St. Johns County

The Brief – September 30, 2019

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RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE-DRUGS-DWLS: While on his way to work, Deputy B. Combs, heard a radio call regarding the possible sighting of a stolen vehicle from an outside jurisdiction in the SE District. He responded, but did not observe the vehicle in the reported area. After beginning his shift, and while responding to a medical call, he spotted a vehicle matching the description and confirmed the tag was the same as the stolen vehicle. Deputy Combs fell in behind the vehicle as another deputy responded with SJC Fire-Rescue for the accidental injury call. The vehicle initially attempted to elude the deputy, while throwing objects out of the car window, however the car came to a stop after entering a side street off of US 1 South. During the investigation, it was determined the driver had multiple suspensions on her driver’s license, and the objects thrown from the vehicle were determined to be some 80 tablets of Xanax and a bag containing Methamphetamine and a pipe used to smoke illicit narcotics. Deputies also located scales, with narcotic residue. The driver was also found to have an active warrant out of an outside jurisdiction. The vehicle was towed for the owner to recover and the driver arrested for numerous law violations.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY: Deputies in the NW District learned of a stolen vehicle from Central Florida in the area of SR 16 and I-95, and began looking for the Jeep. After some time, Deputy R. Nelson spotted the vehicle in the area of SR16 and SR 13 near the Shands Bridge. After activating his emergency lights, the vehicle fled towards the bridge, crossing over into Clay County. Deputies did not pursue the car, but notified the neighboring agency who responded personnel into the area, locating the vehicle abandoned in their jurisdiction. Clay County SO, continued the investigation into the recovery and search for the suspects.

STOLEN VEHICLE-DRUGS-DWLS: NW District Deputies encountered a stolen vehicle being driven along SR 13, near Roberts Road. After conducting a felony stop on the car and securing the sole occupant for questioning, Deputy S. Clarke discovered the subject had numerous suspension son his driver’s license. Of the 10 suspensions, two were revocations for being designated a Habitual Traffic Offender, carrying a 5 year suspension, each. The Clay County man told deputies he had just purchased the car and had the title, however, the reporting agency stated the title had been stolen along with the Dodge Dakota. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle and suspects property, deputies located a white powdery substance which tested positive for cocaine, a rock substance which tested positive for cocaine (crack), Oxycodone pills, as well as, Marijuana. The suspect was taken to the SJC Jail and the vehicle towed for the owner to recover at a later time.

STOLEN VEHICLE-DRUGS-DWLS: SW District Deputies located a stolen vehicle out of Georgia on SR 207, near I-95. According to the report filed by Deputy A. Daniels, a stop was conducted and the driver secured. When asked if there were any weapons or illegal contraband in the car, the driver replied, “I have something in my pocket.” Deputies discovered a box with 3 small baggies of white powder. The driver advised the powder was Cocaine, but that he had found it in the car. During a computer check, it was discovered the suspect was on probation and that his driver’s license was also suspended. He was arrested and transported to the SJC Jail, where Corrections Deputies located another small baggie of Cocaine in a pants pocket. The suspect stated that was the bag of Cocaine he was using when the Patrol Deputies stopped him in the car and stated, “I panicked and stuffed it into my little pocket.” He was processed without further incident.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: NE District Deputies responded to a retail center near SR 16 and I-95 regarding a Criminal Mischief. Deputies met with security personnel who stated surveillance video showed an SUV pulling onto the property in the early morning hours and approached the store frontage. A subject exited the vehicle and threw a piece of concrete at the front door, causing it to crack. The suspect then re-enters the car and the subjects drove away. The vehicle returned moments later and repeated the action with a larger piece of concrete. The glass door received further damage, but remained intact, causing the suspects to leave the area and not return. No entry was made into the store and damages are estimated at $750.00.

Besides locating numerous stolen cars last week, your SJSO Deputies handled 3,221 other calls for service, including 132 crash investigations, 115 Reckless Driver calls, 89 suspicious vehicles, 20 theft calls and 135 Disturbance responses (among others).

Have a SAFE week SJC; remain aware of your surroundings and keep the thieves out by locking up!

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