Crime in Baker County ticked up last year by nearly 30 percent despite efforts by the sheriff’s office to curtail the increase.
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The lure of easy money to house illegal aliens detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, led to the creation of nonprofit corporations that sold revenue bonds to build new jails and sheriff’s administration offices in Glades County and later in Baker County.
A Jacksonville man who violated probation for his role in the theft of three air conditioners from a church was sentenced in circuit court on April 22 to two years in prison.
Police arrested a Glen St. Mary man early on April 27 for striking the manager of the Country Club Lounge on SR 121 while she was attempting to break up a fight between him and another patron.