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Fight at ER leads to man’s arrest

A trip to the ER turned violent after an Edmond, Oklahoma man allegedly refused to be treated and later got into a fight with a security guard. David Ross Rester, 30, was charged with felony battery. Around 5:15 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to a report of a fight at the Lower Keys[…]

Couple arrested on child-neglect charges

A Florida couple was arrested on Saturday after they allegedly left their three young children unattended at the pool for multiple periods of 10 and 15 minutes. Odalys Mariel Hernandez, 24, and Juan Carlos Aviles-Vega, 27, were charged with one count each of child neglect without great bodily harm. Around 5:11 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s[…]

Man found attempting to rob unlocked vehicles

A Key West man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly broke into two trucks and attempted to steal numerous personal items. Carl Henry Nicholas, 21, was charged with two counts of burglary of a conveyance and possession of burglary tools. Around 2:53 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the Santa Clara Condominium[…]

Marathon man, 20, faces DUI charge

A Marathon man was arrested for underage drinking and DUI on Thursday after deputies watched him almost lose control of his vehicle on U.S. 1. Andrew David Griffiths, 20, was charged with DUI, refusal to accept a citation and underage possession of liquor. Around 12:03 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol[…]

Australian man, 22, arrested for speeding

A 22-year-old Australian man was arrested Wednesday night for speeding and recklessly passing vehicles on U.S. 1. Samy Karim Daim of Sydney was charged with reckless driving. He was also given a notice to appear in court for traveling 43 mph above the posted speed limit. Middle Keys Deputy Corbin Hradecky was on patrol in[…]

Man on scooter tries to flee from officer

A Staten Island, New York man was arrested on Monday after he fled officers who spotted him driving a scooter erratically. Ryan Michael Madigan, 42, was charged with failure to obey an officer’s order to stop and DUI with a blood alcohol content over .15. Around 8:22 p.m., a Key West Police Department officer was[…]

Broken tail light leads to DUI arrest

A Florence, Kentucky man was arrested on Sunday for DUI and marijuana possession after officers spotted him driving on Truman Avenue with broken tail lights. Joshua M. Kinney, 28, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and DUI with a blood alcohol content over .15. Around 12:17 a.m., an officer patrolling Truman Avenue[…]

Reckless driving leads to DUI arrest

A Parkland, Florida man was arrested for DUI on Saturday after officers pulled him over for reportedly driving in the wrong lane of traffic. Christian M. De Castro Mantilla, 30, was charged with DUI with a blood alcohol level over .15 and driving without a license. Around 1:39 a.m., an officer on patrol near the[…]

Pair found sleeping in a stolen vehicle

A Louisville, Kentucky man was arrested on Thursday after deputies found him and a woman sleeping in a stolen vehicle. James Eric Adams, 38, was charged with grand theft of a vehicle and dealing in stolen property. Around 4:40 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Higgs Beach as part of a watch[…]

Store employee arrested, faces refund fraud charge

A Marathon woman was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly stole more than $800 from her employer by reprinting customer receipts and then refunding them for cash. Heather Marie Mellott, 37, was charged with 22 counts of petit theft. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Bealls Outlet in response to an employee theft.[…]