CRIME & SAFETY
1-year-old dead after car flips over on I-295 near Merrill Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in the Arlington area. FHP says the car was traveling north on I-295 just south of Merrill Road when it struck the guardrail and several palm trees and flipped over. According to FHP, it happened early Sunday morning, around 12:35 a.m....
Jacksonville Dec 09 Weekly Crime Report: 1397 Incidents and 58 Crime Stories
Jacksonville Dec 09 Weekly Crime Report: 1397 Incidents and 58 Crime Stories. Jacksonville reported a total of 1397 crime cases last week, as per the data released on December 9. The most common type of crime was 'Argument', with a count of 458 incidents, followed by 'Domestic Related' crimes, which stood at 232. 'Suspicious Situation' and 'Assault' were also significant, with 178 and 130 cases respectively. 'Theft' was reported 121 times, while 'Arrest' was reported in 66 incidents. Other reported crimes included 'Hit & Run' (54 cases), 'Other' (50 cases), 'Vandalism' (38 cases), and 'Shooting' (35 cases). The least reported crimes were 'Burglary' (30 cases), 'Robbery' (3 cases), and 'Arson' (2 cases). The high number of arguments and domestic-related incidents is concerning and calls for immediate attention from local law enforcement.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash closes Normandy Boulevard
The crash happened on the 13600 block of Normandy Boulevard, which is near the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.
Caught on camera: Oceanway neighbors worried after string of crimes
A video shared with Action News Jax shows two burglars breaking a door window and stealing several items from the house, including a rifle. Later, another video shows two people approaching a nearby home, with one pointing a gun directly at the camera.
Tragic Stabbing Incident Shakes Jacksonville’s New Town Neighborhood
In a heartbreaking turn of events, a man lost his life in the New Town neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, on the evening of December 9, 2023. The incident, which occurred on West Union Street, has left the community in shock and mourning.
A Jacksonville woman was waiting for an Uber when she was shot multiple times. Somehow, she survived
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman who was shot several times in the back in Northwest Jacksonville is recovering after the scary incident. “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to walk again. I didn’t know what the outcome was going to be. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to make it home to my son,” said Kathianne Huth.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Seizure and Murder-for-Hire Plot Unfold in Jacksonville Beach
Two incidents occurred in Jacksonville Beach, Florida this week. In the first incident, Jacksonville Beach Police seized 15 packages believed to contain Fentanyl pills with a street value of $750,000 during a routine traffic stop. The vehicle was towed due to violations and one person was detained. In the second incident, Henry Tenon, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a murder-for-hire plot, made a brief court appearance. He has agreed to testify against others involved in the case, including the victim's ex-wife and her estranged husband.
Woman Injured in Drive-by Shooting at Yancey Park, Jacksonville
• A woman was shot and injured while sitting in a parked car at Yancey Park in Northwest Jacksonville, Florida. • The suspect reportedly drove by and started shooting at the car multiple times without provocation.
Family and MAD DADS Seek Answers in Unsolved Murder of College Student in Jacksonville
• The family of Gabriel Devoe, a 23-year-old college student who was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking justice for his murder. The shooter has not been identified.
20-year-old charged with DUI with serious bodily injury after investigation of Millhopper Road crash in June
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christian Thomas Rafter, 20, was arrested yesterday and charged with driving under the influence and hitting another car, resulting in a traumatic brain injury to the driver, on Millhopper Road on June 6, 2023. A Florida Highway Patrol investigation found that Rafter was driving a Mustang...
Tragedy Strikes: Jacksonville Rapper “Tiger Sparks” Falls Victim to Fatal Shooting
In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Jacksonville community mourns the loss of local rapper Kenneth Glover Jr., known to many as “Tiger Sparks.” The 31-year-old artist was tragically shot and killed on A Phillip Randolph in Jacksonville, Florida, last week. This unfortunate incident has left a profound impact on his family, friends, and the entire Eastside community.
Former Jaguars Employee Accused of Embezzlement Found Driving Uber in Jacksonville
• Amit Patel, the former financial planning manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is accused of stealing over $22 million from the franchise. He was fired for allegedly using the team's money to fund his gambling addiction.
Riverside Residents on Edge as Auto Thefts and Burglaries Surge
Riverside, Five Points, and Avondale neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Florida are on high alert following a recent surge in auto thefts and burglaries. Despite vehicles being locked, thieves are breaking windows without triggering alarms, leaving residents worried. In the past month, 41 vehicles have been reported burglarized or stolen.
Amit Patel, Accused of Defrauding Jaguars, Spotted Driving Uber in a Tesla
• Amit Patel, a former Jacksonville Jaguar employee who is charged with stealing over $22 million from the team, was identified as an Uber driver by a passenger. • The passenger, Chris Chaney, and his wife unknowingly rode with Patel from Jacksonville International Airport to their rental house in Ponte Vedra.
Jacksonville police investigating a deadly stabbing near West Union Street
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly stabbing in the 1400 Block of West union Street.
Cause of death released for two men found dead under Nassau Sound bridge in November
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The video attached to this story is from a previous, related report. The cause of death for two men who were found under the George Crady Bridge in November has been determined as an accidental drowning, according to a report from the medical examiner's office. On...
Loved ones team up with MAD DADS to go door-to-door seeking answers in murder of Gabriel Devoe
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Family and friends of a 23-year-old college student murdered in 2022 are hitting the streets in hopes of finding the person responsible. Gabriel Devoe was shot and killed at an Arlington apartment complex on Justina Road in November 2022. His story is personal for us here...