Man arrested for burglary, dealing in stolen property

A 19 year old Key West man was arrested for entering his ex girlfriend’s Stock Island residence without being invited and battering her. He was also charged with stealing a boat and selling it to someone.

19 year old Pedro Morales Jr. walked  into his ex girlfriend’s home on November 14th without being invited. She confronted him and he pushed her. He then left the house. She called the Sheriff’s Office and a warrant was issued for his arrest for burglary with battery on the occupant.

A warrant was also issued for Morales for an incident that took place in May of this year. Morales’ father lives part time at a home on Blue Gill Lane on Cudjoe Key. His employer owns the property and owns a boat he keeps at the house. On May 26th the father stopped at the house after being gone for a few days. He found the house in disarray, and the boat – 15 feet long with a 50 HP engine on it -  missing.

A few days later, the boat was recovered on Stock Island. The man who had the boat said Morales Jr. has sold it to him for $400.00.

The boat was returned to the owner. A warrant was issued for Morales for dealing in stolen property.

On Wednesday, Morales Jr. was arrested. He was charged with burglary with battery on the occupant, dealing in stolen property, and three outstanding warrants for violation of probation and he was booked into jail.

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