Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

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The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Soothed to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

An 18-year-old Southside man was arrested Feb. 1 on charges of aggravated assault and making threats. Police said he threatened a pregnant woman with a gun in the 2400 block of Mark Avenue. Police said the man had yelled at the woman's family earlier in the day about a Confederate flag on their property, then returned to the home around 6:55 p.m. and pointed the gun at the woman before driving off. Police said a friend drove after the gunman to get his license plate number, but the man pointed the gun at the friend as well, then tried to run him off the road. Police said they found the man a few minutes later and arrested him.

Two 31-year-old Southside women told police a man pointed a gun at them Tuesday while they were driving south in the 8400 block of Southside Boulevard. Police said the man drove up fast behind the women's car at 7:40 a.m., and they pulled over for fear of being rear-ended, only to see the man reach into his glove box, pull out what looked like a gun and point it at them. The man was last seen pulling onto the interstate.

AGGRAVATED BATTERY

An unknown amount of money was stolen Feb. 12 from a Subway sandwich shop at 4241 University Blvd. S. Police said a man walked into the store at 4:55 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the female clerk, demanding all the money in the cash register before ordering the 15-year-old clerk to get on the floor as he fled. The girl wasn't injured.

A 48-year-old Southside man was injured Feb. 12 when another man hit him in the head with a cane at a motel at 2333 Emerson St. Police said the two were arguing over a room at 11:20 a.m. when the attacker grabbed his girlfriend's cane and hit the man, a clerk at the motel, over the head. …

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