Mountain Home Police Department

  • Agency: Mountain Home Police Department
  • Address: 424 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, 72653 AR
  • Chief: Carry Manuel (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-425-6336
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Mountain Home Police Department is located at 424 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, 72653 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Carry Manuel. The Mountain Home Police Department phone number is 870-425-6336.

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Congratulations to the following for receiving 2016 yearly awards by the Mountain Home Police Department, presented by Chief Carry Manuel. Zach Ables - 2016 Reserve / Part Time Officer of the Year Jocelyn Gonten - 2016 Civilian Employee of the Year Rodney Wiggins - 2016 Officer of the Year

Recently, the Twin Lakes Gun Club purchased and on 7/27/2017 delivered 10 new bulletproof vests to the police department. The vests will be utilized by the department’s Special Response Team (SRT) and they replace body armor that has been used for the last 16 years. The SRT is a team of officers who respond to situations that require special equipment and tactics. We appreciate the generous donation by the Twin Lakes Gun Club, so we can better protect our officers and serve our community. Pictured and presenting the body armor to the police department are President Floyd Lee and Vice President Elka King of the Twin Lakes Gun Club. SRT members and the police chief accepted the donation. The donation was made possible by members of the Twin Lakes Gun Club including individual members, Minute Mechanic, DeAtley Dental Care, McBride Rehabilitation Group, Training at Barren Creek, and Classic Chevy Club. The costs for the new body armor totaled $5,650.

Reminder of Class and room is still available for applicants The Mountain Home Police Department’s ninth annual Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on May 1, 2017. The six-week program will be held one night per week, meeting for two hours on Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mountain Home Police Department. Attendees must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and be free of criminal convictions. There is no cost to the participants and attendance is limited to 20 people. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, operations of the police department and improve police-community relations. Graduates will have a more interactive association with the police department and are eligible to join the Mountain Home Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities. The alumni association is a major part of the police department’s community policing efforts which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. The program will cover the major aspects of daily operations at the police department and is designed to give the academy participants an overview of the responsibilities and challenges faced by the different divisions within the department. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as ride- along with the patrol division. There will also be time devoted to questions and answers throughout the program. You may complete an application by visiting the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 w. 7th St. or submit one online through the departments Website at www.mtnhomepolice.com and clicking E-Police For more information call the police department at 425-6336 or call Sgt. Tom Canta at 508-4553. Citizen Police Academy Class Schedule 2017-Class #9 Location: Police Department, 424 West 7th St., Mountain Home, Arkansas Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Class #1 Monday, May 1, 2017: Welcome, Introduction, Law Enforcement, Technology and Patrol Overview Class #2 Monday, May 8, 2017: Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.) Class #3 Monday, May 15, 2017: School Resource Officer(S.R.O.) Class #4 Monday, May 22, 2017: Special Response Team (S.R.T.) Patrol and S.R.O. K-9 Class #5 Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) Class #6 TBA: Firearms Demo and Exercise Class #7 Monday, June 5, 2017: Mountain Home Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Presentation, Graduation Tour of the Baxter County Detention Center will be arranged. Ride Along with Patrol Officer-As Scheduled District Court-Any Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Perrigo Animal Health Provide Ultimate Protection for Mountain Home Police Patrol K-9 OMAHA, Neb. – PetArmor®, a flea and tick brand of Perrigo Animal Health, helped to protect Mountain Home Police Department K9 by donating a bullet- and stab-protective vest. In most cases, law enforcement agencies do not have the budget to purchase K-9 protective vests because they cost $1,050.00 each. As a result, police dogs are left unprotected while fighting crime. In partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests to police departments nationwide, since 2013, Perrigo Animal Health has donated more than 75 police dog vests to date. The Mountain Home Police Department donation is benefiting the team listed below: • Officer Jonathan Griffin and K9 Benga To obtain more information about Perrigo Animal Health’s partnership with Vested Interest in K9s, visit petarmor.com/vested-interest. About Perrigo Animal Health Perrigo Animal Health is a division of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a leading global manufacturer of over-the-counter healthcare products. Comprised of Sergeant’s, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty retailers. For more information, visit perrigoanimalhealth.com. About Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass., whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab- protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers. President Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the U.S. Over 2300 law enforcement dogs in all 50 states have received ballistic body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Learn more at www.vik9s.org. About Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga Officer Jonathan Griffin has been employed by the Mountain Home Police Department since June 2005 and Benga since May 2010. When Benga’s prior K-9 handler left employment with the Mountain Home Police Department, Officer Jonathan Griffin became Benga’s new K-9 handler during February 2012. Since then, both have worked the streets of Mountain Home as a team providing officer safety, making drug arrests, tracking suspects, and making appearances for public demonstration of the program. The K-9 team assists other area law enforcement agencies when requested. The police department appreciates the donation of a protective vest for our K-9 Benga by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Carry Manuel Chief of Police Picture: Officer Jonathan Griffin and K-9 Benga

