Man arrested for exposing himself

A 59-year-old Harrison Township, Michigan man was arrested Thursday for exposing himself at a Marathon beach.

Edward Robert Dooge was charged with incident exposure.

Dooge exposed himself and was touching himself, at Coco Plum Beach at approximately 12 p.m. He was also in possession of sexual-related toys in plain view. Dooge stated he thought it was a nude beach. He was taken to jail.


Man arrested for battery

A 64-year-old Marathon, Florida man was arrested Thursday for striking and injuring a 78-year-old man with a 2×4.

Luis Ancieto Herrada was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and elderly abuse.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to 20th Street at approximately 7 p.m. Multiple witnesses stated Herrada struck the man with the 2×4 multiple times for unknown reasons.

The victim was taken to Fishermen’s Hospital in Marathon where he was treated and released.


Familiar scam reported again

The Sheriff’s Office continues to warn residents of scams wherein thieves are posing as law enforcement.

Residents should be wary of any email/text/phone call they receive from anyone claiming to be a law enforcement official, especially those seeking money/gift card information — a sure sign you are being scammed!

Typically, the scammers will claim you’ve missed jury duty, have an outstanding warrant, or made some other false legal violation. Hang up/delete the text or email and contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office directly via

Also, be wary of online banking scams available on mobile or other electronic devices involving monetary platforms such as CashApp, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle.

If someone calls you asking for money, purporting to be from your bank, a law enforcement agency, a credit card company, the government, a charitable organization, etc, hang up and contact the organization yourself.

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