Police & Fire

Dispatch Desk: Monday, Oct. 23

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

Monday, Oct. 16
11:50 a.m.
An officer took a delayed report of a hit-and-run parking lot accident that happened that Friday evening at the Youth Sports Complex.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Police investigated a felony theft at the 2300 block of Barkman Street.

Police investigated a report of a stolen firearm at Elliston Place Apartments, 222 N. 20th St.

Officers worked a third-degree domestic battery involving a juvenile.

9:50 p.m.
A North Park Drive couple reported their laptop had been hacked and identity compromised while shopping online. The couple said they began having connectivity issues with all their devices after a popup window appeared on the computer, and later had an unauthorized Gucci purchase on an account. Police advised them to cancel their credit cards and contact the credit bureau. The couple said they would also be contacting their service provider for a new WiFi router.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
5:06 p.m.
A Pine Street man reported a known neighbor trespassed in his home. Officers tried locating the suspect but were unsuccessful.

Thursday, Oct. 19
10:02 a.m.
The landlord of an apartment building at 700 S. 11th St. told police that a tenant had returned home to discover 11 bullet holes in an interior wall separating her apartment from another. The neighbor reportedly told the residents he was “tweaked out” when he fired several rounds into his wall. The tweaker later told police he was the victim of an armed home invasion but would soon confess he fabricated the story in fear that he’d be in trouble for shooting into the apartment next door. The complaining resident didn’t seek legal action. No arrest was made.

11:52 p.m.
Officers responded to a landlord/tenant dispute at the 200 block of Main Street. The tenant said he would be out of the house in a few days.

Friday, Oct. 20
Police investigated a vehicle breaking or entering at Concord Circle.

Sunday, Oct. 22
9:38 a.m.
The theft of two mountain bikes was reported at a South 23rd Street residence.

Police investigated a breaking or entering at Red Hill Road.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Saturday, Oct. 21
A Royal woman reported her boyfriend, a Deer Park Road, Amity, man, killed her cat. The two had been in an argument earlier in the day when she said he held her against her will; she was able to escape but returned later to find the boyfriend holding the deceased animal, which he reportedly threw to the ground. No arrest was made.

Arrests in Clark County

Monday, Oct. 16
Derrick Lester, 40, failure to comply with terms of probation

Derenzo Preston, 29, failure to appear for trial

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Caliph Tre’Vaughn Turner, 27, theft of property

Wednesday, Oct. 18
William M. Melhorn, 35, public intoxication

Sarah Jade Wright, 38, hindering apprehension, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana

Chris S. Wright, 36, public intoxication, domestic battery

Thursday, Oct. 19
Kenneth Ross, 58, failure to comply

Friday, Oct. 20
David Bailey, 33, failure to comply

Saturday, Oct. 21
Arthur Simmons, 40, DWI, resisting arrest, no insurance, careless and prohibited driving, refusal to submit, disorderly conduct

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