Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Atlantic Beach Man, 21, Is Found Dead on Street

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Atlantic Beach Man, 21, Is Found Dead on Street

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The following is a list of arrests and reports from Beaches-area police departments:


-- A 21-year-old Atlantic Beach man was found dead on Ocean Boulevard just south of Fifth Street, the apparent victim of a hit and run Sunday morning.

Matthew A. Gray III, 21, was found about 6 a.m. in the roadway.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is helping the Atlantic Beach Police Department with the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident may call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers toll free at (866) 845-8477.

-- A 1995 Chevrolet van was stolen and wrecked about 12:30 am. Saturday from the C&C Garage at 25 Dudley St.

A worker saw the van being taken and followed it on a motorcycle. The van went down Dutton Island Road and hit the closed gate at the Dutton Island Preserve. The driver got out and ran off, leaving the van behind.

-- Two teens created a neighborhood scare when they play-acted as Ninja warriors about 9:45 p.m. Friday near Bull Park off East Coast Drive.

Police received several calls from people who saw two young people running around the park dressed in black clothes with black hoods over their heads. Some witnesses chased the pair away from Bull Park.

Later that night, a woman was sitting in her car in the 700 block of East Coast Drive when she heard a sound outside her car. She looked up and saw the teens dressed in the Ninja outfits. The woman drove around the block and called 911. Police found the boys, ages 13 and 14, hiding in nearby bushes. No charges were filed, but police issued the boys a warning.

-- A 23-year-old man was charged with burglary, grand theft and trespassing after two spools of wire were stolen from a construction site about 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Atlantic Beach Elementary at 298 Sherry Drive.

A school worker saw the man leaving with the wire and called police. …

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