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What to do if your home is burglarized

What to do if your home is burglarized

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may think of residential burglary as some that happens to "someone else" -- until it happens to you.

It can happen whether you're at home or away. Hopefully it won't happen to you, but if it does, do you know what to do? The Garland County Sheriff's Department has the following advice in the event your home becomes a statistic.

  • Call police if you see anything suspicious.
  • Leave immediately if you see your home has been burglarized (the burglar may still be there).
  • Do not touch anything until police have secured your home.
  • If you wake up and find a burglar in your room, pretend to be asleep until it is safe.
  • If you see any strange or suspicious activity, call the appropriate agency immediately!
  • Do not hesitate to call.

Burglary prevention tips

Burglary prevention tips

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lots of people travel this time of year, leaving their homes vulnerable to thieves. How can you keep from becoming a victim?

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Department, the key is to make your home look occupied even if no one is home. They offer the following tips to discourage would-be robbers from making off with your valuables.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime.
  • Leave a radio on an all-talk show station and a little louder than normal. The conversation might lead an offender to believe the home is occupied.
  • Close bedroom drapes or blinds.

Suspect steals truck, drives through pawn shop, steals firearms

Suspect steals truck, drives through pawn shop, steals firearms

On November 30, 2011 at 04:59am officers were dispatched to the Money Mart Pawn Shop at 2125 East Harding Avenue in reference to truck that had run into the building. Officers arrived and found a stolen 1991 Chevrolet truck that had been driven through the east door and wall of the business.  The suspects had fled the scene.

The owner of the business is conducting an inventory to determine which firearms were stolen.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is assisting in the investigation.

 

Anyone with information should call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090. All calls will be kept confidential and a reward is available for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s).

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.

The Community Table

The Community Table

 

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration (ICVR) Weed and Seed thank all of you for attending the Public Safety meeting on this past Tuesday at City Hall. Now it's time for step two in the development of strategies to reduced homicides and crime in Pine Bluff.

Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

Lt.

Police: Nightclub murder suspect turns himself in

Police: Nightclub murder suspect turns himself in

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Trammell Moore, 18, is in the custody of Pine Bluff police after turning himself in. Moore is suspected of murdering one man and wounding three other people in a nightclub shooting over the weekend.

Police say Moore shot and killed Walter Ashley Jr. at the III Gables nightclub on Pullen Street in Pine Bluff. The incident sparked a public outcry in which some community leaders called for the club to be shut down.

Investigators also say Moore was arrested back in late May for the murder of James Moten Jr., who was found dead in the backyard of a home along Fox Street. Police say Moore was freed during that investigation because there was not enough evidence to charge him at the time.

Moore was taken into custody without incident, according to police.