South Florida pair facing 14 felonies in forged building permit scheme, deputies say
Deputies in the Florida Keys are accusing a pair of forging signatures on, then notarizing, several Monroe County building permits while working for a luxury homebuilder doing business at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club on Key Largo.
Orlando firefighter accused of damaging Key West hotel room, threatening to kill officer
An Orlando firefighter is facing multiple felony charges in the Florida Keys after police arrested him Thursday morning, having accused him of causing significant damage to a Key West hotel room and threatening officers following a domestic dispute.
Miami man accused of threatening to kill Florida Keys court members
A Miami man who is an inmate at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island is now facing more charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a Florida Keys judge, his defense attorney and a state prosecutor, authorities announced on Thursday.
Sheriff: Foul-mouthed, howling man threatens death, rape, bestiality during Keys traffic stop
A 67-year-old man was booked into jail in the Florida Keys Thursday after authorities said he threatened to rape and kill sheriff’s deputies and their family members hundreds of times as he was being arrested for driving under the influence.
Keys tourism agency spending raises ‘serious ethical concerns,’ possible law-breaking, audit finds
A Monroe County audit has revealed “serious ethical concerns” over spending at the tax-funded tourism agency that promotes the Florida Keys to visitors around the world, including payment requests that may have broken the law.
Homestead contractor ghosted couple after taking $112K for Keys home, deputies say
Monroe County deputies arrested a contractor from Homestead on a felony charge Monday after they accused him of taking more than $100,000 from a couple to build a house, but failed to complete the job or give them their money back.
Man reminds pair they’re ‘in Florida’ after pulling gun at Key West Taco Bell, cops say
Key West police arrested a man on two felony charges over the weekend after they accused him of pulling a gun on two people in a Taco Bell parking lot and threatening to kill them after apparently expressing his distaste over the brightness of their truck’s headlights.
150-year-old Florida Keys lighthouse illuminated for first time in a decade
A 150-year-old beacon that helped guide ships through the treacherous Florida Keys coral reefs before GPS, sonar and other technology made it obsolete is shining again as part of a national effort to save historic lighthouses that have dotted the U.S. coast for more than a century.
‘Strikes me right here and books it’: Video shows arrest of biker accused of hitting Keys deputy
New dashboard and body camera video shows the arrest of a Cutler Bay man accused of riding his motorcycle at 160 mph in the Florida Keys and, at one point, clipping a Monroe County deputy’s gun belt as he fled law enforcement.
Numerous law enforcement phone scams reported in Florida Keys, sheriff says
Numerous residents in the Florida Keys have reported scammers/thieves posing as real Monroe County Sheriff’s Office members this week asking for money or making threats about fake arrest warrants and false accusations about missing fake jury duty.
Key Largo woman arrested for DUI blames dog for poor driving, kicks deputies, sheriff says
A 54-year-old Key Largo woman blamed her Yorkshire terrier when deputies pulled her over for a traffic violation Wednesday night, but she was actually drunk, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Cops seek masked crooks who swiped boat electronics from Broward marina
Just about two weeks after authorities in the Florida Keys announced the bust of a multi-million dollar theft ring targeting boaters across the state, a theft caught on camera at a Deerfield Beach marina has detectives investigating whether it, too, is part of an organized effort.
Police: US Marine officer threatened cyclists with weapon in Key West road rage incident
Key West police arrested an officer with the U.S. Marine Corps Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after they accused him of threatening a group of vacationing cyclists in an apparent road rage incident on the island’s famed Duval Street.
Police: Man strips naked, tries to get ‘frightened’ girls to swim with him at Key West beach
Police arrested a 45-year-old Key West man Wednesday evening after they said he stripped nude in the water at a beach and tried to get two young girls to swim with him — and later tried to use a medical condition as an excuse for bathing in the buff.
Federal officer accused of battering ex-girlfriend in Key West pleads no contest, attorney says
A federal law enforcement officer accused of stalking and battering his ex-girlfriend in Key West pleaded no contest Wednesday to two misdemeanor charges and was released from jail, his attorney tells Local 10 News.