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Sherwood PD to host drug takeback April 28

Sherwood PD to host drug takeback April 28

SHERWOOD, Ark. – On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sherwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to 1-St. Vincent’s North – 2215 Wildwood Ave, 2 - Sherwood Police Dept. – 2201 E. Kiehl Ave., 3 – 1st Baptist Church Gravel Ridge – 14323 Hwy.

Police crack down on underage drinking

Police crack down on underage drinking

Lt. Jamie Michaels announced Monday the Sherwood Police Department will conduct saturation patrols and stepped up enforcement March 9-18 and April 13-22 looking for impaired drivers and especially young adults and teens who choose to drink and drive.

The mobilization is supported by television and radio ads to remind the public that there is zero tolerance for those under age 21 who decide to drink and drive.

The Sherwood Police Department will be out in force looking for all impaired drivers with an emphasis on violators of Arkansas’ Underage DUI Law, which makes it illegal for anyone under age 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02 or above.

The message is especially important at this time of the year when many more young people are on the road for spring breaks and end-of-school activities such as proms and graduations.

Man arrested after struggle with deputy in Target restroom

Man arrested after struggle with deputy in Target restroom

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock man is under arrest for allegedly shoplifting at a local Target store.

An off duty Pulaski County Sheriff's deputy went inside the Target on N. University to use the restroom, and while inside he says he heard someone on the phone in the next stall say, "I got the drugs and sticks. I'll be there soon."

This caught the deputy's attention. The officer says he looked through the door and saw the suspect, Charles Hicks, 30, try to open a plastic package with pliers.

The deputy then left the bathroom and went to the customer service desk. He took off his jacket which was covering his sheriff's shirt, gun, and badge and gave his jacket to an employee. He asked the employee to call security.

The deputy went back into the bathroom and knocked on the stall door. The deputy says Hicks said, "What?" Then the deputy said, "Sheriff's Office. I need to talk to you."

What to do if your home is burglarized

What to do if your home is burglarized

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may think of residential burglary as some that happens to "someone else" -- until it happens to you.

It can happen whether you're at home or away. Hopefully it won't happen to you, but if it does, do you know what to do? The Garland County Sheriff's Department has the following advice in the event your home becomes a statistic.

  • Call police if you see anything suspicious.
  • Leave immediately if you see your home has been burglarized (the burglar may still be there).
  • Do not touch anything until police have secured your home.
  • If you wake up and find a burglar in your room, pretend to be asleep until it is safe.
  • If you see any strange or suspicious activity, call the appropriate agency immediately!
  • Do not hesitate to call.

Burglary prevention tips

Burglary prevention tips

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lots of people travel this time of year, leaving their homes vulnerable to thieves. How can you keep from becoming a victim?

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Department, the key is to make your home look occupied even if no one is home. They offer the following tips to discourage would-be robbers from making off with your valuables.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime.
  • Leave a radio on an all-talk show station and a little louder than normal. The conversation might lead an offender to believe the home is occupied.
  • Close bedroom drapes or blinds.

State police ask help identifying suspect

State police ask help identifying suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the individual in the attached photo.

She is believed to be responsible for stealing checks out of the mailboxes of several residences and cashing them. According to a report filed with the Sheriff's Office, she is also suspected of identity theft and forgery.

Anyone that has information can contact the Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or the Central Arkansas Crime Stoppers tip line at 501-340-TIPS (8477).

(Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department)

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.