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Benton police to observe National Missing Children's Day

Benton police to observe National Missing Children's Day

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), in partnership with the Benton Police Department, will be observing National Missing Children’s Day this year by participating in the national Take 25 child safety campaign.  A free Take 25 event, with child identification kits and other literature, will be held on May 25 at the Boys and Girls Club (105 Cox St.) from 3-6 pm.

May 25 has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since it was first observed in 1983.  National Missing Children’s Day serves as an annual reminder that there are thousands of children who are still missing and stresses the importance of making child protection a national priority.

The Take 25 campaign is a national child safety public awareness campaign that was created in 2007 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The campaign encourages parents to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety and ways to prevent abduction.

Man steals trailer with $22k worth of lawn equipment

Man steals trailer with $22k worth of lawn equipment

Bryant Police need your help in trying to identify a suspect who is responsible for stealing a trailer with $22,000 worth of lawn equipment on it from a local storage facility. Video shows the suspect entering the Middleton’s Mini Storage off I-30 around 8:49 p.m. Several minutes later he is seen driving off in a 1999 to 2003 Ford F-250 x-cab, possibly a 4x4, with the 14’ trailer hooked to it. The items stolen are 3 mowers, trimmers, a sprayer and a toolbox.

The suspect appears to be a middle aged white male with dark hair and a full beard and mustache. If anyone has seen this man or knows who he is, they are asked to contact the Bryant Police Department at (501) 847-0211.

A $1000 reward has been offered to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock Police Department says thirty automobiles were recently broken into during a three-week period. Most of the break-ins happened in the River Market area downtown, but any vehicle anywhere is a potential target. As Edgefest and Riverfest approach, Lt. Terry Hastings offers the following statement and tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim:

"Beginning [Friday] the LRPD will set up teams to work on these crimes. We will use uniformed patrol officers, bicycle officers, officers on horse back, officers on Segways, and undercover officers to stop these crimes. We will also be using bait cars as part of our tactics to stop these crimes. If you are a criminal and you are thinking about breaking in a vehicle, you need to know that that vehicle may be a bait car under the observation of LRPD Officers. The effort will not just be in the Downtown area alone, but will include the entire city.

MySaline: Twenty things the guy robbing your house won't tell you

MySaline: Twenty things the guy robbing your house won't tell you


Posted by Shelli Russell on April 20, 2011

My Saline: Why is this sex offender living by the elementary school?

My Saline: Why is this sex offender living by the elementary school?


Posted by Shelli Russell on March 30, 2011

Behind the scenes: Max's take on Bryant PD tasers

Behind the scenes: Max's take on Bryant PD tasers

I recently visited with the Bryant Police Department to learn more about the new tasers on the force. I'm told every member of the department went through training back in February, even the Chief Kizer himself. Captain Phillip Newcomb, the PIO, tells me officers will basically use the "common sense meter" when deciding whether to use a taser or not. If they're feeling threatened and see someone with a possible gun in their pocket, odds are they'll deploy the tasers; if you're caught Jay-walking, don't worry about it.

Captain Newcomb says this is all about safety for the officers.

Former alderman due in court

Former alderman due in court

BAUXITE, AR - Former Bauxite Alderman Deborah Purifoy's court date is scheduled for Bauxite District Court, on Tuesday, Jan. 11th, 2011 at 1:30 P.M. Purifoy is charged with allegedly assaulting a police officer who responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home of one of Purifoy's neighbors.