Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Law & Disorder

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Law & Disorder

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$7000 RUBY TUESDAY FIRE CAUSED BY A CIGARETTE

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a smoldering cigarette butt caught mulch on fire, causing about $7,000 damage to Ruby Tuesday on Fleming Island, according to fire officials. The damage affected the rear of the building at 1521 County Road 220.

MAN THREATENED MOM WITH GUN

Alfred Griggs of Keystone Heights was arrested at 5 p.m. Sunday and charged with pointing a .22 caliber handgun at his 74-year-old mother and threatening to kill her. According to a police report, the two live together and his mother was trying to get him to go to sleep. Police responding to the home in the 6000 block of Milligan Road tazered Griggs twice before he agreed to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed. Griggs was also charged with resisting arrest. Police confiscated a loaded gun, nine bullets and a holster from the suspect's dresser drawer.

ARMY DESERTER HELD ON WARRANT

Audrey Brown, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested at 11:40 a.m. Saturday and charged with deserting the U.S. Army. According to a police report, Brown was arrested at Camp Blanding and a computer records check showed an outstanding warrant. She's being held without bond at the Clay County Jail.

STOLEN FERRARI AND DIAMONDS

A man said while he was inside the Orange Park Mall at 11 a.m. Friday, someone stole his 1997 blue convertible Ferrari Spider, which contained a bag full of diamond jewelry valued at $400,000. He said he had just taken the jewelry out of his safe deposit box at his bank in Argyle. His car was parked in front of the AMC Theatres. According to a police report, the victim said the car was locked and the alarm was set. He said his wife has keys to the car. She arrived on the scene and the two argued. The victim told police that he and his wife were having problems.

THIEF CAUGHT SOCK-HANDED

William Wenrick, 36, of Orange Park was charged at 10:30 a. …

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