Teen interviewed in school threats

JONESBORO — A teen was questioned Tuesday for allegedly making threats to “shoot up” a Valley View campus from a residence in the 400 block of Huntcliff Drive.

The Jonesboro Police Department was tipped off by a Valley View Junior High School administrator that the male suspect, 14, threatened to shoot another 14-year-old boy at school on Wednesday. After getting contact information for the teen and his parents, investigators visited their home.

They agreed to “come to the police department for an interview,” but the department didn’t note if the teen was arrested on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Other reports:

1400 block of Neville Court, financial identity fraud.

3700 block of Kristi Lake Drive, third-degree domestic battering against a pregnant woman.

600 block of Gladiolus Drive, nonfinancial identity fraud.

400 block of Calion Street, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

4200 block of Dena Jo Drive, fraudulent use of a credit card.

State Street, aggravated assault.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, 4800 E. Johnson Ave., theft of credit/debit cards, fraudulent use of a credit card.

ADC expands visitation pilot

NEWPORT — Beginning Saturday, the Arkansas Department of Corrections will expand piloting modified in-person visitation at several facilities including two in Northeast Arkansas.

The visitation pilot, which began in December, will continue at Northeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Osceola. Eligible facilities will now include McPherson Unit in Newport and East Central Arkansas Community Correction Center in West Memphis.

Due to the public health emergency, in-person visits may be made by pre-approved individuals only. Immediate, adult family members may submit requests for visitation appointments.

Appointment requests can be made online from a cellphone or computer. All requests are pending review and approval by ADC.

Please carefully review the new rules at ar.gov/visitationrules. After reviewing them, prospective visitors may visit telegov.egov.com/docrequest to complete a visitation appointment request form.

Patrols increased for impaired drivers

JONESBORO — Arkansas State Troopers and law enforcement officers statewide will intensify their patrols looking for drivers who are impaired by drugs.

The special operation is part of a plan with Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska to get drug-impaired drivers off the streets and highways. “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DWI” will kick off Sunday and continue through Tuesday.

Studies have proven that THC, the active component of marijuana, slows the mind’s reaction time, impairs cognitive performance and challenges the ability of a driver to safely hold their position inside a traffic lane. Any form of impaired driving is illegal and can result in the arrest of a driver.

More information about impaired driving can be found by calling the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at 501-618-8136.