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Five Toyota vans stolen, victim says

A Bryceville, FL man reported to the sheriff’s department on June 12 that five aging Toyota vans apparently were taken from the Sanderson property of a man who was storing them the past two years.

George Patroi said the vehicles ranging in model years from 1985-1991 were not in working order and had been placed on the property of Jefferson Otis due to an unspecified civil dispute in Nassau County where the owner lives.

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Shoplifter is packing taser

The sheriff’s department charged a Hamilton County teen with attempted aggravated battery for aiming a stun gun at the head and neck of a Walmart security worker detaining him for shoplifting.

The incident occurred at the Macclenny store in the early afternoon of June 19.

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In traffic mishap with eight suspensions

A Macclenny man involved in a minor parking lot accident the morning of June 17 was charged with being behind the wheel with eight prior license suspensions.

Timothy Carter, 28, was identified by a witness as the driver of a 1994 Buick that crashed through a fence line and onto a curb at Walgreens Pharmacy on South 6th St. shortly after 9 am. When Deputy John Minkel arrived on the scene, he said Mr. Carter was attempting to lift the vehicle away from the curb while Alonzo Carter, 60, was seated behind the wheel.

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County hires fire chief

The county’s newly hired fire chief, Steve Marfongella (at right above) started this week following an introduction to county commissioners and constitutional officers on June 18.

He’s pictured with former fire chief Richard Dolan, who retired recently. Before taking the post, Mr. Marfongella was a teacher in the Lee County school district’s fire program.

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