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 […]

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 […]

Captain Liam Drew retires from HCSO Explorer Post 642

On Monday, July 9, Capt. Liam Drew retired from Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 642. Capt. Drew became a member of the HCSO Explorer Post March 16, 2012. Capt. Drew addressed members of the post explaining the importance of the skills they will learn and friendships they will form. “I have made many friends, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SR29 from Case Road to Evans Road Lane closure

HENDRY COUNTY — Please be advised that Hendry County Road & Bridge Department will be performing ditch maintenance along SR29 from Case Road to Evans Road and will temporarily close the northbound lane as deemed necessary. The closure will be on Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30. The work will be approximately from 9 […]

Flaghole Road from Woodland Boulevard to US 27

HENDRY COUNTY — Beginning Monday, February 6, motorists should expect Flaghole Road from Taft Boulevard to Surrency Road closed to through traffic. This closure is expected to continue through Monday, March 6. Crews will mill and resurface the roadway, improve drainage and install, roadway safety treatments. Watch for crews and equipment working close to the […]