JONESBORO, Ark. – Police in Jonesboro have had a busy week, especially with the recent influx of unemployment fraud reports.
Reports released Tuesday and Wednesday:
A suspect was arrested after during the 8 AM hour on Tuesday at the intersection of Rains St. and Wilkins Avenue. The police report said the man was in possession of meth, a scale, and driving on a suspended license.
Numerous additional unemployment fraud reports were filed with the Jonesboro Police Department. Hundreds in this area alone appear to have been affected by this issue.
A vehicle break-in, with a felony theft amount too, happened sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning at the 2100-block of Brazos Street. Over $1,000 in assorted Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards were listed in the report as having been stolen, along with an estimated $1,000 in assorted large suits.
The items were located in a black and gray backpack. JPD has not assigned the case as of yet due to a lack of leads or suspects but if you know of who may have stolen this person’s belongings, contact JPD at 870-935-5657 and reference report 20-06060. You may also reach JPD on Facebook here.
A residential burglary was reported between Monday at 3 PM and Tuesday morning at 11:23 AM at the 2300-block of Clark Street. An iPhone, a tablet, and 20 assorted Marine Corp medals were reported stolen.
A 14-year-old female was arrested for aggravated assault on a family or household member after a call at 11:20 AM Tuesday. The report, by her mothers and sisters, indicated she was “trying to stab everyone there,” the police report said. One of the victims was holding the teen down. No names will be released in the case as it is being referred to the juvenile division for disposition.
Four suspects reportedly took a victim’s phone and attempted to beat him up shortly after 1 PM at the 1400-block of West Nettleton Avenue. At least one of the suspects was in his teens – 15.
A Street Crimes Unit search warrant after 1:30 PM at the 1200-block of Aggie Road resulted in an arrest for possession of a schedule VI with purpose to deliver. The 56-year-old woman was arrested for possession of meth and meth paraphernalia, too.
An Enterprise rental vehicle, a blue 2019 Nissan Altima, had been taken and not returned, a report filed Tuesday said.
A search warrant at the 100-block of North Rogers by the Street Crimes unit around 5 PM resulted in two arrests. Authorities reported finding multiple bags of suspected meth along with marijuana. A 58-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man were arrested.
A 2004 Chevy Silverado, black, was reported stolen sometime between last Thursday and Tuesday at the 4600-block of Stadium.
A report around 8 PM at the 2100-block of Munos Lane alleged a suspect violated a no contact order and pointed a gun at the victim, a female. The alleged aggravated assault report did not list any arrests.
A suspect is alleged to have hit his girlfriend and threatened two other victims with a blade or box cutter after 8 PM Tuesday at the 1300-block of N. Floyd St. Amancio Cuevas Ezequiel, 25, of Jonesboro, was arrested for aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault.
A suspect found asleep in his vehicle early Wednesday at the 5100-block of Harrisburg Road in Jonesboro was arrested for being in possession of meth.
An aggravated assault report around noon on Wednesday at the 3500-block of Kristal Drive alleges a 17-year-old female suspect pointed a gun at a female victim. No arrests.
A report filed on Wednesday alleged an aggravated robbery happened on July 1 at the intersection of Nettleton and Caraway Road.
Shooting Incident Under Investigation
A suspect shot at a victim’s vehicle a report alleged Wednesday afternoon. The location is masked but the charges include endangering the welfare of a minor. Several young children were listed in the report, with all information masked. It happened around 1:35-1:45 PM.
A residential burglary report was filed on Wednesday. It indicated between July 10 and July 14 at the 800-block of West Oak, someone without consent entered a home and stole a black pistol.
A report on Wednesday said someone broke into a vehicle at the 200-block of Richmond Avenue between July 12 and July 15 and stole a gun.
A suspect was arrested for theft by receiving of a stolen firearm during a traffic stop Wednesday after 6 PM at the intersection of Race Street and Caraway Road. The gun was stolen out of Columbia, South Carolina.
A report made during the 4 AM hour at a masked location in Jonesboro indicated a victim’s door may have been intentionally set on fire, constituting a possible case of arson. A suspect vehicle, identified only as a small black SUV, was listed in the report.
A 17-year-old victim was believed by police to have killed himself, a tragic report early Tuesday afternoon said.
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