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Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

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Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

2nd shooting suspect arrested; 3rd considered armed, dangerous

2nd shooting suspect arrested; 3rd considered armed, dangerous

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Sherwood Investigators located Jarkius Britton in Little Rock and took him into custody. Britton is the second of three known suspects arrested for the robbery and shooting incident that occurred on the evening of June 27, 2011 at the Stop One Food Mart in Sherwood. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Britton after determining his involvement in the incident.

Britton, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, attempted capital murder, fleeing, theft and battery.

The Sherwood Criminal Investigations Division is also looking for Corddearo Baker.  Baker is a 20 year old Black Male.  Baker is the final suspect associated with the incident and should be considered armed and dangerous. Call the Sherwood Police Department at (501) 835-1425 with any information.

Robbery, shooting suspect arrested

Robbery, shooting suspect arrested

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- At approximately 2 pm on July 1, 2011, Sherwood investigators, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls Office, located Dexter Harmon in Little Rock and took him into custody. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Harmon after determining his involvement in the robbery and shooting incident that occurred June 27, 2011 at the Stop One Food Mart in Sherwood.

Harmon, 21, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, attempted murder, fleeing, and third-degree battery. 

The Sherwood Criminal Investigations Division has determined who the other suspects are and is currently continuing their investigation.

Three suspects fire on officer in car

Three suspects fire on officer in car

From a report from the Sherwood Police Department:

Around 9:45 pm on June 27, 2011 a uniformed Sherwood police officer, who was in his personal vehicle on his way to work, noticed two black males exit the Stop One convenience store located on E. Kiehl Avenue in Sherwood, wearing bandanas over their faces and hoods on their heads.

The officer turned around and tried to locate the suspects at which point he observed them get into an already-occupied vehicle. He followed the vehicle to get the license plate information at which point the vehicle stopped and at least three black males exited the vehicle and opened fire on the officer.

The officer returned fire on the suspects and they subsequently fled the scene on foot.

There were no injuries reported and the suspect vehicle was recovered along with other physical evidence.  The suspects were not located at the time of the incident but an investigation has been initiated.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock Police Department says thirty automobiles were recently broken into during a three-week period. Most of the break-ins happened in the River Market area downtown, but any vehicle anywhere is a potential target. As Edgefest and Riverfest approach, Lt. Terry Hastings offers the following statement and tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim:

"Beginning [Friday] the LRPD will set up teams to work on these crimes. We will use uniformed patrol officers, bicycle officers, officers on horse back, officers on Segways, and undercover officers to stop these crimes. We will also be using bait cars as part of our tactics to stop these crimes. If you are a criminal and you are thinking about breaking in a vehicle, you need to know that that vehicle may be a bait car under the observation of LRPD Officers. The effort will not just be in the Downtown area alone, but will include the entire city.

Cops crack down on underage drinking

Cops crack down on underage drinking

The Jacksonville Police Department will be joining other state and local law enforcement agencies March 11-20 and April 15-24 conducting additional sobriety checkpoints looking for all drunk drivers with an emphasis on teenage drivers. 

This is part of an effort to keep young drivers safe before the upcoming end of school periods when many young people are on the road for proms, graduations and spring breaks.  Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death to America’s teens and nearly one-third of those crashes are alcohol-related.

It is against the law in all states for anyone under age 21 to drink alcoholic beverages.  Arkansas’s Underage Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Law, makes it illegal for anyone under age 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 or above.

“For a young driver, this often means one drink is all it takes to be impaired.” said Lt.