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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[…]

Detectives: Spike in boat burglaries

MARATHON — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating 10 boat burglaries that occurred at Marina Mike’s on Friday.  There was no suspect information or arrests reported.  The burglaries were reported by the manager of the business at 100 Ave. I who said he noticed a number of vessels were missing electronics and he believed[…]

Detectives ask public to ID stolen tools

BIG PINE KEY — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying property seized from a wooded campsite where three men were arrested for home burglaries in the Lower Keys last month.  Detectives found more than 150 items in a trailer at the site they believe are stolen.  Thus far,[…]

Man arrested for stealing neighbor’s gas

LITTLE TORCH KEY — A 53-year-old man accused of stealing gas from a neighbor’s boat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma was arrested Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The Little Torch Key man was charged with theft.  The victim on Heck Avenue told a detective that his neighbor contacted him on Sept.16 to tell[…]

Man accused of pointing handgun

SUMMERLAND KEY — A 69-year-old liveaboard accused of pointing a handgun at a man in September after Hurricane Irma during a dispute over money was arrested Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The man was charged with misdemeanor improper display of a firearm.  The incident occurred on Sept. 17 at Billy’s Stone Crab,[…]

Mainland man accused of pill possession

LOWER KEYS — A Broward County man accused of possessing more than 300 pills and other drugs was arrested Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 1, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Lance Alexander North, 26, of Southwest Ranches, was charged with seven drug-related counts, including felony possession of amphetamine and synthetic narcotics. An[…]

Homeless man arrested in gas station incident

MARATHON — A 50-year-old homeless man accused of threatening an older man at a gas station early Monday morning was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Kenneth Duane Fleming was charged with felony assault on a person 65 or older, misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor disorderly intoxication.  Deputies were called to the Tom Thumb,[…]