Crime

18-year old Arrested for Stealing from 6 Cars

18-year old Arrested for Stealing from 6 Cars

Tommie Stornes Jr. was arrested Tuesday after witnesses reported seeing him load stolen goods into a  vehicle and police found stolen property in his car.

Police were called to the Avistele Apartments on Creekfront Road where witnesses said they saw Stornes, 18, loading up a speaker box and two subwoofers into a Dodge Durango, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. They also saw him go into a vehicle and take a car battery.

Walmart Shopper Arrested for Eating While Shopping, Not Paying

Walmart Shopper Arrested for Eating While Shopping, Not Paying

JACKSONVILLE- Fla. --  Jacksonville police arrested a Walmart shopper after store clerks noticed he took food, started eating it while shopping and never paid for it.

Henry Legg, 45, of Albany, Ga., was arrested on Sunday at the store on Philips Highway.

Store clerks told police they followed Legg around the store and that he took food items and alcoholic beverages, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report.

The report says Legg took a cup of corn nuggets, a cup of chicken fried rice, a 6-pack of Mike's hard beer and a 4-pack of strawberry wine coolers.

Legg walked around the store eating and drinking the items, they said. They also told police that Legg opened packages of forks, cups, small honey mustard packets and a bottle of soy sauce, and used it on the food he was eating.

Family of Murdered Woman says Black Females are Targets

Family of Murdered Woman says Black Females are Targets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Candles and stuffed animals mark the spot on Haines and 31st streets where a young woman's body was found nearly a week ago.

Kalil McCoy's family says it's her, and they are planning the 19-year-old's funeral. The crime is unsolved.

"I worry about her safety," Alice Williams said of her 5-month-old niece she was holding in her arms.

SLIDESHOW: McCoy Vigil

Williams is from the area. She already worries about her little niece. And some say there is a good reason for that.

"Black women are being targeted by black men," said Mikhail Muhammed, Kalil McCoy's uncle.

Family Begs for Tips at Vigil for Murdered 19-year-old | SLIDESHOW

Family Begs for Tips at Vigil for Murdered 19-year-old | SLIDESHOW

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a very emotional vigil for family, friends and neighbors of 19-year-old Kalil McCoy. McCoy's body was found Tuesday after last being seen with friends at Kooker Park on Sunday.

Gallery: Kalil McCoy pictures

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has called this a murder and is investigating.

The family held a vigil Wednesday at the spot where McCoy's body was found, in a ditch just outside of her mother's daycare business.

"I'm not going to let my daughter's death go in vain," said Lynette Roebuck, McCoy's mother.  "We're going to make it mean something."

Witnesses say McCoy was last seen getting into a dark car at the park.

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three Agencies Seek Same Armed Robbery Suspect

Three local law enforcement agencies believe the same suspect committed armed robberies in their various jurisdictions: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Orange Park Police Department.

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Taking a Weekend Trip to Orlando? Don't Order Pizza

Remember the pizza-flyer scam talked about in January?

Police were concerned that the flimsy pieces of paper advertising $9.99 pizza pies and a 1-800 number were really scams to get hungry tourists to fork over their credit card information. Florida legislators ultimately passed a law - with Walt Disney World's backing - to crack down on flyer distribution.

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.