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St Augustine police department reports incidents

April 16, 2014 | By More
St Augustine police department reports incidents

Historic City News was notified this morning by St Augustine Police Public Information Officer Mark Samson of the following police calls that have been responded to by the department since last weekend. The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not […]

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Police capture three armed robbers last night

April 15, 2014 | By More
Police capture three armed robbers last night

Historic City News was informed that St Augustine Police have arrested three men involved in an armed robbery that took place in the area of South Whitney and Madeore Streets.  The crime occurred a few minutes before midnight yesterday.  No injuries were reported during the robbery or subsequent arrest.

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Two firearms recovered from Bennett residence

April 10, 2014 | By More
Two firearms recovered from Bennett residence

A search warrant was obtained and was executed at the decedent’s residence in the shooting death of Abbott Scott Bennett; the results of which were reported to Historic City News this morning by St Johns County Sheriff’s Media Relations Officer, Kevin Kelshaw.

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Deputies shoot and kill domestic violence suspect

April 9, 2014 | By More
Deputies shoot and kill domestic violence suspect

Historic City News received word from Commander Charles E. Mulligan this morning that when four St Johns County deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 8300 block of Colee Cove Road around 10:30 p.m. last night, they were met by a woman outside of her residence who reported that she was the victim […]

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Sexual Predator: Charles Vernon Small, Jr

April 7, 2014 | By More
Sexual Predator: Charles Vernon Small, Jr

In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21, this news release will serve as public notification that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has been given information that a person judged to be a sexual predator is now residing within St. Johns County.

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Sheriff fires 17-year-employee following investigation

April 3, 2014 | By More
Sheriff fires 17-year-employee following investigation

Sheriff David Shoar reported to Historic City News this afternoon that he had no choice other than to fire a law enforcement employee that has served with the agency since June, 1997.

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Guilty plea received in St Johns child porn case

April 3, 2014 | By More
Guilty plea received in St Johns child porn case

Although no sentencing date has been set, yesterday, St Johns County resident 23-year-old Christopher Scott O’Brien, II, entered a plea of guilty to charges that he was engaged in receiving child pornography over the Internet. He is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years in federal prison, and a potential […]

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Have you seen Wanda Flowers?

April 2, 2014 | By More
Have you seen Wanda Flowers?

Detectives with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office are asking Historic City News readers to be their eyes and ears while they are attempting to locate a missing St Johns County woman who has not spoken to her family since March 24th.

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Larceny and fraud investigation nets one arrest

April 2, 2014 | By More
Larceny and fraud investigation nets one arrest

A 37-year old St. Johns County man was arrested on five counts each of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud this morning.

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Sheriffs Association opposes citizen’s right to bear arms

March 31, 2014 | By More
Sheriffs Association opposes citizen’s right to bear arms

Follow the links below to watch the YouTube video of some of the testimony before the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 17, 2014, as they consider a bill that would add, during a forced evacuation and state of emergency, to the exceptions that already exist to allow carrying a concealed firearm, without a […]

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Man robbed in front of his St Augustine Shores home

March 28, 2014 | By More
Man robbed in front of his St Augustine Shores home

Late Wednesday night, Historic City News was informed that two young men committed an armed robbery of a 55-year-old man as he was preparing to enter his St Augustine Shores residence located on Phoenetia Drive at about 11:30 p.m. The home is in the area of Shores Boulevard and Santa Maria Boulevard.

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Bomb threat at Flagler Courthouse – occupants evacuated

March 28, 2014 | By More
Bomb threat at Flagler Courthouse – occupants evacuated

Historic City News has learned that, according to Paula Priester, public information officer for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the first bomb threat or evacuation ever to be called in, occurred at the Flagler County courthouse during the middle of the lunch hour today. Priester said she looked into past reports but could not find […]

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Firefighter injured during early morning fire

March 28, 2014 | By More
Firefighter injured during early morning fire

Reported this morning before 5:00 a.m., St Johns County Fire Rescue responded to popular St Augustine restaurant, Ned’s Southside Kitchen, where the owner, Ned Pollock, told reporters that he still is not certain what caused the blaze which may have started in a dry storage area.

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Trooper pay will not be based on traffic tickets

March 27, 2014 | By More
Trooper pay will not be based on traffic tickets

Julie Jones, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, notified Historic City News that the discussion regarding paying performance bonuses to State Troopers is not tied to citations, as some in the media have surmised.

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Police sergeant bails out on child porn charges

March 26, 2014 | By More
Police sergeant bails out on child porn charges

Last night at about 7:00 p.m., Historic City News learned that Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sergeant with the Bunnell Police Department; following a three-month long investigation into allegations that the officer used a fraudulent facebook account to exploit a child to obtain illegal computer pornography.

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Status hearing for Joseph Bova in murder case

March 24, 2014 | By More
Status hearing for Joseph Bova in murder case

Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Flagler County, a Status Hearing will be held for 25-year-old Joseph Frank Bova II on First-Degree Murder before Judge Walsh.

