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 […]

One arrested in death of Jamal Hubert

Jamal Hubert was found dead in a canal in Palm Beach County on June 7. Detectives said they were investigating the case as a homicide. Earlier Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 30 yr old Terrance Demetrius Thomas of Clewiston, was arrested in connection with the death of Jamal Hubert. He is being held in $100,000.00 bond. […]

North Carolina man wanted for absconding on domestic charges arrested locally

On April 2, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to 161 Martin St., LaBelle after receiving a call for assistance from someone who had witnessed a man shouting and later strike a pregnant woman. It was believed the suspect was barricaded in the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with a witness […]

Life Saving Awards

On February 13, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Darren McNeil responded to US 27 and K Square Road in reference to a vehicle crashing into the canal and it was filling up fast with water. D/S McNeil advised that when he arrived the vehicle was upside down and half way submerged, and none of the windows were […]

Sheriff’s Meritorious Conduct

On February 25, 2019, Sgt. James Hester and Deputy Randy Bone responded to a call in the community of Pioneer Plantation and had received information that the man was not in his right mind and was making threats to kill himself. When Deputies arrived on scene they found the man sitting in a chair with […]

Nunemaker receives Medal of Valor and Deputy of the Year awards

On Wednesday November 22, 2017 Deputy Jeff Nunemaker, CHS School Resource Officer was traveling on S.R. 29 heading into Hendry County for his tour of duty. Approximately six miles north of S.R. 78, Deputy Nunemaker came up on a vehicle crash involving a box truck and a SUV type vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest […]

8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office hosted their 8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament on January 19, 2019. Sheriff Whidden was proud to present the parents of Brian, Bob and Norie Haas a check in the amount of $23,342.68. To keep Brian’s memory alive, Bob and Norie created the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Charitable Trust […]

Thieves looking for low hanging fruit in your cars

Since January 1, 2019, residents have experienced 11 vehicle burglaries and it appears they are targeting cash and firearms. Surrounding counties have reported an uptick in vehicle burglaries as well. Some as high as 51 since January 1. These thieves are looking for low-hanging fruit, and your unsecured valuables are low hanging fruit. Thieves spend […]

Golden Apple Teacher of the Year: Aarika Deerey

The Hendry County School District’s Golden Apple Teacher of the Year, Aarika Deerey, admits that school was always a challenge for her. “But I had many people by my side to help me succeed,” she says. Her family moved to LaBelle, from Louisiana, when she was in fourth grade. “My fourth-grade teacher played a huge […]

Hendry County investigators looking into suspicious death

Hendry County Investigators are looking into a suspicious death that was reported in the evening hours of Monday, January 29, 2019. Investigators found 66 year old Brenda Hill lying on the floor of her home in LaBelle. Investigators are continuing to following up on all leads. Anyone who has information on this crime is asked […]