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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.

Security gives students tips on making Spring Break safer

Security gives students tips on making Spring Break safer

Safe Spring Break will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break (March 19-27).  The program runs March 14-16 and will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience.

The university's Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services,  Student Life, and the UCA Police Department are working together to put on these events. Activities include a women’s self defense class, Travel Safety table, and the showing of a "Safe Passage” video  and a sexual assault prevention video.  New this year, is a "Safe Spring Break Outdoor Fair" scheduled for March 14 from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Citizens' group discusses gas wells

Citizens' group discusses gas wells

Place:  Greenbrier City Event Center, 5 Louise Lane, Greenbrier. 501-679-6362

Time:   Friday March 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please join the Concerned Citizens Advisory Group (CCAG) to discuss the recent emergency order declared on March 4 by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission to halt operations at two local Greenbrier area deep water injection wells due to the connection to earthquakes. This order automatically terminates at the conclusion of the next regularly scheduled Commission hearing on March 29, 2011.

Police educate students on having a "Safe Spring Break"

Police educate students on having a "Safe Spring Break"

CONWAY, Ark. -- Safe Spring Break will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break (March 19-27).  The campaign will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience.

The university's Health and Wellness office, Counseling Services, and police department are working together to put on these events. Activities include a Women’s Self Defense Class, Travel Safety Table, and the showing of a "Safe Passage” video and a Sexual Assault Prevention video. New this year is a "Safe Spring Break Outdoor Fair" scheduled for March 14 from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Police Beat

Police Beat

Posted Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

CONWAY, Ark. - Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

1. Theft by receiving, Locust Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle failed to use its turn signal. Officers were advised that the vehicle’s license plate was one that had been reported stolen. A search was conducted of the vehicle and a glass pipe with white residue was found. Both occupants were transported to Unit 2 for booking.

2. Shots fired at 2100 block of Hairston Avenue. The victim stated that her boyfriend fired a weapon at the front tire of her vehicle while they were in an argument.

3. Fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim was contacted by a collections agency, who told him that he owed more than $6,000 on an American Express account. The victim was told that the account was associated with a small business in Jacksonville.

Police Beat

Police Beat

Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:

1. Criminal attempt at 1700 block of Donaghey Avenue. A woman reported Saturday that a mixed-race male driving a red mid-size sedan attempted to lure her daughter into his vehicle. The woman stated that the male approached her daughter while she was walking home. The suspect asked the victim to get into his car, but she refused.

2. Possession of a controlled substance at 200 block of Salem Road. Officers noticed a vehicle parked and still running with its headlights on near the walking path on Salem Road Sunday. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the white male driver. Officers noted that they “could smell an odor of alcohol intoxicants coming from the vehicle.” During a search of the suspect and his vehicle, officers located a smoking pipe and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.