The following partial listing of cases were investigated by officers with the St Augustine Police Department and reported to local Historic City News reporters by Public Information Officer Cecilia M. Aiple today.
On January 26, 2018, officers, Brittany Garmon and Daniel Lui, responded to the area St. George St. and Cathedral Pl. regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant, who stated he had been assaulted and chest bumped by the defendant, w/m Donovan Dean, while the complainant was taking pictures of him and others on St. George St. an Cathedral Place. The defendant (Dean) was placed into custody for battery and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 26, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Officer Blalock responded to a suspicious vehicle in the turn lane at the intersection of San Marco Ave and May St. According to the caller the driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel. Upon contact with the vehicle, the officer observed a male asleep behind the wheel, the vehicle engine running and an open container of alcohol in the center console. Officer Blalock was able to wake up the driver and ascertain the driver was intoxicated. The driver, Stewart Willard Price, was placed into custody for driving under the influence and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 29, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m., Officer Balloun responded to the area of SR-207 and South Ponce de Leon Boulevard regarding a male standing in the median with his pants down. Upon arrival, officers observed w/m Maurice Garrick, in the center median panhandling and disrupting the flow of traffic. Upon Garrick’s arrest, he resisted by pulling away from the officer and kicking the officer in the chest. Garrick was charged with the Violation of Municipal Ordinance 24-14 (Prohibition against soliciting in a roadway) and for Resisting an Officer with Violence and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 29, 2018 at approx. 8:02 a.m., Officer Kasey Keen, while in the area of Carmelo’s Gas Station (146 King St.) he observed two males, David Luckart and James Roderick, in a verbal altercation. Both Luckart and Roderick were screaming profanities at each other and drawing the public’s attention. Upon contact with each of the subjects the officer smelled a pungent odor of alcohol emitting from both Luckart and Roderick, and they both had bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes. Luckart had also been previously warned for trespass at 146 King St. on January 6th, 2018. Luckart was placed into custody for Disorderly Intoxication, and Trespass after Warning. Roderick was placed into custody for Disorderly Intoxication.
On January 30, 2018 at approximately 2:44 p.m., officers responded to the Winn Dixie (1010 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard) parking lot regarding an aggressive panhandler. Upon arrival, officers contacted, b/m Theodore John McNeal, who was standing underneath Winn Dixie’s covered porch. A Query checked revealed McNeal had been previously warned for trespassing. McNeal was placed into custody for Trespass after Warning and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 31, 2018 Officers responded to the Winn Dixie (1010 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard) parking lot regarding Morris Faircloth trespassing. Faircloth had been previously warned for trespassing; he was placed into custody for Trespassing after Warning and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 30, 2018 Officers responded to 123 San Marco Ave. regarding a vehicle crash. Upon arrival, it was discovered the vehicle involved matched the description of a complaint of a drunk driver. Upon contact with the driver he had a strong odor and indicators he had been drinking alcohol. After the crash report was conducted, the driver was given a field sobriety test. The driver, Ali Alasawwaq, was placed into custody for Driving under the Influence and transported to the St. Johns County jail.
On January 31, 2018 Officers responded to the No Name Bar ( E. Castillo Dr.) regarding an intoxicated patron refusing to leave. Officers had to walk the defendant, Trerard Thompson, out of the business several times and at the request of staff warned Thompson for trespassing. Thompson continued to be disorderly, yelling profanities. When officers approached him to place him into custody, Thompson jumped over a fence and ran. Officers were able to apprehend him a short distance away. Thompson was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting arrest without violence. Thompson was transported to the St. Johns County jail.