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 and Northwest St. Johns County to the St. Johns County and Jacksonville sheriff's offices.



A videocassette recorder and 40 compact discs valued together at $559 were stolen Sept. 28 from an apartment on Pine Acres Road. Police said someone walked into the apparently unlocked front door around 9:45 p.m. while the resident's 15-year-old son was upstairs, disconnected the recorder and stole it.

Nothing was taken when someone broke into an unoccupied home in the 12700 block of Snyder Street. Police said someone broke through a side door between noon Sept. 23 and noon Sept. 29 and ransacked the home. Police said someone also ransacked another home in the 7600 block of Rudin Street owned by the same woman, who had died recently. In that case, someone got into the empty home between the same times and stole nothing, police said.


A 19-year-old Mandarin man was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated battery against a pregnant woman and use or possession of drugs. Police said the man hit and shoved the woman in an apartment on St. Augustine Road.

Police said the couple were arguing at 11:30 p.m. when the man pushed the woman, then knocked her down into a refrigerator. Police said the man then shoved the woman's head into a wall. When police arrived, they said they found marijuana seeds and rolling papers in the apartment and charged him with their possession.


A 20-year-old Mandarin man was arrested Sept. 28 on grand theft charges. Police said he stole a gold and diamond pendant valued at $1,500 from an apartment on St. Augustine Road. Police said the necklace was stolen between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, then the man was stopped by police at 8 p. …

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