Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Crime Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Crime Briefs

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The following are reports of criminal activity primarily in northwest St. Johns County that were listed by the Sheriff's Office March 14-20.

Stealing time

On March 14, a St. Johns County woman told police an unknown person entered her vehicle sometime between 9 p.m. on March 13 and 6 p.m. on March 14. When asked if any items had been stolen from the vehicle, the woman responded that no items were stolen but the culprit did change the time on the dashboard clock. The woman claimed that the clock displayed the correct time on the previous day and told police she did not adjust the clock's time for Daylight Savings Time the week prior.

Welcome to jail

A St. Johns County man was arrested on March 16 for disorderly intoxication when a Moe's Southwest Grill employee told police the man approached him at the Fruit Cove restaurant and asked to smoke marijuana with him. The employee told his manager about the man. A police report said the manager attempted to approach the man, who began to shout vulgarities at the manager. Deputies who arrived at the restaurant said the man refused to answer any questions and continued to yell at the restaurant manager. After detecting alcohol on his breath deputies placed him under arrest.

Jimmy Kesinger, 37, was transported to the county jail.

Thou shalt not steal

A witness reported two young men stealing from a storage shed owned by Fruit Cove Baptist Church on March 14. The witness told police she knew the first names of the suspects and provided a description of their vehicle. Police questioned two youths, ages 15 and 18, who admitted to stealing a microwave from the church grounds from what they thought to be an abandoned house. Police then searched the suspects' car and discovered two GPS navigational units in the backseat, which the driver said were given to him by a friend but later admitted he in fact did steal both items from separate vehicles. The young man allowed the officers on the scene to search his bedroom for other possible stolen items and they found two speakers, which the boy admitted were also stolen. Both youths were charged with burglary. The 15-year-old was released to his parent, while the 18-year-old was transported to the county jail. …

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