New St. Johns County Program Aims to Protect Seniors, Recover Lost Funds

A new program called Seniors vs. Crime has been launched in St. Johns County, Florida, to protect senior citizens from scams and frauds. The initiative, announced by Attorney General Ashley Moody and St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick, will operate from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s South Regional Operations Center. The program will be staffed by volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, who will educate seniors about scams and help those who have been scammed. The program has already secured an estimated $2.4 million in financial relief for seniors statewide last year, and $7.9 million since 2019. The program also provided…

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St. Johns County Deputies Search for Person Who Fell Off Boat into St. Johns River

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJCSO) in Florida is conducting a search for an individual who fell off a boat into the St. Johns River on Friday afternoon. The search is concentrated south of the Shands Bridge. The public is advised to anticipate a significant presence of law enforcement and fire and rescue teams in the area. Further updates are expected from the SJCSO later in the day. More… Read Full story: WJXT

St. Augustine Man Convicted of Child Sexual Abuse After One-Day Trial

Jasper Oliver was found guilty by a St. Johns County jury on multiple counts of child sexual abuse following a one-day trial. The charges include two counts each of Sexual Battery on a Minor 12 to 18 by Person in Familial or Custodial Authority, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Soliciting a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct using Computer Services or Devices, as well as Transmission of Material Harmful to Minors by Electronic Device and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device. The case was investigated by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and tried by Assistant State Attorneys…

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Child Struck And Killed In Hit And Run Monday Night

SJSO: At 6:16pm SJSO deputies were dispatched to the area of North Volusia Street and West King Street in reference to a hit and run incident involving a 6 year old child who was struck by a vehicle. The child was rushed to the hospital, and tragically was pronounced deceased. The SJSO Traffic Unit has initiated a Traffic Homicide Investigation. The suspect vehicle has not been located at this time, no description is available. This is an active investigation, further updates will be provided as applicable.