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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Northeast Florida man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly beating a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy restroom.

Jacksonville area TV station First Coast News reports that police have arrested 29-year-old James Patrick Tadros in the assault.

Authorities say Tadros lured the girl into the women's bathroom of a Jacksonville Best Buy Friday night. Police say he then punched and kicked her and put a plastic bag over her head while holding her down in the toilet.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will hold a public auction of items including cars, vehicle accessories, and jewelry on Thursday morning in a parking lot at EverBank Field.

The items, which include more than 30 cars and motorcycles, were confiscated or paid for by police pursuant to the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.

Among the highlights on the list are a 2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 motorcycle, a 2003 Mercedes Benz SL 500, and a 2004 BMW 745i.

According to auto pricing website Edmunds.com, a used 2004 BMW 745i in good condition can be sold for about $11,000.

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During his first appearance on First Coast Connect, Jacksonville Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt echoed statements Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford has made during his recent appearances on the program.

"I don't want to get too much into the politics of what's being discussed," said Senterfitt. "What I can tell you is that our department simply can't absorb any more (budget) cuts."

Jacksonville News Anchor Assists With Arrest

Aug 16, 2013

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is thanking a local television news anchor today for assisting in the arrest of an armed burglary suspect.

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 10th, 30 rounds were fired into a Missouri Avenue mobile home, killing 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton and fatally wounding 14-year-old Megan Simmons. Simmons was taken off life support Wednesday night.

As the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the killer of 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton, members of MAD DADS will be knocking on doors in the West Jacksonville neighborhood where she lived and was killed. 

Jazmine Shelton was shot to death early Saturday morning when one or more assailants opened fire on the Missouri Avenue mobile home where she lived.

AJ Jordan, vice president of the Jacksonville chapter of MAD DADS, says he got a look inside the house and was overwhelmed by the violence of the attack.

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The NFL is implementing a new bag policy at stadiums across the league including EverBank Field.

Fans will only be allowed to bring in clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12"x6"x12".

One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted, as are small clutch bags.

Arlington Man Arrested In Westside Love Triangle Shooting

Aug 2, 2013
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A love triangle gone wrong left one Jacksonville man dead and another behind bars Thursday.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a woman called police twice on Thursday first to report that her husband had slapped her— and again to report that he had killed her boss with whom she was having an affair.

JSO Lt. Rob Schoonover says they arrested the woman’s husband, 30-year-old Jason Franklin late Friday night at the couple's Arlington home.

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Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford says they have brought down a gang that had been terrorizing the Grand Park neighborhood. The investigation began in 2007 after a noticeable increase in the number of crimes being committed in the area.

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 A family of three have been arrested for a series home robberies connected to the shooting of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officer on Wednesday.

Edward Garvin, his wife Sherry and daughter Teal were taken into custody at the Big Cash Pawn Shop on Beach Boulevard.

Garvin struggled with the officers. He drew a gun and fired while being taken to the ground. The bullet grazed Officer J.C. Prentiss’ arm.

Red Light Cameras Now At San Jose Blvd And Claire Lane

Jul 29, 2013

Red light cameras at San Jose Blvd and Claire Lane started a 30 day test phase on Monday.

Both northbound and southbound lights at the intersection are now part of the Jacksonville's Red Light Enforcement Program.

The cameras capture and transmit vehicle data to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The new cameras started a 30 day grace period on Monday. No tickets will be issued, but drivers may see the cameras flash, police said.

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The forest green Buick sought after a shooting and arson at the Motel 6 on Dix Ellis Trail has been located by police.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the car was found in Duval County.

JSO sought the Buick after two women in their 20s were injured at the motel near Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95 this morning, according to a report from our partners at News4Jax.

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The Main Street Bridge was closed briefly around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after police officers looking for homeless encampments in a small wooded area between the Acosta Bridge and Main Street Bridge on ramps to I-95 happened upon two men cooking what turned out to be methamphetamine.

According to Lt. Larry Kitchen with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the JSO bomb squad and the fire department’s hazmat (hazardous materials) team were called to the scene. Vehicles coming off the Main Street Bridge on Jacksonville’s Southbank were rerouted onto Prudential Drive.

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The suspect in a brazen robbery at a Westside CVS is in the hospital after being shot Tuesday afternoon by police.


After releasing this photo from the crime Monday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tracked the man to the Magnolia Terrace apartments off San Juan Avenue and had a warrant for his arrest.

photo courtesy of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police have released photos of a suspect in two Avondale robberies last night that left one dead and another injured.

Police were dispatched to the CVS at the corner of San Juan Ave. and Roosevelt Blvd. at 3:14AM this morning. They were then sent to Mojo BBQ, less than two miles away on St Johns Ave, at 3:58AM.

Investigators aren’t sure if the two are related, but are looking for possible connections.  

Police said the armed suspect pictured entered the CVS, demanded money, then shot a victim in the head.