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ICVR Weed and Seed tackles crime in Celebrate Safe Community event

ICVR Weed and Seed tackles crime in Celebrate Safe Community event

  ICVR Respect for Life, Pine Bluff Weed and Seed along with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) take on homicides and drugs in Pine Bluff during the Tenth Annual Weed and Seed Bike Safety and Red Ribbon Week during the Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Central Park 23rd at Hickory Street. The nationwide Celebrate Safe Communities event is a joint effort of the National Crime Prevention Council, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

October is Crime Prevention Month. For more than 27 years, NCPC has worked with local law enforcement and communities to address local crime prevention issues during Crime Prevention Month and for the last four years through the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative.

Police track fake checks, money orders to Pine Bluff

Police track fake checks, money orders to Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday  the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Detective Division was contacted by a Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Special Agent in reference to counterfeit money orders and cashier’s checks. The money orders and cashier’s checks were sent to 48-year-old Annette Johnson, according to Pine Bluff police.

Authorities say the package was originally targeted by Customs and Border Patrol in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon inspection there were 264 counterfeit money orders at $925.00 each, 48 counterfeit cashier’s checks at $4,950.00 each and 41 counterfeit cashier’s checks at $3,950.00 each in the package.

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

From a release sent to Today's THV from ICVR:

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The latest homicide in Pine Bluff does not dampen our spirit or weaken our resolve with the ICVR Respect for Life initiative the goal remains unwavering; to reduce homicides in the community especially among African-Americans, according to a spokesman.

The ramifications of these senseless acts of violence and killings destroy life but more importantly these acts destroy progress and curtails opportunity for economic development and growth resulting in the city's inability to attract jobs. We plan to step up our communication with clergy in order to get a greater number to participate; in addition to emails we will begin making personal phone calls along with personal visits to determine the lack of participation by some.

The clergy has been targeted first b

624 calls for service related to gunfire the first 8 months of 2011

624 calls for service related to gunfire the first 8 months of 2011

Coffee with the Chiefs

The Shot Spotter

 

Weed and Seed Coffee with the Chiefs is scheduled for 9 am to 10 am in the morning September 07, 2011, at First United Methodist Church located 200 West Sixth Avenue in Pine Bluff. Shot Spotter's Senior Vice-President for North America Gregg Rowland from North Carolina is scheduled to address members of law enforcement, clergy and community regarding the gunshot location device.  ShotSpotter provides gunshot detection and location solutions for law enforcement agencies. Utilizing a wide area network of acoustic sensors, ShotSpotter detects, triangulate and provide the address and audio recording of gunshots to law enforcement agencies all within 10-15 seconds of the shot being fired.

Summit takes on crime

Summit takes on crime

YOU’RE INVITED:

 

WHAT:                 “BLACK ON BLACK CRIME “ACTION” SUMMIT

  Theme:    “We’re Who We’ve Been Waiting For”

 

 

WHEN:                 Thursday, September 1, 2011

                              5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

WHERE:               Arkansas Baptist College

5:00 – 6:00 PM   Community Hour/Reception

Pine Bluff Most Wanted: Kendrick Hampton

Pine Bluff Most Wanted: Kendrick Hampton

On August 13, 2011 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Pine Bluff Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Missouri Street to a report of gunshots in the area.

When they arrived, they found blood at the scene. They believe Kendrick Hampton, 24, had shot Reshelle Smith, 23.  Just over an hour later, the vehicle that had earlier been driven by Smith was located in the county on Bohannon Road with Smith lying unresponsive in the passenger seat.  She was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Hampton is still at large, and is considered armed and dangerous. A no bond Capital Murder warrant has been issued, and the Pine Bluff Police Department will extradite anywhere in the United States.

Police are seeking information that could lead to the capture of Kendrick Hampton.  A cash reward will be offered for information leading to arrest of suspect.

Weed and Seed sets 'Coffee with the Chiefs' and Shot Spotter

Weed and Seed sets 'Coffee with the Chiefs' and Shot Spotter

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Weed and Seed Coffee with the Chiefs is scheduled for 9 am to 10 am Wednesday morning September 07, 2011, at First United Methodist Church located 200 West Sixth Avenue in Pine Bluff. Shot Spotter's Senior Vice-President for North America Gregg Rowland from North Carolina is scheduled to address members of law enforcement, clergy and community regarding the gunshot location device.

  ShotSpotter provides gunshot detection and location solutions for law enforcement agencies. Utilizing a wide area network of acoustic sensors, ShotSpotter detects, triangulate and provide the address and audio recording of gunshots to law enforcement agencies all within 10-15 seconds of the shot being fired.