Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Friends' Motorcycles Collide, Leaving 1 Man Dead, 1 Injured

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Friends' Motorcycles Collide, Leaving 1 Man Dead, 1 Injured

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Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by area police departments.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

-- A Jacksonville man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a friend's motorcycle at Beach Boulevard and Third Street.

Robert Daniel Brodie, 52, died at the scene. He wasn't wearing a helmet.

Brodie and the other motorcyclist were traveling together, eastbound on Beach Boulevard, and were making a right turn onto Third Street when Brodie's motorcycle struck the rear of the other motorcycle. The other driver was injured, but not critically, after being thrown off the motorcycle.

-- A 21-year-old woman reported Thursday that she was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of First Street North by three men in a Cadillac.

The woman told police she was reaching into her car when a man in a hooded sweatshirt grabbed her, put a gun to her ribs and ordered her into the back seat of an older, maroon Cadillac. The armed man took her car keys and demanded her possessions as the Cadillac continued driving several blocks. She told the man she didn't have anything to give him; he then hit her in the back of the head and shoved her out of the car at Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue North.

-- A woman reported Saturday that someone broke into her home in the 900 block of Ninth Avenue North and stole two televisions, a compact disc player, a VCR and a computer.

-- Police arrested a 21-year-old woman Thursday after she drove her 1995 Mustang into a light pole in the 2000 block of Butler Boulevard and ran away.

The woman is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, careless driving and possession of 10 grams of marijuana. Her driver's license recently had been suspended after she was arrested for causing a similar accident in Jacksonville. …

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