Citizen tip on attempted home burglary

Editor’s Note: When Avondale resident Warren Trojanosky alerted The Resident News late last month about an attempted home invasion on Lechlade Street, our February issue had already gone to press. Since receiving that tip, we’ve taken a look at burglaries reported on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office website of crime listings during the last week of January in the Avondale and Murray Hill areas.
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The Lechlade Street incident was one of 10 residential burglaries that occurred between Friday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 31. Here are the known details of each incident:
Two burglaries at unoccupied homes on Friday, Jan. 25: case not cleared in the 7:40 a.m. incident in the 3000 block of Gilmore Street; case suspended in the 9 p.m. incident in the 3500 block of Ernest Street.

One burglary on Saturday, Jan. 26 at an unoccupied home at noon in the 4500 block of Attleboro Street was cleared by arrest.
One burglary on Sunday, Jan. 27 at an occupied home at 11 p.m. in the 1200 block of Menna Street has been cleared by arrest.
Two burglaries on Monday, Jan. 28: case not cleared on the 3:45 a.m. burglary at an occupied home in the 1200 block of Rensselaer; case cleared by arrest on the burglary at an unoccupied home at 8:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Talbot Avenue.

Also, that same Monday night, the homeowner in the 1300 block of Lechlade Street answered a knock on the door from a young boy, at which time another boy in a ski mask and holding a handgun began pushing against the door. The homeowner was able to shut and lock the door and the perpetrators ran away. Although the homeowner called the police, who responded very quickly, this particular incident did not appear on the JSO’s crime listings website.

On Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 8:20 a.m. there was a burglary at an unoccupied home in the 4600 block of Kingsbury and that case has been cleared by arrest.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, a burglar robbed an unoccupied home on the 1200 block of S. Edgewood Avenue at 11:45 a.m. and that case has not been cleared.
Finally, on Thursday, Jan. 31, a burglary was committed at an occupied home in the 1100 block of Randolph Street at 9 a.m. and that case has not been cleared either.
The Resident News thanks concerned readers for sharing such incidents in our neighborhoods as we want all to be aware and watchful.

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