Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Daily Crime and Information Report

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Public Information Officer Deputy Becky Herrin

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December 31, 2008

Fire update - Islamorada - 11:27 p.m.

Fire out at Islamorada Resort

The fire at the Cheeca Lodge Resort in Islamorada has been extinguished.

Firefighters and deputies remain on the scene keeping an eye on potential hot spots and trying to pin point where everyone is who was staying or working in the building that burned. There are no reports of injuries at this time. Contact the Islamorada Fire Department or the State and County Fire Marshall's Office for details about this fire scene.

Fire at Islamorada Resort

Firefighters, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene of a fire at the Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada.

Sheriff's dispatchers received a call at 9:49 p.m. from someone at the resort reporting a fire. The caller said flames were visible on the roof and people were on the scene attempting to get everyone out of the burning building. Deputies arrived and continued the evacuation. Firefighters began fighting the fire, calling for more fire units and more firefighters to respond.

The fire is still burning, as of 11 p.m. and fire units from Islamorada, Tavernier, Key Largo, Conch Key and Marathon are on the scene. The State and County Fire Marshall's Office are either on scene or en route and will most likely be the investigating agencies.

So far, there are no reports of injuries from the fire scene.

December 30, 2008

Two teens charged with burglary of a business

Key Largo - Two teens have been charged with burglarizing the Marlin Restaurant at the 102.7 mile marker of the highway early today.

Deputies Ian Barnett and Richard Bellon responded to an alarm call at 3:50 a.m. As they were checking the property, they saw two white males run from the restaurant. They chased them, but were unable to catch them.

Investigations revealed the business had been entered through a window. Suspects took the change drawer from the cash register and fled out the back door. A video surveillance system tape confirmed this and gave the deputies a description of two juveniles wearing bandanas over their faces and hoods on their heads.

During a canvas of the area, Deputy Derek Paul found a clerk at the nearby Tom Thumb convenience store who said a couple of juveniles had been in the store earlier. He said he believes they shoplifted beer from the store. A check of the store's camera system showed Hunter Hickey and Kyle Lane, both 15 years old, in the store wearing the same clothing observed on the suspects who committed the business burglary at the Marlin Restaurant.

Deputies went to Hickey's house on Canal Street in Key Largo. Hickey was there, along with several friends and his father. The boys admitted to stealing beer from the Tom Thumb and to entering the Marlin Restaurant and stealing money. Several of Hickey's friends also told deputies Hickey gave them Xanax when they got home to help them sleep. A search of Hickey's room turned up 9.5 bars of Xanax.

Hickey was charged with burglary while wearing a disguise, theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Lane was charged with burglary while wearing a disguise and theft. Both boys were booked at the Monroe County Detention Center.

December 29, 2008

Man appears to have committed suicide

Preliminary autopsy results on the man found dead outside his burned home Friday show a gunshot wound in his head detectives say is consistent with suicide.

Investigations so far show that 36 year old Henry Atkinson II appears to have committed suicide Friday outside his home. The origin and cause of the fire itself is still under investigation by the Fire Marshall's Office.

Investigators from the Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit continue to talk with people who may have spoken with Atkinson before his death but they say there is no evidence so far in their investigations which would indicate foul play was involved. Toxicology results from the autopsy are also still pending.

Atkinson was found dead outside his burned trailer on Plantation Key early Friday after deputies and firefighters responded to a fire call at Sea Breeze Trailer Park at the 87.3 mile marker of Highway U.S. One on Plantation Key. The fire was initially discovered by an off duty Key West Police Officer who noticed heavy smoke in the area and called 911 at 3:15 a.m. When first responders arrived, they found the trailer fully engulfed in flame. It wasn't until the fire was extinguished and firefighters were walking around the perimeter checking the property that the body was found.

Woman's death believed to be accidental

A woman found dead in a canal behind her home December 15th is believed to have died of accidental drowning.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Homicide Division say they are still talking with people about the time just before 49 year old Rosemary Miller's death, but they say they've found no evidence of foul play so far in connection with her death.

