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Sheriff’s Office: Four arrested on drug charges

LOWER KEYS — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives had a busy week as four people accused of various drug-related offenses were arrested.  The Sheriff’s Office described the cases this way:   • Travis Adamson, 29, of Big Pine Key, was charged Wednesday afternoon on Big Pine Key for sale of Oxycodone and Clonazepam. When[…]

No arrests in bloody Old Town roommate battle

KEY WEST — A violent fight between two men involving brass knuckles, a handsaw, a shattered car window and multiple stitches to one bloodied man ended Tuesday afternoon with no arrests as neither man wanted to press charges, according to Key West police.  Police were called to the intersection of Grinnell and United streets at[…]

Newspaper carrier accused of theft

BIG TORCH KEY — The mother-in-law of a private contractor working as a newspaper delivery person for The Citizen is accused of stealing mail out of a mailbox, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The 59-year-old woman was cited and given a notice to appear in court for petty theft of $10 from a[…]

A violent tale of love, betrayal and arrests

SUMMERLAND KEY — The course of true love never did run smooth, Shakespeare wrote in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Those words never rang truer for responding Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found themselves mired in a complicated domestic dispute Thursday that led to two arrests.  The tale began when deputies went to a home[…]

Former pro baseball player arrested

BIG COPPITT KEY — A Cuban native who formerly played in the Seattle Mariners minor league farm system was arrested Tuesday after a woman accused of him of threatening her with a baseball bat, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Jose Klepaskis, 39, of Big Coppitt Key, who now works as a commercial fisherman[…]

Sheriff’s Office wants to identify suspect

MARATHON — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to pilfer a cart full of groceries from the Publix grocery store in May.  Deputy Vincent Torres said the man tried to walk out of the store with a shopping cart full of groceries at 3:45[…]

Teen from Pompano Beach arrested in stolen car

An 18-year-old Pompano Beach man was arrested Friday after he drove a BMW stolen from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports. Sheriff’s dispatchers received notification Friday from BMW Assist that the stolen 2014 silver BMW had entered Monroe County just before 6 p.m. A notice about the[…]

Knife-wielding man accused of threatening his family

KEY WEST — A 49-year-old man accused of brandishing a knife and threatening to kill two family members on Thursday was arrested, according to police.  Jose Alzamora was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery.  Police were called to a house on Sigsbee Park at 7:49 p.m. after Alzamora began arguing over a previous[…]

Man arrested in horrific domestic battery case

ISLAMORADA — A 26-year-old Opa Locka man accused of beating his girlfriend with a curtain rod, biting her, choking her, breaking her finger and cutting her face with a broken beer bottle after he ordered her to sit, not move or cry has been charged with multiple felonies, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. […]

Detectives ID dead man found near bridge

MARATHON — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives released the name Friday of the man found floating in waters near the Seven Mile Bridge and continue to investigate the cause of his death, said Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Becky Herrin.  They identified the remains as those of 52-year-old Romeo Degani of Switzerland. Detectives had been having trouble[…]