KEY LARGO -- The Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Key Largo Library community room, mile marker 101.4, oceanside.

Kirk Hoosac, district landscape architect for the Florida Department of Transportation, will speak.

For more information, call Pauline Klein at 451-1906 or Kay Thacker at 451-3929.

Heim memorial

PLANTATION KEY -- A memorial service to honor Harold "Hal" Fredrick Heim is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, mile marker 87.5, bayside.

Heim was a member of St. James, a volunteer with the American Red Cross and at Mariners Hospital and had many other civic involvements in the area.

The American Legion Post will assist with the service to be held on Armed Forces Day. Heim, who was a soldier in the 109th Cavalry Recon Squadron, First U.S. Army V Corps, saw combat on D-Day in the Omaha Beach Normandy Invasion.

Car stolen, crashed

KEY LARGO -- A 34-year-old man accused of stealing a neighbor's car, drinking and driving, and then crashing into rocks and a utility pole was arrested last Wednesday.

Timothy Gorman of Key Largo was charged with burglary of a vehicle, grand theft of a vehicle, theft, hit and run, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Witnesses called 911 at 7:40 p.m. after seeing a blue Jaguar driving recklessly northbound on U.S. 1 when it turned onto East Drive, reports state. It crashed into several large rocks and a utility pole.

Witnesses reported seeing Gorman get out of the car with a beer, take off his shirt and walk away.

A passenger in the car, who was still at the scene when deputies arrived, was taken to Mariners Hospital with chest pains. He told deputies both he and Gorman had been drinking, reports state.

The tag on the car revealed the owner lived nearby. Deputies said the owner was unaware that her car had been missing.

She told them her neighbor, "Tim," lives nearby. They found Gorman when he answered the door, reports state. He had injuries to his face and told deputies he had been drinking and his actions were "stupid," according to reports.

Gorman was taken to Mariners Hospital and then to the Plantation Key jail. The passenger was not charged.