Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Shopping Center Roof Has Hole Cut in It during Break-In Attempt

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Shopping Center Roof Has Hole Cut in It during Break-In Attempt

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The following is a compilation of police reports from Beaches-area police departments:

ATLANTIC BEACH

- An attempt to break into a strip mall was discovered this week when a hole was found cut in the roof.

Sometime between Aug. 11 and Monday, someone bored a hole into the roof at the Seminole Plaza, 29 Seminole Road. Police said the building owner began to check out the structure after business owners at several units reported water damage after recent rains.

Police went on top of the building and found a 2-by-2-foot hole in the roof, apparently cut with a circular saw. Whoever tried to break in found another roof under the initial layer and gave up on the attempted burglary. Police said that nearby Florida Department of Transportation cameras mounted on top of traffic lights at the intersection with Atlantic Boulevard will be reviewed to see if video shows any evidence related to the attempted break-in.

- Two vehicles were heavily damaged in an accident about 9:15 p.m. Saturday on Mayport Road at Plaza Drive.

Police said a 2000 Ford driver heading north on Mayport attempted to turn west onto Plaza, ignoring a red light. The Ford drove into the path of a southbound 2010 Toyota and smashed into the Toyota's passenger side. Both vehicles careened off to the side of the road.

A female passenger in the Toyota was taken to Baptist Medical Center-Beaches, where she was treated for chest injuries. The 17-year-old boy driving the Ford was cited for causing the accident and running the red light. The 63-year-old man driving the Toyota was not injured. The vehicles sustained a combined $20,000 in damage.

- Six vehicle burglaries were reported Aug. 27 through Sunday, including two in the 500 block of Cruiser Lane, another in the 700 block of Kesner Road, one in the 500 block of Viking Lane, one in the 500 block of North Nautical Boulevard and one at 153 Levy Road.

Police said mostly electronics were stolen, ranging from GPS computerized mapping systems to iPods to receivers. Some of the vehicles were left unlocked but others were properly secured.

- A small fire caused minor damage about 2:30 p.m. …

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