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Blytheville man target of several crimes over the weekend

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The Blytheville Police Department is investigating after a man was the target of a series of crimes over the weekend.

Officers heard several gunshots on the southeast side of town while patrolling Friday, according to Captain Scott Adams with the police department.

Within a few minutes, the department received a call from a man who said he was near Larry’s Grocery Store when a dark-colored sports car tried to force him off the road.

The man said suspects shot at his vehicle while also hitting it with theirs.

The victim claimed to have his three-year-old son in the car with him at the time of the incident.

Police were then dispatched to a house in the 200-block of East Missouri Street in reference to a car fire around 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they saw a blue PT Cruiser on fire.

Police met with the same victim from Friday, who said the car belonged to his mother but he was using it.

The man said he was inside the house when he heard a loud “boom.” He went outside to find the car on fire.

He told police he saw a suspect down the street who he recognized as the person who shot at his car the night before.

Officers and the Blytheville Police Department were again called to the man’s house around 10:10 p.m. Sunday.

There was no fire when officers arrived, but a bottle filled with gasoline and a rag had been thrown through a window of the house.

Officers also found two cans of gas that had been poured around the house and tried to be set on fire.

The only damage was to the window.

Police did not name any suspects in the news release.

If you have any information about these incidents, contact the Blytheville Police Department at 870-763-4411.

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