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Financial scams on the rise throughout Florida Keys

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is an seeing an increase of a variety of financial scams, from Craigslist rental posts to a telephone IRS/Social Security scam. There have been eight scams reported to the Sheriff’s Office since Jan. 1 dealing with financial fraud totaling tens of thousands of dollars. On[…]

Man caught with 70 undersized lobster

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers arrested a Stock Island-based commercial fishermen after they caught him with 70 undersized spiny lobster. FWC officer Scott Smith and Alex Piekenbrock were on land patrol at Fishbusters fish house on Stock Island on Dec. 27 when they stopped a commercial lobster boat[…]

Man gets 2 years in prison for threatening with gun

A judge sentenced a Summerland Key man to two years in prison for threatening two others with a gun. The sentencing came after Joseph Skiver, 37, pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault with a firearm, according to State Attorney’s Office spokesman[…]

Man arrested in hit-and-run

A Key Largo motorist was arrested this week after hitting another moving vehicle and fleeing from a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Terry Norman Tromanhauser, 66, was charged with hit and run, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, DUI and reckless driving causing property damage. Tuesday night, Deputy Jason Farr saw[…]