Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs

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Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by area

police departments.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

A Second Avenue South woman reported to police Sunday that her

bicycle, which she had parked in front of her home in the 800

block of the street, was stolen. Total value: $1,000.

A Jacksonville Beach man and his teenage nephew were arrested

Saturday night following a wild taxi ride in which they beat up

the cabdriver and another driver who came to the driver's aid.

Police gave the following account:

The suspects, 23 and 16, were asked to leave a nightclub in the

14000 block of Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville.

They called a cab to take them to the Beaches, but the

23-year-old became angry about being thrown out of the club and

commandeered the cabdriver to drive back to the club. He grabbed

her by her hair and stuck two fingers at her side, claiming they

were the barrel of a gun.

She pulled the cab into a gas station, where she spotted a

co-worker in another taxicab and pulled up alongside him to get

his attention.

She managed to get out of the cab and ran to her co-worker, who

fought the two suspects off before they fled.

A man reported his truck stolen Saturday, according to a police

report. The victim told police he parked the 1991 red Mazda

behind his business in the 400 block of South Third Street and

returned hours later to find it stolen. Reported loss: $5,000.

A resident in the 800 block of South First Street reported to

police Thursday that his home had been burglarized between Sept.

3 and 9 while he was on vacation. The man told police that three

surfboards, three wet suits and camera equipment were taken.

Total value of the items taken: $3,155.

A 16th Avenue South resident reported to police Thursday that

her home had been burglarized that same day. According to a

police report, the victim, who lives on the 600 block of 16th

Avenue South left her front door closed but unlocked because her

husband did not have a key. …

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