Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mile Markers


Death not criminal case

Police have determined that the March 28 discovery of a dead 51-year-old man in his Truman Avenue apartment isn't a criminal case.

Peter Anthony Kelley, who drove a pedicab in Key West, was discovered motionless in his bed with a half-full bottle of vodka by his side, according to a police report dated Tuesday. Officers contacted Kelly's brother.

"[He] stated he was not surprised given he knew his brother to be a drinker and a smoker," the report says.

Toxicology reports are still pending, police said, and no cause of death has been determined.


Refugees arrive at Fort Zach

A chug with 15 migrants aboard washed ashore at the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park beach about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to park and city officials.

Online computer aided dispatch (CAD) records indicated one man was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center.

According to city spokeswoman Alyson Crean, paramedics were called to the scene at 7:17 a.m. and left at 9:28 a.m.

Customs and Border Protection is the lead agency on the case, Crean said.

If the migrants are Cuban, they would be allowed to stay under the U.S. wet foot/dry foot policy, having landed on U.S. soil.


Walk-in vaccinations offered

The Monroe County Health Department encourages adults age 19 and over to get a TdaP vaccination for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

The latter can make infants gravely ill, so the best way to protect them is by vaccinating all adults, who can at anytime come in contact with babies.

The department holds walk-in TdaP vaccination clinics 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West. Or appointments may be scheduled by calling 305-809-5603.

Shots will be given regardless of a person's ability to pay, but people are asked to bring an insurance card or proof of income.