Category: Craighead County

Homeless services program to be unveiled in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A new City of Jonesboro program, Helping Underserved Belong, or HUB, will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.

Mayor Harold Perrin’s Taskforce to End Homelessness will present the HUB as a point of entry for the homeless and near homeless into a larger network of services offered throughout Jonesboro. Continue reading “Homeless services program to be unveiled in Jonesboro”

Suspect wanted for shoplifting ran on foot from associates

JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman is accused of shoplifting earlier this week in Jonesboro.

At 2:20 p.m. on Monday, March 20, Jonesboro Police Department was dispatched to the Walmart on Parker Road over a theft call, according to an incident report. There, an associate told police the suspect (pictured) had went across the store taking items she never intended to purchase. She began by selecting a baby monitor in the infants section, then two pairs of pants, two pairs of shirts, a hat and a tote in the clothing section. All the clothing items were removed from hangers.  Continue reading “Suspect wanted for shoplifting ran on foot from associates”

Credit alert stops financial identity fraud in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman reported receiving a LifeLock alert which may have saved her from becoming a victim of financial identity fraud.

downloadThe report was taken Thursday in Jonesboro, with a woman, 38, advising Jonesboro Police Department she had received the alert that morning. It said she had applied for a Capital One card, according to the report.

She told police she had never applied for this and immediately notified them of fraud.

The woman said she believes it could have been her ex-husband who has “vowed to destroy her.” She said he knew her social security number and maiden name.

The woman was given a case number by JPD.

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Police find meth, needles on man

JONESBORO, Ark. – Another suspect is behind bars on suspicions of having methamphetamine.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Bryan Bailey with Jonesboro Police Department noticed several people standing in the driveway of 1607-Tonya, which he knew to be the residence of Jason Woods. Bailey said he was gathering information about Woods having a lot of traffifc at his house and he wanted to conduct a parole search of Woods.  Continue reading “Police find meth, needles on man”

K-9 officer tracks down fleeing suspect with drugs

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man is accused of fleeing police after running a stop sign and when police caught up to him, they reported finding drugs on him.

It started at 10:57 p.m. in Jonesboro, when Officer Heath Loggains with Jonesboro Police Department was traveling southbound on State Street when he noticed a black 2008 Ford Explorer make a right turn from Cedar Heights onto State Street. As Loggains turned his patrol vehicle around to conduct a traffic stop on the SUV, he noticed it turn from State onto Belt Street without stopping for a stop sign, once again. The chase begins here. Continue reading “K-9 officer tracks down fleeing suspect with drugs”