Crime

Man Jumps on Bank Counter and Demands Cash

Man Jumps on Bank Counter and Demands Cash

 

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s responded to an armed bank robbery Monday morning in Mandarin.

According to a police report, deputies were called to the Fifth Third Bank at 6450 St. Augustine Road around 11 a.m. following a report of an armed robbery.

Jacksonville Beach Shooting Death has Police Being Mum

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Four days after 33-year-old Joshua Register was found fatally shot in a parking lot, Jacksonville Beach Police have only confirmed his name but provided no other details.

Register was found near a dumpster in the Oceans Edge condo community located on 25th Avenue South. The area is not known for violent crimes; it is off busy Third Street and one block from the ocean.

Sgt. Thomas Bingham said today there is no additional information to be released about leads, motive or suspect in the shooting.

Register, who spent most of his life in Jacksonville, recently lived in Riverside. He was the father of two girls, 6 and 10. His immediate family could not be reached for comment.

'Monster of Mayport' says He is Killing Behind Bars

MAYPORT, Fla. -- It was May 2003, but many can remember the horror like it was yesterday. 

William Wells called First Coast News in 2003, to confess to killing five people in Mayport.

"And she goes, 'now what are you going to do?' And I stuck it to the back of her head and I said, 'this', and I pulled the trigger and it went off.  And I literally, literally defecated my pants. I watched her face spray against the wall in front of me and she fell over," Wells said during a phone interview in 2003. 

MORE: Read the letter from Wells to First Coast News

Wells, who dubbed himself the Monster of Mayport, killed five people in his double-wide mobile home on Ocean Street, hiding the decomposing bodies in his home for more than a week.

Lewd Suspect Targeting Children, Exposing Himself

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A series of lewd incidents over the past several months ranging from Mandarin to Mayport has police looking for one person.

According to a news release from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesperson Melissa Bujeda, the first incident was in September 2010.

In all incidents, the suspect drove alongside the victims in a newer model Black Volkswagen Beetle and began talking to them.

Then, the suspect exposed himself as he masturbated, Bujeda indicated.

The victims were between 11 and 16 in most of the incidents, though the victim of the most recent is 20-years old.  All are females.

The incidents happened between 3:25 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the following locations:

Neptune Beach Detective Arrested in Illegal Gambling Operation

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- A Neptune Beach detective with eight years on the force found herself on the other side of the law Monday.

Mary Justino, spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff's Office, said Camille Lynn Burban turned herself in to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Burban had a warrant out for her arrest in Clay County, and now faces a charge of being an agent or employee of a person keeping a gambling house. Her significant other, George Chipley McCombs, turned himself in to deputies in Nassau County on a similar charge out of Clay County.

Business records show McCombs owns Number One Vending, which does business as Home Arcade at 8955 Beach Blvd.

According to a report from the CCSO, two businesses in Keystone Heights, the White Elephant bar and the Keystone Saloon, had illegal gambling machines that deputies allege came from Number One Vending.

Escaped Prisoner Tracked to Atlantic Beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Police tracked an escaped prisoner back to the place where he was arrested in the first place.

Darius Richard Brock, 19, was arrested in Atlantic Beach in February following a crash.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office inmate records, Brock was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude, resisting an officer without violence and other related charges.

In April, he was moved from the county jail to the Dinsmore Work Release Center.

According to the Atlantic Beach Police Department, he was sentenced to 13 months.

On Sept. 27, Brock escaped from the low-security facility.

Police in Atlantic Beach learned that Brock was in the Francis Avenue area Wednesday, so police and K-9 units responded, taking Brock back into custody.

This time, he faces charges a felony charge of escape and charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Jacksonville Beach Man Arrested for Lewd Act on Juveniles

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- A 39-year-old local man has been arrested for what two juveniles said he did to them in the water.

According to Jacksonville Beach Police Department Sgt. Tom Bingham, the incident happened on the beach Monday, Sept. 3.

Two female juveniles between the ages of 12 and 16 told police a man had approached them as they sunbathed and began talking to them.

The females said he followed them into the water and began touching them without their consent, including grabbing them around the waist.

They reported that he was aroused when he grabbed them from behind, and they then left the water and called police.

After investigating, detectives determined their suspect was 39-year-old Robert Farris Evans, whose listed address is on 16th Ave. North at Jacksonville Beach.

Last Wednesday, police spotted Evans as he was leaving his home.

He was arrested on charges of lewd/lascivious molestation and battery.