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Police Briefs Man Flees Police on Baymeadows

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs Man Flees Police on Baymeadows

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

A 45-year-old Southside man was arrested at 9:50 p.m. Sunday on charges of driving under the influence, fleeing police, running a red light and having no registration after he failed to stop in the 8500 block of Baymeadows Road for a minor equipment problem, police said.

Police said an officer saw that he had a headlight out at 9:14 p.m. and tried to stop the car at Baymeadows Road and Old Kings Road South, but the driver sped off down Baymeadows Way.

Police said the driver circled a hotel before heading toward Bayberry Road and running a red light. With more police cars in pursuit with lights and sirens on, the car "continued to attempt to elude me" as it turned in and out of various streets, the lead officer's report said.

Police deployed Stop Sticks on Baymeadows Road and deflated all four of the car's tires, but the driver continued until the car ground to a halt back on Baymeadows Way, police said.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:


7400 block of Powers Avenue -- An 18-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Monday on a charge of aggravated battery after police said he pointed a gun at people inside an apartment during an argument, then was seen pointing the gun at the same people as he drove away. The man was found at a friend's house, police said.


Cellular Express, 4347 University Blvd. S. -- Thirty cellular telephones valued together at $3,000 were stolen between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. the next day after someone smashed out the front door.

2500 block of Treemont Street -- Two hundred DVD movies and a video cable valued together at $3,020 were stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. …

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