Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

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Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Possession of cocaine:

A 47-year-old Mandarin man was arrested Monday on charges of armed possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and battery after police said they found the items after responding to a domestic abuse call in the 4700 block of Herton Drive. Police said they responded to a 911 call at the home at 12:39 a.m. and learned a woman had been thrown down by a man at the home. Police said they received permission from the woman to search the home and found marijuana and a pipe in a closet along with plastic baggies full of cocaine, and two guns. Police said they also arrested a 39-year-old man at the home on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after they said they found another marijuana pipe and some of the drug in his room.

Making bomb threats/impersonating an officer:

Two Mandarin boys, 15 and 16, were arrested June 26 on charges of impersonating an officer after police said they made a bomb threat to a man who lives in the 11000 block of Wandering Pines Trail West and claimed they were law enforcement agents. Police said the pair were making prank telephone calls at 3 a.m. when they called the man and said the Russian Mafia had placed a bomb in his house that would explode in five minutes. The man called police, who traced the call to a home in the 3000 block of Mandarin Glen Drive and they arrested the teens. No bomb was found.


Someone tossed a firebomb at a house June 26 in the 1700 block of Plantation Oaks Drive, but the small Molotov cocktail fizzled on the driveway. Police said the homeowner heard dogs barking outside at 1 a.m., then saw something glowing in the driveway. She found the small salsa bottle with a burnt-out fuse in the morning and called police, who said damage was limited to a slightly charred spot on the driveway.

Throwing deadly missiles:

A 15-year-old Mandarin boy was knocked unconscious Monday when something hit him in the head in the 11000 block of Losco Junction Drive. …

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