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 […]

Online threats to Lake O communities taken seriously

The sheriff’s offices in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties are investigating veiled threats that have been made online toward some residents of communities along Lake Okeechobee over water pollution issues affecting the coasts. A running cyber-debate over responsibility for algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River and red tide along Gulf Coast communities in Southwest […]

HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions property

A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) report stated that on June 19, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering him to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new owner. He was also ordered to remove any persons on […]

Motorcycle crash claims life of Cape Coral man

A 32-year-old Cape Coral man died from injuries sustained in a single motorcycle crash on S.R. 80 in Hendry County on Thursday, June 7. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 7:45 p.m. a 2006 Honda motorcycle operated by Manuel Rangel, 32, of Cape Coral was traveling east on S.R. 80. […]

Man accused of ZombiCon shooting to stand trial

FORT MYERS — The man accused of killing a Clewiston High School graduate at the 2015 ZombiCon festival in Fort Myers will go to trial, following Tuesday’s ruling by a 20th Judicial Circuit judge. On May 29, accused shooter Jose Raul Bonilla, 23, of Immokalee was found competent to stand trial. His next court date […]

HCSO investigates a shooting in unincorporated area of Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) press release stated that at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, HCSO deputies and investigators responded to the area of 1068 Harlem Academy in Clewiston. When Deputies arrived on scene they located one victim who was conscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported […]

Single vehicular crash claim life

CLEWISTON — A Clewiston man died in a single vehicle crash on Tuesday, May 1, while traveling on County Road 833. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 3:09 p.m. a 2002 Ford F-150 truck operated by Marvin Dwaine Mcgee, 53, of Clewiston was traveling southbound on County Road 833. The […]

School bus struck by hit-and-run passer; no one injured

HENDRY COUNTY — A county school bus carrying 10 children was struck just after 7 a.m. Tuesday by a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo SUV whose driver and up to four passengers fled the scene after the accident, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper S. Rongish said that the crash happened at the […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Ruben Gonzalez

PALM BEACH COUNTY – Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Ruben Gonzalez, 37, white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on South Lopez Street in Clewiston. Gonzalez is wanted on a felony warrant for […]

Woman attempts to enter home identifying herself as DCF Investigator

HENDRY COUNTY — Deputies with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office want to ask parents to BE AWARE. It was reported earlier in the day that a female identifying herself as a DCF Investigator, employed with the Department of Children and Families, attempted to enter the home of a woman telling her she was there to […]