Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Vandals Smash School Bus Window

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Vandals Smash School Bus Window

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No one was injured late Tuesday after someone threw a bottle of oil at a First Student school bus in the 12500 block of St. Augustine Road and shattered its windshield.

Witnesses told police two teens in a dirty black Chevrolet S-10 sports utility vehicle pulled next to the moving bus at 3:20 p.m. The passenger leaned out the window and threw the bottle at the bus, smashing the windshield as its 60-year-old driver drove. A witness who saw the incident trailed the S-10 until it headed west on Julington Creek Road at Plummer Grant Road.

Police looked for the Chevrolet but couldn't find it.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in the Mandarin, Beauclerc and San Jose areas, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs' Office:

A Monday morning burglary left a home in the 3000 block of River Hall Drive ransacked and a safe with sterling silverware and jewelry valued together at $75,000 gone.

Police said someone kicked in a rear door between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and ransacked the home in the San Jose neighborhood, leaving muddy boot prints as they took a safe from a bedroom that contained two sets of silverware and an undetermined amount of jewelry.

Another safe was reported stolen Oct. 5 from a home in the 2600 block of Sims Cove Lane in Mandarin. Police said someone smashed out a window and carried out a safe containing an estimated quarter million dollars in jewelry and about $1,000 in cash. Police said witnesses saw a man carrying a safe from the home after they heard its alarm blare.

A 25-year-old Fruit Cove man was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and inhaling a controlled substance after a marijuana pipe and two containers of the drug were found in a car in the parking lot at the Walter Jones Historical Park at 11964 Mandarin Road. …

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