Miller was found in a canal behind her Venetian Boulevard home. Deputies were called to the home at 3:30 p.m. by the daughter of the victim. 24 year old Christina Miller said she hadn't heard from her mother in a couple of days so she drove down from her home in Fort Lauderdale to see her. She said she went inside her house to look for her, but couldn't find her. She said that's when she decided to call 911 for help.

A search of the house and the surrounding area turned up Miller's body, in the canal behind her home, underneath a floating dock. There were some minor injuries visible on her body, and preliminary autopsy results showed she died of drowning. Toxicology results from the autopsy are still pending.

December 26, 2008

Fire burns trailer; resident found dead outside

Fire destroyed a trailer on Plantation Key in the early morning hours today. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the resident dead outside with an apparent gun shot wound, although the cause of his death is pending autopsy results.

Detectives declined to be more specific about where on his body the gun shot wound is. They may be more forthcoming after the autopsy of the body is complete later today.

The body of 36 year old Henry Atkinson II of Plantation Key was found outside his burned trailer early today after deputies and firefighters responded to a fire call at Sea Breeze Trailer Park at the 87.3 mile marker of Highway U.S. One on Plantation Key. The fire was initially discovered by an off duty Key West Police Officer who noticed heavy smoke in the area and called 911 at 3:15 a.m. When first responders arrived, they found the trailer fully engulfed in flame. It wasn't until the fire was extinguished and firefighters were walking around the perimeter checking the property that the body was found.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit responded and will be investigating the death. They are also working with the State and County Fire Marshall's Offices. Together all the investigators are attempting to determine the cause of the fire, the cause and manner of Atkinson's death, and whether or not the fire and the death are related.

Firefighters from Islamorada, Tavernier and Key Largo responded to fight the fire.

December 25, 2008

Fort Lauderdale man charged with reckless driving, carrying weapon

Marathon - A Fort Lauderdale man was arrested on Christmas morning, charged with driving recklessly through Marathon, then threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Deputy Jacques Rozek was stationary at the south end of Marathon at 8:30 a.m. when he spotted a white truck northbound through Marathon at a high rate of speed. Using radar he clocked it at 101 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

Sgt. Sam Cassel responded to Coco Plum Road with a spike strip to puncture the truck's tires.

When the truck approached the intersection of Highway U.S. One and Coco Plum Road, the spikes were deployed, but the truck's driver, 19 year old Jonathan Dykstra, swerved and managed to avoid running over them. He continued to speed northbound. At that point, Sgt. Cassel said he estimated the truck was traveling at 120 miles per hour.

When the truck failed to pass Deputy Sydney Whitehouse on Duck Key, deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers began searching for it. They found the truck backed up next to a building at the 59 mile marker of the highway near the Grassy Key Marina. A further search revealed the driver, Dykstra, sitting at a tiki hut nearby.

When Sgt. Cassel approached Dykstra, Dykstra told the officer he wanted to kill himself. Instead of putting his hands up as instructed, Dykstra pulled out a loaded revolver and held it to his own head, repeating that he wanted to kill himself.

Sgt. Cassel talked with Dykstra for a time and finally convinced him to put the gun down and give himself up peacefully. He was taken into custody, but began to struggle as officers attempted to handcuff him. He had to be stunned with a stun gun before he could be restrained and taken to jail.

A search of his pockets turned up a switchblade knife tucked in the front of his pants. He also had a fraudulent driver's license in his wallet.

Dykstra told officers he fled from the Florida Highway Patrol because he was afraid of getting more tickets. He said all he wanted to do was get home for Christmas.

December 24, 2008

Two Miami residents charged with stealing boat and trailer

Duck Key - Thanks to two observant neighbors, a man and woman from Miami are under arrest for stealing a boat and a trailer.

The two witnesses live on Indies Drive on Duck Key. They were working in their yard at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when they saw an older model sport utility vehicle, dark blue or purple, back into their neighbor's driveway, hook up to a boat and trailer and drive away with it.

They immediately told their mother who called the Sheriff's Office to report the theft, giving a detailed description of the vehicle and the boat and trailer. In the meantime, their father called the boat's owner, who lives in New Jersey. He said no one had permission to use or take the boat.

