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Man arrested for sexual harassment

A 25-year-old Marathon man was arrested Tuesday for posting naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend on social media. Alfred Theodore Kluge was charged with sexual cyber-harassment. The victim told Deputy Amanda Coleman on April 16 that Kluge posted the pictures on Facebook and SnapChat. She did not give him permission to do so. The pictures were[…]

Man arrested in road rage incident

A 25-year-old Marathon man who reportedly threw a metal Master Lock at a vehicle during a road rage incident on March 29 was arrested Tuesday. Carlos Ariel Alvarez was charged with criminal mischief and throwing a deadly missile at a vehicle, building or aircraft. The incident occurred after Alvarez and the victim left the Home[…]

Man charged with eluding authorities

A 43-year-old Islamorada man was arrested Sunday afternoon after fleeing from deputies on foot. Thomas Henry McConnell was charged with flee/eluding police, resisting arrest without violence, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. McConnell was spotted near Mile Marker 87. He was driving a Toyota truck. Deputies knew McConnell[…]

Police: Man threatens with knife, flare gun

A 47-year-old Marathon man was arrested last week for threatening another man with a flare gun and a filet knife. Rodger Doyle Green was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and improper exhibition of a firearm. Green went to an agency that serves the homeless on[…]

BPK woman charged with abuse of animal

A 56-year-old Big Pine Key woman who runs a pet grooming business out of her trailer was arrested this week for failing to properly care for a customer’s dog that later had to be euthanized.  Cynthia Lynn Hodakowski, who operates the business out of her home on the 30900 block of Nathalie Road, was charged[…]

12-year-old faces charge of battery

A 12-year-old girl who hit another juvenile in the head with a large rock was arrested this week, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. on April 1 in Marathon. The victim required stitches to his head, and was[…]

Illegal Marathon contractor arrested

A 31-year-old Marathon man was arrested this week for larceny and fraud after taking money from a couple for repair work he never began. Tison Lee Kennedy was booked Tuesday into the Monroe County Detention Center for theft of about $5,423 from a Key Colony Beach couple. The victims told Deputy Leon Bourcier they wrote[…]

Man arrested for DUI with drink in hand

A 30-year-old man was arrested Monday for DUI after causing a disturbance at a Key Largo bar and then attempting to drive away.  Monroe County Sheriff’s Department reports that Joseph Dominic Figliuolo was charged with his third DUI in 10 years, refusal to submit to a breath test while his license was suspended for a[…]

Man arrested for beating girlfriend

A Massachusetts man, Roan W. Elgart, 42, was arrested Sunday in Marathon for aggravated battery, felony, with a deadly weapon.  Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to do a welfare check on a Massachusetts woman, in town with her live-in boyfriend. Deputies were told the boyfriend was being violent with the woman and were provided[…]

Man, 68, faces charges in stop-and-go pursuit

A 68-year-old Key West man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor hit and run, leaving the scene of the crash and driving under the influence around 11 p.m. Sunday night after leading police on a slow speed, stop and go pursuit. Witnesses called police after the man, driving a white Mercedes, was seen plowing onto[…]