Gas leak thought caused by shooting; Plus other reports released Tuesday and Wednesday by JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – Police are investigating several instances of unlawful gunfire within the city limits including one instance that is believed to have caused a gas leak this week in Jonesboro.

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Reports released Tuesday

A traffic stop on a vehicle with expired tags resulted in a felony arrest for drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by certain persons. It happened before 1 AM Monday at the 1200-block of South Caraway Road. Remington Lesau Tobar, 31, of Jonesboro, was arrested.

Additional reports filed Monday indicated more unemployment fraud affecting Jonesboro residents.

Thieves broke into a commercial building, Stone Art Monument Company, sometime between late Friday and early Tuesday morning at the 5300-block of Apt. Drive. Several tools were stolen.

An “unwanted guest” call at Best Western Hotel resulted in an arrest for possession of meth. Angela Young, 38, of Trumann, was also cited for theft of services.

Another bullet was found shot through a roof over the July 4th weekend, this time at the 2900-block of South Caraway Road.

A rental home suffered approximately $10,000 in damage, a felony amount, after a tenant apparently was forced to leave the property. Carol Mucherson, 35, of Jonesboro, was the suspect in the report.

A gas leak was discovered Monday evening before 11 PM at the 1500-block of French Street and was believed to be caused by a shooting incident where the suspect shot at a house. At least three bullet holes from a .45 caliber were found in the side of the house and other locations at the property.

A suspect faces numerous charges after he fled from officers and ditched a firearm, according to their report. After 1 AM at the 2400-block of Race Street was when and where the report was taken. Arekay Williams, 31, of Little Rock, was arrested.

A vehicle break-in happened late Monday/early Tuesday at the 1100-block of Sandino Drive. A second vehicle was unlawfully entered early Tuesday at the 7800-block of Hancock Road.

Reports released Wednesday

A vehicle break-in was discovered at the 2500-block of Glenn Plaza on Tuesday morning, having happened sometime between then and the prior Friday.

A suspect was accused of hitting, pushing, and trying to run over a victim with a car around 11:25 AM Tuesday at the 3200-block of Candlewood Drive.

A nurse at NEA Baptist hospital found marijuana on a patient and notified police around 11 AM Tuesday. However, the nurse would not release the name of the patient to police, merely turning over the plant to authorities.

Someone entered a fenced-in area of the Jonesboro Pool & Recreation Center, 1421 W. Nettleton, a report filed afternoon on Tuesday said. The suspect, who isn’t known as of the last check, entered the fenced area and a vehicle – and defecated in numerous locations.

A suspect is accused of aggravated assault for intentionally hitting a victim’s vehicle with her vehicle Tuesday afternoon around 2 PM at the intersection of Neely and Quail in Jonesboro. The victim was a 17-year-old girl. No suspect information or arrests noted.

A 15-year-old and two 12-year-olds were arrested after 2 PM Tuesday at the 4100-block of East Highland Drive for shoplifting. The report said the three suspects stole merchandise but one of them set fire to a display in the store, filling the store up with smoke and causing a distraction – all so they could steal several packages of fake nails. They were cited to juvenile court and turned over to their parents.

A residential burglary was reported to have happened between Monday and Tuesday at the 1100-block of Walker Plaza. A $100 pair of Nike Air Max shoes were stolen.

A woman shot herself in the calf with a Ruger .380 Tuesday between noon and 3:30 PM at the 1200-block of West Cherry. The incident was an accident, according to the report.

A residential burglary was reported Tuesday evening at the 400-block of North Main Street. A television was reported stolen.

A litany of new unemployment fraud reports were filed on Tuesday, indicating a rampant problem in Arkansas.

A vehicle break-in was reported Wednesday morning, from sometime in the night before, at the 200-block of North Rogers in Jonesboro. The passenger window was busted out and items stolen from the car.

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