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3 men break into house, use shower

Three homeless Marathon men were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly broke into a Marathon home, where they drank beer and took showers. Ramon Elio Diaz, 60, Reinel Garcia Castellanos, 37, and Benigno Cruz Torres, 57, were all charged with burglary and grand theft. Around 8:12 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary[…]

Between a ‘rock car’ and a hard place

An Orlando, Florida man was arrested on Monday after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle on U.S. 1. Irvin James Lefere, 33, was charged with operating a vehicle without a license, grand theft of a motor vehicle and petit theft. Around 12:03 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office dispatch notified deputies that a truck traveling[…]

Four Loco, 5 charges

A homeless Marathon man was arrested on Friday after running from deputies and later spitting on them and threatening them. James Elisme, 34, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, threats against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and resisting arrest without violence. Additionally, Elisme[…]

Broken tag light leads to drug trafficking arrests

A Marathon man and woman were arrested Friday for various drug-related charges after deputies pulled them over for having a tag light out. Vantrail Lee Moore, 29, and Kaitlyn Dinese Lanford, were both charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. Moore was also[…]

Multiple crashes prompt multiple charges of DUI

A Key West woman who allegedly damaged four vehicles was arrested Friday on several DUI-related charges. Deanna Lynn Lee, 47, was charged with four counts of DUI with property damage and one count of DUI with a blood alcohol level over .15. Around 12:04 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the SP+ parking[…]

KW man charged in multiple burglaries

A Key West man was arrested Wednesday after police found him with numerous stolen items that he allegedly stole from several vehicles, including more than $300 and 13 credit cards. Elijah Paul Rivera, 18, was charged with 13 counts of credit-card theft, three counts burglary of a conveyance, four counts petit theft from a motor[…]

Mother accused of leaving child at scene of crash

A Key West woman was arrested on Monday after she allegedly crashed her car and left her 8-year-old daughter at the scene of the crash. Frances Gonzalez, 46, was charged with child neglect, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash with greater than $50 damage. Around 7:23 p.m., a Key West Police Department[…]

Man faces charge of indecent exposure

A Key West man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly defecated on the sidewalk in front of a restaurant on Southard Street. Edward R. Borowski, 51, was charged with indecent exposure. Around 7:30 p.m., a Key West Police Department officer responded to Southard Street near Mr. Z’s and The Café on Southard Street after[…]

Woman arrested for aggravated battery

A North Miami Beach woman was arrested on Saturday after she allegedly threw a coconut at a man for filming her on Duval Street. Shonta Latasha Bolds, 36, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Around 1:12 a.m., Key West Police Department officers responded to the VIP Gentleman’s Club on Duval Street after[…]

Man arrested for allegedly selling plastic as crack

A Grassy Key man was arrested Friday on a warrant following a January undercover operation in which he allegedly sold plastic to man under the guise that it was crack cocaine. Manuel Antonio Artiles, 35, was charged with selling of a substance in lieu of a controlled substance. On Jan. 2, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office[…]