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Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Clearing out winter's clutter and making way for Spring can be quite the task, but getting rid of the old is another ordeal. Buddy McConnell says, "You always come across something where someone's dumped something probably illegally."

As we drove down Ballinger street we found several unwanted electronic devices that appeared to be dumped on the side of the road. Not only is it an eye sore for the neighborhood but it also presents an environmental hazard.

McConnell says, "There's just so many toxic tHings in electronics." Cheryl Harrington of the Conway Sanitation Department adds, "and would cause great problems if it was to get into our water and our drinking system."

Bald Knob police looking for suspect

Bald Knob police looking for suspect

BALD KNOB, Ark. (KTHV) - Bald Knob police need your help identifying a suspect.

Police say the man in the photos broke into several cars at Ar-Care dental clinic.

This picture was taken when the man used one of the victim's credit cards.

Police believe he may also be responsible for several other break-ins in the city.

If you recognize this man, you're asked to call Bald Knob police.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Authorities seize crack, cash, kid from Searcy home

Authorities seize crack, cash, kid from Searcy home

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Central Arkansas Drug Task Force (CADTF) and Searcy Police Department (SPD) executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of East Market in Searcy.

According to police, officers seized approximately 9.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine approximately worth $980, along with drug paraphernalia and $1,107 in cash.

A child less than two years old was reportedly present at the residence and was taken into DHS custody.  Demetrius Ellis, 21,  and Ashley Teeter, 23, both of Searcy were each arrested.  Ellis was incarcerated in the White County Detention Center on $50,000 bond and Teeter was incarcerated on $25,000 bond.

Police: Gas station robbed

Police: Gas station robbed

On June 20, 2013 at approximately 3 am, officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to the Valero gas station at Maple and Holmes Road for a report of a Robbery. 

Clerks told officers that two black males wearing hoodies and masks entered into the store and demanded money.  Clerks stated that the two men never showed a gun but one suspect kept reaching into his waistband area as if he did have a gun.  Clerks told officers that the robbers got away with a small amount of cash before running out of the store towards an apartment complex to the west of the store.

The only other description available at this time is both males appeared to be around 5'10" tall.  Detectives are working on getting surveillance video.  Both clerks were unharmed.

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery

Wednesday at approximately 10:30 pm Officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to the 100 block of N. Charles for an armed robbery that had just taken place.

When Officers arrived, they were told by two victims that they were walking from Walgreens back to their apartment when a black male and white male approached them. The white male then allegedly pulled out a revolver and told both victims to “empty their pockets”.

Among the items that were taken from the victims were cell phones.  Both victims had tracking apps on their phone.  Officers were able to track both phones and a short time later make a traffic stop on a vehicle based off of the direction of travel of the phones matching a vehicle’s direction of travel.  When officers approached the vehicle, they could hear the alarms on both of the victim’s phones.

White County detectives recover stolen property

White County detectives recover stolen property

From the White County Sheriff's Office:

Detectives with the White County Sheriff’s Department filed theft charges against Johnny Whaley, age 34 of Judsonia, AR.  Whaley was developed by Detectives as being involved in two residential burglaries; one on February 18, 2013 at a residence on Highway 267 South and another on February 20,2013 at a residence on 157 North in White County.