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Missing Juvenile *UPDATE*

Joshua Negron has been located safely.  Original release: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing and endangered juvenile from Lehigh Acres. Joshua Negron (DOB 10-08-2006) is a white male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’4” and weighs 110 pounds. Joshua was last seen on…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S SEPTEMBER SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: SAFE DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Today’s electronic devices perform incredible tasks.  Many of us do our shopping and our banking online…we store personal and private information…we pay bills and transfer money. While the conveniences are remarkable, these devices maintain extremely sensitive and personal information. With the ongoing improvement of technology, many choose to upgrade their devices to newer models with…
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TOP TEN FUGITIVE ARRESTED

“What this despicable man did to an innocent child is sickening,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Abuse of any kind will NOT be tolerated in my county and criminals, like Hernandez, will be held accountable.” Yesterday evening 43-year-old Manuel Hernandez Hernandez was arrested and taken into custody for 1 Count of Sexual Battery on a Child…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S AUGUST FRAUD ALERT: CHARITY SCAMS

Regrettably, the United States and nearby nations are struggling with catastrophic fires, earthquakes and illness. Twelve U.S. states are battling 104 large fires that have already burned 2.4 million acres. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has taken the lives of thousands of our neighbors in Haiti and well over one million island residents are struggling with…
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MISSING JUVENILE

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing runaway juvenile. Serenity Kirkpatrick (DOB 10/03/2005) was last seen on Bywood Street in Lehigh Acres wearing a grey Puma jacket, black and grey sweatpants and black shoes. Serenity is 5’5”, weighs 130 pounds, has brown eyes and orange and black…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S AUGUST SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS IN A NEW COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT

Leaving home, for college, can be an extraordinary and memorable experience. Teens have an opportunity to mature, to learn self-sufficiency and to enjoy a less restrictive environment. College campuses and the surrounding areas create opportunities for conscienceless and unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of your child’s lack of life experience and their vulnerability. It is…
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MAN ARRESTED FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY

“This man’s violent outburst caused serious injury to a defenseless dog,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Behavior like this will not be tolerated. I’ve been crystal clear, if you abuse an animal in Lee County, you will go to jail.” On July 28, 2021, detectives with both the Central District Criminal Investigations Division and the Animal…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY FRAUD ALERT: CORRUPTED iPHONE APPS

While Smartphone companies work diligently to review new applications, even their best efforts have allowed fraudulent applications to be made available. In a recent Washington Post review, reporters indicated that roughly 2 percent of the 1,000 most popular iPhone applications were fraudulent or infected.  Apple reportedly claimed to prevent over $1.5 billion in fraudulent transactions,…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S JULY SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: PROTECTING YOUR CHILD DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

While most adults are able to assess risk, young children often lack the wherewithal to protect themselves and to avoid dangerous locations and situations. In addition to keeping our children safe, it is our obligation, as guardians, to teach our children to make safe choices and to avoid potentially perilous locations.  The world is moving…
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