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City Manager, Mayor involved in car crash

March 21, 2014 | By More
City Manager, Mayor involved in car crash

Yesterday afternoon about 4:15 p.m., Historic City News learned that City Manager John P. Regan and St Augustine Mayor, Joseph L. Boles, Jr., were involved in a collision on Anastasia Boulevard at the four-way intersection with Arredondo Avenue.

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Police need your help to identify Robbery suspect

March 19, 2014 | By More
Police need your help to identify Robbery suspect

Historic City News readers are being asked to help identify a man who law enforcement officers say stole a tag from a motor vehicle and possibly committed other crimes.

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The chase was on for burglar in Sea Grove

March 19, 2014 | By More
The chase was on for burglar in Sea Grove

St Augustine Beach Police and sheriff’s deputies combed Sea Grove subdivision in the early morning hours after receiving a 3:00 a.m. call to report a vehicle burglary in the area, according to information received by Historic City News today.

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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of ATM burglar

March 18, 2014 | By More
Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of ATM burglar

This afternoon, Sergeant Catherine Payne reported to Historic City News that detectives in the Northeast District were able to identify and arrest the woman they say attempted to burglarize Regions Bank located at 240 Ponte Vedra Park Drive on March 15, 2014.

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Local lifesavers recognized for Anastasia Island rescue

March 15, 2014 | By More
Local lifesavers recognized for Anastasia Island rescue

St Johns County Fire Rescue Marine Rescue personnel were recently recognized by the United States Lifesaving Association and the Florida Beach Chief’s Association with the “Meritorious Act Award” for their efforts last summer in the surf rescue of a beach patron.

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Teenagers safe after early morning crash

March 14, 2014 | By More
Teenagers safe after early morning crash

Two St Johns County teenagers left the scene of an early morning crash near International Golf Parkway at World Commerce Parkway, according to a report received by Historic City News. The vehicle sustained about $9,000 in damage; Trooper Dennis Shorter reported only minor injuries to the passenger.

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Local State of Emergency may be called Thursday

March 12, 2014 | By More
Local State of Emergency may be called Thursday

Tomorrow morning the members of the St Johns County Commission will hold an emergency meeting to consider a proclamation declaring a local “state of emergency” in certain coastal areas of South Ponte Vedra and Summer Haven, due to coastal storm erosion.

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Jury says Truehill must die for murder of Vincent Binder

March 8, 2014 | By More
Jury says Truehill must die for murder of Vincent Binder

Judge Raul Zambrano will likely pass sentence on Quentin Truehill after a hearing scheduled for March 27th, when attorneys can present additional evidence; however, earlier today, the jury’s recommendation is that Truehill should die for his role in Vincent Binder’s death.

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Harassing endangered Florida wildlife can lead you to prison

March 7, 2014 | By More
Harassing endangered Florida wildlife can lead you to prison

Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier recommends that if Historic City News readers are going to harass an endangered species of Florida wildlife, not to be stupid enough to post a video of yourself committing the crime on your facebook; unless you are ready to appear in Federal Court.

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NEWS BREAK: Vehicle vs pedestrian crash — avoid Woodlawn

March 6, 2014 | By More
NEWS BREAK: Vehicle vs pedestrian crash — avoid Woodlawn

Historic City News was informed that one lane of Woodlawn Avenue is closed due to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. St Johns County deputies and emergency vehicles are in the area of Woodlawn Avenue west of Lewis Speedway. The investigation is continuing. Check back for updates later today.

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Fries goes to prison for life

March 4, 2014 | By More
Fries goes to prison for life

Circuit Judge J. Michael Traynor imposed the life sentence on 43-year-old Christopher Linus Fries, for the September 10, 2011 murder of 29-year-old Paul Crookshank in the parking lot of the Gigglin’ Gator pub.

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Woman struck and killed as she left The Standard

March 3, 2014 | By More
Woman struck and killed as she left The Standard

Grace Janice Wieczorek[/caption]St Augustine police updated Historic City News today concerning the traffic homicide that occurred at 200 Anastasia Boulevard Saturday night, March 1, involving a 2007 Gray Honda Mini-Van and a pedestrian leaving The Standard night club.

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Fries will learn punishment Tuesday

March 1, 2014 | By More
Fries will learn punishment Tuesday

Tuesday morning, March 4, Circuit Judge Michael Traynor will announce the sentence of 43-year-old Christopher Linus Fries in Room 316 of the Richard O. Watson Courthouse in St Augustine.

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Truehill death penalty phase begins Monday

March 1, 2014 | By More
Truehill death penalty phase begins Monday

Klare Ly, Public Information Officer for the Florida State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit, informed Historic City News that the death penalty phase of the trial of Quentin M. Truehill, is scheduled to begin Monday morning, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

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