Marijuana bale found

Paddleboarders off Dove Road in Key Largo, Florida found a two-pound bale of suspected marijuana washed up at a boat ramp at approximately 5:17 p.m. on Friday.

The contents field-tested positive for marijuana.

The suspected marijuana was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.


Man arrested for stealing car

A 38-year-old Grand Isle, Vermont man was arrested Friday for stealing a car from a Marathon, Florida gas station.

Andrew Scott Parizo was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and DUI.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the Valero gas station on June 1, 2024, regarding the theft of a Ford sedan. Detectives identified Parizo as the suspect.

Parizo was stopped on U.S. 1 after a be-on-the-lookout was issued. He was charged with DUI during the stop and subsequently admitted to stealing the Ford sedan.


Man arrested for battery

A 39-year-old Marathon, Florida man was arrested Friday for battery on a gas station clerk and Deputies.

Phernando Torres Hill was charged with battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to the Race Trac gas station at approximately 8:27 p.m. regarding a suspect, identified as Hill, who touched and spoke to a female employee inappropriately. Security video corroborated the employee’s statement.

Hill subsequently stiffened his body, pushed backward, and refused to follow Sheriff’s Office commands. Hill kicked one Deputy in the stomach and fought Deputies attempting to place him in a patrol car. Hill was shocked with a Taser and taken to jail.

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