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Angel-Cuesta-300x225Red South Beach Hotel front-desk clerk Angel Cuesta was arrested for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash that caused the death of a pedestrian in Miami Beach, Florida. Cuesta faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. The press did not list an attorney for him.

According to the arrest report, the alleged crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday at 38th and Collins Avenue. Cuesta reportedly took a 2017 Chevrolet Cruz from the hotel’s valet station to buy a Red Bull at a Walgreens on 41st and Pine Tree Drive.

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Sawicki-and-Retzer-300x204Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki confirmed on Monday that she was the victim of domestic abuse at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach that led to the arrest of her ex-husband Kenneth Duane Retzer. The names of abuse victims are usually redacted in arrest reports.

Retzer was arrested and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. Jail records did not name an attorney for him.

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Elia-Soto-240x300Elia Soto was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly causing a hit-and-run crash that severely injured Miami Beach defense lawyer Naphtali Hertz Wacks.

Soto, 44, is being charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. He is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bond and must remain on house arrest with a GPS monitor if he is able to post bail. News sources did not name an attorney for Soto.

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Vivian-Ortiz-240x300Update: A previous version of this story stated that Monique Price met Ortiz at the property in Miami Beach. This is false and the story has been edited to reflect this change.

Vivian Eudele Ortiz of Miami Beach, Florida is accused of allegedly scamming a total of $16,400 from two women from Ohio and Illinois who wanted to rent a mansion in south Florida that they thought belonged to Ortiz.

Ortiz, 31, was arrested on March 10 and faces charges for participating in an organized scheme to defraud, burglary of an unoccupied structure, and third-degree grand theft. News sources did not name an attorney for Ortiz.

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car-crash-300x200Damian Donaire of Miami Beach, Florida was arrested on March 4 after allegedly driving his Land Rover into the back of a parked Miami Beach patrol car. Donaire, 22, was reportedly under the influence at the time of the crash. He is being charged with DUI and DUI with damage to property or a person.

Miami Beach spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez told news sources that an officer was sitting in the car when the crash occurred. The officer was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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