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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Benton PD reporting reduced crime rates in 2015


BENTON, Ark. (BNPD) - There was more than a 4 percent decrease of crimes overall in the City of Benton in 2015 in comparison to 2014 crime statistics, according to the latest annual crime report. Officers from the Benton Police Department responded to 45,432 calls for service in 2015 and spent 10,836 hours in various training programs; supervisors received a total of 758 hours of supervision training.

Though crime statistics increased in violent crime, up 9.09 percent, Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane explained that the rise is rare for the city.

Two women arrested on drug charges at Benton motel


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Two women were arrested on Thursday night at the Capri Inn Motel for numerous drug related charges. 

After receiving numerous complaints of drug trafficking in and around the Capri Inn, the Benton Police Department narcotic division conducted an investigation, which led to the felony arrest of Capri Inn employee, 47-year-old Brenda Peebles. Janice Brown, 59, who was staying in a separate room, was also arrested . 

2 suspects plead guilty in armed Ark. IHOP robbery


SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (BPD) - Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady announced that two of the four suspects arrested for an armed robbery at the IHOP in Bryant entered guilty pleas to Aggravated Robbery on Monday, January 12, 2015.  Judge Gary Arnold accepted deputy prosecuting attorney Brian Clary’s recommendation and sentenced Ibrhiem Delgado, of Atlanta, GA, and Christian Harris, of Dallas, TX, to 10 years’ imprisonment at the Department of Correction.

 

Benton burglary suspected arrested


 

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton police arrested a man suspected of a burglary early Monday morning.

According to a police report from the Benton Police department, officers responded to a call of a residential burglary in progress on Edison Ave. and noticed a man running toward Lance’s Convenience Store.

The suspect, Eric Cooper, 34, of Benton, was stopped at the back of the store.

Cooper was positively identified as the suspect in the burglary and was taken into custody.

Cooper faces charges of Residential Burglary, Public Intoxication, and Criminal Mischief. He was transported to the Saline County jail.

Benton PD to hand out gun safety locks

Benton PD to hand out gun safety locks

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Amid all of the crimes being committed involving guns in our society today, one police department is trying to make a difference. 

Through the help of the Project ChildSafe Program and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Benton Police Department will be distributing free gun safety locks to residents in the area. 

Fatal firearms accidents in all age groups dropped by 22 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Safety Council. Chief Kirk Lane said the BNPD has been a member of the Project ChildSafe Program for a number of years and attributes the decrease of firearm fatalities to the education of firearm safety to citizens along with the increase of gun safety locks being provided to gun owners.

Benton Police handing out gun safety locks


BENTON, Ark. (BNPD) - The Benton Police Department will distribute free gun safety locks to residents through the Project ChildSafe Program and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program promotes the safe storage of firearms and raises awareness about firearm safety by distributing gun locks and educational material to gun owners.

“We encourage citizens to come to the police department or ask a patrol sergeant for a free cable-style gun lock,” Chief Kirk Lane said. “We want to prevent an injury or death of any person, especially a child, by eliminating their access to a gun that doesn’t have a gun safety lock. It doesn’t take long to put the lock on the gun, and it may also prevent the theft of the gun.”