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Man accused of stealing chain hoist

BIG PINE KEY — A 45-year-old man who was hired to help with construction-related work and was subsequently fired by the resident for drinking was arrested Thursday amid allegations he stole a chain hoist from his former employer, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Waylon James Cox of Big Pine Key was charged with[…]

Two arrested with drugs in traffic stop

SUMMERLAND KEY — Two mainland men were arrested on drug charges after one ran from a deputy during a traffic stop Thursday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Pedro Gabriel Ayala, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, was charged with resisting arrest, cocaine possession, marijuana possession, driving without a license and failure to appear.  Meshack Rushun[…]

FKCC student arrested in pot case

STOCK ISLAND — A Florida Keys Community College student accused of selling marijuana to undercover operatives was arrested Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Peydon Richardson, 18, was charged with three felony counts of marijuana sales and three felony counts of use of a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony. His girlfriend,[…]

Crocodile shooting suspect resists arrest

ISLAMORADA — A 51-year-old man suspected of shooting at a crocodile and holding a handgun while yelling at deputies was arrested Monday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Bond Landon Ferrer of Islamorada was charged with resisting arrest. The investigation into whether he shot at a crocodile remains under investigation and no charge was[…]

Report: St. Lucie officer choked wife

KEY WEST — A 46-year-old St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office deputy visiting the Southernmost City ended up in the slammer on Saturday after local police accused him of choking his wife.  Stephen Robert Casserly was charged with misdemeanor battery. His address was omitted from the report given his work in law enforcement, but his work for[…]

Sex offender punches, bites people at bar

KEY WEST — A 31-year-old sex offender formerly of Louisiana and recently released from prison was arrested Thursday after police allege he punched one bar patron and bit another at the Bourbon St. Pub on Duval Street, according to police.  Frank James Guilbeau was charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender, failure[…]

Man flips out at bar; throws food

MARATHON — A 29-year-old man accused of screaming at restaurant workers, throwing his food on the floor, stomping on it, pouring his beer on the floor before throwing the empty glass and then taken to the ground while a bartender sat on his chest before deputies arrived was arrested early Saturday, according to the Monroe[…]

Man arrested after naked picture threats

TAVERNIER — A 47-year-old man accused of threatening to share naked pictures of a 22-year-old ex-girlfriend on social media was arrested Thursday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Lawrence Gomes of Tavernier was charged with first-degree misdemeanor stalking.  Gomes is accused of sending the woman naked pictures of herself on multiple occasions after[…]

Man arrested for firing rifle in woods

TAVERNIER — An 18-year-old Upper Keys man was arrested on Wednesday for firing an AR-style rifle in the woods in August, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The Tavernier man was charged with misdemeanor firing of a weapon in a public place.  There were no reported injuries in the Aug. 30 incident.  Deputies were[…]

Man charged with stolen scooter

STOCK ISLAND — A 21-year-old man accused of stealing a scooter from a woman on 10th Avenue Saturday was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Dennis Jimenez Lugonez of the Lower Keys was charged with grand theft of a vehicle, possession of a drug without a prescription, and resisting arrest. A deputy was[…]