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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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 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...

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...

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Lehigh Acres Deserves A Local School

By: Denise Eberle Lee County School District is doing a disservice to the children and families of Lehigh Acres. Unfortunately, the school district has not

Authority And Responsibility

By: Butch Swank – butch@goodladandswank.com My nickname is Butch. I much prefer that to my real name, Ralph, but like most things in life, there’s

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