IMG 5882On 2/9/15, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Ambient Minerals (705 Bird St.) on report of a burglary. Upon their arrival, they spoke with the business owner who reported that access had been gained to the business and some items had been stolen.  
Detectives then assumed the investigation into the incident. Several pieces of evidence were collected along with detailed information on the stolen items.  On 2/21/15, patrol officers responded to a call and recovered a laptop computer that had been stolen from the business.  
Based on the stolen property located and evidence linking them to the crime scene, three juvenile suspects were identified and subsequently arrested.  Each juvenile was charged with Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property, and turned over to juvenile authorities. This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.