IMG 5882On 9/29/15, detectives with the Benton Police Department arrested a juvenile suspect in relation to numerous property crimes.  The 16 year old suspect is the same individual who was arrested on 9/11 in relation to other recent crimes.  
Based on information and evidence BNPD detectives found, the suspect was linked to numerous additional incidents. The crimes all recently took place in the Longhills Village and Hurricane Lake Estates neighborhoods and involved vehicles being broken into and some of them stolen.  
The suspect is charged with 2 counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 5 counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Breaking or Entering, 1st Degree Criminal Mischief, 2 counts of Breaking or Entering, Fleeing, and Criminal Trespassing.  These are in addition to the original charges filed earlier and more charges are possible as the investigation continues.  
The suspect was turned over to juvenile authorities and was subsequently placed in a lockup facility awaiting a court hearing.   
Original Press Release from 9/17/15:  
Recently, detectives with the Benton Police Department have been conducting investigations into some recent thefts and vehicle break-ins in a few residential neighborhoods.
On 9/10, officers with the Bryant Police Department stopped a vehicle after a short pursuit that turned out to be stolen from a home in Longhills Village.  The suspect, a 16 year old juvenile, was taken into custody at the time without incident.  
Based on information and evidence BNPD detectives found, the juvenile was also linked to two other recent vehicle break-ins in the Hurricane Lake Estates neighborhood.  Further investigation determined the juvenile was a suspect in another vehicle that had been recently broken into Longhills Village.  
Charges of Theft of Property and three counts of Breaking or Entering have been filed with juvenile officers.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.  
Anyone with information about these crimes 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 these incidents to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com 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.  
BNPD Website: www.bentonpolice.org