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Police searching for missing teen

March 6, 2013

Benton Police Department is seeking community residents' assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Chelsea Bauer, who recently ran away from her home in Benton and has not been seen since that time.  
Chelsea, 17, is Hispanic and has brown eyes and hair. She is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds She was last seen wearing a pink "hoodie"-style jacket, blue jeans and brown slip-on shoes. Chelsea was traveling on foot and is believed to still be in the Central Arkansas area.   

Acclaimed classical guitarist to make return visit to Benton

March 6, 2013

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is returning to Herzfeld Library in Benton as part of a national tour that will culminate at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The artist has scheduled the local concert for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The program is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fletcher has performed numerous times at the Benton library and always has drawn an enthusiastic audience, library officials said.

Couple camping in Lyle Park arrested for refusing to leave

March 6, 2013

A couple camping at Lyle Park in Benton failed to leave as instructed by Benton police and now face charges of criminal trespass.
At 10:30 a.m. on March 3, Officer Mike Connell responded to a call from residents in the area who had contacted the police about the situation. Upon arrival at Lyle Park, Connell found a tent with a car parked in front of it and instructed the occupants to step outside and speak to him.
According to the police report, a man, later identified as Landon Miller, eventually "opened the tent flap.”

Bryant PD searching for RadioShack robber

March 6, 2013

The Bryant RadioShack was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday, and authorities are still looking for the suspect.
Witnesses said the robber, who wore a hoodie and camouflage mask, came into the store and demanded money, according to a news release from the Bryant Police Department.
The RadioShack employee opened the register drawer and the suspect took the cash and fled. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate anyone.
They are searching for a white male estimated to be about 5'10" and between the ages 25 and 30 years old.

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