Sgt. Susan Greenwood responded and a notice to be on the lookout was issued over police radios county wide. Deputy Winifred Higgins was on patrol in Islamorada when he spotted the suspect vehicle at the 74 mile marker of the highway, northbound. He and Deputy Ray Jodlowski pulled the vehicle over.

20 year old Alex Luis and 25 year old Cecelia Chinn, both of Miami, were arrested and charged with Grand Theft. They were booked into the Monroe County Detention Center.

Search warrant leads to arrests

Stock Island - A search warrant, served at a residence on Maloney Avenue on Stock Island Tuesday afternoon netted two arrests and a large amount of cocaine and marijuana.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division served the warrant at 3 p.m. at 6529 Maloney Avenue, lot #5. Once inside, they found 20 year old Tikieria Ashley in the bedroom. Also in the bedroom was 59 grams of marijuana on the bed, 43 small plastic bags with a total of 43 grams of marijuana inside on a towel, one gram of cocaine on the floor by the bed and miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia.

In the kitchen, they found 31 year old Dwayne Davis trying to hide almost $700 in cash behind a red pillow. Next to him was a microwave that was turned on. Inside was a glass bowl with 96 grams of liquid cocaine inside; Davis was in the process of making crack cocaine.

Both Ashley and Davis were arrested; Ashley was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Davis was charged with trafficking in cocaine. Both were booked into jail.

December 18, 2008

Miami Man wanted for murdering woman

A warrant has been issued in Monroe County for the arrest of a Miami man for murdering his girlfriend in early September.

Investigations by Monroe County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detective's revealed that 34 year old Cesar Tinoco Lopez stabbed to death 41 year old Jessica Flores of Miami on September 2nd. The murder took place at the south end of the Channel Two Bridge, at mile marker 73 of Highway U.S. One in the Florida Keys. Flores body was found the following day at the bottom of the bridge embankment. The Medical Examiner determined that she had been stabbed 25 times in various areas of her body; she'd also suffered blunt force trauma to her head and had two wounds from a taser or stun gun of some sort.

Flores was reported missing to the North Miami Police Department on September 2nd by her 18 year old daughter. She was reportedly last seen at 2:30 p.m. that day at the apartment she shared with Lopez at 1051 NE 163rd Street in North Miami Beach. Investigations by that law enforcement agency indicated she and Lopez had been having domestic problems.

Examination of cell phone records showed Lopez was in the Islamorada area at the time Flores is estimated to have been murdered. Detectives also obtained video from the toll-booth on the turnpike in Homestead for that day showing Lopez's car - a black colored four door Nissan Maxima with distinctive features including a bra on the front, a sunroof and a rear spoiler - southbound headed for the Keys with a female passenger similar in description to the victim. Video from later in the evening shows the same car northbound with no one in the passenger seat.

Several days later, the car belonging to Lopez was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex on NW 15th Avenue in Miami.

Detectives also found that Lopez called several people the night of the 2nd, and his tone of voice and the comments he made to them indicated he was in trouble. No one detectives have spoken to have since heard from Lopez.

North Miami Beach Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted with the investigation.

Lopez is wanted in Monroe County for first degree murder. Anyone with information about his location should contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Office immediately at 305-289-2410. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If information leads to an arrest, the tipster would be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS.

December 17, 2008

Detectives investigate woman's death

Sheriff's detectives from the Crimes Against Person's Unit of the Special Investigations Division are investigating the death of a Plantation Key woman.

Deputies were called to the home on Venetian Boulevard at 3:30 p.m. Monday by the daughter of the victim. 24 year old Christina Miller said she hadn't heard from her mother, 49 year old Rosemary Miller, in a couple of days so she drove down from her home in Fort Lauderdale to see her. She said she went inside her house to look for her, but couldn't find her. She said that's when she decided to call 911 for help.

A search of the house and the surrounding area turned up Miller's body, in the canal behind her home, underneath a floating dock. There were some minor injuries visible on her body, which was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Detective Terry Smith has been assigned to investigate.

December 13, 2008

Fire destroys four trailers and a boat

Key Largo - A fire at Calusa Campground destroyed four trailers and a boat Friday night; a locked security gate and interfering onlookers hampered efforts to extinguish the blaze.

