Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jonesboro Municipal Airport (KJBR), Arkansas: Thieves cut through airport fence, steal equipment

Police increased patrols around the Jonesboro Municipal Airport, 3901 Lindbergh Drive, after someone cut through the perimeter fence. 

According to Officer Lane Holmes, someone cut approximately 45 feet of fencing, worth approximately $1,500, near the airport’s back gate on Earhart Drive.

He said sitting next to the fence was a piece of a field planer implement with “fresh marks from a cutting torch.”  He also reported seeing “4-wheeler tracks going under the fence and headed out of the airport toward Airport Road.”

While investigating the incident, Officer Holmes reportedly learned that officers had been called out Monday night regarding a 4-wheeler complaint in the 200-block of Kathleen Street.

Officer Holmes went to that location and found “4-wheeler tracks leading over the BNSF railroad tracks and into the airport’s property.”  He also found more pieces of the farm implement, valued at $4,500, near the railroad tracks.

If you have any information that can help police identify the suspects, call CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP (7867).


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