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Stolen phone nets man charge of grand theft

A Key Largo man was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly stole a phone from the customer service desk at a grocery store. Scott Thomas Gale, 36, was charged with grand theft. Around 2 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Publix in Key Largo after receiving a report of a stolen phone.[…]

Man learns bike lane is not for scooters

A Key West man was arrested on a variety of charges on Wednesday after a deputy spotted him driving his scooter in the bike lane. Benito R. Rocha, 58, was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and giving a false ID to an officer. Around 4:34 p.m., a[…]

Man arrested over battery, steak theft

A Marathon man who was arrested on Wednesday for domestic battery received additional charges for the theft of a full glass of alcohol and half of a prime rib from a restaurant he worked for in September of last year. Jake E. Burrey, 34, was charged with petit theft and domestic battery. On Sept. 5,[…]

Theft, indecent exposure at MCSO headquarters

A Wichita Falls, Texas man was arrested on Wednesday after deputies discovered he had stolen an American flag from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and later masturbated in broad daylight next to the building. Robert Jorge Janus, 67, was charged with indecent exposure and petit theft. According to the report, deputies learned about Janus’[…]

Toast, video implicate man on trespassing

A Marathon man was arrested on Sunday after both a piece of toast and surveillance footage gave away that he’d gotten into a fight in a trailer park he was previously trespassed from. Agustin Cordova Garcia, 66, was charged with battery, simple assault and trespassing. Around 11 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to[…]

Woman found passed out with 17 grams of meth

A Mountain Home, Arkansas woman who was found laying unconscious on the ground outside of a Key West hotel on Monday was later arrested after officers found a large amount of methamphetamine on her. Kerry Janel Sager, 37, was charged with possession of methamphetamine over 14 grams. Around 4 a.m., Key West Police Department officers[…]

Man found with crack, MDMA, cocaine, weed

The Key West Police Department arrested a Florida City man on Friday for a variety of drug charges and a traffic violation after an officer saw him come to a stop at a stop light past the white stop bar in the road. Eric Fitzgerald Wright, 35, was charged with driving with a suspended license,[…]

Motorcyclist leads officers on high speed chase

A Sunny Isles, Florida man was arrested for a variety of charges on Friday after he led law enforcement officers on a high speed chase on U.S. 1. Oscar Adrian Diaz-Villa, 29, was charged with fleeing and eluding, operating a motorcycle without a license, driving with a suspended license, giving false information to an officer,[…]

Marathon man dials up trouble at airport

A Marathon man was arrested on Wednesday after he reportedly attempted to use a phone behind the bar at the Key West International Airport and then resisted when deputies told him to leave. Michael Gene King, 45, was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and trespassing. Around 9:15 a.m., airport security informed two[…]

Women charged with possession of MDMA

After being pulled over for a broken tag light on Wednesday, a Miami woman was arrested for possession of MDMA pills. Liliana Perez Alvarez, 32, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Around 2 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was monitoring traffic on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 6[…]