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Driver high on pills crashes into tree

KEY LARGO — A 54-year-old Miami man who told deputies he was unaware of where he was after striking a tree and continuing to drive was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription pills on Thursday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The man was charged with DUI, DUI causing property damage[…]

Traffic stop led to cocaine arrest on Stock Island

STOCK ISLAND — A traffic stop Wednesday led to the seizure of more than 16 grams of cocaine, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Anthony Macias, 34, of Stock Island, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Alexandra Davis was on patrol on 5th Street[…]

Woman loses money in phone scam

ISLAMORADA — The scams continue as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported a woman lost $400 to another familiar phone scheme.  The 50-year-old Islamorada woman received a call Wednesday afternoon from someone who said her brother had been in an crash. The caller knew her brother drove a green car, and told her she would[…]

Elderly woman taken in familiar scam

KEY LARGO — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents again of a common scam after a 74-year-old woman reportedly fell victim to the scheme on Tuesday.  The Sheriff’s Office reports that the woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be her son saying he was in trouble. The voice sounded in distress and[…]

Man pilfers brewskis from King of Beers

KEY WEST — No, this Bud isn’t for you.  An Arizona man accused of illegally entering and stealing beers from an Old Town home owned by August Busch IV was arrested on July 7, according to police reports.  David Leigh Murphy was charged with felony burglary after he reportedly called police on himself in a confused[…]

Man in stalking case arrested

KEY WEST — A 25-year-old man who was ordered to stay away from a woman after he allegedly robbed and beat her was arrested Monday after he left messages on her door and on Facebook, according to court records.  Calvin Eugene Lee, of Key West, was charged with third-degree aggravated stalking, which carries a maximum[…]

Teen arrested with handguns in Old Town

KEY WEST — An 18-year-old Jacksonville man accused of possessing several handguns was arrested early Sunday morning in Old Town, according to police.  Michael Theodore D’Agostino was charged with two felony counts of possessing a weapon by a felon, two felony counts of carrying counterfeit ID and one misdemeanor count of resisting without violence. A Key[…]

Man charged with video voyeurism

ISLAMORADA — A 35-year-old man accused of recording a woman without her knowledge as she used his bathroom to change clothes was arrested Thursday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Adam Roberts, of Islamorada, was charged with video voyeurism. The 21-year-old woman called the Sheriff’s Office on May 5 to report the incident. She said[…]

Woman arrested for pointing pellet gun

MARATHON — A 46-year-old woman accused of pointing a pellet gun at another woman Wednesday was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Marie Resnick, of Marathon, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  The incident took place just before 1 p.m. between neighbors who live on Copa De Oro, reports say.[…]

Man charged with street racing, reckless driving

MARATHON — A 22-year-old man from Eustis, Florida accused of street racing and reckless driving was arrested after he reportedly stated he was simply enjoying a “beautiful night,” according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Beau Baumann was charged with racing on a highway and reckless driving.  Deputy Shaun Lones was on patrol at Mile[…]