JONESBORO, Ark. – If you park your vehicle outside at night in Craighead County, you really should not be leaving valuables inside.
A man’s Winchester 12 guage was stolen out of his truck sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning on County Road 745, according to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department’s report.
Around 4:05 a.m. Tuesday morning at the 1100-block of Mays Lane, a man awoke to find the window busted and his vehicle rummaged through. His wallet, with his ID and debit card, along with an Apple Macbook and some clothes were stolen.
Several similar reports were taken over the weekend, too. On Friday morning at the 500-block of Belt Street, a car window was busted – likely to steal the light brown purse in the woman’s front seat. Her wallet, driver’s license, debit card, credit card, insurance cards and more were in the purse.
When a woman walked outside at 6 a.m. at the 300-block of North Bridge Street, she found her passenger window busted and wallet stolen. It contained all of her vital information, including a birth certificate card and social security card.
However, not all of the incidents have gone without arrests.
Around 10 p.m. Saturday night at the 1600-block of Latourette Lane, a man noticed a white male wearing a gray hoodie with a black hat going through multiple vehicles in the parking lot. The suspect then got into a silver soft-top Mercedes-Benz car and left the area, heading north. As the officer taking the report left the area, he found the car in the parking lot of the Social Security Administration building on Latourette Lane. The car had a flat, it appeared to the officer.
Once the officer made contact with Matthew Christian Heredia, 20, he noticed a blue saw from the complainant’s truck in the rear seat of the car. He arrested the young man, finding a Xanax in his wallet but not finding any other stolen items in the car. He faces a felony charge of breaking and entering along with misdemeanors for possession of the Xanax and theft.