POLICE BRIEFS; Fight over Relationship Ends in Arrest

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer

A 37-year-old Southside woman was arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly device after she was accused of repeatedly ramming her car into her girlfriend's vehicle at Hogan and Belfort roads, police said.

Police said the woman and her 23-year-old girlfriend argued over their relationship at 6:30 a.m. The argument got worse after the older woman made a marriage proposal, was turned down and "became enraged," throwing her friend's cell phone against a wall and smashing it, police said. The woman left their Southside Boulevard home.

At 10:45 a.m. that day, the two women happened to drive by each other at Hogan and Belfort roads. Police said the older woman drove head-on into the other one's car. The two got out of their cars and argued more, police said, and then the older one got in her car, hit the other woman's car again and drove off. Damage was minimal, police said.

Police said they found the older woman at 12:55 p.m. and arrested her.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

-- Two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old student were arrested early Tuesday on charges of burglary. They are accused of smashing into the concession stand at Sandalwood High School at 2750 John Prom Blvd. and stealing food and equipment, only to be caught by school security officers, police said.

Police said the trio had been hanging out at the school's basketball court when one of them retrieved a crow bar and pried open the concession stand door. The three men grabbed a microwave, driver's education certificates, packages of hot dogs, marshmallows, mustard and soda and stacked them outside, police said. What they didn't know was that the forced entry set off an alarm, and Duval County School Board security officers drove up to find the stolen goods and the men, police said. …