Two charged with burglary
Two Stock Island women were arrested today for a burglary that took place at a Stock Island residence on March 31st.
The victim lives on 2nd Terrace. He told deputies he and his wife left the house in the morning and locked the doors. When they returned that evening, they found the house in disarray and many items stolen including a large amount of jewelry, a gun, sunglasses, several purses, an Apple MacBook, an iPad, a PlayStation, an Xbox, a safe and miscellaneous identification documents.
On June 13th, Detectives David Cruz and Spencer Curry got a call from the victim. He said he was checking his iCloud Shared photo album on his cell phone. He said he found a photo taken with his stolen iPad uploaded to the album. The picture was a woman who he recognized as his neighbor, 23 year old Shakiya Cruz. She was sitting on a bed looking through a black colored safe he recognized as his, which had been stolen in the burglary. The photo was dated the day of the burglary, March 31st at 11:24 a.m. The geographical tag on the photo showed it was taken at an apartment where Cruz and a woman named Ashley Grinion were confirmed to have been staying.
A search warrant was served at that apartment on June 15th. Cruz and Grinion were not there at the time, but several items related to the burglary were found inside; some of the furnishings in the apartment also matched those depicted in the photo.
Warrants were obtained for the two women charging them with burglary, grand theft and grand theft of a firearm. They were both booked into jail today on those charges.
Wanted man also charged with drugs
A man wanted on an outstanding warrant was also charged with possessing illegal drugs after a traffic stop Thursday.
Traffic Enforcement Deputy Greg Korzen was at the 18 mile marker watching for speeding vehicles when spotted the green Nissan southbound just before 6 p.m. He recognized the passenger in the car as 28 year old Antwane Anglin of Miami whom he knew to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was a Key West Police case carrying charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit had alerted Deputy Korzen earlier in the day that Anglin might be traveling in the Lower Keys in that particular vehicle.
Deputy Korzen stopped the vehicle on Sugarloaf Boulevard. The detectives arrived on the scene a short time later as backup.
Anglin was arrested on the outstanding warrant. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 team also responded and alerted on the car, indicating the presence of narcotics inside. A search of the car did, indeed, turn up illegal drugs. Detectives found both cocaine and MDMA, known on the street as “Molly”.
Anglin’s girlfriend was driving the vehicle at the time of the stop. She denied knowing about the illegal substances, and Anglin told the detectives the drugs were his and she had nothing to do with them.
Anglin was further charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, trafficking in MDMA, possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.
Man arrested for threats with sword
A Big Coppitt Key man was arrested Thursday for making threats to kill his family with a samurai sword.
Deputies responded to a house on Jade Drive at 12:30 p.m. A man called Sheriff’s dispatchers and said his son had a knife and was making threats. When officers arrived, they found 24 year old Dwayne Day II standing in the yard with a sword in his hand, still in its sheath. They were finally able to convince Day to give up the sword and surrender peacefully.
His father, who was also on the scene, said Day had made threats to kill his whole family with a machete.
Day was arrested; he was charged with improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon and he was booked into jail.