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.

DUVAL COUNTY

Undetermined death:

Jacksonville homicide detectives are investigating the death of

a 70-year-old Mandarin woman, found Aug. 5 in her Waterford

apartment in the 11200 block of San Jose Boulevard.

Police said the apartment manager called them at 8:30 p.m. when

she couldn't get into the apartment because the front door was

chained and had a chair against it. After the deadbolt was cut,

police walked in to find the woman dead on the kitchen floor.

The back door and windows were secure, but homicide detectives

were called to the scene.

Burglary:

A gold and diamond pendant valued at $850 was reported stolen

Thursday from an apartment in a retirement home in the 10700

block of St. Augustine Road. Police said someone broke into the

apartment between 10 a.m. July 23 and 9 a.m. July 30.

Nothing was apparently taken Aug. 4 when someone broke into The

Game Cave in the 10900 block of San Jose Boulevard . Police

said someone broke the front door of the store at 5 a.m.

Auto theft:

A white 1994 GMC Sonoma truck was stolen and a steering wheel

taken from a second truck Thursday at the American Pest Control

storage yard in the 11200 block of Distribution Avenue East .

Police said someone cut off the storage yard lock between 12:30

and 6 a.m. and stole the items.

A silver Nissan stolen Aug. 5 from an apartment complex in the

3900 block of Old Sunbeam Road was recovered by police Thursday

on Touchton Road on the Southside, after fire had gutted it.

Police said the car was taken sometime between 11 p.m. Aug. 5

and its discovery at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

A blue 1984 Buick sedan and computer equipment valued at $1,950

were stolen Aug. 4 from the 9400 block of Philips Highway as its

owner watched. Police said the victim walked out to his car at

3:45 p.m. to find a side window broken and a man standing next

to it. The victim said the man claimed someone else had broken

into the car and stolen the computer, then took the car as the

victim was headed back to his office to call police. …

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