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Deputies reminded of dangers of duty

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies know the dangers of the line of duty, but two recent incidents offered painful reminders. On Tuesday, a homeless Marathon man was arrested for biting a deputy who found him lying near the roadway. Later that day, a Boynton Beach, Florida woman was arrested for[…]

Reported reckless driver gets DUI

A Cudjoe Key woman was arrested Wednesday for DUI after witnesses flagged down a deputy to report a reckless driver. Erin Constance Salveson, 29, was charged with DUI. Around 5:51 p.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was near Mile Marker 17 when two people flagged him down and reported[…]

Key West woman arrested for petit theft

A Key West woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly tried to steal several items including a bicycle. Valerie Lee Lamberson, 60, was charged with petit theft. Around 7:36 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the Kmart on North Roosevelt Boulevard after receiving a report of a woman[…]

Man arrested for defrauding 90-year-old

A Florida City man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly cashed several blank checks from a 90-year-old man without his consent. Travarus Tremaine Aldridge, 31, was charged with uttering a forged check, fraudulent use of personal identification and cashing a check with intent to defraud. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies[…]

Warrant sweep nets multiple SI arrests

A drug warrant sweep on Stock Island by federal, county and local police on Tuesday resulted in the multiple people on drug-related charges and one person for petit theft. Detectives with the Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration[…]

Man arrested for taking spiny lobster from traps

A Sebring, Florida man was arrested recently after he allegedly took several spiny lobsters from commercial lobster traps near Long Key. James William Goughler, 43, was charged with eight counts of molesting a spiny lobster trap without permission. Around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation[…]

KW man arrested for having beer in park

A homeless Key West man was arrested Sunday after an officer saw him run a stop sign on his bike and discovered he had an open container of alcohol. John Bernelle Stephenson, 60, was charged with tampering with evidence and a municipal ordinance violation for having alcohol in a city[…]

Boater arrested for collision and threats

A Marathon man was arrested Friday after he was allegedly involved in a boat collision a month prior and then reportedly threatened an officer while being booked into jail. Destin Thomas Bayer, 33, was charged with failure to report a boat accident and corruption by threatening a public servant. The[…]

Man arrested for sexual assault

A 23-year-old Key Largo man was arrested late last week for sexual assault against another man, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Sa Aung Htet Ko was charged with sexual assault by a person 18 or older against another person 18 or older. The incident occurred on Aug. 8.[…]

Homestead man leads cops on chase

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested Thursday after he led police on a 4-mile chase on U.S. 1. Jacob Dieugrand, 34, was charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer. Around 5:18 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was parked on the side of the road near Mile Marker[…]