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Man sentenced to prison for burglary after Irma

A Key West man was sentenced to a little over one year in state prison after he pleaded no contest to burglarizing a store days after Hurricane Irma struck the Keys. Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones sentenced Deondra Medley, 46, to 13 months prison on charges of burglary of a structure during a[…]

Suspended license, pot lands woman in jail

A Homestead, Florida woman was arrested on Monday after a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy ran her license plate and found that her license was suspended. Elizabeth Rodriguez, 45, was charged with driving with a suspended license with knowledge and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Around 2:07 p.m., a deputy patrolling Key Largo ran[…]

Missing chain links couple to charges of grand theft

The man who was arrested after a fight at the Looe Key Tiki Bar and Grill is pressing charges against the man he fought, as well as his ex-girlfriend, after they allegedly stole his gold chain necklace and attempted to pawn it. Matthew Michael Derr, 44, of Ramrod Key, and Suzelle Sunue Jimenez, 32, of[…]

Wanted Marathon man arrested in Nevada

A Marathon man who allegedly stole $30,000 in cash from a Marathon landlord was arrested in Nevada and booked into the Monroe County Detention Center on Friday. Matthew Jacob Jensen, 30, was charged with grand theft, burglary and property damage. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating the case on Dec. 1, 2018, after the[…]

Broken tail light leads to meth bust

A traffic stop for a broken tail light led to the arrest of a Lake Worth, Florida man for possession of marijuana and crystal meth on Tuesday. Andrew De Siervi, 50, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and four counts possession of paraphernalia. According to the police report, a Monroe[…]

Unconcealed handgun, no license lands man in jail

A Wilkinson, Indiana man was arrested on Wednesday after he was in a minor traffic accident and deputies learned he didn’t have a motorcycle endorsement. Barry Joe Howard, 35, was charged with operating a motorcycle without a license and illegally carrying a firearm openly. Around 5:25 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 53rd[…]

Man wanted on 5 warrants arrested

A Key West man who was wanted on numerous warrants was arrested on Tuesday after a deputy spotted him acting suspiciously in front of a house at 4 a.m. Nelson Lee, 34, was charged with resisting an officer, loitering and possession of cocaine. He was also arrested on outstanding warrants for violation of probation, possession[…]

Man taunts security with a box-cutter

A Key West man was arrested on Saturday after he reportedly threatened employees of a bar with a box knife after he was asked to leave. Gomez Medina Pascual, 71, was charged with disorderly conduct. Around 9:30 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the Hog’s Breath Saloon on Front Street after receiving a[…]

Stolen phone nets man charge of grand theft

A Key Largo man was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly stole a phone from the customer service desk at a grocery store. Scott Thomas Gale, 36, was charged with grand theft. Around 2 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Publix in Key Largo after receiving a report of a stolen phone.[…]

Man learns bike lane is not for scooters

A Key West man was arrested on a variety of charges on Wednesday after a deputy spotted him driving his scooter in the bike lane. Benito R. Rocha, 58, was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and giving a false ID to an officer. Around 4:34 p.m., a[…]