Sheriff’s Office still looking for man after ‘suspicious incidents’ at Creekside High

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a 34-year old man wanted for trespassing on school property following two “suspicious incidents” at Creekside High School earlier this week.

 

The man is identified as Keith Kelvin Grant, 34, of Orange Park.


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An active arrest warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for Grant for two counts of trespassing on school grounds. Grant is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches and 179 pounds.

The two incidents occurred Monday afternoon, a Thursday news release from the Sheriff’s Office said.

The first occurred shortly before 5 p.m. when Grant drove into the student parking lot and stopped to talk to a female student. He is believed to have asked the student for directions to a nearby park and then requested that she show him where the park was. The girl told him he could follow her in his car and she asked a friend to follow them.

Once at the park, Grant asked if there was a quieter place they could go, which concerned the girl who then drove away.

The second incident happened around 6 p.m. when Grant approached another female student in the parking lot and asked if she or any of her friends would like to go to a party. The student told the man she was 17 and Grant said he was 21.

He attempted to get the student’s phone number but she refused and asked for his. She then left the area and reported the incident to school officials and then to the school resource deputy the following day.

Authorities said an investigation revealed Grant had no legitimate reason to be on school property and detectives soon after obtained an arrest warrant for him.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office also released a ­photo and information about a vehicle Grant may be driving.

It is described as 2001 black GMC Yukon Denali with large chrome wheels and chrome door handles. The truck may have a Texas tag of 8MC-D14.

Anyone with any information about Grant’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 824-8304. To remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 888- 277-8477.

Man has not contacted family

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for a New Port Richey man who has not contacted his family since January and was last seen in surveillance images in St. Johns County six weeks ago.

Brian White, 43, left his mother’s home in New Port Richey, and traveled to Jacksonville to meet with a family member on or around Jan. 26, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Two days later, after spending several hours with his family in Jacksonville, White left and told his mother he was headed back to her house, but never arrived and has not been seen or heard from since. There has been no activity on his bank accounts or cellphone.

Detectives later learned that White made a purchase at a St Augustine convenience store on Jan. 28. Surveillance video from that transaction at the Schaller Road Kangaroo shows that White arrived in a 2012 Maroon Chevrolet Equinox with a Florida Purple Heart specialty tag of 30074, and a yellow “I believe” sticker in the back windshield.

White was with an unidentified white female and unidentified white male in the video.

White is described as white, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He has multiple tattoos on his arms legs, back and chest. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, camouflage jacket, blue jeans, dark colored shoes and a baseball cap.

White is a recovering drug user but it is unlike him not to have contact with family or friends, the release said.

Anyone with any information concerning White’s whereabouts or who is able to identify the man or woman he was seen with at the Schaller Road Kangaroo, is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Dees at the Sheriff’s Office by calling 209-2130 or by emailing him at jdees@sjso.org.

Those who wish to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward can call CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277- 8477.

Public comments welcome

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and an assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., or CALEA, have invited residents to offer comments at a public information session as the Sheriff’s Office seeks reaccreditation.

The information session is part of the reaccreditation process that is conducted every three years, the Sheriff’s Office said in a Friday news release.

The agency first achieved CALEA accreditation in 1991 and has been reaccredited seven times since.

The assessment team will arrive on April 3, “to examine all aspects of the [Sheriff’s Office] policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services,” the release said.

Part of that process will include the information session where agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments. That meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 5 in the Sheriff’s Office Communications Building at 4455 Avenue A.

Those who are not able to speak at that session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team can do so by telephone by calling 209-1520 from 2 to 4 p.m. April 4.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building or by calling Accreditation Manager Carol Newmans at 824-8304.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are asked to write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Inc., 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, VA 20155.

For information about CALEA, write the Commission at the same address.

 

 

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