El Dorado police responded Monday to three reports of vehicle break-ins and thefts that were concentrated in the area between South College and Cooper Drive.
A handgun and knives were among the items that were reported stolen.
At 12:44 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 1200 block of West First, where a woman said someone entered her vehicle and took $10 in change. She said the suspect(s) also stole a weedeater from the yard.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry and the woman said she forgot to lock the doors to the vehicle.
Officers responded at 6:25 p.m. to another report of breaking or entering at a residence in the 500 block of Cooper Drive.
A man told officers he saw a male inside his pickup truck. The complainant said he lost sight of the suspect when the suspect ran east into some bushes.
He told police that $9 in change was missing from the vehicle.
The suspect was described as a black male with light skin, wearing red, white and blue shorts and no shirt.
The man noted that he left the doors of the truck unlocked.
Police responded at 9:36 p.m. to a report of a third vehicle break-in at a residence in the 700 block of South College.
A handgun and 6-inch knives were missing from the vehicle, the complainant said.
Police said the front passenger window was broken and a large rock was on the floorboard.
Tia Lyons may be contacted at 870-862-6611 or tlyons@ eldoradonews.com.