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Mountain Home Police Department The Mountain Home Police Department’s ninth annual Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on May 1, 2017. The six week program will be held one night per week, meeting for two hours on Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mountain Home Police Department. Attendees must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and be free of criminal convictions. There is no cost to the participants and attendance is limited to 20 people. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to increase the participant’s knowledge of law enforcement, operations of the police department and improve police-community relations. Graduates will have a more interactive association with the police department and are eligible to join the Mountain Home Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association and participate in their meetings and activities. The alumni association is a major part of the police department’s community policing efforts which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. The program will cover the major aspects of daily operations at the police department and is designed to give the academy participants an overview of the responsibilities and challenges faced by the different divisions within the department. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Baxter County District Court and the Baxter County Detention Center, as well as ride- along with the patrol division. There will also be time devoted to questions and answers throughout the program. You may complete an application by visiting the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 w. 7th St. or submit one online through the departments Website at www.mtnhomepolice.com. For more information call the police department at 425-6336 or call Sgt. Tom Canta at 508-4553. Citizen Police Academy Class Schedule 2017-Class #9 Location: Police Department, 424 West 7th St., Mountain Home, Arkansas Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Class #1 Monday, May 1, 2017: Welcome, Introduction, Law Enforcement, Technology and Patrol Overview Class #2 Monday, May 8, 2017: Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.) Class #3 Monday, May 15, 2017: School Resource Officer(S.R.O.) Class #4 Monday, May 22, 2017: Special Response Team (S.R.T.)Patrol and S.R.O. K-9 Class #5 Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) Class #6 TBA: Firearms Demo and Exercise Class #7 Tuesday, June 5, 2017:Mountain Home Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Presentation, Graduation Tour of the Baxter County Detention Center will be arranged. Ride Along with Patrol Officer-As Scheduled District Court-Any Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

October 27, 2016 On 10/26/2016, officers responded to a local hotel to investigate a complaint of illegal drug activity and serve outstanding felony arrest warrants. Officers did not locate the individuals with outstanding arrest warrants, but they did locate individuals involved in illegal drug activity. Officers found two female suspects in a hotel room with drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and money. One male suspect was located on the hotel parking lot in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. After the suspects were arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center, jail personnel found additional methamphetamine hidden by one of the females. The following charges were filed: LYNN L MILLER, 33 of Mountain • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class A felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class B felony • Furnishing, Possessing, or using Prohibited Articles, class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony ASHLEY M BIRDSONG, 38 of Mountain Home • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony WESLEY R BARGER, 34 of Mountain Home • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), class C felony • Distribution near Certain Facilities, an unclassified felony enhancement • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to use Drug Paraphernalia to Distribute Methamphetamine, class B felony • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony • Resisting Arrest, class A misdemeanor The three suspects were incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with the following bonds set: WESLEY R BARGER $30,000; LYNN L MILLER $50,000; ASHLEY M BIRDSONG $2,500 On 10/26/2016, police conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. KIRK BOZEN, 38 of Mountain Home was identified as the operator of the vehicle. The following charges were filed: • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose to Deliver (methamphetamine), class B felony • Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) • Use or Possession with the Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor KIRK BOZEN was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $10,0

Lunch at the Mountain Home office of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative -thank you for the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day lunch and "Back the Badge" NAEC caps.

