Former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez's ex-girlfriend arrested

Lt. Evelyn Fernandez accused of burglarizing former mayor's Coral Gables home

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami-Dade police Lt. Evelyn Fernandez was arrested Sunday morning after she broke into the Coral Gables home of her ex-boyfriend, former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, police said.

Coral Gables police confirmed Fernandez's arrest in a news release.

Alvarez was at Komodo, a restaurant in Brickell, when he learned of the break-in, which occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Merrick Way, a source told Local 10 News. 

Police said there was no forced entry into the home, but Fernandez does not have a key to the property. Police said Fernandez also damaged several items inside the apartment.

About $10,000 worth of property was damaged in the incident, a source said. The damaged items included glass sculptures, a wall unit and a metal piece of artwork, which fell on Fernandez's leg, causing a cut. 

Photos of the incident show a broken window and blood across the floors of the apartment. 

A source told Local 10 News that Fernandez attempted to clean the blood with a floor cleaner and towels. 

The former mayor and his ex-girlfriend made headlines in April when he was arrested on a battery charge after a fight about a cat escalated. Police said Alvarez grabbed Fernandez, pinned her against a wall and spit on her. 

Alvarez has pleaded not guilty. 

Fernandez was arrested on charges of burglary to an unoccupied structure and criminal mischief.