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Grand opening for new jailhouse

Grand opening for new jailhouse

The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly-constructed Ouachita County Detention Complex event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the new jail site on Arkansas 7 South.

 

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'Open House' at the jailhouse

'Open House' at the jailhouse

CAMDEN, Ark. -- After months of dealing with the correction of shoddy work in the courtroom of the county’s new jail, Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly has announced that the cosmetic changes have been made, the facility is officially complete and a ribbon cutting/open house will be held for the public.

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Police trying to recover $18K in stolen hardware

Police trying to recover $18K in stolen hardware

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Pine Bluff detectives are trying to track down merchandise that was reported stolen from Lowe's on May 10.

According to officers, two employees, Tevin Dixon and Ellis Jones, Jr., stole over $18,000 in merchandise and sold it on the streets for profit. 

Detectives are now interested in any information that will lead to the recovery of the stolen merchandise that was purchased by individuals on the street.

If anyone has any information regarding the merchandise, please contact the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Detective Division at 870-730-2090, or after hours, call the Telephone Reporting Unit at 870-543-5110.  All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

Driver strikes pedestrian after altercation

Driver strikes pedestrian after altercation

At approximately 4:15 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2011 officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to the intersection of Seventh and Blake Streets response to a vehicle/pedestrian collision.

Upon arrival, officers located a white 2-door Nissan Altima that had struck a male pedestrian.  The driver of the vehicle is identified as 53-year-old Darryl Wayne Blundell.

During initial investigation, officers learned that there had been an altercation between the driver and the pedestrian just prior to the collision.

The victim, who will remain unidentified at this time, was transported to JRMC by ambulance from the scene.

PBPD: Operation Hog Wild has immediate positive impact

PBPD: Operation Hog Wild has immediate positive impact

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – In March 2009, the Tri-County Drug Task Force along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Arkansas, and the Pine Bluff Vice and Narcotics Unit initiated an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.

The investigation was dubbed “Operation Hog Wild”, which primarily targeted repeat criminal offenders in Jefferson County and Pulaski County Arkansas with Texas ties that were repeat criminal offenders.   More than half of those offenders had known prior history of distributing large quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy.

In September of 2010, Federal Indictments naming twenty-four (24) offenders were returned with the vast majority being taking into custody on September 14th 2010.  To date, several of those offenders have pled guilty.  Those offenders are 

PB police chief to speak about healing

PB police chief to speak about healing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., Chief Brenda Davis-Jones will be one of the featured speakers for “Healing in the Bluff”, to be held at the New Morning Star Baptist Church at 1026 S. Missouri in Pine Bluff.  This event is for families who have been impacted by the homicide of a family member or significant other.

Survivor victims and families will be present to remember their loved ones, share experiences, and exchange support.  Suggestions on how to provide a safe and understanding environment will be discussed as well as ideas for positive changes for the City of Pine Bluff.