Helena -West Helena Police officer Mario Crawford discovered a Ford pickup truck on Brown’s Home for Funerals parking lot on Walnut Street in Helena that had the rear window light on. As the officer drove toward the truck, he noticed the passenger window was broken out. He also noticed that the radio had been torn from the dashboard, which was heavily damaged.

 

Helena -West Helena Police officer Mario Crawford discovered a Ford pickup truck on Brown’s Home for Funerals parking lot on Walnut Street in Helena that had the rear window light on. As the officer drove toward the truck, he noticed the passenger window was broken out. He also noticed that the radio had been torn from the dashboard, which was heavily damaged.
The truck's owner, Larry Brown, was called and after further checking the truck noted that no other items were missing.
Brown reportedly picked up an envelope that was lying beside the truck and read a 3-page letter that was inside and told the officer it appeared to be a retaliation letter. The letter and investigation has been turned over to the police department's Criminal Investigation Division.

A woman who lives in the 100 block of Ann Street told police Friday, Jan. 14 that a person was in her house.
When the police arrived the victim was on Bart Street waiting for them to arrive. She said the burglary suspect was dressed in black and ran toward Parkdale.
After police circled the area of Parkdale and saw no one they went back to talk to the victim. The victim spotted a man dressed in black passing on Park St. and positively identified him as the suspect.
Arrested at the scene was Frederick Coleman who had an outstanding warrant out on him from Wisconsin.

An elderly Helena-West Helena woman told police Wednesday that two women, one white and the other black, came to her home posing as police officers.
They showed her a badge and told her they were with the police department and were investigating a case that happened back in December.
Supposedly, the black males who stole money from her were in custody and the women asked if she could identify them. They also asked her if she would accompany them. She became more suspicious when one asked to see her bank statement.
The suspects were described as being a black female, 5'11", thin with long hair. She was said to be in her 30s or 40s. The white suspect was described as having short blond hair and being around 5'5". Both were wearing blue with black jackets and were driving a dark blue or black Crown Victoria without tags.