Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[3] Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[3] Police Briefing

Article excerpt

Following are crimes and other incidents on the Northside

reported recently to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


Police arrested a man Monday who had held two women at

knifepoint while he robbed them in their home in the 300 block

of Goodwin Street. The man entered the house through a bathroom

window on June 25 and cut off the electricity. He then held a

large knife to the throat of one of the women and demanded

money. The other woman gave him money from her purse. Both women

recognized him as a workman who was doing remodeling work on

their house and identified him from a photo lineup.


A Jacksonville Electric Authority employee called police at 8

a.m. Monday to report that construction equipment had been

stolen from his company truck. The truck was parked at the JEA

substation in the 5100 block of Springfield Boulevard. An

electric saw worth an estimated $900 and a steel saw worth an

estimated $375 were taken between Saturday and Monday. The

burglar gained entry to the yard by pulling back the fence.

A man called police at 8:15 a.m. Monday to report someone had

broken into his home in the 1100 block of Bridier Street. The

burglar removed the living room window's air-conditioning unit

and entered the house between Saturday and Monday. Once inside,

the burglar stole two television sets worth an estimated $700.

He also took the air conditioner, worth about $500.


A matchbox containing crack cocaine was found in a park in the

200 block of West Third Street. A Job Corps employee found the

box Sunday behind the gazebo and gave it to his supervisor. The

cocaine was turned over to police at 8:25 a.m. Monday. The

contents tested positive for cocaine. No other drugs or

paraphernalia was found, police said.

A man called police at 8:15 p. …

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