Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies found more than 40 liquid marijuana cartridges and nearly $10,000 during a traffic stop in Islamorada. The driver, from Hollywood, took blame for everything found in the car.
The driver of a go-fast boat in the Caribbean sprayed gasoline all over it after a Dutch Navy crew shot out its engines. U.S. Coast Guard officers riding Dutch chopper suspected the speedboat was smuggling drugs.
The Monroe County state attorney’s office arrested a Key Largo contractor on charges he was operating without a license. He’s also accused of taking thousands of dollars from clients and never performing the work.
A clerk at the Circle K in Tavernier in the Florida Keys hid his cellphone in the ladies’ restroom to film them using the toilet, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives say. He was arrested on a warrant.
A Key West grand jury indicted a Key Largo man on three child pornography charges. The FBI arrested him in late September and said agents found hundreds of lewd images and videos depicting young children.
A Marathon trailer park manager was arrested on eight counts of fraud. State Attorney’s Office investigators say she overcharged residents for sales taxes and title transfer fees, and she and her boss pocketed the difference.
A former clerk for a Florida Keys doctor’s office is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from her ex-employer over the course of five years. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested her this week on a warrant.
A Key West grand jury indicted a Big Pine Key couple on federal charges. They are accused of stealing a catamaran sailboat and taking it to Cuba in March. The couple claimed they thought the boat was abandoned.
A man who was found dead in the mangroves off Marathon died of stab wounds from a woman he brutally attacked the night before with a machete, Florida Keys police say. It was likely self-defense, police said.
A man found dead in the mangroves of Boot Key Harbor last week is suspected of brutally attacking a woman with a machete the night before his body was discovered. The woman survived the attack and is in a Miami hospital.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies and federal agents raided a Key Largo man’s home and found drugs, cash and paraphernalia. He was under investigation for dealing cocaine since August, police say.
A man was found dead on Boot Key in the Florida Keys Friday, the day after a woman was brutally attacked by someone with a machete. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives have not said if the cases are related.
Two Homestead men were arrested on warrants Tuesday, accused of stealing more than 400 lobsters from commercial traps, said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Nearly 200 were undersized.
A Florida Keys couple was arrested in Cuba after authorities seized the boat they stole. They were returned to the U.S. to face federal charges. The vessel was taken from an anchorage near Little Torch Key.
The United States Coast Guard arrested four men in the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos who had 75 bales of cocaine on their “go-fast vessel.” They were brought to Key West to face drug smuggling charges.
The FBI arrested a Key Largo man Friday on federal child pornography charges. Agents searched his laptop computer and external hard drives and said they found hundreds of lewd images of young children.
A Florida Keys handyman declined an invitation from a couple to attend church with them one Sunday. Instead, he stole $6,000 from them while they were gone, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives say.