Family sustained minor injuries in traffic accident

A 30-year-old woman and four children, under the age of 10, traveling in her minivan sustained minor injuries in a Dec. 12 vehicular accident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a vehicular accident on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at approximately 7:35 a.m. at U.S. 27 and County Road 835 in Hendry County, involving a 2010 Ford […]

Middle school teacher arrested on twelve drug and neglect charges

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Chad Pelham, placed 35 year old Maria Otilla Rivera-Magana under arrest on several drug and neglect charges upon leaving Clewiston Middle School. School Resource Officer Pelham had been contacted by medical personnel on Friday, Dec. 1, in the evening hours. They reported to him that two […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Ruben Gonzalez

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Ruben Gonzalez, 36, 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 […]

Shooting left one dead

On Dec. 5, at approximately 9 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot area of Kentucky Avenue and 10th Street, Clewiston, where they found a man lying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people. Individuals that were present were administering first aid to the victim who appeared to be suffering […]

Man shot in Pioneer Plantation Community

CLEWISTON — A 65 year old man was shot in the Pioneer Plantation Community Nov. 16. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday evening, Nov. 16, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man shot in the Pioneer Plantation Community in Hendry County. Hendry County Deputies along […]

Clewiston man dead from injuries of vehicle accident

CLEWISTON — The Florida Highway Patrol reported that on Oct. 19 at 9:49 p.m. a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Noel Garcia Perez, 23, Clewiston, was traveling south on N Hacienda Street, south of Bald Cypress Ave. when a 2006 Suzi SV650 operated by Eddie Montalvo, 20, Clewiston, was traveling north on N Hacienda St., […]

Teen charged with murder of Penton

CLEWISTON — On Aug. 25, at approximately 5:36 p.m. Hendry County investigators arrested 16 year old Damian Claro in the murder of 17 year old Jeremy Penton of Clewiston. On Aug. 6, Hendry County Deputies received a call of a body lying on the ground. The victim was later identified as 17 year old Jeremy […]

Teen’s death under investigation

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reported that on Aug. 6, at approximately 2:39 a.m, Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Twin Lakes Subdivision, Clewiston, in reference to a young male lying on the ground. Upon deputy’s arrival, they were able to identify the victim as, 17-year-old Jeremy Daniel Penton of Clewiston. […]

‘Rude’ awakening for sleeper in stolen car

In the wee hours of last Thursday, July 20, Clewiston Patrolman James Hester discovered a car parked by the city baseball fields. Investigating the situation, he found two individuals asleep in a white 2000 Toyota Camry. According to his offense report, Officer Hester left the area but checked the tag number, discovering that the vehicle […]

Clewiston woman injured in Charlotte County accident

A Clewiston woman has been reported as in serious condition after a single vehicle accident in Charlotte County on June 30. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, on June 30 at 6:20 p.m. Srah Comstock, 26, of Clewiston, was traveling northbound on State Road 31 in Charlotte County when she ran off of the […]