Mother, son arrested after cocaine, marijuana found in car with children

A 34-year-old woman and her 18-year-old son were arrested Sunday after they were found with marijuana and cocaine in a car with her two younger children in the back seat, police said.

Ilis Quesada-Valdivia faces charges of child neglect, cocaine possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a police report, Quesada-Valdivia was arrested after a traffic stop near Southwest Eighth Street and Southwest 110th Avenue. Police said she let her boyfriend drive her Volkswagen Jetta “in a reckless manner, endangering and neglecting the lives” of her three children, ages 2, 4 and 18.

Police said the two younger children were unrestrained in the back seat, and the oldest son, Toni Sifuentes, was sitting next to them with an open container of alcohol and a half-smoked “marijuana blunt cigarette.”

Quesada-Valdivia told police that she knew the cocaine and marijuana were in the car “because I went with my boyfriend to buy it,” the report said.

Sifuentes was also arrested on drug possession charges and having an open container of alcohol.

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Boca Raton man pleads guilty to 2013 high-speed crash that killed Hialeah woman

A Boca Raton man has pleaded guilty to killing a Hialeah woman in a drunken high-speed crash in Palm Beach County in 2013.

Mark Schneider, 26, agreed to a plea deal Thursday to avoid trial.

Palm Beach County court records show that Schneider pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the Sept. 29, 2013 crash that killed Carol Velasco, 52. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped a DUI manslaughter count.

Palm Beach County Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo sentenced Schneider to 15 years in prison, but if he surrenders in court on Jan. 8 as agreed upon without any new arrests or violations, his sentence will be trimmed to just four years in prison.

Schneider’s license will also be suspended for five years.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Schneider was driving west on Palmetto Park Road near Toledo Road in his 2010 Hyundai Genesis when it crashed into the 2010 Hyundai Accent that Velasco was driving.

Deputies said Schneider was driving between 95 mph and 103 mph when his car slammed into Velasco’s car, killing her.

“It was obvious to me that he had been drinking and may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” the arresting deputy wrote in his report. “He had red watery eyes, an odor of an alcohol-type beverage emanating from him, and his emotions were aggressive one minute and laughing the next.”

A blood test revealed that Schneider had .179 and .178 grams of ethanol in his bloodstream, above the state legal limit of .08 percent. He also had marijuana in his system.

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Florida Keys man accused of burglarizing bulldozer leaves wallet behind

A Florida Keys man accused of burglarizing a bulldozer was arrested Thursday morning after he left his wallet behind, deputies said.

The owner of a bulldozer company in Big Pine Key called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to report that someone had damaged a piece of equipment. He said the windshield and both mirrors had been broken, but he found a brown wallet, a pair of shoes, spilled beers and cigarette butts inside the bulldozer.

When deputies opened the wallet, they found the identification of Mark Moses. 

Deputies met with the 65-year-old man, who admitted to entering the bulldozer overnight. Deputies said Moses identified the shoes and wallet as his, but he said he had “no memory” of what he did.

Moses was arrested on felony counts of burglary and property damage.
 

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Woman found hiding in bed of pickup truck says she ‘was just looking at the stars’

A 25-year-old Key Largo woman found hiding in the bed of a pickup truck after a traffic stop in Plantation Key told a deputy that she “was just looking at the stars because it was a nice night out,” according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Bobbi Mahlan was arrested early Monday on a charge of resisting an officer without violence.

According to the report, a deputy driving south on U.S. Highway 1 near mile marker 86 noticed a Chevrolet pickup truck coming from under the Snake Creek Bridge.

When the deputy initiated a traffic stop, he noticed a woman lying down in the bed of the truck. He asked the woman for her name and why she was hiding, to which she identified herself as Kristina Lynn Haurun from Missouri and claimed to be looking at the stars.

The deputy was unable to find anyone by that name during a records check, but a dispatcher advised him to check the database for Mahlan, who is a known associate of the driver.

Mahlan’s driver’s license photograph matched the woman in the bed of the truck. The deputy also learned that Mahlan had an active arrest warrant for a battery charge.

After Mahlan was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, she told the deputy that she gave him a fake name because she had a warrant.

Mahlan was booked into jail, where she was being held in lieu of a $4,000 bond.

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Woman found hiding in bed of pickup truck says she ‘was just looking at the stars’

A 25-year-old Key Largo woman found hiding in the bed of a pickup truck after a traffic stop in Plantation Key told a deputy that she “was just looking at the stars because it was a nice night out,” according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Bobbi Mahlan was arrested early Monday on a charge of resisting an officer without violence.

According to the report, a deputy driving south on U.S. Highway 1 near mile marker 86 noticed a Chevrolet pickup truck coming from under the Snake Creek Bridge.

When the deputy initiated a traffic stop, he noticed a woman lying down in the bed of the truck. He asked the woman for her name and why she was hiding, to which she identified herself as Kristina Lynn Haurun from Missouri and claimed to be looking at the stars.

The deputy was unable to find anyone by that name during a records check, but a dispatcher advised him to check the database for Mahlan, who is a known associate of the driver.

Mahlan’s driver’s license photograph matched the woman in the bed of the truck. The deputy also learned that Mahlan had an active arrest warrant for a battery charge.

After Mahlan was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, she told the deputy that she gave him a fake name because she had a warrant.

Mahlan was booked into jail, where she was being held in lieu of a $4,000 bond.

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2 accused of robbing men they met at Miami Beach clubs

Two people were arrested Tuesday on warrants for robbing men they met at nightclubs throughout Miami Beach, authorities said.According to an arrest report, Alicia Stucky, 31, of Orlando, and Dacorian Greer, 33, of Miami, targeted men for their mon…

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