Man faces additional charges in connection with string of burglaries on Sugarloaf Key

2 others arrested


SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. – A 22-year-old man is facing additional charges a week after he was arrested for a burglary on Sugarloaf Key, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

Yurisandro Leon was originally arrested Dec. 15 in connection with an attempted burglary at a home on Banyan Lane.

Herrin said Leon now faces additional charges of burglary, criminal mischief and grand theft in connection with burglaries on Bonefish Lane West and Hawksbill Lane.

Herrin said detectives searched a car found on the property where Leon lives during his first arrest and found property that connected him to a burglary in Key West.

Detectives said Leon cooperated with them and with Key West police and helped authorities identify two additional suspects, a 16-year-old boy and Josue Forno, 18.

The 16-year-old, who is believed to have been involved in the Key West burglary and burglaries in Sugarloaf Key and Bay Point, is being held for 21 days at a juvenile facility in Miami.

Forno was arrested Dec. 13 on a drug possession charge. Herrin said Forno is also believed to have been involved in the two burglaries on Sugarloaf Key and Bay Point. 

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