warrant sweepSMALLDuring January’s “Warrant Resolve-Olution” Benton Police Department officers served 248 warrants. The department also issued 180 warrants. Though the monthly initiative is through, it doesn’t mean that officers will not be making arrests.

Anyone who knows or thinks they may have a warrant is encouraged to make contact with the police department immediately. By contacting us they may be able to avoid additional fees such as impounding their vehicle if they are arrested on a traffic stop. They may also avoid the embarrassment of being arrested in front of family members or friends or co-workers, and by being contacted at their place of employment. If a person turns themselves in at the police department, they stand a chance of being released with a court date and not being incarcerated.

Otherwise, when officers find those with warrants, they will be taken to jail, regardless if it’s a non-violent offense or not.

If you know of someone who may have an outstanding warrant then you are encouraged to call the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be sent to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text. An anonymous tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.

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