Reports indicate more car thefts, break-ins in Jonesboro

Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 8:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 7:21 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Jonesboro continues to have a problem on its hands: A barrage of car thefts and break-ins across the city.

Just since Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Jonesboro Police Department took dozens of reports car and part thefts, along with break-ins.

Below is a list of some of those incident reports obtained from the police. These reports span from Wednesday, Jan. 4 to Tuesday, Jan. 10:

Wednesday, Jan. 4A catalytic converter worth $400 had been taken off a victim’s work truck on Creath Avenue
Wednesday, Jan. 4A license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in the Fletcher Dodge lot on South Stadium Boulevard.
Wednesday, Jan. 4A car was stolen from a victim on Kristi Lake Drive without their permission and was assaulted by the suspect.
Thursday, Jan. 5A semi-trailer worth $55,000 was stolen on Great Dane Lane.
Thursday, Jan. 5A suspect stole $400 worth of car parts from Elam Enterprises on East Highland Drive.
Thursday, Jan. 5A suspect had broken into a vehicle at the Links Apartment and stole the victim’s driver’s license, along with a wick and debit card that no longer functioned.
Thursday, Jan. 5A victim on North Bridge Street found their 2020 Kia had been stolen after they were taking care of their kids.
Thursday, Jan. 5Police were told a victim on Kristi Lake Drive looked at their wallet inside their glove compartment and found they had no money, only their driver’s license and social security card.
Thursday, Jan. 5A victim on Maryland Drive told police $670 worth of tools, including a skill saw and impact wrench, were stolen from their vehicle’s toolbox.
Thursday, Jan. 5At the Links Apartment, a victim said their vehicle was broken into and several items were stolen, including their debit card, driver’s license, and a watch worth $100.
Friday, Jan. 6Police were alerted to a sticker being stolen off a victim’s license plate at a home on Saddlecrest Drive.
Friday, Jan. 6A victim at a home on North Caraway Road told police their 2010 Cadillac CTS was stolen. In the report, the officer noted the victim alluded to the keys being left in the car and did not lock the vehicle.
Saturday, Jan. 7A victim told police that on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, they parked their 2003 Ford F-250 at a home on Lamar Place and several tools were stolen from toolboxes in the bed of the truck. When asked why they waited so long to report the theft, the victim advised they got busy and didn’t think they would see the tools again, until they saw what was possibly their air gun on Facebook Marketplace. The total worth of the tools was $1,464.
Sunday, Jan. 8A report indicated a suspect broke into a victim’s vehicle on Gladiolus Drive, stealing several work-related items, including a stethoscope, iPad, nursing bag, and patient documents. The value of the items was $570.
Sunday, Jan. 8A victim reported a theft that occurred at the Links Apartment, where the suspect broke into their vehicle, stealing several items. Those items included a purse with five debit cards, a driver’s license, and social security card, as well as a phone and keys to a Nissan Versa. The total worth of the items was $1,480.
Monday, Jan. 9Police received a report of a vehicle having its license plate stolen at the Links Apartment.
Tuesday, Jan. 10A report indicated a license plate was stolen from a victim’s vehicle at a home on Arch Street.
Friday, Jan. 13
A report indicated that a car was stolen and then returned with the trunk open and property missing.

This would make it over 30 instances of theft to plague the city since Region 8 News first started covering these incidents in late December when a Cavanaugh Hyundai had three of its vehicles stolen off the lot.

The map below indicates the various thefts that have taken place since then. The red dots indicate the thefts:

(Source: KAIT-TV)

If you know any information regarding these thefts, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).