Seven teens arrested for theft, curfew violation

Seven teens arrested for theft, curfew violation

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Additional theft victims have come forward following the arrest of more than a half-dozen teens in Jonesboro.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, the incident happened in the Ridgepointe area early Wednesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to investigate the crimes after people in the neighborhood reported seeing suspicious vehicles.

"I was advised that a black vehicle and a beige vehicle had pulled into a driveway and was knocking on the door of a residence," Corporal Jonathan Wood stated in a police report. "I was told by dispatch that there were at least six subjects in the driveway."

When officers were pulling into Ridgepointe, they spotted two cars matching the description of the suspicious vehicles leaving the subdivision.

Jonesboro police ran the tags of the beige vehicle and learned that it was reported stolen with the Bono Police Department.

Police then pulled both cars over. During the traffic stop, the incident report states the black car took off again.

Another officer later spotted that car and pulled it over too.

Seven teens ranging in age from 13 to 17 were inside the cars.

According to JPD, some of the teens were arrested, taken to the juvenile detention center and charged with theft by receiving, no drivers license and curfew violation.

Three of the teens were released to their guardians.

The following day, two Ridgepointe residents reported that items were taken from their car and home.

One victim stated she was missing a television that had been in the back seat of her car.

Another victim told police that a gun was missing from her home.

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