Crime

JSO Seeks Help Identifying Fraud Suspect

JSO Seeks Help Identifying Fraud Suspect

 

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify the woman in the photos. 

According to a release from JSO, the woman is wanted for questioning in a recent fraud case.

Anyone with any information about the location or identity of this individual is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or them at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com

After Warning Others to 'Duck,' Man Opens Fire at Officers

After Warning Others to 'Duck,' Man Opens Fire at Officers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 20-year-old male is in jail after opening fire at a car filled with police officers.

Hit & Run Victims Seek Your Help

Hit & Run Victims Seek Your Help

Think back to your commute this morning, did you cross the Mathews Bridge? If so, several hit and run victims are seeking your help.

Following Attempted Abduction, Ft. Caroline Principal Sends Letter Home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On the first school day since police began investigating an attempted abduction, the principal of Ft. Caroline Elementary School has sent a letter home with students.

The incident was reported at about 8:30 Friday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Friday.

An 11-year-old boy reported that a man ran toward him and tripped, allowing the boy time to kick the suspect in the face and get away.

Today, Principal Jennifer B. Bidwell sent a letter home to students.

RELATED: READ THE LETTER

Bridwell's letter offers students safety tips, including urging them to use the buddy system and trust their instincts.

Police have sent out two sketches of the suspect, who is described as a white male in his 30s with blonde hair and blue eyes and some facial hair on his chin.

More Auto Shop Owners Recognize Suspected Thieves

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After First Coast News showed surveillance video of three suspected thieves targeting Reinhart Automotive, other shop owners have come forward and said the group also targeted them.

"My phone was lit up all day long," Dennis Reinhart said.

His competition, other owners, called to compare stories of their encounters with the group suspected of stealing checks from small business owners.  Reinhart said the stories he heard were "the exact same scenario" he'd experienced.

We called 15 auto repair shops.  All the owners said they'd had run-ins with this trio in their own shops.

Christopher Steven Thompson - RIP

Christopher Steven Thompson - RIP

Christopher Steven Thompson will be immensely missed by family and friends.

This is a tragic event that should never have happened. The warning signs where
there for the teen that ran into Chris killing him, but it seems no one was
listening or did anything to prevent this from happening.

Police Looking for Man who Shot up Arlington Apartment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are looking for a suspect who they said fired six shots inside an Arlington apartment during a home invasion.

Mark Swartswelder, 25, told police he was sitting on his couch in his Charter Landing apartment on Edenfield Road when he heard his front door open, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The victim said an unknown man wearing all black came into his apartment screaming "give me the money" multiple times.

The report said he told police the suspect was shooting inside the apartment the whole time. Swartswelder told the suspect he had no money and reached for his phone, then the suspect fired again and fled the apartment.

Police found six shell casings inside the apartment. A neighbor told police she heard yelling and gunshots, and said a round came through her wall.