Man Accused of Stealing Car and Candy Canes | Crime
A 19-year old St. Johns County man was arrested Sunday afternoon and is facing multiple charges, including grand theft auto.
Sunday around 11:30 a.m. SJSO deputies responded to a report of suspicious person at a restaurant (McDonald's) in the 100 block of Ponte Vedra Pointe Blvd. Witnesses reported that a young male was observed walking back and forth from the restaurant to a Porsche with a Washington state tag. When deputies arrived, the suspect was leaving the restaurant; he fled on foot when deputies approached, according to the report of the incident. Deputies learned that the Porsche had been reported stolen and they chased the suspect with a K-9. The suspect stopped when deputies advised they would deploy the K-9.
Chase Todd Cameron of St. Augustine Beach was positively identified by the initial responding deputies. Additionally, deputies located all of the property that was reported stolen Sunday morning from a portable structure at a Christmas tree lot in the 800 block of A1A North. Forced entry was discovered to the structure and reported stolen was a cash register with a small amount of currency, a credit card machine, a tool box with assorted tools, a corded drill and a box of candy canes.
Cameron was transported to Beaches Baptist Hospital for medical clearance and was then booked into the County Jail. Cameron is charged with grand theft auto, burglary to an unoccupied structure, larceny, possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and resisting arrest without violence. He was booked into the County Jail on bonds totaling $18,000.