Monte Hodge has been in court this week, charged with rape and having lost his job over a year ago as a Benton Police Officer. Court sessions were scheduled to happen all week, but testimony ended Wednesday, the jury deliberated and found Hodge "Not Guilty."
MySaline wrote about this in January 2014. You can see those stories here:Continue
What would you ask the County Judge and his staff members if you met them face-to-face? Something about streets? Code enforcement? Business matters, taxes, alcohol ordinance, emergencies, stray animals, budget, or just how our county government works? Ask away, since they are…Continue
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The Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District announced its Illegal Dumps Control Officer has begun issuing Environmental Citations to residents of Saline County who violate state and local solid waste laws and ordinances.
Michael Grappe, Executive Director said that these violations include “the open burning of any household trash, disposing of trash in an illegal manner, creating an illegal dump site, littering, and for trash hauling businesses, violating the states…Continue
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In Saline County, we're very proud to have law enforcement in several agencies that go above and beyond on a daily basis. Lt. Kevin Russell was honored recently as Benton Police Department's "Officer of the Year" for 2014. This award is presented to the member deemed by Chief Kirk Lane to have made the most significant contribution to the overall success of the Police Department during the past year.
Lt. Russell has always been a big help to MySaline.com in answering…Continue
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I have a report from the Benton Police Dept that...
"There is a tree down on Interstate 30 eastbound near the 117 exit (Carpenter St. going towards Little Rock). It is blocking all lanes of traffic although officers are on-scene and trying to divert around it at the moment. Crews are en-route to remove it, but be mindful there will be…Continue
VICE was released on June 5, 2015 on $25,000 Sheriff's Bond
Inmate Name: VICE, GARY CHARLES…
Shannon Hills Police report they have arrested a suspect in the shooting of a man early Easter morning. Overnight around 1:15 a.m., a shooting occurred around the intersection of Crestside Drive and Stallion Pass. A male victim…Continue
Shannon Hills Police lend a helping hand to an elderly couple with a flat tire, earlier this week. Mayor Mike Kemp says, "Our police department does more than just patrol our community. Thank you officers."…
There has been so much unrest recently about negative things police officers have done in our country, or things done to police officers. We don't want to see it, but it does need to come to light so that something can be done to help it stop. By the same token, there is a local officer that did something that should come to light, because she did something good. …Continue
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The Jacksonville, North Little Rock, and Benton Police Departments are announcing the upcoming release of a mobile app for each of their respective agencies. These apps are the latest tech-forward effort and the first of their kind in Central Arkansas for a law enforcement agency.
The app consolidates all of the Departments’ content and services into one place where citizens can gain an array of information that will empower them to fight crime in their communities. It will allow them…Continue
I guess we all know by now that there was an arrest several days ago involving Sheriff Bruce Pennington and some alcohol charges. Here is the narrative from the Benton Police Department's report from the arrest.
P.S., Here's where MySaline originally posted the story, here's the …Continue
This is a personal account from a friend on one side and I know the deputy on the other side but have not contacted him. I just received notice of the incident a few minutes ago from David S.…Continue
FROM THE ROOSTER TRAIL…
Recently, a large critter, as in black bear, has made his presence known in our neighborhood. The bear, we’ll call him Bear, seems to have learned the bureaucracy of our government operations. In this instance, the Game & Fish Dept. Most folks who know me, know that we live past the 114 Exit on I-30, on the service road that runs along the interstate. You know, the…Continue
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