Man Arrested, Accused in Connection with Tilden Street Shooting

Man Arrested, Accused in Connection with Tilden Street Shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have arrested a man in a home invasion that led to a fatal shooting Friday.

Patrick Lee Smith, 31, is accused in the shooting death during a home invasion of George Maxwell III, 31.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Smith went to a home in the 2100 block of Tilden Street around 1 a.m. with Maxwell for the purpose of a home invasion. The men walked into a back room where they found a resident.

The police report said Maxwell walked in and pointed an assault rifle at the resident, saying, "You know what time it is." The resident said he was afraid so he shot Maxwell, killing him.

Smith was arrested and charged with murder/by other than perpetrator during certain felonies.

Homicide investigators said several people were in the boarding home when police responded to a call about gunfire. The name of the victim has not been released.

Thief Takes TVs, Food in Burglary

Thief Takes TVs, Food in Burglary

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Jacksonville police are on the hunt for the thief who broke into a home on Pearl Street, stealing televisions and food.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report, on Monday televisions were stolen along with a microwave, telephone and security cameras which were posted outside the house.

The report also said the burglar ransacked the refrigerator and stole food.

Police also said clothing, which was inside the house, was damaged with bleach.


Aggravated Battery Warrant

Aggravated Battery Warrant

On April 4, 2011 police in Orange City Texas investigated an Aggravated Battery incident around 6:00 a.m.

The investigation revealed the suspect Horace Dempsey (Orange City, Texas) hit his grandmother with a hammer several times and fled the state of Texas in her white Ford Mustang. The suspect has ties in Jacksonville and is believed to be in the city.

JSO Seeks Sexual Battery Suspect

JSO Seeks Sexual Battery Suspect

On March 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the vicinity of Beaver Street and McDuff Avenue in reference to a sexual battery.

Investigation revealed the suspect entered the victim’s residence, displayed a weapon, and sexually battered the victim.

Possible 'Home Owner' Energy Audit Phone Scam

For well over a week now, a call comes in from 904-525-2895, a cell phone with a recording telling me about a free energy audit appointment I can set up and get $3,700 from a government program. I pressed one, as prompted, to ask a few questions about this free energy audit that was going to put $3,700 in my pocket (if I qualify).

JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.