Crime

Clay County Sheriff's Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

Clay County Sheriff's Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

Saturday, a white male suspect entered the Shell Station at 200 Blanding Blvd and asked the clerk for the bathroom key. The suspect then left the store with the bathroom key. The suspect waited for another customer to leave and came back into the store and asked for a pack of Marlboro Lights. According to the store clerk, the suspect then placed a McDonald's bag on the counter and said, "Empty the register," then lifted his shirt up to reveal a gun in his waistband.

The suspect is a white male, six feet tall and weighs between 170 to 185 pounds with dirty brown hair. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a dirty white ball cap, a dark blue long sleeved tee shirt and blue jeans.

Local Sears Stores Victimized by Pressure Washer Thieves

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Detectives are looking for two suspects believed to be in possession of several pressure washers that aren't theirs.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, a customer at the Orange Park Mall Sears notified employees that two people were loading pressure washers into a Lincoln Town Car at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon reviewing surveillance video, detectives saw the suspects wheeling two display models out of the store and loading them into the car before driving off.

The washers have a value of $559.98.

An employee said the Sears at the Avenues Mall reported a similar incident Monday, with the same type of car and matching descriptions of the suspects.

If you know anything that can help in the investigation, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

Three Arrested in Armed Robberies of 2 Convenience Stores

Three Arrested in Armed Robberies of 2 Convenience Stores

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Three men have been arrested for two different armed robberies of gas stations during 10 days in May. 

Shuban L. Alberto, 18; Johntrell S. Calloway, 19; and Evans Perez, 19, were arrested on warrants dated June 7, and charged with armed robbery. Calloway and Perez are from Satsuma; Alberto is from Palatka.

Surveillance cameras at two convenience stores captured the robberies in progress during 10 days in May, and detectives believe the two may be related because of their similarities.

The first robbery happened May 9 at the Hibernia Kangaroo store on U.S. 17 in Orange Park. The video shows three men walking in with guns pointed at the clerk, who the three then force to the floor.

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

Two Men Hailed as Heroes after Baby-On-Board Carjacking

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a terrifying five minutes for one First Coast family after being carjacked in a Krystal drive-thru.

"I thought 'he's going to kill me. This is really happening. He's going to kill me,'" said Kelli Broadfoot.

Just after placing her order at the drive-thru, police said James Johnson forced his way into Kelli Broadfoot's truck- and she didn't waste any time fighting back.

"I'm hitting him and kicking him, and he's hitting and kicking and pushing," she said.

Johnson said Broadfoot hit her in the face several times, before forcing her out of the car, and speeding off with 13-month-old Lindsey still in the truck.

"When she hit the ground, she bounced right back up (and screamed) 'My baby!' It was not good," said witness Ben Kelly.

He was in the drive-thru line right behind Broadfoot and witnessed the whole thing.

Molestation Suspect Captured

Molestation Suspect Captured

Yesterday, Randy Fairclough, a 47-year-old Orange Park resident, was booked into the Clay County Jail on a one-million-dollar bond and charged with the molestation of  two children under the age of twelve.

Man Steals 3ct Diamond Ring from JC Penny

Man Steals 3ct Diamond Ring from JC Penny

A man stole a 3-ct, white gold bridal ring sold for over $7,000 from JC Penney yesterday in Orange Park.

One of Clay's Most Wanted Captured

One of Clay's Most Wanted Captured

Brian "Joe" Bernicky is accused of committing a sexual battery on an adult female in February 2010 and a warrant was obtained for his arrest in January 2011.  He has been sought ever since by local law enforcement and was located yesterday and booked on the charge with a $500,000 bond.