Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Mile Markers


Police jail public urinator

A 38-year-old man who police say urinated in public twice in one evening, once while holding an open bottle of rum in one hand, remained jailed Monday on $1,500 bond.

The public urination began at 7:02 p.m. Wednesday when a couple in the 300 block of Truman Avenue said a stranger had relieved himself on their back steps, police said.

About 40 minutes later, police saw the suspect urinating on a tree at the corner of Whitehead and Julia streets. The man, who lived about four blocks away, was jailed for disorderly conduct.


Drop off hazardous waste

The city's monthly free hazardous waste disposal will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Indigenous Park, at the corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard.

Residents may dispose of items such as paint, pesticides, up to five gallons of waste oil, cleaning products, solvents, adhesives and caulks, roofing compounds, fertilizers and electronics.

No gasoline is accepted.

These free disposal days are offered monthly on the first Saturday of the month.


Pet photos with Santa offered

The Xena Fund, which helps pay emergency vet care for pets in the Lower Keys, will host its annual Christmas Pictures with Santa and the Drag Queens this weekend at Grooming by John, 1014 Truman Ave.

Photographer Beth Rooney will take portraits of pets with Santa, Déjà and Desiray from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pictures will be printed at the event. The suggested donation is $20. Parking is available across the street at Bare Assets on Saturday, but not on Friday, organizers said.

For details, visit www.xenafund.com.