HCSO and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office take five violent felons off the streets

Between the dates of Tuesday, March 24 through Friday March 27, Detectives with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating a string of armed robberies which occurred in the Clewiston area. Two victims were shot during theses robberies. It was learned through the investigation into these robberies, that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office […]

HCSO’s Notice of Suspended Programs due to COVID-19

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden asks that everyone please check the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/hendrysheriff or Web Page at http://www.hendrysheriff.org/ frequently over the next several weeks for changes and/or updates to current services that are offered by the Sheriff’s Office personnel. • Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Jail has suspended all Background […]

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER SHERIFF WHIDDEN STOPS THE VEHICLE

Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden helped stop a reckless driver Thursday evening, February 27 after the driver, 19-yr-old Thomas Leon Charles Ferguson led them on a wild chase thru neighborhoods and busy roadways. Sgt. N. Echevarria had conducted a traffic stop on the small sedan.  After the vehicle stopped Echevarria exited his vehicle and began […]

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 […]

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