Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[5] Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[5] Police Briefing

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Following are crimes and other incidents on the Southside

reported recently to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


A man, 18, called police at 10:34 p.m. Sunday to report he had

just been robbed by two men while he was at the Gate service

station in the 8000 block of Old Kings Road South. The man told

police one of the robbers asked him if he wanted to buy some

drugs. When he declined, the robber pointed a black

semiautomatic gun at him and said, "Give me your money or I'll

kill you." The victim took out his wallet and gave the robber

$92. The robber then got in a light blue Ford Contour driven by

the second robber and fled north on Old Kings Road South. The

victim was able to give police a partial tag number of the

robbers' car.


Police said they will seek an arrest warrant charging a

Southside man, 25, with battery/domestic violence. The man's

wife, 25, called police at 10:29 a.m. Sunday to report her

husband had beaten her during an argument in their apartment in

the 3900 block of Toledo Road. The woman had fled to a nearby

service station to call police. While talking with an officer at

the station, she pointed out her husband. When he saw his wife

talking with police, the husband fled. She said her husband of

four years had punched her in the face during the argument.

Police checked the husband's background and found an outstanding

warrant for grand theft in St. Johns County. The woman was given

information on obtaining an injunction for protection. She told

police she would stay at a safe place away from her apartment

because she feared more violence from her husband.

A woman, 42, who lives at The Villas apartments in the 5800

block of Atlantic Boulevard called police at 2:25 a.m. Sunday to

report her former boyfriend, 43, had broken into her apartment

and choked and threatened her. When she was able to call police,

he broke a window in the apartment before fleeing. …

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