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Submitted by Deborah Lavery PowersPolice Station Sign

Staff reporter

Highlights from Fernandina Beach Police reports filed before 1 March 2013

The victim reported that she left three boxes sitting by her mailbox for the postal carrier to pick up.  The items were no longer there when the postman came by.

The divorce decree gives Mr. all the furniture and appliances  — as well as everything else in the couple’s house.    Fearing that Mrs., who no longer lives there,  might  try to “burglarize” the residence while he was out of town,  Mr. had all the locks changed.  But, in spite of the new locks,  a Pottery Barn lounge set from the fenced-in back patio, as well as the  washer and dryer from inside the house, were stolen while he was gone.    Mrs. advised Mr. by text that yes, she had taken them,  but refused to tell Mr. how she got into the house.  Mr. is to provide Police with a copy of the divorce decree and the text messages.

Neighbor #1 struck Neighbor #2‘s mailbox and trash receptacles before crashing into his car.  Then #1  took off in his own car when he was supposed to be reaching inside it for his insurance card.  He was soon stopped on Atlantic Avenue for being unable to stay within a car lane.  At that time he admitted that he “believed” he had hit #2’s car  just prior to being stopped by Police —- but, he wasn’t “sure.”    He was transported to the Nassau County Jail.

Somebody left a cooler behind — or it was stolen and then abandoned.  The cooler was found just outside a hotel parking lot.  With what inside?  66 beers, 3 sodas, 2 waters. — and ice.

A little white pug type dashed in front of a bicyclist causing the rider to flip over his handlebars as he tried to brake to avoid hitting the dog.   Pug was saved from damage to his body.   Rider wasn’t.  He ended up in the ER with sprained wrist, cracked ribs, a hurt back and bruised knee.  Rider requested a report be generated because he “may pursue civil damages to cover his injuries.”   Whether or not Rider knew Pug’s owner was not reported.

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Neighbors #1 and #2 met up outside when one of them was taking out his trash.  An altercation ensued.  #1 claimed #2  attacked him — punching him in the chin — and also threatened him with a gun.  Several times.  But #1 didn’t see a gun.  #2 claims that at no time did the altercation become physical, but he did say that #1 had been harassing him and leaving several letters at his door.    He further asserted he never made any threats to use a gun on #1.  Both men were advised to stay away from each other.  And #1, though there were no visible signs of injury to his face,  was advised to contact State Attorney’s Office if he wanted to file charges for battery.

A citizen — suffice it to say he was older than 60 —  was driving East bound in the West bound lane of Route 200.  Cars — including a Police cruiser — had to swerve to miss being hit by his truck.  Police sirens and Police emergency lights immediately went on.      When the citizen was finally guided into the proper lane by Police – about 2 miles down the road – he was discovered to be disoriented , not DUI.   He had been ill with the flu.  No vehicles were damaged.

Attempted extortion by email.  The writer identified himself as a professional assassin who had been hired to kill the citizen receiving his email message.    Hired by somebody “very close” to her —  but the assassin felt pity for the citizen, and wanted to help her.    All she had to do to stay alive was (a) respond ASAP to his email so they could set up a meeting place, (b) not inform the Police, and (c)  agree to pay him $20,000 in three installments.  The citizen didn’t choose to do any of the above.  She called the Police.

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Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Granada.   Those are the places called — but not from the caller’s own telephone number.  The 13 calls were all  “made” from a Government office during non-office hours.   The fraudulent calls were discovered by AT&T’s Fraud Management Office.  Fraud personnel described the possibility of the office’s voice mail/PBX being hacked,  followed by use of associated telephone numbers from a different location.  “No further information or evidence at this time.”

Speeding down Sadler.  Stopped.  Glassy eyes.  Slurred speech. Staggering.  Swaying. Urinating on self.  Performing poorly on sobriety exercises .   Arrested.  DUI.  (License had just been reinstated on 1/18/13 after a prior DUI.)

Nothing of value was inside any of the property owner’s cars when they were broken into over a rainy weekend.  But the perpetrator(s) left the car doors ajar and the vehicles were therefore wet — inside and out — when the owner came to work on Monday.  The perpetrator(s) had, however, stolen 2 stereo speakers and an amplifier from a customer’s locked car on the lot.  Perhaps the perpetrator had gained access to this vehicle  because the “car windows commonly slip” down?

The complainant’s car was spray painted during the night.  He suspected his ex-wife was the culprit because he had been having problems with her.   The guilty one, whoever it was, used paint that the complainant was able to remove with no damage to the vehicle.

At 3:30 a.m., Occupant said he was sorry there had been a complaint and yes he had been playing “loud music”, but he would turn it off.  Police explained that if they had to return, Occupant would be cited for a noise ordinance violation, which carries a $250 fine.  At 5:17 a.m., Police were back.  Occupant was cited.

March 5, 2013 10: 17 a.m.

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