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Liveaboard wields wrench in attack

A Key West Harbor liveaboard boater was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly hit another resident of the same boat in the head with a wrench. Joshua James Hallock, 35, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Around 10 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to U.S.[…]

Repeat DUI offender arrested yet again

A Marathon man with a history of multiple DUIs was arrested Monday for another DUI after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Marathon grocery store and then drove away. Stephen Albert Cruce IV, 49, was charged with DUI, refusal to submit breath sample, refusal to sign citation, violation of[…]

2 arrested for selling pot at Mallory Square

Two Key West men were arrested Monday evening for allegedly selling marijuana at Mallory Square. Terry Edward Backus Jr., 48, and Kenneth Paul Griffey, 63, were both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, possession of paraphernalia to transport[…]

NY man discovers: no shoes, no service

A West Hurley, New York man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Key West strip club. Peter Louis Nekos, 33, was charged with disorderly conduct. Around midnight, Key West Police Department officers responded to Teasers on Duval Street following reports of a man[…]

Police find drugs on wanted man

Key West Police on Thursday arrested a man who was wanted on a warrant for theft. But officers added drug possession to the charges when, during the arrest process, they reportedly found drugs and a glass pipe in the man’s possession. Derek M. Queen was charged with possession of a[…]

Man arrested for DUI at Trumbo Point

A Hialeah, Florida man was arrested Tuesday for DUI after he allegedly crashed into a wall in front of a parking space at Naval Air Station Key West’s Trumbo Point base. Rafael Jose Ramirez, 67, was charged with DUI — third violation in more than 10 years, DUI — property[…]

2 women arrested after traffic stop

Two Key West women were arrested Tuesday after a K-9 unit alerted to the presence of drugs during a traffic stop and officers determined the driver’s license was not valid. Elizabeth Jeanne Ebinger, 48, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Karla[…]

Too many Rum Runners to pass breathalyzer test

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested for DUI Sunday after a resort manager reported a possible drunk driver. Roberto Carlos Silva, 33, was charged with DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol level over .15 Around 2:45 p.m., a manager on duty at Gilbert’s Resort alerted a Monroe County Sheriff’s[…]

Man arrested for 13 out-of-season lobsters

A Miami man was arrested Friday for attempting to get ahead of spiny lobster season after he allegedly caught 13 out-of-season spiny lobsters near Islamorada. Angel Manuel Rodriguez, 62, was charged with seven counts of possession of spiny lobster over the bag limit and 13 counts of harvesting out-of-season spiny[…]

Man charged with aggravated assault

A Marathon man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a former roommate and stated he wanted to kill him. Kenyatta Eugene Scott, 44, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Around 4:15 p.m., the victim went to the Monroe County[…]