Crime

Sheriffs Seek Two Sex Offenders

In a cooperative effort between the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Department of Corrections Parole and Probation Office Operation “Landshark” was completed this week. The purpose of the operation was to seek out the location of absconded sexual offenders and to make contact with every sexual offender and predator in St. Johns County to verify that they are physically residing at the registered address.

Man Accused in Sexual Abuse of Young Boy

Man Accused in Sexual Abuse of Young Boy

A Duval County man was arrested on charges of capital sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, and promoting sexual performance by a child, according to police.

Police Make Early Morning Meth Lab Bust

Police Make Early Morning Meth Lab Bust

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Police have found a methamphetamine lab after serving a warrant in St. Augustine.

The lab was found near R. B. Hunt Elementary School on Magnolia Drive. According to R. B. Hunt Elementary School Principal Don Steele, school is in session today. "There is no reason for anyone to be concerned, school as usual," said Steele. Additionally Steele mentioned the special holiday luncheon event will go on as planned today.

Some of the investigating officers will have to be decontaminated.

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Man Accused of Stealing Mom's Jewels to Pay Drug Dealer Debt

Man Accused of Stealing Mom's Jewels to Pay Drug Dealer Debt

A St. Johns County man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly stealing over $30,000 worth of jewelry from his mother.

Timothy J Matthews, 34, is charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after allegedly swiping the jewels from his mother's bedroom. Matthews is accused of selling the jewelry to a pawn shop called "Cash for Treasures."

Matthews stated he is addicted to painkillers, according to a SJSO police report, and that he stole the jewelry and sold it to pay an individual who was "threatening him."

Matthews was booked in the St Johns County Jail and held on $123,5000 bond.

Man Accused of Stealing Car and Candy Canes

Man Accused of Stealing Car and Candy Canes

 

A 19-year old St. Johns County man was arrested Sunday afternoon and is facing multiple charges, including grand theft auto.

Florida Restaurant to Pay Over $82,000 in Back Wages to Nearly 200 Employees

 

Inlet Harbor Inc., doing business as Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Marina & Gift Shop in Ponce Inlet, has agreed to pay $82,665 to 192 restaurant workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Samara Lakes Teen Charged with Multiple Drug Counts

Samara Lakes Teen Charged with Multiple Drug Counts

An 18-year-old St Johns County man is in jail after being charged with multiple drug offenses.