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Man found with teenage girl faces charges

KEY LARGO — An 18-year-old accused of possessing marijuana while with a 16-year-old girl was arrested Monday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The Key Largo man was charged with possessing a fake driver’s license, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Deputy Christopher Kilmurray was checking the area[…]

Woman arrested for leaving baby in car

KEY LARGO — A 30-year-old woman accused of leaving a baby in a vehicle while she went grocery shopping was arrested Sunday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The Key Largo woman was charged with misdemeanor child neglect.  The 1-year-old child was left sleeping in the running vehicle for 36 minutes while the woman[…]

Woman in forgery case arrested

BIG PINE KEY — A 39-year-old woman accused of cashing a fraudulent check and stealing several hundred dollars was arrested last week, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The woman was charged with two counts of grand theft and two counts of forgery. All are third-degree felonies, which are each punishable by five years[…]

Man arrested for alleged child abuse

MIDDLE KEYS — A 34-year-old Florida Keys man accused of spanking his daughter was arrested on child abuse charges Thursday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The man was charged with third-degree felony child abuse without causing great bodily harm. Third-degree felonies are punishable by a maximum of five years in state prison upon[…]

KPWD files murder charge in homeless man’s death

KEY WEST — A 53-year-old homeless man accused of sucker-punching another homeless man at a gas station on Aug. 18 has been charged with murder, according to jail records.  Key West police detectives filed the second-degree murder charge against Fred Hauch on Friday, but the State Attorney’s Office has yet to file formal charges against[…]

Miami motorist on US 1 causes multiple crashes

KEY LARGO — A Miami man accused of hitting two vehicles, tailgating and otherwise driving recklessly on U.S. 1 Wednesday night was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  There were no serious injuries reported.  Jose Domingo Cabanas, 52, was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, two counts of refusal to sign a[…]

Source of profane voicemail arrested

BOOT KEY HARBOR — A liveaboard who asked an ex-girlfriend for mixer for alcoholic drinks went on a foul-mouthed tirade while threatening her life early Wednesday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Michael Hambrock, 49, of Marathon, was charged with third-degree felony aggravated stalking or cyberstalking. Third-degree felonies are punishable by a[…]

Report: Man flips truck in DUI crash

SUGARLOAF KEY — A 53-year-old Cudjoe Key man accused of flipping a pickup truck during a crash, landing right-side-up and then leaving the scene was arrested early Monday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The man was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of a crash. All are[…]

Woman arrested in road rage incident on U.S. 1

KEY LARGO — A 29-year-old Miami woman accused of pointing a gun at a family in what appeared to deputies to be a road rage incident Saturday night was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Christina Bonner was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm and with possession of marijuana.  The other driver, a[…]

Cops nab fleeing scooter driver

KEY WEST — A 28-year-old scooter driver seen passing people illegally on U.S. 1 near the Triangle fled from police before he was captured on Stock Island, according to Key West police.  David Ross Rester, who was listed as homeless, was charged with felony fleeing from police, two felony counts of possessing Xanax without a[…]