Woman arrested for leaving baby in car
A Key Largo woman was arrested Sunday evening for leaving a baby in a vehicle while she went grocery shopping.
The one year old child was left sleeping in the running vehicle for 36 minutes while 30 year old Yanese Tejada went into Publix in Key Largo. She told Deputy Ignacio Molina she left the motor running and the air conditioning on. She said she didn’t want to wake the child, who was sleeping in a car seat. She said she was not concerned about leaving the child alone because “This is Key Largo. Nothing happens in Key Largo”.
A Good Samaritan spotted the child in the car and, after waiting for about ten minutes, he called the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident at about 6:19 p.m.
Tejada was charged with child neglect and she was booked into jail.
Teen charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor
An 18 year old from Key Largo was arrested early Monday for contributing to the delinquency of a 16 year old girl.
Deputy Christopher Kilmurray was checking the area around Tavernier Towne Center at 1 a.m. when he saw a black Ford truck with the engine running in the parking lot. In the truck was a male driver identified as Ryan Spillman. A 16 year old female was in the passenger seat.
As the deputy approached the truck, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Spillman told the deputy he and the girl were “hanging out and talking”.
Deputy Ignacio Molina arrived to assist. The deputies asked Spillman where the marijuana was; he told them it was in the center console. He also admitted to having a smoking device for the marijuana in the vehicle. A search turned up 15 grams of marijuana, two bongs, a grinder and other drug paraphernalia. Spillman was also in possession of an altered driver’s license which indicated his age was 21.
The girl’s mother was called to pick her up. Spillman was arrested. He was charged with possessing a fake driver’s license, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.
Key Largo woman arrested for aggravated assault with a knife
A Key Largo woman was arrested Monday afternoon. She is accused of hitting a man with a walking stick and then chasing him with a kitchen knife.
The victim called the Sheriff’s Office at 10:20 a.m. He told Deputies Gil Gonzalez and Dave Campbell a friend of his, 42 year old Christina Cunningham, had attacked him. He said she used to live with him at his home in Key Largo Trailer Village but his landlord had kicked her off the property. He said she still keeps her belongings there and came to the house to get ready for work. He said after getting ready, she walked to a neighbor’s house, whom she works for. She returned a short time later yelling about not being paid for days she had worked. When he asked her not to be so loud, he said she went crazy.
The victim said she attacked him with a large black wooden walking stick, hitting him in the arm with it. He said she punched him in the head, then went next door, returning with a large kitchen knife, chasing him with it. He said at one point she picked up a large concrete block and threw it at him as well.
When he called the Sheriff’s Office for help, she left the area. She was found Monday afternoon at Boardwalk Pizza in Key Largo. She was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. She was booked into jail.