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Police Briefs 7/13/23

Posted 7/13/23

Alabama man arrested for drive-by shooting on Fleming Island GREEN COVE SPRINGS – With the help of the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations, a man wanted since February for a drive-by …

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Police Briefs 7/13/23


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Alabama man arrested for drive-by shooting on Fleming Island
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – With the help of the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations, a man wanted since February for a drive-by shooting on Fleming Island was arrested and returned to Clay County.
Juventino Salinas-Alvarado, 37, of Bessemer, Alabama, was charged with attempted murder, firing a gun from a car and shooting into a dwelling on Feb. 16 while he drove through the Fleming Island Plantations neighborhood.
According to the affidavit for an arrest warrant, Salinas-Alvarado stopped at a house and fired at least once with a .45 caliber handgun. He returned less than a minute later and shot five more times at a man working at the house. Although the victim was about five feet away, he wasn’t struck, according to CCSO.
The ASBI conducted a traffic stop in Alabama and arrested Salinas-Alvarado. His Mexican Consulate identification card confirmed his identity.
Bond was set at $650,009 and his next court appearance will be on July 31.

Pair charged with assault
during burglary on CR 218

MIDDLEBURG – Two teens were arrested in connection with a burglary on July 8 that injured the victim.
According to the arrest report, Devon Jacob Newberry, 19, and Dusten Andrew Rivera, 18, both of Glen St. Mary, were charged with aggravated battery and burglary after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was asked to check on a man receiving threats by Newberry and Rivera.
Another deputy stopped the teens on County Road 218. At the same time, the agency was called about a robbery at a home on CR 218.
Both are due in court on Aug. 8. Bond for both was set at $250,006.

Woman charged with DUI
following crash in Green Cove Springs

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A 64-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence following a crash on July 11 that involved three cars.
Roberta Shrina Asbell, of Green Cove Springs, was accused of hitting a car at the intersection of Forbes and Olive streets. After her car struck a Volkswagen Beetle, it caromed into a light fixture and a parked car.
Asbell and the driver of the Beetle were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Their conditions weren’t released.
According to the Green Cove Springs Police Department, Asbell’s car was turned on its side following the collisions.
Asbell was charged with four counts of DUI with property damage and personal injury.

JSO deputy charged with
cutting woman’s lip with beer can

MIDDLEBURG – An off-duty Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he threw an unopened can of beer at a woman’s mouth on July 1 at “Redneck Beach” on Black Creek.
Officer Jamie Robert Alexander, 41, was charged with battery after the couple argued at the popular recreation spot. According to the affidavit for arrest, the woman’s lip was bleeding when CCSO deputies arrived. The affidavit also revealed it was the third incident involving the couple in Clay County.
Alexander, who was reassigned until the completion of the case, turned himself in at the Clay County Jail on July 4, and he was released on his own recognizance.
Alexander’s next court appearance is on July 17.

Woman in underwear charged with possessing cocaine, methamphetamine

ORANGE PARK – A woman seen behind a closed business wearing a T-shirt and underwear was arrested when the Clay County Sheriff’s Office uncovered cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on her.
Lindsay Jo Costannza, 40, of Orange Park, was also charged with resisting arrest on July 3 after she kept reaching inside a bag that contained the narcotics. Deputies said she was unable to stand and was sweating “profusely.”
According to the arrest report, a CCSO deputy saw a syringe in her belongings. They uncovered the cocaine, a glass pipe and methamphetamine after she was placed in handcuffs.
Costanza was granted probation three weeks earlier for possessing cocaine.
Her next court appearance will be on Aug. 7, and her bond was set at $52,010.