roadway Safety In Our East District

September 7, 2023

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno The video and still photographs depicting loss of life and property, from natural disasters around the globe, are devastating and heartbreaking, especially to those in Southwest Florida who recently experienced the decimation brought on by Hurricane Ian. While an immeasurable number of volunteers and relief agencies...

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 red light. The decision was made, partly, as an effort to save fuel during a period where the United States was experiencing significant fuel shortages in the 1970s. In fact,...

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 tools has increased exponentially. Both professionals and do-it-yourself residents should take a few moments to consider security methods being used to protect their valuable tools from theft.  Tool theft is...

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 sunny Southwest Florida for the winter months. This influx of visitors and their vehicles make already congested roads a bit more problematic. Aggressive driving makes traveling difficult and dangerous for...

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Independence, Individuality, & Unity

By: Butch Swank I’ve been thinking about the meaning of a lot of words lately. Patrick Henry said six amazing words that until pretty recently,

Is Lee County Leaking Money?

By: Amanda Cochran My name is Amanda Cochran, and I am running for Lee County Commission, District 5. I’d like to share a bit about

Do Words Matter? And At What Cost?

By: Joseph Maguire For this article, I’d like to point out Lee County School District Strategic Plan Objective 13. Objective 13: Increase operational efficiency KPI

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