Deputy and Bondsman Arrested

Hendry County Deputy Germain Garcia and Hendry County bondsman Antonio Martinez were each arrested on one count of felony perjury relating to a case they were involved with in 2017. The case involved the bondsman detaining a person he believed committed a crime against the bondsman’s family member. The deputy then responded and took the […]

Body found in remote Hendry

HENDRY COUNTY — The body of a deceased white male Caucasian reportedly was found in a remote wildlife area, drawing a response from state and local law enforcement agencies recently. An emailed tip to this newspaper provided a link to the NamUs website, that of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, where the discovery […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]

Two men pulled from canal in Clewiston

On Monday, September 10, 2018, 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 a […]

HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions

On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new owner and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a regional training facility […]

HCSO investigates shooting in unicorporated area of Clewiston

At approximately 6:55 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018, Hendry County Deputies and Investigators responded to the area of 1068 Harlem Academy, Clewiston, Florida. When Deputies arrived on scene they located one victim who was conscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported for medication attention. Witnesses have reported that the vehicle was black […]

Five arrested on narcotics charges

In the early morning hours of Tuesday May 15, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team served a search warrant at 612 Bridle Way LaBelle FL. Once inside the residents Narcotic’s Investigators located Audencio Ramos, 26 years old, 25 year old Roxanna Mendoza, Jose Ramos, 19 years of age, 18 year […]

Convicted Felon, Gualberto Gamboa arrested on narcotics charges

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was requested to respond to the home of 35 year old Gualberto Gamboa, who resides at 4291 Ft. Keis Ave., LaBelle. It had been reported that a State Probation Officer was currently inside the residence conducting a home search of […]

Three arrested during search warrant

At approximately 05:00 am, on Tuesday, April 20, 2018, a Narcotics Search Warrant was served at 110 North Hickory St LaBelle which resulted in the arrest of three people. Once entering the residence they found 46 yr old Jonathan David Stucki, 35 yr old Jason Dallas Prince and 39 yr old Melissa Sutton. Hendry County […]

Woman attempts to enter home identifying herself as DCF Investigator

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 conduct a “home […]