08-12-10 Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this
A nationwide Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution
arrest warrant for auto theft has been issued for 26-year old
Joseph Dean Roberts. Roberts is also a person of interest in
connection with the disappearance of 45-year-old Brittany Jeniveve
Tavar. Tavar has been missing from the Jacksonville, Florida, area
since July 6, 2010.
Roberts has connections in the Northwest and investigators believe
he may currently be in the area.
Roberts was last seen with the victim during the time frame of her
disappearance and he told neighbors that he was the victim's
nephew. However, that is not true according to family members
contacted by the St. John's County (FL) Sheriff's Office.
The victim along with her vehicle, a 2004 dark blue Toyota Rav4,
and her two dogs went missing from her residence in the North Beach
area of St. Augustine, Florida. Both dogs were recovered in
Hopkins, South Carolina, July 10, 2010 and were traced back to the
victim by microchips embedded in both dogs.
The investigation has revealed that after the dogs were located, a
police officer at the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming
conducted a traffic stop on the victim's vehicle, a dark blue
Toyota Rav4, at 2 a.m. on July 11.
At the time, Tavar had not been reported missing and Roberts, who
was driving, was given a verbal warning for excessive speed. The
victim was not in the vehicle at that time.
Approximately 12 hours later, Roberts entered a Wal-Mart in
Ontario, Oregon where he purchased a tent, a vintage styled black
t-shirt and tan cargo shorts. He was also seen in the store wearing
a dark colored t-shirt and tan colored shorts. Roberts also filled
the gas tank on the Toyota Rav4 before leaving Ontario.
A Nationwide alert has been issued for the suspect and the victim
as the investigation continues.
In addition, the victim's family has offered a $25,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest of Roberts for the outstanding
Roberts is described as a white male, 26 years old, 6'1" tall, 170
pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tavar is a white female,
45-years-old, 5'7" tall, 120 pounds with blonde hair and brown
eyes. The 2004 Toyota Rav4 has a Florida license plate of Q66
Anyone with information concerning this investigation or anyone
with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Roberts or Brittany
Tavar is asked to contact Detectives George Harrigan or Charles
Brantley at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at (904)
Additional information about this investigation can be found at the
St. John's County Sheriff's Office website at www.sjso.org.
You can also email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org, or through your
local Crime Stoppers.