A Jacksonville man was arrested Monday in Orange Park on charges of burglary, fraudulent credit card use and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, deputies say.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to BJ’s Wholesale Club (560 Blanding Blvd.) at approximately 8:48 a.m. Monday in reference to a burglary to a vehicle.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the male victim who said several items were stolen from his car including his wallet (with his driver’s license, Navy Federal card, Vystar card, Cashapp card and vehicle insurance card) an iPad, Apple Pencil, Apple AirPods, car keys and fobs, an auxiliary cable and pair of gloves.
While deputies were conducting their investigation, the victim contacted Navy Federal Credit Union to report his card stolen. While on the phone with the credit union representative, he was informed that his card had been used three separate times at the Publix located at 410 Blanding Blvd., the arrest report said. All three transactions were denied.
Deputies relocated to the Publix and saw a man standing outside who matched the description of the man who was previously seen loitering around the victim’s vehicle. Deputies watched the man place an iPad, keys and gloves up against the western side of the building, the arrest report said.
The man was later identified as Jason Provencher Jr., 31, of Jacksonville, and when deputies asked him if he knew whose unattended iPad was sitting near him, he said it belonged to a man with a gray sweater who was inside one of the businesses, the arrest report said. Deputies entered the business looking for a man that matched the description provided by Provencher and found none, they said.
Due to finding no subject matching Provencher’s description, deputies returned to him and read him his Miranda Rights. Provencher invoked his rights, explaining he did not wish to speak with deputies any further, the arrest report said.
The male victim was relocated to the scene and confirmed the iPad, both sets of keys and the pair of gloves were his, the arrest report said. He used his personal code to unlock the iPad, deputies said.
A further search of Provencher’s person was conducted and deputies found additional items belonging to the victim, as well as a narcotic substance without a prescription for Provencher, they said.
Provencher was placed under arrest and transported to Clay County Jail. His bond is set at $90,012.
Items recovered and returned to the victim include the iPad, Apple Pencil, keys and fobs, auxiliary cable and pair of gloves. His wallet, credit cards, driver’s license, Apple AirPods and vehicle insurance card were not recovered.
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