Crime

Neptune Beach principal arrested for child abuse

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- A Neptune Beach Principal was arrested and charged with child abuse Tuesday.

Officers said Ronda McDonald pulled an 11-year-old boy with down syndrome out of a class room.

Family: Down syndrome son abused in school

They say he was being defiant and refused to get up off of the ground, that's when she pulled him into another room.

And as a result he had bruises on his arm and stomach.

McDonald was over the New Leaf School-- for children with learning disabilities.

Lt. Adam Militello, with the Neptune Beach police tells First Coast News she turned herself in TUesday afternoon.

Man wanted for attempting to pass counterfeit bills

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is attempting to identify a man suspected of using counterfeit bills.

On October 6 the male suspect allegedly attempted to use three counterfeit $10 bills at the Gate Gas Station in the 25000 block of 3rd Street South in Jacksonville Beach, according to a release from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

The suspect is described as a male, 40 to 50 years-old, approximately six-feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds, the release detailed.

The suspect was seen driving an older teal colored, Ford F150 pick-up truck.

Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Beach Department at 904-270-1661.

Woman wanted in connection with stolen checkbook

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying a woman caught on surveillance video.

During a car burglary on October 15 a checkbook and other items were stolen from the victim's car, according to a release from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

A day later, on September 16 an unknown female attempted to cash one of the stolen checks and was captured on camera.

Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Beach Department at 904-270-1661.

Neptune Beach cat hoarder arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Neptune Beach woman accused acts of cruelty on her over 30 cats was arrested Friday. 

The home of Edith Martin Alcorn, 70, was condemned by the City of Neptune Beach after officers found 34 sick and diseased cats in her residence July 7. 

According to a Neptune Beach Police Department incident report, Alcorn's house was "covered with feces" and littered with cats in cages with little or no water in their bowls.

Officers in Haz-Mat suits took photos of several emaciated and infected cats inside the residence, according to reports.

The cats were removed from the home July 9 by a local Veterinarian and several volunteers. 

After NBPD consulted the assistant State Attorney, an warrant was issued for Alcorn's arrest Oct. 8 for the charges of cruelty to animals and confinement of animals without sufficient food, water or exercise.

Alcorn was held then released on a $20,000 bond. 

A fight, car fire and sex lands 2 in jail

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- A domestic dispute leads to a car fire and sex on the beach.

A witness allegedly observed 31-year-old Kathy Lynn Granone in a dispute with 29-year-old David Charles Aiuppy in the parking lot of the Pier restaurant on Feb. 18, according to a release from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

The dispute occurred around 5:40 p.m. and the witness claims to have seen the suspects throwing objects out their vehicle during the dispute, the release detailed.

During the dispute, Granone allegedly walked away from the vehicle towards the beach. The witness claims Aiuppy followed her, but not before lighting the car on fire.

When police arrived on scene, witnesses directed officers to the couple's location on the beach. According to the release, the couple was allegedly having intercourse on the beach in full view of the public when deputies found them.

Jax Beach PD seek two potential crime witnesses

Jax Beach PD seek two potential crime witnesses

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Jacksonville Beach Police are searching for two possible witnesses to an aggravated battery that occurred at McDonald's early Sunday morning.