Throughout the past week the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has seen several thefts from residential mailboxes. Many of the thefts included checks and other correspondence pertaining to financial transactions. As the investigation unfolded Detectives have developed information that lead to the identification of two suspects in this case.
Joanna Shope, W/F 11/08/68 and Brandon Neal, W/M 07/04/75 are currently wanted in connection with a series of thefts and anyone with information regarding the whereabouts for Shope and/or Neal is encouraged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department recommends that anyone who has mailed checks out from their residential mailbox check with their financial institution to ensure the checks reached their proper destination. Upon checking your account, if you find that a check was cashed by someone other than the intended recipient please contact the Police Department. As a safety precaution it is suggested that any mail being sent out be dropped off at your nearest Post Office or Post Office Mailbox.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)