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BNPD: Suspect caught breaking into vehicles

August 26, 2014

From the Benton Police Department:

On 8/24/14, at approximately 3:22 AM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to 2013 Military Road on report of a suspicious person. Upon officer’s arrival, they located a truck with a window busted out and the steering column torn apart.

Pulaski County inmate escapes during transport

August 26, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Authorities say a Pulaski County jail inmate escaped while being taken to the county courthouse.

Sheriff's Lt. Carl Minden says 30-year-old inmate Anael Castro-Hernandez escaped about 8 a.m. in downtown Little Rock. Minden told reporters that Castro-Hernandez escaped while being escorted with other inmates from a van into the courthouse about 8 a.m. Monday, but details of how he escaped were not released.

Toddler found walking down road alone; woman arrested, charged Friday

August 26, 2014

Jamie Guardado of Mabelvale was arrested Friday for endangering the welfare of a minor.

Officer Joseph Traylor of the Saline County Sheriff's Office was sitting at the intersection of Chicot Road and Sarnes Drive at approximately noon when he was approached by three men carrying a baby.

The men, who identified themselves as Patrick B. Conroy, Daniel A. Crumley and Darrick A. Conroy, stated that they were driving southbound on Chicot Road when they noticed a small child walking in the roadway.

Napping woman arrested for DWI, endangering welfare of minor

August 26, 2014

Rosalind Coleman of Mabelvale was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Deputy Danny Rucker of the Saline County Sheriff's Office made the arrest after responding to a call that a woman and a baby were sitting inside a grey Dodge van parked on a vacant parking lot off Chicot Road.
Rucker said both appeared to be asleep at the time of his arrival.

Rucker said he knocked on the window and the woman awakened. He asked her to roll down the window and she did.

Sadler released Monday without bond

August 26, 2014

The teenager previously charged with manslaughter in connection with a "hill-jumping" accident that caused the death of an 18-year-old Benton man has been back in court on unrelated charges.

Charles K. Sadler, 18, of Bryant appeared in a bond hearing Monday in District Court. In that proceeding, Judge Mike Robinson did not set bond for Sadler, saying it was "because of his age."

Sadler's manslaughter charge stems from the Aug. 4 accident in which Tylor Wright died.

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 25, 2014

August 26, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Officers were called to an incident on Brookview Drive, related to a child visitation dispute between the parents of the children.
•A resident of Terry Street reported an individual had trespassed on his property.
•Mailbox damage was reported b a resident of Concord Street.
•A resident on Sunset Street reported the theft of four automobile rims and tires from her backyard. A neighbor reported having seen a red truck with a Razorback license plate parked in from of the reported residence in the hours prior to the theft.

First year to offer 'original extreme sport' at county fair

August 26, 2014

The 2014 Saline County Fair Association will be offering something new at this year's fair: The first bull riding competition on Thursday evening, Sept 14.

This event is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Thomas Arena at the fairgrounds.

Mollie Wright, a spokesperson for the fair board, said the bull-riding event will "showcase both novice and experienced riders from all over looking to ride a bull."

Longhills PUD gets OK from council

August 26, 2014

By a vote of 10-0, the Benton City Council gave its final approval to a planned use development for Longhills Golf Course.

An ordinance to approve the project passed on all three readings after council members voted for an emergency clause in the ordinance.

Lindsey Management submitted a plan to the Benton Planning and Zoning Commission to build 793 housing units contained in 43 complexes in the front nine holes area of the course. A public hearing on the plan, held before a standing-room-only audience, took place Aug. 12 in council chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex.

2 suspects arrested in connection with robbery

August 26, 2014

The Saline County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery Friday morning at JJ's Truck Stop.

Trent Williams, 23, and Zachary Hattabaugh, 23, both of Malvern, were arrested in Hot Spring County on Friday afternoon, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Williams is accused of entering the store with a pistol and taking an unknown amount of money. Hattabaugh allegedly waited outside the store and drove the "getaway vehicle," Courtney said.

BNPD looking for suspect in school vandalism

August 26, 2014

FROM THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:

On 8/25/14, officers with the Benton Police Department took a report of vandalism at the Benton High School.

It was discovered by school staff that some of the glass on the rotunda area near the office had been broken over the previous weekend. The glass was broken by what appeared to be two bullet holes through it.

Video surveillance shows the suspect in the case driving a small motorcycle and firing two rounds towards the rotunda area before speeding off. This incident took place at approximately 12:23 AM on 8/23/14.

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