JONESBORO, Ark. – A man was reportedly slapped, a Snapper lawnmower was stolen, and other various crimes reported on Monday, June 4 in Craighead County and Jonesboro.
The first report was at 1:05 AM Monday morning, when a 51-year-old Jonesboro man reported being slapped at the 900-block of Madison Street. He said he heard noises in his carport and went outside. That’s when he noticed a suspect. When he approached the suspect, the unidentified criminal slapped him in the face, knocking his glasses off. No other useful information was provided to police but the damaged glasses cost $300 according to the report.
A Snapper lawnmower was reported stolen Monday in Jonesboro. Sometime between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM, while a local man was at work, his red Snapper self-propelled push-mower was stolen from his garage. No suspect information was available.
At 3:15 PM, JPD was dispatched to the 1400-block of Stone Street where a 74-year-old woman was forced to stop a fight between her two daughters. One of her daughters, the suspect, came to the residence and was demanding the other come out to fight. When police asked the older woman why this behavior was being demonstrated, the woman said the aggressive daughter was hooked on Xanax and was “probably high or something.” The suspect was said to have slammed the door on her mother, causing the woman to fall down. However, no injuries were reported. The two victims were advised on how to press charges.
At 6:18 PM, a man found a JVC Camcorder, described as “non working”, in his yard while mowing. He called the police and they took the item to be released to it’s proper owner.
Sometime between 10 PM and 1:45 AM Tuesday, a vehicle break-in was reported at the Chateau Apartments. The suspected thief stole a .380 pistol from the car’s glove box, the report said.
It wasn’t the only vehicle break-in reported in Craighead County during the same time frame. Sometime between 10 PM and 3 AM Tuesday, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office took a report on County Road 7743 where a purse was stolen from a vehicle. Sometime the night before, the purse was taken from the vehicle. A silver and diamond ring and personal ID cards for the entire family were reported taken during the theft.
If you have any information about any of these cases, please contact Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-6710 and ask to speak to a detective. You can report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP, as well.