Crime

Graffiti Downtown and Lincolnville Area

Over a three week time frame Police have responded to 34 different locations in the Downtown and Lincolnville area in reference to graffiti.  The property damage is thousands of dollars and police are asking for the public’s assistance to help stop and identify the person(s) responsible and keep the historic neighborhood clean.  Multiple different signs and phrases have been painted on businesses walls, private residences, vehicles and sidewalks and roadways.  If any one has information that would aid police in the investigation please call the St Augustine Crime Stopper Tip Line at (904) 209-3482. 

53-year old St. Johns County Man Facing Additional Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child Charges

More victims have come forward with allegations against a 53-year old St. Johns County man who is facing additional charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. The new victims spoke with detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Special
Victims’ Unit following the arrest of James Howard Scharfschwerdt, 53, last month at his St. Johns County home without incident.

Three Teens Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

Three Teens Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

A complaint affidavit for charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence were signed against three St. Johns County male teenagers early Sunday evening after fleeing from deputies.

Numerous deputies responded to the area of I-95 and C.R. 210 Sunday shortly before 6:00 p.m. after the Sheriff’s Office received two calls from Interstate travelers who observed a male subject on a billboard armed with a long unknown type rifle. As deputies began to check several billboards, two deputies observed several subjects walking westbound on a dirt road that parallels the power lines. The deputies told the subjects to stop, however they took off running.

Arrests in Venetian Blvd. Area Car Burglary

Arrests in Venetian Blvd. Area Car Burglary

Three St. Johns County men were arrested early Monday morning in connection with at least one car burglary in the Venetian Blvd. area. They also face additional charges as detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit continue the investigation.

Identification of Skeletal Remains-SR16

Update:  The M.E.s Office is unable to confirm identity through a dental records comparison.  DNA taken from the remains has been sent to the laboratory to be run through the database and match to known samples. 

This process may take several weeks.

State of Florida v. Misty Croslin Cummings Sentencing Hearing

State of Florida v. Misty Croslin Cummings

Charges: Trafficking in Hydrocodone and/or Oxydcodone

Sentencing Hearing, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., Putnam County Courthouse

Officer Involved Shooting Tuesday Night in Hastings

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Robbery/Homicide Unit along with Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Hastings.