Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Beware, thiefs in Benton. After the recent arrests of four people for property crimes, the Benton Police Department has decided to lay down a plan of action to significantly lower all crimes.
"Since June 1 there have been 134 cases of theft, burglary and breaking-and-entering crimes in the city of Benton. These incidents have not gone unnoticed and the Benton Police Department is pushing back against this trend using various resources," Lt. Kevin Russell said.
Residents might have noticed more officers in more places, and that is all part of the design.
An Alexander man accused of downloading hundreds of images of child pornography to a home computer pleaded not guilty in Benton District Court on Tuesday.
Facing 236 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of attempting to influence a public official, 69-year-old John Darrell Green is set to appear before Saline County Circuit Judge Gary Arnold on Aug. 13, at which time atrial date could be. Green was arrested at his home on May 30 and as of press time, remains in the Saline County jail under a $150,000 sheriffâs bond.
The Alexander Police Department is updating its procedure for cataloging police reports. Soon, all accident and incident reports will be placed on computer systems, Alexander Police Chief Horace Walter said.
Walter said he was happy to âfinallyâ implement the new system. Well before Walterâs administration began in 2010, officer reports were hand-placed into filing cabinets, but now they can go straight into the database. All the reports put in the database will also be put on a backup system.