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St. Augustine man found in stolen car

A St. Augustine, Florida man was arrested on Thursday after Key West Police Department officers found him sleeping in the back of a stolen car. Fernando Michael Esposito, 39, was charged with grand theft of an automobile. Around 2:25 a.m., officers were patrolling White Street when they spotted a suspicious vehicle with a man sleeping[…]

Man arrested for attacking family

A Key Largo man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly attacked a family by the beach near Sunset Cove. Jonathan Ramirez-Najera, 22, was charged with battery and providing a false ID to law enforcement. Around 1 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Sunset Cove Beach Resort in Key Largo after receiving[…]

2 Keys men arrested, charged with possession

Two Keys residents were arrested on Saturday after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers found them unresponsive in a vehicle, despite the vehicle being turned on and in drive. Nicholas Harold Burttram, 24, of Ramrod Key, was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Brian Thomas[…]

Pickup truck damages Marathon golf course

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for apparently driving a large pickup truck over some of the fairways and greens at the Florida Keys Country Club, 4000 Sombrero Beach Blvd. in Marathon. Deputy Frank Westerband was called to the golf course at 10:30 a.m. Saturday[…]

Deputies report drugs, not presents, in vehicle

KEY LARGO — A Big Pine Key man was arrested Christmas Eve after being pulled over for speeding, but deputies allegedly found a variety of drugs in his vehicle as well. Charles Albert Garcia, 40, was charged with driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest without violence, nine counts of possession of a controlled substance,[…]

KW woman robs taxi driver of $150 in cash

A 25-year-old Key West woman who grabbed a taxi driver and forcefully took a $150 cash fare from his possession was arrested Saturday night. Sherelle Lanay Robinson was charged with robbery, larceny, battery and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Middle Keys Sgt. Joel Slough and Deputy Andrew Leird were called to Publix[…]

Deputies find drugs, not presents, in vehicle

A Big Pine Key man was arrested Christmas Eve on a warrant after being pulled over for speeding, but deputies later found a variety of drugs in his vehicle as well. Charles Albert Garcia, 40, was charged with driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest without violence, nine counts of possession of a controlled substance,[…]

Man arrested for driving erratically

A Fort Myers, Florida man was arrested for DUI on Wednesday after a deputy spotted him driving erratically on U.S. 1. Lance Patrick Rain, 30, was charged with DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol content over .15. Around 11:09 p.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was traveling southbound on U.S. 1 near Mile[…]

Man arrested after causing disturbance

A 59-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning after he yelled at a Marathon gas station clerk and was found to be in possession of a $500 bicycle reported stolen out of Key West. Donald Louis Ahee, homeless of Key West, was charged with grand theft, trespassing, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.[…]

Cellphone toss lands Marathon man in jail

A Marathon man was arrested on Monday after he stole a cellphone and threw it over a balcony in front of deputies. Nicholas Kevin Chew, 41, was charged with grand theft, damaging property, resisting an officer without violence and tampering with evidence. Around 3:30 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were flagged down near the[…]