A short video on scooter safety, developed by the Key West Police Department, is available free
of charge at the reception desk at City Hall, 525 Angela Street. The 6.5-minute video was funded by a
$5,000 grant from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said Key West Police Sgt. Ed Stress, who headed up
the project. It has already been made available to scooter rental businesses, hotels and guest houses,
cruise ships, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Chamber of Commerce and
other businesses and civic organizations. "Any individual or organization is welcome to come pick up a
free copy of this valuable safety video," Stress said.
Key West police are warning the public about a man who wanders into local businesses, acting as if
he belongs there and then steals things, Detective Al Citelli said. He apparently is successful in blending
into his surroundings. Citelli said he has entered guesthouses, real estate offices, doctor's offices and
other businesses all over the island. He has taken a wallet and a purse. His demeanor and dress apparently do
not arouse suspicions. The man is a clean-cut, light-skinned African-American, about 5 feet 7 inches to 5
feet 8 inches tall, in his 30s, and slender with short, black hair. Citelli said business people should be on
the lookout for this man. If one thinks he sees the man, he should avoid alarming him and call Key West
police immediately at 294-2511.
In last week's paper, one of the times for the City's new curfew was listed incorrectly. The curfew hours are 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and, on weekends and holidays, one minute after midnight through 6 a.m. The curfew applies to kids 16 years old or younger. A warning will be issued for the first violation. After that, $50 citations will be issued.