JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is working to curb what it describes as “the dangerous and destructive activities of some car clubs” in the city.
As part of that effort, police said the Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Florida Highway Patrol, has made 11 arrests, issued multiple notices to appear, impounded 10 vehicles, and written more than 200 traffic citations — many of them criminal in nature.
In addition, according to JSO, officers seized three firearms, along with marijuana, LSD and heroin.
According to the Sheriff’s office, these numbers reflect results since the crackdown on car club meetups began weeks ago — not just this weekend. JSO acknowledged the main enforcement effort was at Lem Turner Road and Ida Street. That’s where, witnesses said, police swarmed the parking lot of Roses Discount Store during a car meetup Saturday night.
JSO recently announced cracking down on illegal street takeovers.
For the past several months, the News4JAX I-Team has followed reports of noise complaints, damaged parking lots, crashes and traffic build-ups from the street takeovers.
Last week, JSO announced four people were arrested for actively racing on roadways in the Southside area.
Anyone with information to share with JSO is asked to call 904-630-0500 or email [email protected].
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