Sunday, August 11, 2013
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Drug arrest on Duval Street

Police arrested a local woman outside the Circle K at 1075 Duval St. early Friday after an anonymous tipster described her by sight and first name as a drug buyer.

Crystal Dinklocker, 36, was jailed at 3 a.m. Friday on suspicion of felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession, police said.

Dinklocker, who is on probation for a cocaine offense, had a glass pipe with cocaine residue inside her purse, said officers.

Dinklocker at first refused to consent to a search, but gave up after an officer told her it looked bad for her to refuse a search while on probation, the report said.


Arts board seeks leaders

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts' nominating committee is accepting applications for its board of directors and advisers.

The council makes grants, supports Art in Public Places, and promotes the Keys as a destination for arts and culture. Board members and advisers represent all five districts of the Keys and must have expertise in categories such as fundraising, business, law, finance, or as working artists.

Email or mail a letter of interest to: Nominating Chair, Susann D'Antonio, in care of Elizabeth Young, Executive Director, at, or to 1100 Simonton St, Suite 2-263, Key West, FL 33040, or call 305-295-4369.


Garden gets $3,400 grant

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden has been awarded a $3,390 grant from the 2013 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), according to a press release from the nonprofit.

CAP provides grants to museums for professional conservation and preservation specialists.

Professional environmental conservationist George Gann, an expert in South Florida flora and fauna, will spend two days surveying the site and three days preparing a comprehensive report to identify priorities.

The garden, at 5210 College Road, specializes in native plants. It's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

Visit for more information.