Jacksonville police make arrests for unlicensed magazine sales

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The Jacksonville Police Department during the week of Nov. 12 made a series of arrests for several individuals from out of town who were going door to door asking city residents to sign up for magazine subscriptions.

Christopher Wright, 26, of Williards, Md., was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after police responded to the area of 608 Northaven Court in regards to subjects soliciting without a permit. He told police he was selling magazines and did not have a permit.

Arturo Nollie, 31, of Orlando, Fla., was arrested on charges of soliciting without a permit and possession of marijuana after police were called to the area of 608 Northaven in regards to people soliciting magazine subscriptions without a permit. He was found with 0.8 grams of marijuana.

Krystal Chandler, 18, of Klamath Falls, Ore., was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after police were dispatched to the parking lot of Kroger Store, 103 Gregory Place, in reference to multiple subjects soliciting customers. Police observed her and other unlicensed solicitors standing in front of Kroger and making sales transactions with a person in the parking lot. Police asked her and others what they were doing and officers were told they were waiting for their rides to pick them up. Police were showed their receipt/sales book with invoice receipts for a company named “Global Point Subscription Agency,” according to the police report.

“Officer Huddleston asked all three of them if they had a permit to sell in the city of Jacksonville,” states the report. “All advised they did not know they needed a permit.”

Ethan Presley, 22, of Joplin, Mo., was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after police were dispatched to the Kroger parking lot in reference to multiple subjects soliciting customers.

Matthew Lawson, 20, of Johnson City, Tenn., was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after several calls came in from residents in the Stonewall area in reference to subjects going door to door attempting to sell items without a city permit.

“Received several calls from citizens at Kroger stating subjects were soliciting in the parking lot,” according to the police report. “R. Boyd observed Lawson with a hand full of papers standing near a red vehicle in the parking lot. When contact was made with Lawson he stated he was making sales for a children’s fund and stated he did not have a city permit but stated his company was a good company.”

Derick Randles, 22, of Afton, Okla., was arrested on the charge of soliciting without a permit after police received several complaints regarding solicitors going door to door attempting to sell magazines.

“Lt. Hibbs, Sgt. Bouwknegt and I made contact with three subjects, Armond Grice, Derick Randles and Andrew Ideker. All three subjects advised that they had been dropped off in the area to solicit magazines and were found to be in possession of receipt books belonging to Global Point Subscription Service. Subjects admitted to going door to door to sell the magazines. Subjects were taken into custody and transported to the PD (police department) for booking.”

Andrew Ideker, 19, of Joplin, Mo., was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after police received several complaints about people soliciting for magazine subscriptions in the area of the 100 block of Stonewall Drive.

Stephanie Lee, 20, of Oklahoma City was arrested on a charge of soliciting without a permit after police responded to the 500 block of Vine Street because he was trying to sell magazine subscriptions without a permit.

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