Wanted by Jacksonville Beach Police Department

Wanted by Jacksonville Beach Police Department

On 11/24/2010, officers responded to a shooting at Snappers, 314 North 1st Street parking lot in Jacksonville Beach. The victim was shot in the buttocks area and was transported to the hospital with none life-threaten injuries. The victim and witness made a positive ID on the listed suspect, Michael Jordan Cohen as the shooter. Cohen should be in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

809 Area Code Scam

A community member wrote us today about returning calls to the area code 809. The community member claims she actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. A woman called and said, “Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you- get back to us quickly. I have something important to tell you.” Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809.

Murder Suspect Arrested in Ohio

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- A man who's wanted for murder, rape, kidnapping, and robbery in Alabama has been arrested in Ohio. This comes several days after his truck was discovered in Jacksonville Beach.

According to our news partner, the Florida Times-Union, Ellis Lamont Patton, 30, was arrested after a traffic accident in Cleveland.

Jax Beach officers found Patton's pickup truck in the parking lot of an apartment complex at the beach, and contacted the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office to report it.

The sheriff's office there sent detectives here to try to find Patton.















Southside Man Believes He Was the Target of a Flat Screen TV Scam

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man thought he was getting a good deal on a television. However, he said he almost got scammed when two men offered to sell him what "looked like" a flat screen television that was still in the shrink wrap.

The "TV" even came with a remote control in bubble wrap. That turned out to be cardboard wrapped in black tape and bubble wrap. It was a fake, just like the 50-inch television.

"It looked like it was brand new, coming out of the box," said "James."

The Southside man didn't want to show his face or use his real name, but did he wanted to tell First Coast News all about two men who he said tried to sell him what looked like a television set late Sunday night.

"I asked him how much it was, he said $500." 

The man, who we'll call "James," acknowledges this was pretty much a "street deal."

He said he was approached by two men in a parking lot off University Boulevard.

SWAT Standoff Ends, Man Arrested in Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A SWAT standoff at the Coquina Bay Apartments has ended. According to police, the man believed to be inside of the apartment was driving in Jacksonville Beach, and called police to turn himself in.

Around 5:15 Thursday afternoon officers responded to a domestic or aggravated burglary call at Coquina Bay Apartments.

They were met by the victim, who is 6-months pregnant.  She told them her husband assaulted her and threatened to kill her unborn child.

He kicked her out of the apartment and that's when she told police she called for help.

Officers couldn't get him to answer their megaphone calls, and said they called for SWAT because they had an indication there were firearms inside home. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest

Hubbard House announced September 20th the launch of its first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth.

The contest, open to youth ages 5-12 living in Northeast Florida, runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21 and highlights Hubbard House’s newest prevention program WAVE (Working Against Violence Every day, Everywhere, Every time). The program teaches youth healthy relationship skills before abuse occurs, how to identify and prevent bullying and helps them gain a better understanding of how violence affects their lives.