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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Woman dupes 85-year-old widower, leaves him bankrupt, police say

A 49-year-old woman is accused of defrauding an 85-year-old Pembroke Pines man who was seeking a relationship after the death of his wife, police said.

Nancy Guy was arrested Thursday on a first-degree grand theft charge.

Pembroke Pines police said Guy took more than $300,000 from the man, leaving him bankrupt.

According to a Pembroke Pines police report, Guy contacted the man on an online dating website and became involved in a relationship with him. Police said she introduced herself as Anna Miller and told the man, during the course of their relationship, that she needed money to expand her business.

Police said Guy claimed that a flood in her warehouse destroyed $400,000 worth of dresses that she had made and promised to pay him back if he helped her, advancing funds from his credit card to her PayPal account.

The alleged scam went on from 2013 until November 2015, when the man told Guy that he didn’t have any more money. He turned to his son for help, but his son wasn’t buying it and alerted police.

Police said Guy called the man and asked him why he had filed a police report about her. During their conversation, Guy claimed that her phone was broken and promised to call him when she got a new one, but that was the last he heard from her, according to the report.

The man told police that he had his car repossessed and had to file for bankruptcy because of Guy’s scam.

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Miami Gardens man threatens to kill Florida Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, police say

A Miami Gardens man has been arrested after threatening to kill a Florida lawmaker, police said.

Miami-Dade police said Steve St. Felix tagged Florida Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, on a threatening Facebook post Sunday.

The Facebook post read, “I’ll kill your ass and you better not show up to the next rec meeting.”

Police said St. Felix removed the post from Facebook a short time later.

Diaz told police that, because of recent attacks on government officials, he was in fear for his life and the safety of his family.

“I rest easy knowing that the suspect’s been apprehended, and I think that the threat has been dealt with,” Diaz told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic.

According to an arrest affidavit, St. Felix told police when he was questioned about the post that he is “fed up with the Republican Party.”

“It was something that I reported immediately to the police, and they took it very seriously because of what happened in Washington, D.C. recently with (U.S. Rep. Steve) Scalise,” Diaz said.

Police said St. Felix apologized for making the threat and said he didn’t mean to harm Diaz. He also said that he wasn’t taking his medication when he posted the message.

“Because this gentleman was unknown to me, it really escalated the situation in my mind and made me very reluctant to be out in public without a police presence,” Diaz said.  

St. Felix’s mother, who did not want to give her name, said her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia several years ago by doctors. She said that he would never hurt anyone that he is just “ill.” 

His mother went on to say that her son was not feeling well over the weekend because he didn’t take his medications. That’s when he made the Facebook post. 

She said St. Felix graduated from Florida A&M University and had held good jobs before mental illness took a toll on his life. 

St. Felix was being held on a $500,000 bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

His attorney said St. Felix suffers from mental health issues.

“This is an opportunity to remind people that they have to take mental health very seriously,” Diaz said.

Diaz is resigning from his seat in the state House to run for the Florida Senate.

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