MelissaBakerOn 3/30/15, at approximately 10:08 PM, an officer with the Benton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a truck near the intersection of Cox St. and Mason Drive.  
Contact was made with the driver, later identified as Melissa Baker (37 YOA) of Little Rock.  It was determined through a license check that Baker had two outstanding warrants from other agencies and was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Further investigation determined the license plate on the truck had been reported stolen out of Pulaski County and the truck had been reported stolen out of Conway. 
Baker was placed under arrest and transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing without incident.  She was charged with 2 counts of Theft by Receiving, Driving on Suspended Driver’s License, and No Proof of Liability Insurance.  Baker was also being held for  two warrants that were confirmed out of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Bryant Police Department.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.  
Anyone with information about this crime 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 listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.