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Man charged with child abuse, battery

A Stock Island man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly hit his girlfriend and grabbed a child. Jose Danilo Lopez Mendez, 30, was charged with battery and child abuse without great bodily harm. Around 12 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Robyn Lane on Stock Island after receiving[…]

Sleeping in bushes leads to drug charge

A Key West man was arrested Saturday after an officer found him sleeping in the bushes and a subsequent search revealed nearly an ounce of marijuana. Kenneth Paul Griffy, 63, was charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession with intent to sell and possession of paraphernalia. He was[…]

Hollywood man cited for 4 undersized fish

A 62-year-old Hollywood, Florida man was cited Sunday for possessing undersized mangrove snapper. Roy Harmon Gissendanner was given to notice to appear in court for possessing four of the undersized fish. Upper Keys Deputy Jose Hernandez was on patrol at the Adam’s Cut Bridge in Key Largo about 11:20 a.m.[…]

Orlando man facing multiple charges

An Orlando, Florida man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stole a hotel-owned vehicle and then tried to bribe an officer with an offer of cocaine. Ronald William Kratz, 48, was charged with petit theft, grand theft auto and bribery of a public servant. Around 4:00 p.m., a Key West[…]

Inmate charged with spitting on another

A 30-year-old Key West jail inmate already charged with battery faces another similar charge after spitting on an inmate during a dispute over access to the phone. Michael Wesley Maynard was on the phone on Tuesday ahead of the other inmate, Joshua David Shilling, when Shilling, 38, asked Maynard when[…]

KW man arrested on warrant, resists

A Key West man wanted on a warrant for possession of cocaine was arrested on Monday after officers reportedly found him drunk and passed out on a sidewalk. Adam Christopher Banks, 27, was charged with battery on an officer, resisting an officer without violence and resisting an officer with violence.[…]

Cyclist clocked at 105 in 45-mph zone

A Little Torch Key man was arrested Monday for allegedly traveling 105 mph on a sport motorcycle on U.S. 1. Elijah Hope, 21, was charged with reckless driving. He was also cited for speeding. A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol in Marathon spotted a southbound motorcycle that appeared[…]

Woman arrested for fight in candy shop

A Key West woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly attacked a candy shop employee. Kamille Stephanie Pullara, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct. Around 11 p.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to River Street Sweets on Duval Street after reports came in of a physical disturbance. On arrival,[…]

Criminal charges for Big Pine Key woman

A 44-year-old Big Pine Key woman was arrested Monday morning on criminal charges stemming from squatting in a Big Pine Key man’s trailer while he was in jail and his pawning guitars and other items. Mary Fayetta Adams Kidwell was charged with three counts of fraud, burglary and grand theft,[…]

Deputies arrest 2 after finding guns and drugs

A 16-year-old and an 18-year-old were arrested last week after deputies found two handguns and marijuana in a car in Key Largo. Luke Eric Townsend, 18, of Tavernier, was charged with possession of a marijuana vape pen without a prescription and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The 16-year-old[…]