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Drunken fit leads to 3 damaged vehicles

A Key West man was arrested on Monday after he damaged his friend’s vehicle and two others with his bare hands in what seemed to be a drunken fit, according to a news release from the Key West Police Department. Mihail Gorodenco, 25, was charged with three counts of damaging property over $1,000. Around 3:30[…]

Speeding without a license

A Canton, Georgia man was arrested on Sunday after he fled officers and later give them a fake name because he didn’t have a driver’s license. Mairon Gomez, 36, was charged with fleeing an officer, giving a false ID to an officer and driving without a license. Around 9:35 a.m., a Key Colony Beach Police[…]

Man attacks friends for leaving him on Duval St.

A 56-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for aggravated battery after he allegedly attacked two men for leaving him on Duval Street. Karl Michael Lambert was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and damaging property. Around 3:19 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Calle Uno on Rockland Key in response to[…]

Family and firearms

A Summerland Key man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly showed a handgun to his brother-in-law in an attempt to threaten him. Joseph Earl Skiver, 36, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license and improper exhibition of a firearm. Around 12:18 p.m., deputies responded to the Summerland Shell gas station, where[…]

Drugs and high beams

A Stock Island woman was arrested on Thursday after a deputy discovered several drugs and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for having high beams on. Martha Lynn Knowles, 50, was charged with resisting an officer, two counts of possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana and five counts of possession of[…]

Suspect sold a pound of pot

A Key Largo man was arrested on Wednesday after he sold a pound of marijuana to an individual working with detectives. Blake William Halliday was charged with sale of marijuana and use of a two-way communications device to commit a felony. According to a Monroe County Sheriff’s office report, Halliday had been under investigation by[…]

Expired tag leads to drug arrest

After being stopped for expired tags, a Hialeah, Florida man was arrested for multiple drug-related charges on Wednesday. Jose Arley Diaz, 22, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. Around 3:30 p.m.,[…]

Old Town DUI stop

A Key West boat repairman was charged with DUI and marijuana possession after an officer spotted him driving erratically and dangerously on Saturday. Glenn Allen Mitchell, 54, was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Around 10:25 p.m., a Key West Police Department officer noticed a vehicle driving on Grinnell Street driving[…]

Man admits to breaking into car, stealing phone and purse

A Key West man was arrested on Saturday for stealing a phone and a purse after busting out a car’s window in a parking lot. Juan Saturnino Avila Lopez, 50, was charged with damaging property, burglary, possession of burglary tools and grand theft. Around 10:13 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported[…]

Marathon man arrested for neglect of children

A Marathon man was arrested on Thursday after a concerned citizen noticed him asleep behind the wheel of a truck with children in the back seat. Jason Edward Solomon was charged with child neglect/endangerment. Around 6 p.m., a woman spotted Solomon in the parking lot of Community Cooperative Preschool. According to the report, Solomon was[…]