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Monroe County (Florida)

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Top Monroe County (Florida) Articles

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  • Report: Man with shorts on head tries to rob bank

    Yo, dude. You're supposed to cover your face — wearing those shorts on your head was a disguise fashion faux paux. Deputies say Eli Baldemar Escalera walked into a bank on Stock Island near Key West wearing a pair of shorts on his head and...
  • Deputies: Man made false 911 calls, was busted for drugs

    Dispatchers received three calls in the wee hours of Sunday morning from a man complaining of chest pains and providing his location on Stock Island — before abruptly hanging up on each call, according to a news release from the Monroe County...
  • Collision with the law: A 3-part investigative series

    Sunday: Law enforcement officers are in 7,400 crashes a year in Florida that kill 20 people, injure 2,400 and cause $25 million in property damage. In one of every four, officers are at least partially to blame. Even so, they are seldom ticketed or...
  • About this series: Collision with the Law

    Sunday: Law-enforcement officers are in 7,400 crashes a year in Florida that kill 20 people, injure 2,400 and cause $25 million in property damage, on average. In one of every four, officers are at least partially to blame. Even so, they are seldom...
  • Man arrested after Key Largo firefighters report shots fired on Christmas Eve

    Where's there smoke, there's fire. In this case the fire was smoldering, but the homeowner was all fired up. Firefighters responded to reports of an illegal fire in Key Largo on Christmas Eve. When they arrived, they found a smoldering fire and the...
  • Burning love: Man tosses, lights girlfriend's clothes on fire, cops say

    Maybe he was just trying to keep the home fires burning. George Dietrich, of Key West, is accused of tossing his girlfriend's suitcases, filled with her clothes, into the roadway and then setting them on fire, according to an arrest affidavit from the...
  • Report: Man threatened judge; deputy's family on Facebook

    It's probably not a good idea to post threats to public officials on your Facebook page. But deputies say that's exactly what Michael Haggerty did. His Facebook post: "Judge Luis Garcia has denied my rights to a fair hearing can u people believe the...
  • Goldilocks burglar broke into trailer, made himself at home, deputies say

    The owner of the Marathon trailer had been staying at her other residence in Naples for a couple of months. But when she returned to her trailer, it became apparent to her that somebody had moved in while she was away, according to a news release from the...
  • Wife charged for 2007 murder of husband aboard their boat named 'SCREW U 2'

    Denise Bozarth's marriage was in choppy seas. She was 24-years-old at the time; her hubby was 61 — and he had just inherited a lot of money. Now she stands accused in the death of her spouse, whose body was found wrapped and bound aboard their...
  • Deputies: Men stole used grease from restaurants

    Grease is the word... Maybe these dudes thought they were being slick for trying to make a living off the fat of the land. They allegedly stole used oil from the Fish House, D Hookers and a McDonalds restaurant in the Keys that was set aside for...
  • Postal worker accused of making a special delivery -- of pot, deputies say

    Veronica Denise Johnson, a Marathon postal worker, was busted after she was caught with a package holding 10-lbs. of pot, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Details of the release: The Postal Service had a tip about...