Crime

Fatal Hit and Run Victim Identified as 23-year-old Student

Fatal Hit and Run Victim Identified as 23-year-old Student

A hit-and-run involving a bicycle closed County Road 214 between Interstate 95 and County Road 13 late Wednesday afternoon.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, which arrived on the scene around 4 p.m., is calling it a fatality. The victim was identified as Bryan B. Wrigley, 23, West Columbia, South Carolina. The victim was a student at the University of St. Augustine and was a member of a local bicycle riding club. He was hit by a westbound vehicle, possibly Nissan Xtara SUV and Frontier pickup.

Possible Walgreen's Robbery

The Sheriff’s Office has responded to a Robbery call at a pharmacy (Walgreen’s) near Shores Blvd in the southern part of St. Johns County.  Detectives are on scene.

Early Morning Drug Bust at St. Augustine Apartment

Early Morning Drug Bust at St. Augustine Apartment

Early this morning police served a search warrant for the residence at 209 Flagler Blvd, Apt D, after receiving complaints from nearby neighbors about possible drug activity. 

Update: 2 UF Basketball Players Charged with Burglary, Suspended from Team

Update: 2 UF Basketball Players Charged with Burglary, Suspended from Team

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two Florida basketball players were arrested early Sunday and charged with felony burglary for allegedly breaking into a car.

Erik Murphy and Cody Larson were booked at the St. Johns County Jail around 4 a.m. They were released after each posted a $5,000 bond.

A third man, team manager Joshua Adel, was charged with principal to burglary. St. Augustine police said he acted as a lookout.

Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan has suspended both murphy and Larson from the team.

Murphy is a backup forward and a sophomore, while Larsen was redshirting this past season after signing with the Gators. UF officials have not commented on the reports but Larsen's future at the school is almost certainly in peril.

St. Johns County Man Arrested for Drugs & Dog Fighting Materials

St. Johns County Man Arrested for Drugs & Dog Fighting Materials

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested a 25-year old Hastings man on a host of charges following neighborhood complaints of suspected drug and other illegal activity at his home Wednesday afternoon. The suspect, identified as Moses James King, 25, 505 Wilson Rd., Hastings, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.

St. Johns County Woman Arrested for Credit Card Fraud

St. Johns County Woman Arrested for Credit Card Fraud

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old woman this morning on charges of grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Deputies with the sheriff's department served arrest warrants at Rebecca Nicole Brown's apartment on Oneida Street.

A warrants were issued for Brown after a 35-year-old woman reported several fraudulent charges on her bank card the beginning of March.

Brown allegedly used the stolen bank card information to purchase more than $1,000 in bedroom furniture, over $2,600 at two separate electronics stores, almost $200 at two restaurants and two wedding bands valued at over $1,100.

Detectives identified Brown as a suspect based on the address the delivered fraudulent items. Detectives also learned during their investigation that Brown had been fired recently from a pizza delivery company for allegedly stealing money.

New: Yard Man Caught Burglarizing Home

New: Yard Man Caught Burglarizing Home

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A man who reportedly told the people who hired him for yard work that he couldn't work Tuesday was arrested in that couple's home Tuesday.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the alarm sounded at a home on Moses Creek Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m.

The first deputy on the scene saw a landscaping truck parked by the house and began searching the property.

The deputy reported no obvious signs of forced entry, but then saw a man wearing no shirt running inside the house.

The deputy waited until the man left the house, then ordered him to the ground until backup could arrive to complete the arrest.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that 35-year-old Kevin Wayne Fralix had been hired by the residents for yard work, but said he hurt his foot and couldn't work that day.

He forced his way in through a patio window.