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June 23rd, 2014

Suspect posing as vacuum cleaner salesman arrested for theft

June 23, 2014

Andre White, 24, of Little Rock was arrested June 21 as a suspect in a recent theft. According to the Benton Police Department, White posed as a vacuum cleaner salesman.

Days after demonstrating how to use the vacuum cleaner, the homeowner noticed discrepancies to his/her bank account and filed a report.

White allegedly stole personal checks from the residence during the time of the demonstration.

White has been charged with felony theft of property and is being held at the Saline County Detention Center.

Grab a copy of Tuesday's Saline Courier for more information.

Ethics complaint against McMahan dismissed

June 23, 2014

An ethics complaint filed against Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan by Bauxite resident Deborah Purifoy has been dismissed.

The complaint, filed April 1, alleged that McMahan utilized city resources to advocate the passage of a half-cent sales and use tax measure presented to Bauxite voters on May 20, 2014.

The proposed tax failed by seven votes.

Three Benton officers graduate from advanced programs

June 23, 2014

Three Benton police officers recently graduated from advanced criminal justice programs offered through the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock.

Detective Brett Carpenter graduated from the Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program.

This six-week program includes: crime scene management and photography, latent print processing, biological and trace evidence, impression evidence, crime scene sketching and report writing and crime scene investigation, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

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