Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Police Looking for Man Who Raped Girl, 17, at Knifepoint

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Police Looking for Man Who Raped Girl, 17, at Knifepoint

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Police are looking for a man who raped a 17-year-old Jacksonville Beach girl Feb. 6 after forcing her into his truck at knifepoint in the 11400 block of St. Augustine Road.

Police said the teen was staying with friends in an apartment at 3900 Oldfield Crossing Drive when she decided to go for a walk around 6 p.m. after an argument with one of the residents. The young woman said she was on St. Augustine Road when a man in an orange Chevrolet or Honda truck pulled alongside, showed a folding knife and ordered her to "get in or I'll kill you," according to the police report. When she got into the truck, they talked until he pulled behind a bank she said was on Philips Highway, police said. The man got out of the truck, folded down the seats and forced the girl to lay down, police said. Pinning her arms with his knees, he forced her to perform oral sex before raping her.

The girl asked him to take her back to Mandarin, but he refused. She asked him to take her to Jacksonville Beach, and he dropped her off near a friend's house. The girl went back to the Mandarin apartment the next day and told her friends, who called police.

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

Two Mandarin men ages 20 and 25 were arrested Feb. 7 on charges of construction theft on Greenbriar Estates Drive in Switzerland after wood was stolen from four constriction sites in the area, according to St. Johns County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Police said deputies were on routine patrol at 11 p.m. Feb. 6 when they saw a truck pull out of a construction site with a load of wood siding and construction pieces in its cargo bed. The deputies stopped the truck and questioned its driver and passenger, learning the wood -- 52 pieces valued together at $670 -- had been taken from four construction sites in the 2100 block of Fox Tail Court. …

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