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Deputies: Wisconsin fugitive arrested near North Beach restaurant

Antonio Contreras on violation of probation charge in Wisconsin

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Antonio Contreras
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Antonio Contreras

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A man wanted on a violation of probation charge in Wisconsin was arrested Wednesday near a North Beach restaurant, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said it was contacted Wednesday afternoon by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about Antonio Contreras.

Deputies and agents responded to South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach to search for the 29-year-old man and spotted his car in a parking lot near The Reef restaurant.

K-9s were then brought in to track Contreras, and found him on the beach, deputies said.

He was arrested and booked into the St. Johns County Jail.