When Sgt. Mike DiGiovanni and Deputy Tony Conde arrived at the campground at 10:15 p.m., they couldn't get in through the locked, unmanned security gate. They had to attract the attention of one of the tenants, who unlocked the gate and let them in. By the time they reached the site of the fire at lot 312, it was fully engulfed in flames.

A few minutes later, firefighters arrived and also encountered the locked gate. It again had to be opened to grant access. By that time, the fire had begun spreading to surrounding trailers. As the fire trucks tried to gain access to the fire's location, a crowd had gathered and deputies repeatedly had to order them to make way for the firefighters. According to deputies reports, during the course of the fire, the crowd continuously got in the way of emergency crews, crossing police tape and interfering with the firefighters efforts to extinguish the flames.

As firefighters fought the fire, tenants began screaming obscenities at them and arguing with deputies who were asking them to move away from the fire for their own safety. Some tenants even had to reportedly be treated for smoke inhalation because they refused to move to a safe distance.

The fire was finally extinguished, but it destroyed trailers on lots 312, 313, 371 and 372 as well as a boat at lot 313. The fire marshall's office will be investigating.

Traffic stop leads to arrest for short lobster tails, illegal fish

Islamorada - A traffic stop for illegal passing in Islamorada's center turn lane turned into much more when deputies found illegal lobster tails and fish in a cooler.

Deputy Wilfredo Guerra stopped the 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck at the 88 mile marker of highway U.S. One at 2:20 p.m. Friday. He's observed the truck passing in the center turn lane and weaving in and out of traffic prior to the stop. As he approached the truck, he saw the driver, 45 year old Angel Carrillo of Marathon trying to conceal something behind his seat.

When Deputy Guerra confronted Carrillo, he admitted to having lobster in the cooler which he said he was going to sell in Miami. Deputy Sydney Whitehouse arrived on the scene as back up.

Inside the cooler, the deputies found 410 lobster tails. Of those, 382 were undersized; also in the cooler was an illegally taken Goliath Grouper and one undersized Stone Crab claw.

Carrillo was arrested and charged with having undersized lobster, being over the limit of lobster, possessing and undersized Stone Crab claw and possession of a Goliath Grouper. He was booked into jail.

Woman arrested for reckless driving

Marathon - A woman from Holmes Beach, Florida was arrested in Marathon Friday night for driving recklessly through the city at a high rate of speed.

Deputy Joel Slough and Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tom Reilly were out of their patrol vehicles talking at highway U.S. One and 105th Street in Marathon at 11 p.m. They saw a silver colored Dodge Caliber blow by them southbound doing an estimated 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.

Both officers jumped in their vehicles, following the speeding car, attempting to stop it. Deputy Slough reports the car, at times, reached speeds over 100 miles per hour as it sped through the city, running a red light and weaving through traffic in a dangerous manner.

The car was finally forced to stop when it reached heavy traffic at 28th Street and couldn't go any farther. Deputy Slough, backed up by Trooper Reilly, confronted the driver, 48 year old Eleanor Pisarek-Sawyer. At first she denied knowing why they stopped her. She later admitted speeding, running the red light and refusing to stop. She said she was on her way to Key West.

Pisarek-Sawyer was arrested, charged with reckless driving and received a number of citations and she was booked into jail.

December 12, 2008

Churches burglarized on Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key - Four Big Pine Key churches have been the target of burglars over the past few days.

On December 8th, the pastor of the First Baptist Church arrived at 9 a.m. to find someone had forced their way through an office window and gone through drawers and cabinets, stealing cash bur leaving other valuables behind.

On December 10th, Deputy Manuel Cuervo on routine patrol just before midnight discovered a window broken out at St. Francis Episcopal Church. Further investigation revealed cash had been taken from inside.

On the morning of December 11th, at 3:30 a.m., Deputy Deb Ryan was on patrol and noticed a light on inside the United Methodist Church on Big Pine Key. Further investigation revealed a window broken. When a responsible party arrived on the scene, they told the deputy employees of the church accidentally left the light on, but the broken window indicated someone had tried to break in.

