Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man Steals Monte Carlo, and Wrecks It

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man Steals Monte Carlo, and Wrecks It

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Vandalism, fights and thefts topped crime in the Beaches area through the Labor Day weekend and this week. Here's a wrap-up of recent police reports.

ATLANTIC BEACH

- A man who stole a car ended up crashing it moments after the theft about 10:15 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 1500 block of Jordan Street. A woman who lives at the home went out of her house and saw that the 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo worth $1,000 was stolen from her driveway. She called police and as officers were responding, they found the Monte Carlo nearby, wrecked on the side of a roadway. Witnesses saw a man get out of the car and run away.

- A 38-year-old man was charged with battery and DUI after a disturbance with a woman about 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Fly's Tie Irish pub, 25 Sailfish Drive. The dispute started inside the establishment and carried out into the parking lot, where the woman tried to leave by getting in her car but the man blocked her. The man then pushed the woman and police were called. He was arrested while he was sitting drunk in his pickup truck.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

- A 32-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with battery after a 56-year-old homeless man was attacked about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Gonzales Park, 400 10th St. N. The victim was sitting on a picnic table when the attacker approached and demanded money. When the victim refused, the attacker punched the victim several times, causing several lacerations on his face.

- Two men, ages 32 and 50, and a 51-year-old woman were all charged with affray after police found each of them beating each other at a bus stop about 5:20 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Beach Boulevard. Officers couldn't determine who started the disturbance, but all three were hitting each other when police arrived.

- A 51-year-old woman was robbed of her purse with about $230 inside about 1:30 a.m. Monday on the beach, just south of Beach Boulevard. The woman was approached by another woman who acted as if she wanted to befriend the victim. As the two were walking on the beach, the victim was punched in the head and the robber stole her purse and ran away. …

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