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Man with shoplifting history caught stealing

A Key West man was arrested on Saturday after K-Mart employees spotted him allegedly shoplifting clothes from the store. William Michael Henderson, 39, was charged with petit theft — second offense, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Around 5:30 p.m., Key West Police Department[…]

Biker in hospital after leading deputy on chase

Deputies told a Sunrise, Florida man that a warrant would be issued for his arrest after he ended up in the hospital following a bout of reckless driving that led police on a chase and resulted in him crashing into another vehicle. Mario Jose Villamar, 49, is due to be charged with fleeing and eluding,[…]

Man borrows friend’s truck, never returns it

A Little Torch Key man who allegedly borrowed his friend’s truck and never returned it was arrested on Wednesday after deputies secured a warrant. Michael John Demerjian, 30, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. On Jan. 12, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies met with the victim after he reported the theft. According[…]

Man sells laptop, then steals it back

A Grassy Key man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly selling a laptop to a family and then subsequently stealing the laptop and other electronics from their home. Manuel Antonio Artiles, 34, was charged with unarmed burglary and grand theft. On Dec. 29, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Marathon apartment after receiving[…]

Erratic driving and behavior leads to DUI

A Key West man was arrested on Tuesday for DUI after a concerned citizen alerted deputies to his erratic driving. Yasmany Gil Cruz, 29, was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana. Around 8:45 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was at Bernstein Park in Stock Island when a woman approached him. According to[…]

Pharm tech charged with grand theft

A Key West pharmacy technician was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly stole 18 Percocet pills while working at Walgreen’s on Big Pine Key. Jennifer Christine Forehand, 48, is charged with grand theft of a controlled substance. According to the report, a loss prevention manager noticed the pills were missing using Walgreen’s medication tracking system.[…]

Keys man, Miami woman both arrested in pill case

A Key West man and a Miami woman were arrested on Sunday after Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies found them to be in possession of pills without a prescription. Tia Alicia Parrado, 20, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, tampering with evidence, smuggling contraband into a detention facility, two counts[…]

S.C. man arrested on DUI, drug charges

A Summerville, South Carolina man was arrested for DUI and drug charges on Sunday after a restaurant manager unsuccessfully tried to stop him from driving home while intoxicated. Stephen John Hickey, 43, was charged with DUI, refusal to sign a citation, two counts possession of a synthetic narcotic, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and[…]

Traffic stop leads to 9 drug charges

A Key Largo woman was arrested on Thursday following a traffic stop where deputies found numerous marijuana oil cartridges and paraphernalia. Margarita Elizabeth Bravo, 20, was charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and three counts of possession of paraphernalia. Around 11:20 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy[…]

Man chews back seat during drug arrest

A Homestead, Florida man who was arrested on a cocaine trafficking charge Thursday is facing additional charges after he reportedly chewed up part of the interior of a patrol car. Melvin Stubbs, 37, is charged with resisting arrest without violence, cocaine trafficking and damaging property in excess of $1,000. Around 10 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s[…]