Two Dade County juveniles arrested on charges of vehicle theft

On February 13, 2020 Hendry County Deputies were notified of by Seminole Police Department (SPD) that two ATVs had been stolen and were being transported in a U-Haul trailer. Hendry County Deputy Aguirre located a U-Haul trailer connected to a black pick-up truck, both fitting the description provided by SPD on County Road 833 approximately […]

Hendry County Sheriff implements first-of-it’s-kind, cutting-edge technology

On Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020 a press conference was held at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, where Sheriff Steve Whidden, announced the first implementation, in the Nation, of the the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) ACCESS™ Background Check System. Sheriff Whidden will also become the first Sheriff in Florida, to implement a NSA-endorsed and cutting-edge […]

The 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition

Sgt. Nestor Echevarria and Cpl. Hunter Kearns represented the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at Saturday, January 4’s 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition in Cape Coral along with their K9’s Halo and Rugar. Cpl. Hunter Kearns took third place in the Obstacle Course.

Nieves arrested on charges of homicide

On Friday, December 27, 2019 19 year old Benjamin Nieves was arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder. Since November 10, 2019, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been investigating the shooting death of 27 year old Luis Andres Salas, Jr., of LaBelle, Florida. On […]

18 year old arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide and Robbery

In the afternoon hours of January 3, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Capt. D. Weathers, and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, Lt. M. Rowan, took custody of 18 year old Cedric Saxton in Macon County, Alabama and delivered him to the Hendry County Jail. After being identified as a […]

Stand with Victims of Domestic Violence by saying “Not in My Town”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the members of the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office are partnering with Abuse Counseling and Treatment Centers (ACT) to bring awareness to the community regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking through their “Not In My Town!” campaign. Victims of Domestic Violence have painted […]

Frightening discovery at Winn Dixie

While grocery shopping with her father at the LaBelle Winn Dixie this weekend, a young girl spotted some disturbing messages on a board that stated, “Kill a person” and “Who is next?” along with some hand prints. The father, upon being alerted, posted about his daughter’s alarming findings on Facebook. That Facebook post that was […]

LaBelle High School teacher arrested on firearm charges

On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 9:00am, School Officials were alerted that a teacher, Lisa Horton, that had been hired to teach English at LaBelle High School had disclosed to another during a conversation, teacher that because she had a Carry Conceal Weapon permit, she carried a gun with her to and from school.  […]

Two arrested on charges of threatening a witness in the Hubert Homicide

On Friday night, September 27, 2019, at approximately 8:30pm, Hendry County Detectives along with Palm Beach County Deputies located and arrested 29 year old Jamson Richemond of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County.  Friday afternoon, Hendry Detectives obtained two arrest warrants one on Richemond and another for 34 year old Eddie Leon Redd, Jr. on […]

Argument turns to murder

At approximately 9:50pm on Wednesday night, September 25, 2019, Hendry County Deputies responded to a home at 378 Clark Street, in LaBelle.  The daughter of Branty and Lea Burnside dialed 911 and reported to Hendry County Dispatchers that she had just received a call from her father, who told her he had just shot and killed her […]

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