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Marathon man arrested for neglect of children

A Marathon man was arrested on Thursday after a concerned citizen noticed him asleep behind the wheel of a truck with children in the back seat. Jason Edward Solomon was charged with child neglect/endangerment. Around 6 p.m., a woman spotted Solomon in the parking lot of Community Cooperative Preschool. According to the report, Solomon was[…]

Man breaks into home to retrieve phone charger

A Key West man was arrested for burglary and theft on Thursday, after he reportedly broke into a home to recover his phone charger and stole a few beers in the process. Ronald Wayne Crosby, 37, was charged with unarmed burglary, petit theft and threats against law enforcement officers. Around 1:47 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s[…]

Two men arrested for illegal gun possession

Two Homestead men were arrested this week after two handguns were found during an Upper Keys traffic stop. Al Salazar, 27, and Gabriel Martinez, 22, both were charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license. Martinez was also charged with driving with a suspended license. Upper Keys Deputy Joel Torres and Sgt. Orlando Alvarez[…]

Stolen Miami car found in the Keys

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested on Monday after deputies spotted him driving a vehicle stolen out of Miami-Dade County. Carlos Manuel DeLeon, 29, was charged with grand theft auto and dealing in stolen property. Around 11:45 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies received an alert that a license plate reader received a hit on[…]

Shocked into submission

A Key Largo man was arrested on Sunday for drunk and disorderly conduct after he resisted arrest and attacked a deputy. Steve Page Kendrick, 37, was charged with resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct. Around 3:43 a.m., a concerned citizen anonymously reported a man sleeping in his car[…]

Wisteria man arrested for abusing his canine

A Wisteria Island resident was arrested on Saturday after an officer witnessed him abusing his dog during the Fantasy Fest parade. Troy Sheldon Coveny, 47, was charged with animal cruelty and resisting an officer without violence. Around 8:30 p.m., a Florida Highway Patrol trooper approached a Key West Police Department officer after she found a[…]

Fantasy Fest party favors land man jail

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Kissimmee/St. Cloud, Florida, man on Thursday after they discovered large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, as well as a gun in his vehicle. Dylan Paul Johnson, 34, was charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.[…]

Marathon man arrested for credit card fraud

A 51-year-old Marathon man was arrested Thursday for using someone else’s credit cards at area businesses. Oreste Medina was charged with larceny and illegal use of credit cards. The investigation began on Sept. 28 when the victim went to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Marathon substation to report losing his wallet along U.S. 1 sometime[…]

Key Largo man arrested for steroid possession

A Key Largo man was arrested on Friday after deputies discovered he had an active warrant and was in possession of steroids and more than $900 in cash. Victor Hugo Calderon, 54, was charged with possession of steroids without a prescription, providing a false ID to law enforcement and violation of probation. Around 1:48 a.m.,[…]

Marathon man arrested for credit card fraud

A Marathon man was arrested on Thursday after an investigation revealed he had been using stolen credit cards at several businesses. Oreste Medina, 51, was charged with petit theft and two counts of illegal use of a credit card. An investigation into the matter started on Sept. 25, when the victim met with Monroe County[…]