We appreciate the Sons of Confederate Veterans for providing a great breakfast for law enforcement on August 18th at the American Legion Post. The day was proclaimed Sons of Confederate Veterans' National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The Mountain Home Police Department would like to extend a huge 'THANK YOU' to the Promise Land Bible Church for the delicious lunch they provided our entire department today! We are most humbled by the dozens of members that came to the Police Department from Promise Land Bible Church to say a special prayer that we might all go home safe each and every night. Your support does not go unnoticed and that is why the Twin Lakes community and the organizations and citizens within it make this the greatest area to continue to protect and serve.

On behalf of the officers, communicators, and administrative staff of the Mountain Home Police Department, we give great thanks to area citizens, businesses, and organizations. We appreciate the support given to us in the way of prayers, kind words, thank you cards, food, and drinks. Due to the recent attacks on law enforcement, especially in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Kansas City, Kansas, your kindness is overwhelming. Going forward, we will continue serving with pride as we serve a great and wonderful community full of caring people. I hope we meet your expectations. We shall always strive to do our best. Please pray for us, our community, and our country. Best wishes, Members of MHPD

On July 16 at 10:18 pm, police responded to a domestic violence call at a residence on West 6th Street. It was reported two women had been assaulted, a mother and her daughter. The suspect is the daughter’s boyfriend. Officers learned that the daughter, 44 of Mountain Home and suspect were arguing. The suspect, ARTHUR MELVIN, 46 of Mountain Home, had pushed and tore the shirt of the victim. The mother, 66 of Mountain Home, arrived and witnessed the suspect grab her daughter by the throat and she then struck MELVIN with a stick attempting to free her daughter. MELVIN then pushed the two woman out of the residence. The residence is owned by the daughter and gave permission for officers to enter the residence. MELVIN locked the doors to the residence and refused officer’s multiple requests to open the door. Officers continued attempts to speak with MELVIN, but he yelled at and cursed the officer’s multiple times. Officers were able to gain access to the residence and the suspect was tased as he continued to refuse to obey verbal commands of officers. He was charged with 3rd Degree Domestic Battery and incarcerated in the Baxter County jail with bond set at $1,000. Carry Manuel Chief of Police

On 7/11/2016, Mountain Home police investigators arrested DAVID LEWIS Jr., 32 of Midway. The arrest resulted from an investigation into several complaints of theft and forgery. LEWIS created several checks with his laptop computer and printer and cashed the checks at 6 area businesses. LEWIS also created a false prescription in the name of another person which was presented to a local pharmacy. The laptop computer that was used to create the fraudulent checks and prescription was reported stolen from one of the local businesses. LEWIS was arrested in Flippin with the assistance of several local and state law enforcement agencies. He was incarcerated in the Marion County jail with bond set at $100,000 on Mountain Home’s charges. He was also arrested on charges from other agencies. Carry Manuel, Chief

A huge thank you to our MHHS Cheerleaders for stopping by the police facility and their gracious gift of donuts. A thoughtful act of kindness for our officers. Thank you, Chief Manuel.

On February 28, 2016 a Mountain Home police officer observed a white Chevy van traveling on Highway 5 South and turn onto McClure Street. As he followed on McClure Street, the van began to accelerate to approximately 40 MPH. The speed limit on McClure is 25 MPH. The officer initiated a traffic stop near McClure and Glenbriar. At this time the van did not stop and the pursuit began. The van drove through several stop signs and made its way back to Highway 5 South and headed South bound. The pursuit left Mountain Home and continued through Salesville, then through Norfork and turned onto Highway 341. A Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to deploy stop sticks. Moments later the driver’s side front tire was disabled causing the van to stop. The male driver and a female passenger then bailed out and fled on foot into the woods. The van then rolled backward and struck a Baxter County deputies vehicle causing damage. After a short foot pursuit, the female, Stevie Dixon, was captured. The driver, identified as CHRISTOPHER CROTEAU, W/M, DOB 01/05/1981 was able to escape and was not apprehended at this time. The driver remains at large and charges are pending against him. The female passenger Stevie Lyn Dixon was charged with obstructing governmental operations and fleeing on foot. She was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $1,860.

