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Accused child molester may have more victims

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying additional victims who may have been sexually assaulted at the hands of a Lee County man. Last month, detectives charged Heriberto Batista Montijo (DOB 10/28/78) with 19 charges of sexual assault on a victim under the age of 12, child cruelty, lewd and lascivious…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JUNE FRAUD ALERT: AMAZING SUMMER RENTALS

The school year has ended, local beaches are becoming congested and many families begin to make summer vacation plans. So do the scammers… The Federal Trade Commission has been inundated with complaints about summer rental scams. Here’s how they usually work: You see an ad online or via social media for an absolutely amazing looking…
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MISSING WOMAN

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Elenal Barrabi (DOB 03/11/1959). Barrabi was last seen on Friday, June 4, 2021 wearing jeans and a beige and white t-shirt. Barrabi is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’4” in height and weighs 180 pounds. If…
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MISSING MAN

UPDATE: Carrasquillo has been located. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Zachariah Carrasquillo (09/27/1995) has been missing since yesterday morning and was last seen on College Parkway wearing a black shirt and black shorts. Carrasquillo is a white male who is 6’02” and weighs 130…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JUNE SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: LIGHTING AND HOME SECURITY

LIGHTING AND HOME SECURITY Residential burglaries are usually crimes of opportunity. Burglars carefully determine the ease of entry, visibility to neighbors and the location of surveillance devices. Upon approaching a potential target, criminals attempt to determine whether a home is occupied or vacant, the potential value of property within the home and likelihood of being…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MAY FRAUD ALERT: AUTO LOAN REFINANCING SCAMS

This has been a difficult year, to say the very least, and many of us are struggling to make ends meet. Reduced incomes and lost jobs have forced many to reduce expenses and to eliminate that which is unneeded. A car or truck is, for all intents and purposes, something that we must find a…
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Crime Stoppers tips sought in Fort Myers Beach homicide

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down the shooter responsible for the murder of a 22 year old man on Fort Myers Beach last summer. Johnny Jackson was on the beach on July 16, 2020, spending time with friends and family near the Lani Kai resort. Later that night, an…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S MAY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: CRIME PREVENTION AT THE WORKPLACE

As many of us are returning to the workplace following a lengthy time away, I felt that this month’s “Safety & Security Tip” should remind everyone of the importance of workplace security. Most, if not all of us, go to great lengths to secure our homes and our vehicles, but do little when it comes…
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Missing Person

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jamie Lyn Deane (DOB 04/19/1957). Deane was last seen on April 26th at approximately 3:00 p.m. leaving her residence located at 357 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. She left in her white Ford Escape bearing Florida Tag IS83FQ. She is approximately 5’7” in…
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MISSING LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN

MISSING LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing Lehigh Acres woman, Natalie Simmons (DOB 11/12/1997). Simmons is believed to have left her Lehigh Acres home on Cherokee Avenue on April 13th. Simmons can be described as a white female who is 5’2″ in height and…
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