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Second garbage employee arrested

MARATHON — A second employee has been charged in thefts totaling thousands of dollars from Marathon Garbage Service, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Liordan Castaneda, 32, of Marathon, was charged Monday with 14 felony counts of grand theft and one misdemeanor count of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.  Former office manager[…]

Pickup truck thief fished out of water

BIG PINE KEY — The hunt for an accused pickup truck thief Tuesday that started in Key West ended near Big Pine Key as police from myriad agencies gave chase, which ended with wildlife officers fishing the fleeing suspect from the water.  Troy Lee Curtis, 38, of Key West, was charged with numerous charges including reckless[…]

Reckless truck driver found with drugs, alcohol

A Key Largo man went to jail after a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted him driving recklessly and pulled him over Saturday. Drugs and alcohol were found inside the truck driven by Steven Bennett, 39, who also had an active warrant and a suspended driver’s license. Deputy Dyllon Hansen was at Mile Marker 106[…]

Deputies stop stolen vehicle, find cocaine

Islamorada — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Islamorada stopped a stolen vehicle Friday night and arrested two people after 36 grams of cocaine were recovered from the driver of the car. Deputies stopped the 2017 Nissan Versa southbound at Mile Marker 90 just before 10 p.m. after running the license tag and finding it[…]

Teen arrested for marijuana possession

An 18-year-old male from Longwood, Florida, was arrested Thursday on charges of marijuana possession and drug equipment possession after a traffic stop in Marathon. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle due to an obscured tag and noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting through an open window. Officers asked the driver if there was[…]

Woman arrested for domestic battery

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Cross Street on Stock Island late Thursday night to investigate a domestic battery. Upon arrival, they found a man standing beside the street, indicating that his girlfriend of two months had punched him five times in the face, according to reports. Deputies stated that the man had multiple[…]

Quality-of-life officers arrest 10 people

Responding to numerous complaints, Key West Police quality-of-life officers earlier this week arrested 10 people and issued one Notice to Appear. Business owners, residents and tourists had complained recently of a growing number of vagrants violating municipal ordinances. During the one-day operation Monday, officers arrested two homeless people for trespassing – one at Poinciana Elementary[…]

Man arrested in domestic dispute

KEY LARGO — Deputies arrested a man early Wednesday morning for domestic battery in a case that started with concerned motorists notifying dispatchers of a reckless driver in Key Largo, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The 59-year-old Key Largo man was charged with felony battery of a person 65 or older.  Deputies received[…]

Woman airlifted after violent domestic dispute

CUDJOE KEY — A woman was airlifted with a serious head injury and her boyfriend was arrested after a violent domestic dispute, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Anthony Velez, 36, of Cudjoe Key, was charged with aggravated battery. Anelle Hernandez, 32, was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Saturday night where she was[…]

Alleged Miami lobster mobsters arrested

GRASSY KEY — There’s small lobster and there’s small lobster.   The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office nabbed two Miami men Saturday with 44 speared lobster out-of-season, some of which were so small they barely fit in a deputy’s hand, reports say. Julio Turino Borroto, 29, and Jesus Molinet-Salinas, 28, both of Miami, were charged with  possession of[…]