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Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect behind the fraudulent use of a bank card. 

On January 7, a woman informed Benton police that unauthorized transactions totaling to several hundred dollars had been made from her bank account. However, the victim still had possession of the bank card, and she believed the suspect used the bank card numbers.

The victim stated that transactions occurred at a Benton business on Dec. 17, 2015. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or information about the incident contact the BNPD by calling (501) 776-5948 or (501) 315-TIPS. 

 

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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Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

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.

BNPD Sergeant retires after 22 years of service

BNPD Sergeant retires after 22 years of service

BENTON, Ark. - After serving the community for 22 years, Sgt. Justin Tittle retired from the Benton Police Department. Chief Kirk Lane and officers presented Tittle with his service weapon, badge and a shadow box of award and ranking badges.

The son of Larry and Myra Tittle of Benton, Justin Tittle began working for the BNPD on July 1, 1994 as a patrol officer. On April 22, 1996, he transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division and worked as a detective until March 29, 1999, when he transferred back to the Patrol Division. On Aug. 16, 1999, Tittle transferred to the Bike Patrol Division. He was promoted to Corporal on July 24, 2000. He transferred back to the Patrol Division on June 11, 2001. In June 2009, Tittle was promoted to Sergeant and was transferred to the Training Division where he stayed until his retirement.

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -   There is at least one Grinch, if not more, in every community looking for opportunities to steal the joy from families this holiday season.

To help families avoid being sought out by a Grinch, the Benton Police Department wanted to pass along a few safety precaution tips to help keep you and your property safe.

Some of the ideas and tips we are trying to convey when you’re out shopping are:

Saline Co. announces new alert notification system

Saline Co. announces new alert notification system

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Saline County officials have created a new mass notification alert system that will help officials more sufficiently contact the public during a major crisis or emergency. 

If a tragic event were to happen, officials will be able to send out emergency alerts, notifications and updates to the following devices:

Holiday Helper program aims at warrant relief

Holiday Helper program aims at warrant relief

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is joining forces with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office in the Holiday Helper Program, which is an effort to reduce the backlog of current unserved warrants. 

From Dec. 14-23 non-violent warrant holders can let some stress go knowing that this is their opportunity to pay their warrant fee and just receive a new court date. 

If the non-violent warrant is for failure to appear then that person’s driver’s license is also suspended. But if you make contact with us to take care of the warrant, the process of reinstating their driver’s license will begin. Also, the Holiday Helper Program will not be allowed if they are caught by an officer instead of turning themselves in prior to being apprehended.

For those who chose to participate in the program, here are the steps to take: