JSO Warns Of Latest Scam 'Bank Jugging'

May 22, 2017
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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a scam targeting bank customers.

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A St. Johns County elementary school teacher and a registered sex offender from Georgia are among 21 men arrested during a recent online child-sex sting conducted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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Police officers who died in the line of duty were remembered Wednesday by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Tribute to Fallen Officers, outside Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Arena, included a roll call of those killed while on duty, as well as a 21-gun salute and a Missing Man formation fly-over by JSO’s aviation unit.

“There’s names on that wall that we worked with," Crime Scene Detective David Matsick said. "So, it hits home because we could all be here one day together and the next day one of us not be. "

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of 60 people after a four-month undercover narcotics investigation. Warrants are out for 11 additional people.

The investigation called “Operation Lockdown in O-Town” began on the Northside’s Oceanway area.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said more resources for human trafficking victims and community awareness are essential to addressing the problem in Jacksonville.

Several City Council members met with State Attorney Melissa Nelson, Sheriff Mike William, and others Monday to talk about how to help.