Crossett Police are investigating a number of burglaries that have happened in recent weeks, including two in which burglars ransacked houses in an apparent search for valuables.
In a report filed at the Crossett Police Office, Officer Carrie Wells said a victim in the 500 block of Georgia Street said they returned home to find the house ransacked after being gone one day June 11.
“It appears the back door was pried open,” Wells’ report said. “The suspect entered (the) home and turned the home upside down. The couches were flipped, clothes all in (the) floor and mattresses (were) off the bed frames.”
No items were reported missing from the residence, however, the report said.
A separate report says that officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Virginia Street at approximately 2:41 a.m. June 8.
Officers found the residence’s carport door wide open and an alarm was sounding, a report filed by Officer Teresa Tolliver said.
“The door looked to be kicked in,” the report said, noting that officers found a partial shoe print on the door.
The lights in the residence were off and all of the bedroom doors were closed, and “after clearing the home, officers noticed that nothing looked to be disturbed other than the door,” Tolliver wrote.
The resident was not home but was contacted by the police about the incident.
A third burglary was reported at approximately 3 p.m. June 6 in the 200 block of Kentucky Street.
Officer Robert Black’s report said the victim told him the burglary likely happened between noon June 2 and 2:50 p.m. June 6.
“(The victim) stated the back door to her residence was standing wide open and a window in the kitchen was also open,” the report said. “She advised that the residence had been rummaged through and things were scattered everywhere. (She) advised that all she could tell that was missing was approximately $200 worth of perfume and several designer purses.”