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.



Two homes at the dead end of Sylvan Lane West were burglarized, with a handgun, flashlight and lawn tools stolen from one and about $600 in damage done to the other.

Police said someone ransacked one home's outside storage shed between 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 6:30 a.m. the next day and stole the lawn tools, then took the gun and light from their car parked nearby. Police discovered items from the first house scattered around the yard of the next door home, and that someone had tried to force open that home's garage door between 10:45 p.m. Dec. 8 and 8:15 a.m. Thursday. Nothing was taken from the second home, and police said the two incidents are connected.

Three fishing rods valued together at $600 were stolen Thursday from a home in the 10500 block of Osprey Nest Drive East. Police said someone from a green truck ran into the garage around 10:30 and grabbed the rods, then fled.

Kitchen appliances valued together at $3,365 were stolen from a house under construction in the 9200 block of Audubon Park Lane. Police said someone stole a stove, microwave, dishwasher and oven between 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 7:30 a.m. the next day, and may have entered the home through an unlocked window.

Someone tried unsuccessfully to get into a home Dec. 8 in the 11200 block of Caboose Court. Police said someone tore down a piece of backyard fencing, then took off two rear bedroom screens between 6 and 8 p.m., but didn't get any further.


An unknown amount of roofing material and a new window were reported stolen Dec. 8 from a home under construction in the 11600 block of Thornapple Drive. Police said someone stole the items between 5 p. …

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