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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.

Man, 19, shoots self then files false report

Man, 19, shoots self then files false report

CARLISLE, Ark. -- 19-year-old Jeffery Baker Jr. from Carlisle was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the report of a shooting on Raborn Road.

The investigation revealed Baker had shot himself, then furnished a false report. Baker was arrested due to an arrest warrant being obtained for filing a false report, possession of a firearm by certain persons, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The firearm, a .22 rifle, was located in a ditch at the scene on the date of the incident. Baker turned himself in once he was notified of the warrant.

(Source: Lonoke County Sheriff's Department)

Carlisle duo arrested for selling meds

Carlisle duo arrested for selling meds

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. -- Two Carlisle men, Jeff Renfro, 31, and "Little" Tommy Rogers, Jr., 23, were arrested Wednesday in connection with selling prescription medication. At the time of their arrest, they were both found to be in possession of Hydrocodone. Both men are being held in Lonoke County Detention.

Thieves arrested after selling stolen vehicles

Thieves arrested after selling stolen vehicles

SEARCY, Ark. - Two men are currently being held in the White County Jail in Searcy on felony arrest warrants from Baxter County related to the theft of two Honda ATVs from the Big Flat area.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Terry Lynn Webb, 31, and Ferrell Ray Whaley, 31, both admitted to stealing two Honda four-wheelers in November of last year.

White County investigators tracked the stolen vehicles over a period of several weeks, recovering the first four-wheeler in Beebe and the second in Pulaski County after it had been taken to Cabot.

Whaley and Webb face charges of theft of property from White and Baxter counties, in addition to other charges related to a stolen trailer. Both men are being held on $25,000 bond.

(Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)