Thieves steal wheels from victims across Jonesboro

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. — The Nettleton Public School District encountered a theft Wednesday night when workers arrived the next morning to find multiple fences broken and a vehicle owned by the school stolen.

The complainant told police when the workers arrived at about 7 a.m. Thursday, they noticed the gate surrounding the back of the shop was open and the lock had been cut. Upon further investigation, police found the fence surrounding the back of the shop on the northwest side had also been cut and a bike was found laying outside of the fence.

According to a police report, the workers said a 2005 Chevy pickup truck with an “N” symbol and a filled toolbox were stolen.

In another incident at about 7 p.m. Wednesday police responded to a theft at the 5000-block of Prospect Road. The victim told police sometime between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into his backyard and stole his four wheeler from his backyard.

According to the victim, he discovered it missing from his back yard near his deck when he returned home from work. He was able to track the ATV’s tracks in the grass around the residence to a fence leading all the way to Prospect Road.

Police have no positive suspects but it was reported that the victim’s wife was returning home at about 3 p.m. and saw a green Ford Ranger pickup near the intersection of Kathleen Drive and Prospect Road backed off the road with the tailgate down. She also mentioned she saw a tall, skinny, white male standing near the vehicle on his cell phone and found him very suspicious.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of suspects in either case can anonymously tip police at 935-STOP. You can also earn cash with your tips.

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