Electronics missing in Hendry racetrack burglary

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Motorsports Park was broken into sometime over the New Year’s holidays — and just before the racetrack’s 2019 season was due to start. Owner and promoter Ken Kinney posted a notice on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, saying that “I was just notified that my racetrack […]

Youth died in LaBelle traffic crash

LaBELLE — A 12-year-old boy died from injuries received in a Jan. 6 traffic crash. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 4:02 p.m. Sunday, a 1999 Freightliner operated by Jaime Oliveros, 48, of LaBelle was traveling east on Evans Road approaching the intersection Fussell Grade Road. Noah Alvardo, 12, was riding a […]

HCSO provided one special shopping experience

  On Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden reached out to make a little boy’s dream come true. Joey Flores Jr., dressed for the part along with his handcuffs, his holstered orange toy gun and sunglasses, and dreaming of being a police officer, was ready for his shopping experience. After answering a […]

Hendry County traffic crash resulted in minor injuries

A Clewiston man received minor injuries in a Hendry County traffic crash on Nov. 9 A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 7:45 a.m. a 2012 KIA Forte operated by Anthony Coppler, 20, of Clewiston, and a 2005 Dodge Ram, operated by Charles Colton, 18, of Felda, were traveling southbound on State […]

Traffic accident claims pedestrian’s life

CLEWISTON — A 66-year-old pedestrian succumbed to injuries she received from being struck by a car at the intersection of Davidson Road and Hooker Point Road on Sunday, Oct. 28. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 7:55 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla operated by Jose Romero, 22, of Clewiston was westbound on […]

Clewiston man injured in Glades County vehicular accident

A Clewiston man sustained serious injuries from a single vehicle crash on Sunday, Sept. 23. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at 11 p.m. Patrick M. Johnson, 25, of Clewiston, was operating a 2015 Misubishi Outlander. The SUV was traveling eastbound on County Road 720 (Tobias Avenue NW) in Glades County. Mr. Johnson […]

Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested by the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office: • Aarieal B. Little, 19, Clewiston, was arrested on Sept. 3 by Deputy Briana Pascher on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, plus misdemeanor charges of possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, and possession of […]

Clewiston woman died in Osceola County crash

Cecilia Morales Carballer, 69, of Clewiston, succumed to injuries she received on Sunday, Sept. 16, when she was ejected from an SUV that she was a passenger in. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at 11:30 a.m. a 2001 Lincoln SUV operated by Laura Bueno, 30, of Clewiston, was traveling northbound on […]

Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Monday, Sept. 10, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s agricultural deputy received a call reporting that two men had been pulled from a canal off of Dooley Grade, in southeastern Hendry County, The two men, later identified as Manual Santiz Lopez and Jose (Joel) Lopez Gomez, were employed as part of […]

Clewiston Elementary Schools on lockdown after man walks into elementary school

Clewiston Elementary Schools were on a brief lockdown today, Sept. 5, until Deputies apprehended the man that entered Central Elementary School. Deputy Julio Perez was on duty today at Central Elementary when he witnessed a man enter the front door of the school. He then heard Principal, Melissa Carter say that the man was not […]