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Shelli Poole's Blog Posts Tagged 'officer' (28)

Benton Detective Named Employee of the Month for Persistence in Missing Person Case

Pictured above: Sgt. Larry Applegarth (left) is congratulated by City Councilman Bill Donnor.

Through the persistence of Sgt. Larry Applegarth of the Benton Police Department, a father has the opportunity to reunite with a daughter reported missing for more than eight years. For his attentiveness to the case and…


Added by Shelli Poole on July 5, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Benton PD is Recruiting New Officers

The Benton Police Department is seeking individuals interested in becoming law enforcement officers. Please share this information, and the deadline to submit applications is at 5 p.m.Thursday, March 31. Here is the link to the video, specific information (benefits, salary, etc.) and to download the…


Added by Shelli Poole on March 8, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Former Saline County Jailer Convicted of Domestic Battery - Gets Suspended Sentence

Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady announced that on February 3, 2016, Jason Charles Pilkington appeared in Saline County District Court Benton Division with his attorney. He pleaded guilty to Criminal Impersonation of an Officer and…


Added by Shelli Poole on February 4, 2016 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

New K-9 Officer in Benton Not Just for Sniffing Drugs


The Benton Police Department has a new officer joining the force who has an exceptional nose, a passion for chewing on tennis balls, and is ready to take a bite out of crime. Dino is an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois who has spent 8-weeks of training with the Little Rock K-9 Academy to become a superb quality Police Patrol and Narcotic Detector…


Added by Shelli Poole on January 25, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

Saline 13 Interview: Justin Tittle - Lawman, Hunter, Dad

Saline 13 features interviews of Saline County residents, so we can meet our neighbors by way of them answering 13 set-in-stone questions. Click to see other …


Added by Shelli Poole on January 5, 2016 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Suspect on Parole Arrested for Numerous Charges Including Injuring an Officer

CORRECTION, Dec 15, 2015 9AM:   

The name originally provided to officers and released yesterday was incorrect in connection to this incident. Through further investigation it was revealed the suspect’s real identity is Ross Mallon, age 30, and NOT Stuart Trumble as originally reported. The charges listed on press release are still accurate and haven’t changed, and he is also an…


Added by Shelli Poole on December 15, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

21-Year Veteran of Saline County Sheriff’s Office Scott Courtney Retires

After 21 years, 5 sheriffs and thousands of arrests, Lieutenant Scottie Courtney will retire from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) today. At 1700 hours, Lt. Courtney will say, “602 Central, I am 10-7” for the last time.

Lt. Courtney will not only be missed by his colleagues at the SCSO, but also the hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens from Saline County that he has touched throughout his career.

Lt.… Continue

Added by Shelli Poole on November 26, 2015 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

A day in the life of Paron Fire Department

If you ever wonder whether it's worth it to put your money and time into your local fire department - especially one made up of many volunteers, Take a look at this day in the life of Paron Fire Department, with the help of two other…

Added by Shelli Poole on October 2, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Kids at Boys & Girls Club Give Touching Tribute of Thanks to Police Officers

As part of of Thank a Police Officer Day, the Bryant Boys & Girls Club honored local officers with a high-five parade and student-written essays about their point-of-view of law enforcement. Our new celebrity singing group, Triple Threat was happy to contribute to the ceremony by singing the National Anthem, then 500 blue balloons were released.

Okay, maybe about 480 were…


Added by Shelli Poole on September 18, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Benton Animal Control Officer Is on Leave During an Investigation of His Actions

Benton Animal Control officer David Baxter has been placed on leave in the wake of accusations from city residents. Various individuals claim that they were given tickets for things like loose animals, when it never happened. The Saline Courier has more on this story…


Added by Shelli Poole on September 18, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Three-Year-Old Honorary Deputy Get His New "Patrol Car," Takes Citizen for a Ride

Two weeks ago, Sheriff Rodney Wright deputized three-year-old Talen McAllister as an honorary deputy with the Saline County Sheriff's Office (SCSO). On the…


Added by Shelli Poole on September 10, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

The City of Bryant Seeks Candidates for 2 New Full-Time Positions

Job Openings at the

City of Bryant, Arkansas

Animal Control Officer, …


Added by Shelli Poole on September 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Three-Year-Old Law Enforcement Enthusiast Gets His Own Squad Car

A little more than three years ago, everyone in Talen McAllister’s family was eagerly awaiting his arrival. Just weeks before his mom was to give birth, she was involved in an automobile accident and Talen entered our world earlier than expected. 

With advanced medical technology, lots of love from his family and many answered prayers, Talen gained enough strength to go home from the hospital to sleep in his own crib…


Added by Shelli Poole on August 27, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Verdict: Former Benton Police Officer Hodge Found Not Guilty in Rape & Sexual Assault Charges

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:


Added by Shelli Poole on July 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Ask Questions of the Saline County Judge and Staff at an Open Meeting in Your Community

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…


Added by Shelli Poole on July 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

New Officer Authorized to Ticket Residents for Illegal Dumps

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…


Added by Shelli Poole on June 23, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Lt. Russell Named Officer of the Year by Benton Police Department

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 in answering…


Added by Shelli Poole on June 18, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Tree Cleared from Eastbound Interstate 30 in Benton (pics)

UPDATE FROM BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: The tree across I-30 has been removed and all traffic lanes are now open. (11:20PM)

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…


Added by Shelli Poole on May 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Correctional Officer Arrested on Multiple Charges of Rape on a Minor

UPDATE 06/18/15:

VICE was released on June 5, 2015 on $25,000 Sheriff's Bond



Added by Shelli Poole on May 20, 2015 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

City of Bryant has openings for Firefighter/EMT, Police Officer, Parks Labor & Water Worker


Posted April 28, 2015 | Closes June 1, 2015 5:00 PM



Added by Shelli Poole on April 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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