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Lewd comments lead to fight in the street

An Annapolis, Maryland man was arrested on multiple charges Friday after he allegedly instigated a fight with a couple on Caroline Street. Ryan Earle Newkirk, 39, was charged with battery, felony battery and damaging property over $200. Around 10 p.m., Key West Police Department detectives were driving west on Caroline Street when they saw two[…]

Woman arrested on warrant for multiple drug offenses

A Rockland Key woman wanted on a warrant for multiple drug offenses was arrested on Wednesday after a deputy spotted her vehicle on the side of the road. Erica Cherie Palomino, 25, was charged with giving a false ID to law enforcement. She was arrested on a warrant for possession of cocaine with intent to[…]

Don’t want my vodka? Here’s a fist instead

A Key West man reportedly punched another man on Wednesday after the victim refused to drink vodka offered to him by the suspect. Tony Williams Collins, 50, was charged with battery. Around 5:20 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to College Road in reference to a physical altercation. Officers arrived and met with the[…]

Man charged with grand theft after shoplifting spree

A Sears employee and a customer successfully prevented a theft at the store on Tuesday, after they stopped a man from leaving with two shopping carts full of stolen merchandise. Mark Frederick Kelly, 52, was charged with grand theft. Around 1:30 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the Sears on North Roosevelt in[…]

Workplace fight leads to assault charges

A Florida City woman was arrested on Tuesday after a coworker reported she attempted to attack her with a hammer. Teresa Denise Richards, 56, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Around 7:21 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a[…]

Drunken driving in wrong lane leads to hit-and-run

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested on Saturday after a deputy witnessed him commit a hit-and-run on U.S. 1. Cristhian Andres Perez, 25, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash. Around 7:48 p.m., an MCSO deputy was in the middle of an unrelated traffic stop when he saw a white SUV[…]

Driving in wrong lanes gets man DUI charge

A Key West man was arrested for DUI on Sunday after officers saw him driving his scooter on the wrong side of the roadway. Andrew P. Davies, 55, was charged with DUI. Around 9:15, a Key West Police Department officer was on patrol in Key West when he spotted a male driving a scooter in[…]

Man leads police on a slow-speed chase

A Key West man was arrested on Thursday after he cut through a parking lot to avoid a red light and then fled from the police. Tauras Terrell Hines, 40, was charged with fleeing law enforcement and refusal to accept and sign a citation. He also was issued traffic citations for cutting across to avoid[…]

Man’s motel mayhem

A Miami man was arrested on Wednesday at a Key West motel after staff found him screaming profanity and throwing objects while intoxicated. Victor Manuel Martes, 35, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. Around 10:15 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the Harbor Side Motel on Eisenhower Drive after[…]

Man arrested for interfering with DUI investigation

A Deltona, Florida man was arrested on Sunday after he interfered with deputies conducting a DUI investigation on the man with whom he was riding. Nicholas Allen Gannon, 28, was charged with threats against an officer, resisting an officer without violence and tampering in a misdemeanor proceeding. Around 1:33 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle traveling[…]