Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing (2D)

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing (2D)

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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.



Someone broke into a home Thursday in the 9600 block of Ragsdale Drive, but police said nothing appeared to have been taken. Police said someone broke a rear window between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and pried open a lock on a back room door.

Cash in the amount of $1,500 was stolen Thursday from Santioni's Restaurant, 11531 San Jose Blvd. Police said someone forced open the back door around 8:43 a.m. and took the money from a file cabinet.

Meanwhile, police said someone stole $30 in cash, 200 small nitrous oxide dispensers and a whipped cream dispenser from the Marble Slab Creamery at 11112 San Jose Blvd. Police said the theft occurred between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9:15 a.m. Thursday.


Eleven pieces of gold jewelry valued together at $3,820 were reported stolen Oct. 13 from a jewelry case at the Kmart store, 9600 San Jose Blvd. Police said someone cut the display case's lock off with bolt cutters between 8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m. the next day, then took the jewelry.

Cash in the amount of $1,800 was reported stolen Oct. 13 from a Mandarin man's bank account, after police said someone stole his wallet from the 4300 block of Coleman Road South and used his automated teller card. Police said the wallet was stolen sometime after Aug. 1, and the money stolen from the account.


A red 1998 Honda CRX was stolen Oct. 13 from the 11500 block of Courtney Waters Lane. Police said someone stole the car between 12:01 and 7:28 a.m. Police also reported a car a few doors away was burglarized between 12:05 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 13, and a pager, wallet and stereo stolen.


A cellular telephone, spotlight, fire extinguisher and citizens band radio were stolen from a truck in the 5100 block of Siesta del Rio Drive. …

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