Crime

Teen charged with grand theft, other charges

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - A Ponte Vedra teen is facing multiple theft charges and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

An 18-year old St. Johns County man was arrested Monday afternoon in relation to multiple car thefts and burglaries, according to a release from the St John's County Sheriff's Office.

Fake homicide/hostage callout in SJC

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded to an apparent homicide with hostages  Wednesday night -- only to discover the call was a prank.

A text came into the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office stating, "my mom was shot in the head and several people were in the house taking hostages," according to a report from the SJCSO. The text also claimed a person was asking or help and was hiding upstairs.

Deputies arrived on scene around 10 p.m., to a home in the Saw Mill Lakes neighborhood, the report states. They found the house quiet and three cars in the driveway.

A perimeter was established, and dispatch called inside the home and asked the occupants to come outside, according to the report.

Contact was made with a female and her two teenage sons, ages 13 and 17, the reports detailed.

Deputies: Man steals over $100K from elderly victims

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A Ponte Vedra Beach man was arrested on a charge of exploitation of the elderly Friday.

Wayne Joseph Dziadul, 68, is accused of taking, "a significant amount of jewelry," including several gold watches, assorted rare jewelry items and old currency and coins, according to a statement from the St. John's County Sheriff's Office.

Dziadul was described as a "friend" by the victims, a 91-year old Ponte Vedra Beach man and his wife. The victims claim Dziadul often odd jobs around their house, the statement details. The victims also claim Dziadul had access to their home in August of 2012 when some of the items went missing.

In an unrelated investigation, Dziadul's name came back in a search of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Pawn system, who allegedly, "pawned many items on numerous dates last year." According to the statement, some of those items matched those that were reported missing from the victim's home.

Jesus steals car in Ponte Vedra

Jesus steals car in Ponte Vedra

 

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – A man is in custody this morning after allegedly stealing a car and claiming to be the “Son of Man.”

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Wanted: Ponte Vedra Burglary Suspect

Wanted: Ponte Vedra Burglary Suspect

 

The St Johns Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help  identify a burglary suspect.

According to a statement from SJSO spokesperson, Kevin Kelshaw, a male suspect is wanted in connection with the burglary of four Ponte Vedra Beach businesses Nov. 30.

The release states a Woody’s Restaurant, Domino’s Pizza, Beach Cleaner and Player’s Café in the Winn-Dixie shopping center were entered by a male suspect uses a large brick to break windows and gain access. The suspect entered the businesses between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., though nothing was reported missing from any of the businesses.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video and is describes as a white male, wearing blue jeans, a multi-colored striped hooded sweatshirt and white tennis shoes. The suspect was also spotted on surveillance video in a late model, dark colored possible Honda Civic.