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LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2022

This month…Lehigh woman, who recently adopted a puppy, jailed for felony animal abuse, updates regarding Paco (found with mouth and paws taped), Dr. Megan Davis from the Cape Coral Animal Shelter provides amazing information about Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, an upcoming “Hurricane Pet-Preparedness” class on September 28th at LCSO’s Miromar Outlets Community Outreach Center, some amazing…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S SEPTEMBER 2022 SAFETY & SECURITY TIP: AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

In a short time, the county population will swell as visitors from the North migrate to sunny Southwest Florida for the winter months. This influx of visitors and their vehicles make already congested roads a bit more problematic. Aggressive driving makes traveling difficult and dangerous for us all. While patience isn’t a virtue that we…
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FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS SCAM

Following the announcement of recent legislation designated to offer limited loan forgiveness, scammers diligently went to work to find ways to extract personal information from enthusiastic and unsuspecting student-loan consumers. It has been reported, nationwide, that individuals have received phone calls, text messages and messages across social media platforms asking student-loan consumers to call a…
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A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT

Nationwide, law enforcement is receiving a growing number of reports regarding stolen catalytic converters. The catalytic converter is a component of a vehicle exhaust system designed to reduce pollutants released into the air.  Their use was mandated in 1975 as a means to protect the environment.  It is located beneath the vehicle and, in some…
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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO’S AUGUST FRAUD ALERT: PROPERTY FRAUD

Lee County has been experiencing and continues to enjoy remarkable growth in regard to property value, new construction and home sales.  The county’s Clerk of Court is receiving a seemingly endless flow of real estate documents and recordings. Unfortunately, property fraud has become an increasingly common criminal matter across the entire nation.  As most property…
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LCSO ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2022

This month…Paco’s abuser arrested, Animal Cruelty Task Force completes prestigious National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, protecting your pets from the scalding sidewalks of Southwest Florida, a Q&A with Dr. Megan Davis regarding grain-free diets for our canines, a pet food recall and much more.

LCSO COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTERS NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2022

The August 2022 edition of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Centers Newsletter is here! This month…”Operation: Summer Bash” draws thousands to JetBlue Park, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers needs your help, Sheriff Marceno places informational kiosks around the community and much more!

LCSO ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE NEWSLETTER: JULY 2022

This month…as we are, once again, experiencing a high volume of at-large canines, please find information regarding dog owners’ liability; pet food recall; adoptable friends; another Q&A with Dr. Megan Davis from the Cape Coral Animal Shelter and Veterinary Clinic…and much more!

FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: TECH SUPPORT SCAMS

Last month, I was notified of a “Geek Squad” scam that had been reported to our Economics Crime Unit. Along similar lines, it appears that “Tech Support” scams have become commonplace and have been reported to our agency.  This fraudulent activity involves criminals falsely representing legitimate companies in an attempt to share personal information, make…
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