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Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV)—Car break ins at Pinnacle Mountain are down significantly from a year ago.

In 2013 the state park saw fourteen break-ins, but this year there have only been two.

"It just happens in the blink of an eye," says park ranger Will Ward who has been with the park for almost a year. "We had people on the playground will this last break-in and nobody can see it or hear it."

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Officials say Pinnacle Mountain can be a hot spot for thieves because they know that when you're hundreds of feet up the side of a mountain it can be a little difficult to tend to your car that's in the parking lot.

Benton police launches 'Anti-Drug April'

Benton police launches 'Anti-Drug April'

BENTON, Ark. (Benton Police Dept.) -- Every month this year the Benton Police Department will have a different initiative that we will call attention to in relation to a public safety issue. The month of April will be 'Anti-Drug April' where we will focus on different enforcement and education activities to raise awareness about the damage drugs can cause in our community.

During the month we will be focusing strongly on efforts to serve outstanding warrants on those with felony drug charges. We will be taking additional enforcement efforts against those who deal and traffic illegal narcotics in our community, and who are all too often the root cause of violent crimes that we deal with day in and day out.

We will be posting anti-drug and drug awareness information on our social media outlets and website. Additionally, we will be conducting drug awareness programs throughout the month at various schools in the city.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Benton business claims bogus online award

Benton business claims bogus online award

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A Benton business claims a bogus awards program tried scamming them out of more than 200 dollars. Now that business hopes to spread the word about the award.

Katherine Woodworth and her husband started Fair Way Counseling in Benton about a year and a half ago. In January she received an email from an online company calling themselves "Benton Business Recognition" claiming her business won the 20-13 Best of Benton Awards for Family Counselor. But there was a catch. The recognition came at a price -

"219 dollars…I thought about it and if you're having to pay to get the award then it might not be real," said Woodworth.

The company kept sending emails and finally persuaded Woodworth to purchase the award thinking it could help her business. She received a plaque and trophy in the mail. Then she and her husband did some checking.

"The whole time was email, and I couldn't get anybody on the phone," said Woodworth.

Benton Police blotter - 2/14/14

Benton Police blotter - 2/14/14

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Saline Co. Sheriff's Office upgrade patrol car computer systems

Saline Co. Sheriff's Office upgrade patrol car computer systems

Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan has transferred $30,000 from his office budget to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office for an upgrade to the sheriff’s office computer system used in all county patrol cars. The upgrade allows deputies to access the Internet for filing reports if they are within at least 500 feet of their patrol unit. This allows them to compete required paperwork faster and more efficiently. Shown above are (from left to right) Sheriff Cleve Barfield, Patrol Division Lt. Jerry Morrison (in car), Dennis Milligan and Lt. Daniel Dodson.

(Source: Saline County Sheriff's Office)