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Expensive drive-off

Pilot Travel Centers on CR 210 was the victim of a diesel fuel “drive-off” yesterday morning, according to an incident report filed by Deputy Craig Maguire. Fortunately, the station can identify the man who they […]

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Woman avoids Internet scam

A St. Johns woman narrowly avoided becoming a victim to an apparent Internet scam according to an incident report filed by Deputy Sheriff Gabe Bagby this weekend. The complainant is a “mystery shopper” which is […]

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Ag Center burglary nets almost $30,000

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Agricultural Center, according to an incident report filed by the center’s director, David Dinkins, early Friday […]

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Two FCTI students arrested

Two female students attending classes at First Coast Technical Institute on Collins Avenue were arrested this week on charges of disruption of a school function; one of whom was also charged with resisting arrest without […]

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Student protects car with hatchet

A 17 year old St. Augustine High School student is facing ten days suspension from school after St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies, aided by K-9 officers, performed “narcotics sniffs” of student vehicles parked on the […]

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Retail theft leads to arrest

A 21 year old St. Augustine resident is in jail this morning pending $200.00 bail for the theft of two bags, two tank tops and a pair of jean shorts from Bealls Department Store located […]

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COA vehicles burglarized

St. Johns County Council on Aging reported that during the night last night, two COA vehicles were burglarized while parked at 1965 A1A South. The vehicles were secured at approximately 6:00 p.m. last night and […]

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Armed home invasion robbery

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office – Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred shortly after 9:00 last night at a North 7th Street trailer park. The victim and five witnesses […]

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New charges for Silas after arrest

A 31-year old Duval County man was arrested on a host of charges Sunday evening and additional charges were filed Monday, including capital sexual battery, according to a media release provided by the Sheriff’s Office […]

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Pills and cash stolen in burglary

Don’t make the same mistake as one St. Augustine Beach woman who reported that while she was out of her residence during the day yesterday, someone gained entry into her home stealing her perscription medications […]

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Registration of Sexual Offenders

We continue to read of the arrest of registered sexual offenders and predators who have failed to “properly register” in violation of FS 943.0435(9). One such instance is 49 year old George Hector Larocque who […]

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“Shopping Cart Gang” apprehended

It’s no April Fool’s joke! Looks like St. Augustine’s finest was hard at work before the close of the midnight shift yesterday. According to booking records, at about 11:25 last night, SAPD officers arrested three […]

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Disabled golf cart driver arrested

According to booking records at the St. Johns County jail, Morris Steinheimer was arrested near the intersection of A1A Ocean Avenue and A Street by officers with the St. Augustine Beach Police Department about 2:15 […]

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The battle over Ordinance 22-6

“It is unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale, compensation or donation, or rent or offer for rent, goods, wares, merchandise, food stuffs, refreshments, or other kinds of property or services upon […]

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Tip nets suspect in theft

The father of a burglary victim is being credited with helping the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office track down a suspect in the case that played out over two counties in January. “Our detectives have […]

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Ask Deputy Joe

Q: I moved to Florida from the North about five years ago and I cannot understand why so many drivers in this area remain in the passing lane for miles without making a turn. This […]