Later that morning, at 10:20 a.m., Deputy David Chavka was dispatched to the Lutheran Church on Big Pine Key where an employee of the church had discovered a window screen cut and evidence that someone had tried to force the window open with no success. The window was securely shut and locked and the suspect was unable to get in.

Detectives are investigating.

Pawned diamond ring leads to arrest

Key Largo - A woman who stole a diamond ring from an elderly man and pawned it is under arrest, charged with grand theft from a person over 65, a charge which carries an enhanced penalty since the victim is elderly.

52 year old Anna Denise Clark visited the 77 year old victim at his home in Key Largo on November 21st. He told Detective Patricia Garcia he left her alone for a short time. After she left, he noticed his $10,000.00 diamond ring missing from his dresser drawer. He called her and confronted her but she denied knowing anything about it. He offered her $1,000.00 to tell him where it was but she still wouldn't tell him. Two days later she called him crying and told him she'd stolen it and pawned it in Miami.

The victim drove to the pawn shop to get his ring back, which his late wife had given him on their anniversary 50 years ago. The pawn shop refused to allow him to see it or recover it. He was afraid he would not be able to get it back so he called the Sheriff's Office to report the theft.

Working with Miami-Dade Police, Detective Garcia arranged for the victim to pay the pawn shop the $400 they paid for the ring and the ring was returned to him. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Clark for Grand Theft.

Detective Garcia received a Crime Stoppers tip that Clark could be found at a home on Orchid Street in Tavernier. She was arrested as she drove away from the house on December 3rd and she was booked into jail on the charges. She was also charged with driving with her license suspended and with an outstanding warrant for the same charge.

December 11, 2008

Drug dispute leads to arrest on Stock Island

Stock Island - A dispute between a man and a woman over marijuana and a fake $100 bill led to the man's arrest for burglary this morning.

Deputy Walter Kirchner was dispatched to a burglary in progress at 5 a.m. at E-14 Cross Street. When he arrived, he found the suspect, 39 year old Roberto Cardenas, still on the scene. CArdenas at first refused to follow orders from the deputy to surrender peacefully, but he was detained without incident. Deputy Kirchner and Deputy Jon Riggs then spoke with the female victim.

She told them Cardenas has "ripped her off" several times in past weeks when she's tried to purchase Marijuana from him. She said the night before, she gave him a fake $100 bill for marijuana. He gave her $40 in change during the transaction. When he realized she'd given him a fake bill, he came to her residence and began banging on the windows trying to get in. She said he was yelling that he was going to kill her and her dog, so she called 911.

Cardenas was arrested. He was charged with attempted burglary with assault on the occupant and resisting arrest without violence. He was booked into jail.

December 10, 2008

Man arrested for speeding drunk through an active school zone

Plantation Key - A Chicago man was arrested for drunk driving after he sped through an active school zone, almost hitting a deputy who was escorting school children who were crossing the street.

School Resource Officer Beverly Brazil had activated the red light in the school zone in front of Plantation Key School Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. She was in the intersection, escorting a group of small children across the road when the red 1994 Chrysler sedan blew through the intersection, almost hitting her as she walked with the children.

Sgt Roy Bogue was in his patrol vehicle nearby and saw the incident. He estimates the car was traveling at approximately 30 miles per hour when it blew through the red light. Sgt. Bogue pulled over the car and identified the driver as 35 year old Christopher Heitz. Heitz reportedly smelled of alcohol and his hands were shaking as he reached into his glove box for his registration and insurance papers.

Sgt. Bogue asked Heitz if he'd been drinking. He said he was an alcoholic and he'd been drinking vodka straight until about 2 a.m. He said he was on his way back from getting breakfast when he was stopped. He refused to perform field sobriety exercises or a breath test of his blood alcohol level. He was arrested and booked into the Monroe County Detention Center for running a red light and driving under the influence of alcohol.

December 7, 2008

Teens charged with multiple crimes in Islamorada

Islamorada - Three teens who ran away from the Florida Keys Children's Shelter Friday evening were caught just before midnight committing burglary at Founder's Park in Islamorada.

