Police receive more fraud reports

JONESBORO – Police received nine separate reports of financial identity fraud through filing a bogus unemployment insurance claim.

It’s been an ongoing problem nationally since Congress granted additional unemployment benefits to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Among other reports Wednesday:

3400 block of Sun Avenue – theft of a .380 caliber handgun from a vehicle.

100 block of Melrose Street – theft of a .45-caliber handgun, pistol magazines and a wallet containing several credit cards from a vehicle.

5500 block of Caribbean Place – someone opened the trunk of a car and stole $3,800 in property, including a purse, laptop computer, cellphone, jewelry and clothing.

3300 block of Caraway Commons – attempted break-in of a vehicle, causing an estimated $1,200 in damage.

Unknown address – theft of a credit card, fraudulent purchases and theft of $400 cash.

1000 block of Cartwright Street – theft of a purse containing a debit card.

400 block of Labaum Street – residential burglary and theft of a security camera, laptop, TV and other items, plus vandalism to a car.

On Tuesday, Craighead County sheriff’s deputies investigated reported vehicle break-ins in the same general vicinity.

4300 block of Arkansas 141 – theft of a 9mm handgun.

3400 block of Arkansas 141 – theft of a small amount of cash.

Craighead Road 744, just off of Arkansas 141 – someone entered vehicle, but nothing was stolen.