Month: November 2016

Mapping recent vehicle break-ins

JONESBORO, Ark. – A number of vehicle break-ins happened Tuesday night and Wednesday morning into Jonesboro and of those reported to police, we mapped them.

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Three break-ins were reported Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning and they all occurred near the campus of Arkansas State University. Two of those happened north of East Johnson Avenue while one occurred south of it.

Police were dispatched to the 900-block of Creath Street to a woman who had her vehicle broken into sometime after 8:30 p.m. to find her car broken into. A 9MM pistol was stolen, along with three pairs of Air Jordan shoes, an XBox One and a PS4.

Sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., someone broke into another vehicle at the 1700-block of Belt Street – another apartment complex. A window was busted and the purse, left in the vehicle, was stolen. A fingerprint was recovered from this scene.

Early Wednesday, JPD met with a resident of an apartment at 513 Marshall Street about her SUV being broken into sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. A wallet with some cash and cards was taken.

The break-ins occurred relatively nearby. As always, police advise residents to never leave valuables, especially wallets, purses and guns, in a vehicle overnight.

If you can help authorities solve these crimes, call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

Hays Clothing Store on Caraway and Highland closing

JONESBORO, Ark. – One the more prominent and newer clothing stores in Jonesboro will be closing soon.

The building housing Hays Clothing Store on Caraway Road and Highland Drive in Jonesboro is being sold to a local technology business. Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate Principle Josh Brown confirmed the news to NEA Report on Wednesday.

Hays will lease the building until their merchandise is moved.  Continue reading “Hays Clothing Store on Caraway and Highland closing”

Dec. 30 – Last day to pay taxes in Craighead

JONESBORO, Ark. – If you live in Craighead County, get your property taxes paid by December 30.

That’s because Tax Collector Marsha Phillips is closing her office down Dec. 30 at noon for 2016.

“If people need to pay taxes, they need to come out before because we are closing out the year,” Phillips told NEA Report.

In addition to paying at the courthouse, property taxes can be paid online at this secure website.

Stealing $100 in fried chicken will get you fired from KFC

JONESBORO, Ark. – An employee decided he really wanted to keep some of the Colonel’s original recipe for himself – but it cost him his job and could cost him more.

Around noon Tuesday, police were dispatched to the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Caraway Road. Management told police an employee had taken two boxes full of different cuts of chicken out by the dumpster and on a break, the employee pulled his car up to the stash.

However, management confronted the employee as he was attempting to load the boxes up. The suspect denied doing any wrong and was fired. He then fled the scene after the manager said he was calling police, the report said.

Alton Phillips, 35, of Jonesboro, is suspected of misdemeanor theft for the act.

Beasley’s death suspected to be suicide

JONESBORO, Ark. – The tragic and unexpected passing of the chair of the Jonesboro Advertising and Planning Commission was believed to be a suicide, according to the report.

Jonesboro Police Department’s incident report suggests it happened sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, at 1103 Dove Road where Beasley resided. Corporal John Shipman responded to the scene and reported finding Beasley in the back yard.

Shipman noted observing a gunshot wound to the head of Beasley, believed to be self-inflicted, and caused by a shotgun.

Beasley’s roots in the area stretched back for years.

NEA Report offers condolences to family and friends.