An off duty deputy spotted the three boys as they attempted to steal a work truck at the park. He called the Sheriff's Office for back up and Sgt. Lee Cowart and Deputies Kenneth Brand and Patrick Crosier arrived. They found the three boys near the north entrance to the park.

They were carrying dive bags full of sodas, snacks and ice cream which they claimed to have purchased at a convenience store more than a mile away. The ice cream was still frozen and had obviously just been acquired from somewhere nearby. The deputies began investigating and found the shack on the beach at the park had been broken into. A lock had been broken off the door of the shack and a surveillance camera had been ripped from it's mounting. The inside of the shack had been ransacked.

Upon questioning, each boy tried to blame one of the other boys for the crimes. They said they were trying to steal the truck so they could go to Big Pine Key, where one of them lives.They were all placed under arrest. 12 year old Joseph Stacey, of Key Largo, 15 year old Bryan Downes of Islamorada and 16 year old Brendan Frailey of Big Pine Key were all charged with criminal mischief, 2 counts of burglary and retail theft.

Saturday morning, Sheriff's deputies took three reports of vandalism in the Islamorada area. At the 87.9 mile marker of the highway, a box truck, a van and the doors of a building were spray painted with orange spray paint; a white van parked at the Coral Medical building was spray painted with the same orange paint and all four of it's tires were punctured; and the rear of Plaza 88 had also been spray painted with orange paint. Deputy David Minor contacted the boys arrested the night before and, upon questioning, they admitted to the vandalism incidents as well. Charges are pending in those cases.

Warrant Sweep nets six people

Detectives in Sector 7 (Key Largo) conducted a warrant sweep on Friday, making six arrests and serving seven warrants.

Below is the list of people and their charges:

1.         Anna D. Clark    Grand Theft from victim over the age of 65            bond     $75,000.00

2.         Anna D. Clark    V.O.P. Ref. DWLS                                             bond     No Bond Allowed

3.         Cyndia Ramos   Grand Theft                                                       Bond-    No Bond Allowed

4.         Phillip Sanger    Failure to Appear                                               Bond-    $3,000.00

5.         Victor Brown      Violation of Injunction                                         Bond-    No Bond Allowed

6.         Linda Akullian    Worthless Checks                                             Bond-    $500.00

7.         John McConnell Burglary & Fraudulent use of Credit Card              Bond-    $30,000.00

December 3, 2008

Fire destroys two villas in Hawk's Cay

Marathon - Two villas in the Hawk's Cay Resort were destroyed by fire just after midnight.

Deputies and firefighters responded to reports of a fire in one of the villas in the Sanctuary area of the resort. Security officers from the resort were the first to notice the flames and to call 911 for help. The caller said it appeared the flames were coming from a rear deck area of unit 7208. When Deputies Joel Slough and Paul Bean arrived, they reported the unit appeared to be fully engulfed in flame and the fire was spreading to an adjoining unit - 7210.

Resort management told Deputy Slough the villas in question were vacant and no one was renting them. Nearby units of employee housing were evacuated and deputies made sure no one else was in nearby rental units. Firefighters from Conch Key, Marathon, Layton, Islamorada, Key Largo and Big Pine Key all responded.

The fire was extinguished and investigations of the fire scene were turned over to Fire Marshall Wally Romero.

December 2, 2008

Man charged with cutting two others with a knife

Plantation Key - Deputies responded to Coral Avenue on Plantation Key Monday night to reports of a fight in progress. They found three men - one with a black eye and two with knife injuries.

When Deputies Kenneth Brand and Patrick Crozier arrived just after 9 p.m., they found the three men still on the scene. After interviewing them all, they arrested 28 year old Vincenzo Salerno, charging him with aggravated battery. The two victims had numerous minor knife cuts on their arms and bodies. They told the deputies they fought with Salerno and he pulled a knife, cutting them during the fight.

Investigations revealed the house where the fight took place is Salerno's mother's. She reportedly went to the two victims - one of whom is Salerno's half brother - and told them Salerno had hit her. She asked them to come to her house and remove him from the premises. When they arrived at the house, they began fighting with Salerno. During the fight, Salerno was punched in the eye by one of the victim's. He, in turn, pulled out a pocket knife and began cutting the other two men.

Salerno was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center.

 

 

 


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