JONESBORO, Ark. – A concerning report filed with JPD this week indicated that a woman who was jogging at the park was knocked unconscious by an unknown attacker in the middle of the day (see below).
Reports released Tuesday and Wednesday by JPD
Suspects attempted to break into a storage building early Monday at the 900-block of Park Avenue
Two vehicle break-in reports were taken in reports over the past several days: Between Sunday and Monday at the 3400-block of Timms Street; and early Wednesday at the 700-block of Scott Street.
A traffic stop for a passenger not wearing his seat belt resulted in a felony arrest Monday morning around 11 AM near Jefferson and Main Street. April Ann Johnson, 39, of Jonesboro, was arrested for theft by receiving for being allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle. She had a felony warrant for her arrest and no license, too.
A commercial burglary report was made around noon Monday at the 300-block of Reeves Street. Someone had broken into the business over the weekend and smashed the security keypad, the report said, taking nothing else.
A residential burglary report filed Monday detailed an incident between August 7 and August 8 at the 1900-block of Oakwood Circle.
A man was arrested Monday afternoon for being in possession of counterfeit methamphetamine. Shortly after 1 PM at the intersection of Gee and Washington, Eric Antonio George, 40, of Jonesboro, was arrested. After authorities made contact, he told them the baggie actually had Epsom salt inside.
Woman reports attack while running at city park
Police are conducting a felony stalking investigation that includes other charges after a suspect is alleged to have attacked a woman from behind while she ran through a city park on Monday.
Shortly before 3 PM, police were sent to the 600-block of Forest Park Drive in reference to an assault that had already occurred. The female victim was visibly injured and shaken up.
After noticeable apprehension from the upset victim, she described what occurred to her. She said she was running on one of the bike trails inside of the woods when someone attacked her from behind. She never heard or saw the suspect approaching. She was knocked unconscious. When she came to, she ran to her car to call for help.
The reported victim could not determine if the attacker was male or female. Detectives were assigned the case for investigation.
NEA Report checked in with JPD Wednesday afternoon and the case was still an active investigation.
A tree that was cut down ended up striking a power-line pole and resulting in damage to houses Monday at the 1600-block of Ethel Street. Police were investigating the case.
A suspect who allegedly parked a stolen vehicle Monday evening was contacted by police – but fled the scene. After chase, he was apprehended. Coradell Vanta Sims, 32, of Horn Lake, MS, was arrested before 7 PM at the 4900-block of Highland Park Circle.
A woman reported her daughter’s boyfriend pulled a gun on her and threatened her life after 11 PM Monday at the 400-block of W. Forrest Street.
A camper trailer was reported stolen Tuesday from the 2500-block of Washington Avenue. Owned by Olympus Construction, the trailer is estimated to be valued at $14,000.
A residential burglary targeted a newly finished apartment sometime between Monday night and Tuesday at the 1800-block of Kendal Street. A window was broken. Appliances were stolen during the theft.
A registered sex offender was arrested for living at an address different from where he was registered. Willie Lee Watson, 34, of Jonesboro, was taken into custody around 12:30 PM at JPD after meeting with police.
A storage building break-in was reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at the 2600-block of Oakbrook Drive.