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Jacksonville police providing new way to keep thier citizens informed

Jacksonville police providing new way to keep thier citizens informed

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will now be using a new website based tool for the citizens of Jacksonville. 

At the Jacksonville police website, there is now a new tab labeled "Calls for Service" that will help the citizens of Jacksonville stay informed on what is going on in their town. The Calls for Service and Events reports is a list of the calls and self-initiated incidents the Jacksonville police enters into their Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system during the 24 hour period specified that is available for public release. 

Some events may be removed so that it will not hinder crime suppression efforts. 

Man found dead at apartment complex, car missing

Man found dead at apartment complex, car missing

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) – Sherwood police said a man was found dead Wednesday morning at an apartment complex.

According to Lt. Jamie Michaels, 41-year-old Leon Hawkison, Jr., was found dead at the Links Apartments sometime on July 8. In addition, his 2013 black Toyota Camry with Arkansas license plate 225 WTN was discovered missing.

Police are currently investigating the Hawkison's death as a homicide.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Joint operation leads to multiple arrests on drug charges

Joint operation leads to multiple arrests on drug charges

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV)  - The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office along with the Jacksonville Police Department and the Cabot Police Department served a search warrant to the residence of 505 South Stagecoach Road in Lonoke County Tuesday, April 21, leading to the discovery of large amounts of illegal narcotics and firearms. 

When officers entered the residence off Stagecoach Road, they found approximately 26 grams of methamphetamine in individual baggies, numerous prescription narcotic pills, drug paraphernalia, seven firearms to include a stolen firearm and $1,387 dollars. 

Suspects that were taken into custody include:

  • Cathy Joe Sneed of Cabot
  • Bonnie Holden of Cabot
  • Randy Holden of Cabot
  • Donald Bredenberg of Jacksonville

Charges made on the suspects include:

A couple taking photos outside homes now suspects of theft

A couple taking photos outside homes now suspects of theft

AUSTIN, Ark. (KTHV) - A couple is wanted for stealing outdoor items in a residential neighborhood off Pershing Street in Austin, Ark. Saturday.

The Austin Police Department received a call about suspicious activity in the Pershing Street neighborhood Saturday. Residents stated that a male and female were driving around in a dark colored Hyundai Santa Fe asking about the homes in the area and taking photographs.

An owner of one the residents off Pershing Street later reported stolen property from outside of their home. 

One of the suspects was described as a white female with long curly dark hair and tattoos. Her accomplice was said to be a bald white man with a goatee.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at (501) 941-2648.

Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Starting April 13, Jacksonville law enforcement will be raising awareness to the dangers behind texting and driving. 

The Jacksonville Police Department will be taking part in a national campaign called U Drive. U Text. U Pay. This campaign will combine harsher enforcement along with increased advertising and media outreach. 

“Driving and texting is illegal and irresponsible. People who break our State’s texting law will be stopped and fined. If you drive and text, you will pay,” said April Kiser.  “For those who say that driving and texting is an epidemic, we believe enforcement of our state texting law is part of the cure.”

All drivers are banned from sending text messages while driving (Arkansas Criminal Statue 27-51-1504).  The fine for texting and driving in Jacksonville is $175.00.

For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov.

Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

UNDATED (KTHV) - Twelve individuals were taken into custody Monday, March 30 on 23 active felony bench warrants. 

The Saline County Sheriff's Office joined up with the Benton Police Department, Bryant Police Department and the United States Marshal's Service to conduct the arrests. According to officials, there were six teams comprised of over 30 deputies, U.S. agents and K-9 units holding the investigation.

 Following are the names, race, sex, ages and charges of the people arrested:

1.      Suzie Cox                    W/F     30 YOA          FTA for hot checks

2.      Constance Jackson    B/F      45 YOA          FTA for narcotic violations