The following are police reports released by the Jonesboro Police Department on January 7, 2021. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.
Between 5 AM and 8 AM on 1/7 at the 1900-block of E. Johnson Avenue, a home was burglarized and a PS4 was stolen.
Several instances of financial identity fraud were reported last week in Jonesboro. In one instance, a suspect transferred $2,000 between accounts without authorization. Another case saw a suspect make online orders using the victim’s back account.
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A residential burglary was reported between 2 AM and 4:25 AM at the 3300-block of Turtle Creek Road with suspects entering a residence through a garage and stealing clothing.
A man was arrested at the bank after he allegedly tried to cash three stolen checks on Thursday, 1/07. The check numbers were 1378, 1381, and 1382, which the suspect allegedly tried to cash all at once. At 12:44 PM, Officer John Eidson Jr. responded to 3505 E. Johnson Avenue. Brian D. Byrd, 22, of Trumann, was arrested for second degree forgery – a felony.
Financial crimes continued to be reported on Thursday with a suspect allegedly forging an electronic payroll check sometime after 1 PM, a report at the 3100-block of E. Nettleton said. A female suspect allegedly forged an e-check she cashed for $1,297.64. No arrests were listed.
A report at about 1:31 PM on 1/7 at the 4400-block of Harrisburg Road alleged that a man put a pistol to a woman’s rib cage during a domestic dispute. No arrests.
A victim reported his money card account was accessed and money stolen Thursday morning.