Guns make vehicles at target over the weekend

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – Criminals are looking for purses, wallets and guns left in vehicles overnight in parked vehicle like they’re a beacon.

Over the weekend in Jonesboro, several new victims were made during vehicle break-ins.

On Friday, Jonesboro Police Department spoke with a woman at an apartment on the 900-block of North Patrick Street. She reported sometime between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30, someone busted out the rear passenger side window of her Chevy car and stole a pair of women’s black boots. 

At 8:25 a.m. Friday at the 900-block of Lawrence Street, a vehicle was broken into and a woman’s wallet with credit cards, driver’s license card and social security card was stolen. Pry marks were found on the window.

On Saturday, a victim reported to the JPD desk on Caraway Road that she was in Jonesboro, her wedding band was stolen from her vehicle. She stated she arrived at The One Bridal store at 10 a.m., Cheddar’s restaurant at 1 p.m. and then afterward, David’s Bridal, leaving around 5 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

On Sunday, a victim at the 4200-block of Sydney Cove reported her vehicle broken into, with CDs and change stolen from the vehicle.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the 4300-block of Blair Cove to an apartment where a man said sometime in the past 24 hours, someone had entered his car and stole his Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. He thought the vehicle was locked but wasn’t sure – and there was no evidence of forced entry.

Later at 5:30 p.m., another report at Blair Cove, this time the 4200-block, was taken. In the same time frame as before, the victim’s complaint was entered and an iPad Mini was stolen.

At 7:30 p.m., police took a report at the 6000-block of Wisteria Lane where the victim’s handgun was stolen from his truck’s console. The man believed it may have been taken when he went to Walmart.

Finally, at about 6:30 a.m. Monday morning at Willow Creek, a vehicle break-in was reported, with items thrown around and cash stolen.

Suspects face a minimum of a felony charge for breaking into the vehicles, along with charges for the items stolen ranging from misdemeanor theft to felony theft of a firearm. Anyone with information about the crimes is urged to contact JPD

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