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Balcony party leads to hotel drug bust

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Stuart, Florida man on Saturday after finding him and several friends smoking marijuana outside their hotel room. Brendan James Kimmins was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and destroying evidence. A deputy was eating lunch at the cafeteria outside of Ocean’s Edge Hotel when an anonymous[…]

Homeless harassment earns a trip to jail

The Key West Police Department arrested a homeless Key West man over the weekend for possession of drugs and disorderly conduct after he yelled obscenities and made sexual remarks to women passing by a Duval Street hotel. Officers initially responded Saturday to a report of an intoxicated person at Ocean Key Resort. Upon arrival, they met with[…]

Yacht is reported stolen in Tavernier

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of a 52-foot, cream-colored, 1987 Jefferson motor yacht. The yacht was taken sometime between noon, July 12 and 10 a.m. on July 13, from Tavernier, oceanside. The yacht had been anchored just off-shore. Anyone with any information about the theft can contact Lt. Nancy Alvarez with[…]

Marathon man arrested for burglary, theft of A/C unit

A Marathon man was arrested Saturday for stealing an air conditioning unit. Travis James Cooper, 27, was charged with burglary, larceny and dealing in stolen property. The theft was reported to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on June 21. The owner said he was missing an A/C unit from his home on 22nd Street. The[…]

Sting leads to arrest in Oxycodone sale

Following a small sting operation in Stock Island in February, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman Wednesday for selling Schedule II narcotics. On Feb. 8, the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted an undercover drug buy using a confidential informant, purchasing two Oxycodone pills from Brandy Jennifer Lett for $100. Via text messages,[…]

Drunken driver nearly hits MCSO patrol car

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Big Pine Key woman for DUI and drug possession after she pulled out into a road and almost hit an MCSO patrol car.  An MCSO deputy was patrolling Big Pine Key on Watson Boulevard when a vehicle pulled out and forced the deputy to swerve to avoid hitting[…]

Expired license plate leads to drug arrest

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Key Largo man for possession of cocaine, marijuana and heroin on Sunday after pulling him over for an expired license plate.  Around 1:50 a.m., deputies spotted a black Volkswagen straddling the lane line of U.S. 1 while traveling northbound. According to the report, the deputies moved closer in[…]

Homestead man arrested for impersonating police

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Homestead man on Saturday after he impersonated a police officer by trying to pull over a vehicle using blue lights.  Around 7 p.m., a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle illegally using blue lights. The deputy waited around Mile Marker 102 and pulled over the reported[…]

Man tries to restrain woman, fights witnesses

The Key West Police Department arrested a Cape Coral, Florida man on Friday after he attempted to fight several people, attacked a woman and ran from police. A KWPD officer responded to the intersection of Simonton and Eaton streets around 9 p.m. in reference to a physical disturbance. Upon arrival, several people flagged down the[…]

Speeding with drugs and alcohol don’t mix

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Homestead man on Thursday for DUI and drug possession after he was seen driving nearly 40 mph over the speed limit. Around 10 a.m., an MCSO deputy clocked a black truck driving 83 mph in a 45 mph zone near Mile Marker 108.5. The deputy conducted a traffic[…]