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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.

State police ask help identifying suspect

State police ask help identifying suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the individual in the attached photo.

She is believed to be responsible for stealing checks out of the mailboxes of several residences and cashing them. According to a report filed with the Sheriff's Office, she is also suspected of identity theft and forgery.

Anyone that has information can contact the Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or the Central Arkansas Crime Stoppers tip line at 501-340-TIPS (8477).

(Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department)

LRPD Downtown Patrol Division neighborhood meeting

LRPD Downtown Patrol Division neighborhood meeting
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
3805 West 12th Street
6:30 PM
Thursday, Dec. 8

This meeting is for Districts 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 51, 52, 53 & 54; or in general, those individuals that reside east of University Avenue and north of Asher Avenue.

Purpose & Objective of Patrol Division Quarterly Neighborhood Meetings:

To provide a forum for concerned citizens to hear crime statistics and crime trends in their respective patrol division areas; discussion on the progres of arrests and investigations; to share success stories, accomplishments, and to commend Officers for outstanding performance; and to provide an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns.

For More Information:
Dwight Davis, Public Affairs/Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Little Rock Police Department
(501) 918-5358


 

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.

LRPD investigating southwest LR homicide

LRPD investigating southwest LR homicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One man is dead after being shot in southwest  Little Rock late Wednesday night.

Witnesses say four people drove up to a house on Wilderness Road and ran inside. Five gunshots were heard, then the suspects got back in the vehicle and drove off.

According to the police report, officers found Michael Smith, 32, lying in the doorway of a home on Wilderness Road. He’d been shot in the face.

Smith was taken to a Little Rock hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

(Source: Little Rock Police Department)

UALR offers workshop on keeping senior safe

UALR offers workshop on keeping senior safe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 15, 2011) – Dr. David Montague, associate professor of criminology at UALR and director of its Senior Justice Center, will present a workshop to seniors and their families and caretakers who live in the University District from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Bailey Alumni Center at 28th Street and Campus Drive West.

The interactive workshop will provide tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a crime and what to do if you do become one.

Montague and the Senior Justice Center at UALR targets crime against the elderly via teaching, research, and service. The center reached over 1,200 people last year alone and is the only center mentoring undergraduate students while empowering senior citizens in the United States.