Police & Fire

Dispatch Desk: Friday, Oct. 21

The following incidents were gathered from reports filed at the Arkadelphia Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Names of arrested individuals were collected at the Clark County Detention Center on Crittenden Street in Arkadelphia. They are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. The Arkadelphian does not withhold names from the arrest log, so don’t even think about asking.

Arkadelphia Police Department

Thursday, Oct. 20
8:40 a.m.
The county’s Office of Emergency Management director turned in an iPad he’d found in the roadway at 10th and Caddo streets. Its owner later arrived at the police station to retrieve it.

12:34 p.m.
An employee of Dollar General, 2727 Caddo St., reported a black female shoplifted three beers and fled the store when confronted about the theft.

Officers responded to a welfare concern involving a juvenile.

4:48 p.m.
Officers arrested a woman at Walmart for shoplifting.

8:33 p.m.
A customer at Discount Tobacco, 107 S. 26th St., reported she was struck in the knee by a Jeep, driven by a fellow patron as she was exiting the drive-through. She relayed that the driver apologized and drove away before they could exchange names. The complainant went to the hospital for treatment.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Officers responded to a disorderly conduct involving a juvenile.

Officers took a report of harassment involving a juvenile.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Thursday, Oct. 20
1:20 a.m.
A deputy and other officers arrested a man at the 200 block of Caddo Street, Arkadelphia, for several misdemeanor charges, including fleeing and resisting arrest following a brief pursuit that began at 10th and Hickory streets.

Arrests in Clark County

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Joshua Ruthford, 40, was arrested for failure to register.

Kendell Buckley, 35, was booked to serve 90 days for a parole violation.

Thursday, Oct. 20
Christopher Williams, 27, was arrested for failure to register a vehicle, driving with a suspended license, fleeing, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and fictitious tags.

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