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.
Have you seen the pink flamingos in the Florida Keys? Residents get rare sighting
For the last few weeks, people all over Florida have been treated to a rare sight: pink flamingos in the wild. The rose-colored birds have recently been spotted in the Everglades and hanging around in the Florida Keys.
Words With Fraud? Keys woman’s online game friendship ends in big swindle, deputies say
Words With Friends has been a popular mobile game since its debut in 2009, played by millions worldwide. According to deputies, however, a Florida Keys woman using the app would end up getting played herself.
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.
Terrifying Tinder meetup: Coast Guardsman takes 3 women airborne in Key West car chase, police say
A woman brought two friends to meet with a U.S. Coast Guardsman from Connecticut whom she had connected with on Tinder — but their night out would abruptly end after a wild ride through the streets of Key West, according to police.
Woman accused of biting cop on Key West’s Mallory Square, misusing 911
A Seattle woman is facing multiple felony charges in Key West after police accused her of misusing 911 and biting an officer, all following an obscenity-laced tirade at a city employee who asked her to leave a bathroom on Mallory Square Thursday.
Key West man accused of reaching for machete while being questioned by cops about emaciated dog
A 32-year-old man from Key West was arrested Thursday after he reached for a machete while being questioned by authorities about an emaciated dog in his possession, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lawyer for Key West businessman accused of murder seeks hair samples from victim, witnesses
The lawyer for Key West business owner Lloyd Preston Brewer III, accused of murdering former high school football player and mentor Garrett Hughes, sought hair samples from both Hughes and witnesses in the case, seeking to prove the existence of drugs in their systems and erode the witnesses’ credibility.
‘I just shot someone’: 911 calls, video released after Key West businessman accused of murder
Newly-obtained surveillance video from the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office showed the morning they say a well-known Key West businessman fatally shot an unarmed 21-year-old whom he confronted for urinating on the side of his building.
March-April 2023 Community Calendar
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Sheriff: Key West man faces felony after dumping 30+ mattresses, box springs on street
A Key West man is faced a felony charge Wednesday after authorities accused him of trashing a Stock Island street with more than two dozen illegally-dumped mattresses and box springs, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Hurricane Ian to cause tornado threat, tropical storm winds, flooding in Florida Keys
There was a possibility of tornadoes late Monday night and Tuesday across the Florida Keys. Hurricane Ian is forecast to emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico to affect Key West and Key Largo before causing turmoil on the western coast of Florida.
Monroe County officials declare local state of emergency, urge hurricane prep
Monroe County officials followed Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to declare a state of emergency on Friday as Tropical Depression Nine strengthened in the Caribbean and meteorologists warned it will likely hit Florida as a hurricane next week.