Press Release November 23, 2015 On 11/21/15 at approximately 9:30 pm, the police department received a call from a local apartment complex. It was reported that John Rick, 46 of Mountain Home, forced his way into the apartment of his former girlfriend. Once inside the apartment, he was told to leave, but he refused. His former girlfriend said she was going to call 911. John Rick pulled a knife and told her that if she did, he would cut her to pieces. An altercation then occurred that resulted in the victim being struck several times, but she was not seriously injured. Following the altercation, John Rick left the area. Officers located John Rick a short time later and took him into custody after a short foot pursuit. Rick was intoxicated and in possession of a knife. John Rick was charged with the following: Aggravated Assault; class D felony Criminal Trespass; class B misdemeanor Fleeing; class C misdemeanor Public Intoxication; class C Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance; class A misdemeanor He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center and is being held without bond. John Rick was arrested earlier this year when he shot through the front door of an apartment and fled from officers on a moped. Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

The Mountain Home Police Department would like to say a huge "Thank you" to 4ZERO for their generous donation of restraint cuffs to our Special Response Team! https://www.facebook.com/4zerocuff/?fref=ts

*******************************Support the Blue*************************** The Mountain Home Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association will have a large rummage and bake sale on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the MHCPAAA Community Room of the Mountain Home Police Department, located at 424 W 7th Street (The old library). All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Mountain Home Police Department. October 24, 2015 7AM-2PM

Press Release 9/2/15 On 9/1/15, officers with the Drug Enforcement Agency, 14th Judicial Drug Task Force, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Department of Corrections, and the Mountain Home Police Department arrested 3 suspects on drug charges. The arrests are the result of a lengthy drug investigation during the past several months and pursuant to serving a search warrant at a residence on Circle Drive. The investigation was initiated by a Baxter County Sheriff’s Office investigator and a 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force investigator. Additional investigators from the Arkansas State Police, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Mountain Home Police Department then became involved in the joint investigation. During the execution of the search warrant, approximately 672 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $65,000, two firearms, $1,456 in US Currency, a 5th wheel camper, and a 1999 Ford Expedition were seized. BLEAZ ESPINOZA MOLINE, 39 OF Texas, was charged with state charges of Trafficking of a Controlled Substance. He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Jail with bond set at $100,000. ADAN SANCHEZ, 45 of Mountain Home and OMAR VAZQUEZ, 49 of Mountain Home, were charged by federal warrants of arrest for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Aiding and Abetting. Both were incarcerated in the Baxter County Jail without bond and they are being held for federal authorities. The federal charges will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas.

