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Man runs twice, is shocked four times

A Haines City, Florida man who ran from the police twice on Thursday wound up in jail on drug charges, but not before he was shocked by a stun gun three or four times. Dariel Luis Gonzalez, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana under 20 grams,[…]

Felon sends text, reveals he owns gun

A Key West man and former felon ended up in jail on Tuesday after he sent a threatening text message to two of his ex-girlfriends depicting him holding a gun. William James Smith, 32, was charged with written threat to injure or kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Around 8:50 a.m.,[…]

Gas station clerk arrested on video voyeurism charge

A Tavernier gas station clerk found himself in jail on Tuesday, following an investigation into his work activities after a woman found his cellphone recording in the women’s bathroom. Alex Joel Rodriguez was charged with video voyeurism, a third-degree felony. Around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report[…]

Miami man charged with DUI and drug possession

A report of a vehicle swerving in its lane led to the arrest of a Miami man for DUI and drug possession on Sunday. Lazaro Jose Hoyos, 46, was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of paraphernalia. Around 12:35 a.m., a caller reported a reckless driver going southbound on U.S.[…]

Man on probation arrested with guns

A Big Pine Key man was arrested Friday night for DUI and multiple firearms violations after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received reports that gunshots were fired from a van in Marathon while it was stopped at a stoplight. There were no injuries reported. Dusty Ray Clark, 37, was charged with DUI, carrying a concealed[…]

Erratic driving leads to DUI and drug possession charges

After being pulled over for driving erratically on Wednesday, a Jupiter, Florida, man found himself being charged with DUI and drug possession. Curtis James Shotwell, 23, was charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Around 1:49 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a truck driving 33 mph over the[…]

Home Depot employee arrested for theft

A Key West woman working at Home Depot is facing a felony charge after it was discovered she was purposely omitting items during checkout, as well as giving out unapproved discounts. Jennifer Marie Estevez, 36, is charged with grand theft over $300. On Saturday, Key West Police Department officers responded to the Home Depot on[…]

Two people arrested for credit card fraud

A Key Colony Beach woman and a Marathon man are facing multiple charges after they were recorded on camera using a stolen credit card. Tanya Jean Rego, 31, is charged with grand theft and three counts of illegal use of a credit card. Austin Robert Nichols, 31, is charged with grand theft and four counts[…]

Man ignores deputy’s warning, drives drunk

A Key Largo man refused to heed a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy who saw him stumbling toward his car with a beer in his hand and landed himself with DUI charges on Monday. Melvin Terral Dean, 38, was charged with DUI and fleeing an officer. Around 2 a.m., a deputy patrolling Key Largo noticed[…]

Woman facing DUI, child-abuse charges

A Key West woman is facing DUI and child-abuse charges after she almost struck a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. Chantel Merlene Hallenbeck, 43, was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and two counts child abuse without bodily harm. Around 6:30 p.m., an MCSO deputy was driving on U.S. 1 when a[…]