"LAURA'S CARD" required by new domestic violence law passed during 2015 Mountain Home Police Department 424 West 7th Street Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 Phone: 870-425-6336 Fax: 870-425-6092 Emergencies: dial 911 If you are a victim of domestic violence, the following information may be helpful. If a domestic violence call requires a law enforcement response, Laura’s Card will be distributed as required by law. Other law enforcement actions may be taken, including, but not limited to, arrest of the suspect, obtaining medical assistance, and making referrals to other area agencies that provide assistance for domestic violence victims. “LAURA’S CARD” Rights & Responsibilities of Victims of Crimes Incident Number: ____________________ Officer: ____________________________ Victim Helpline Serenity Hotline 870-424-SAFE (7233) Chief of Police Carry Manuel 870-425-6336 cmanuel@mtnhomepolice.com 24 Hour Crisis Line Hotline Centers for Healings Hearts and Spirits 1-855-6-HELP-4-U (800-643-5748) Domestic Violence (800-269-4668) Child Abuse (800-482-5964) Adult Abuse (800-643-5748) Rape Crisis Program (855-643-5748) Human Trafficking (888-373-7888) Shelters Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence www.domesticpeace.com Serenity’s Shelter 870-424-7557 Victim Services and Social Services Serenity’s Main Office 870-424-7576 Department of Human Services 870-425-6011 Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts Domestic Violence Program https://courts.arkansas.gov/administration/domestic-violence Court Connect helps keeps victims informed of court proceedings and other pertinent information https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov/…/ck_public_qry_main.cp_m… Your rights For a complete list of Victim’s Rights visit: acic.org/citizens/Pages/victimsInfo.aspx#victimRights acic.org/citizens/Documents/CrVicGuideJuly2010.pdf If you do not have access to the internet, a copy may be requested through your local law enforcement agency or prosecutor’s office. You MUST request these rights 1) You have a right to Privacy while in all medical facilities and while seeking medical attention 2) You have a right to petition the court for an Order of Protection arlegalservices.org/domesticviolence & courts.arkansas.gov/administr…/domesticviolence/video-guides 3) You have a right to request the court keep your physical address and personal telephone number confidential 4) You have a right to your own attorney during all court proceedings 5) You have a right to notice of all court proceedings 6) You have a right to contact the Prosecutor’s Victims Witness Coordinator 7) You have a right to be present at all hearings where the defendant is present 8) You have a right to responsible protection before, during, and after all court proceedings 9) If available, you have the right to be provided a separate waiting area before, during, and after all court proceedings 10) In criminal proceedings, you have a right to request restitution be sought through the prosecutor’s office 11) You have a right to provide a Victim Impact Statement at the sentencing hearing (acic.org) 12) You have the right to be notified on the status of the alleged or convicted offender (vinelink.com) 13) You have a right to be provided with an interpreter during all court proceedings 14) If the victim is a minor, incapacitated or deceased, a member of the victim’s family may exercise these rights Through exercising these rights, you may find healing. You are not alone. If you are being abused, help is near. As a Victim, you may experience the following: 1) Shock, disbelief, numbness 2) Change of appetite 3) Change in sleep patterns 4) Guilt, shame and/or self-blame 5) Anxiety/Depression 6) Reliving traumatic event (unwanted memories of event) 7) Anger 8) Difficulty concentrating 9) Fatigue Plan for Safety 1) Develop a code that will alert a neighbor/friend to call the police 2) Have a bag packed with a change of clothes, important papers, spare keys, cell phone and cash 3) In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 Your Responsibilities • Visiting ACIC acic.org/citizens/pages/victimsinfo.aspx#victimRights Aic.org/citizens/Documents/CrVicGuideJuly2010.pdf for a complete list of rights • Keeping a complete and accurate accounting of all expenses related to the crime • Providing law enforcement with up to date contact information • Victim’s rights are not automatically granted-Request the rights you want exercised. Crime Victims Reparations Board Help for Crime Victims An innocent victim of a violent crime (including DWI) may qualify for financial help from the Crime Victims’Reparations Board. This money may help pay for medical expenses, or other costs related to personal injuries that were caused by a violent crime. You May Qualify for Assistance if: 1) The crime was reported to law enforcement within 72 hours 2) An application for assistance is received within one year of the date of the crime 3) The victim cooperates with the investigation 4) The victim did not contribute to the crime For more information contact your victim witness coordinator or the Office of the Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 (501-682-1020) or (800-448-3014) http://www.ag.state.ar.us/programs/criminal-justice/crime-victim-reparations/

MOUNTAIN HOME POLICE DEPARTMENT 14TH ANNUAL RED, WHITE, & BLUE 5K RUN Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 Time: 5K run starts at 7:00 am; registration starts at 6:30 am Location: Arkansas State University Mountain Home (ASUMH) campus near the Highway 62 entrance Fee: $20.00 T-shirts will only be guaranteed the day of the race for those who pre-register by June 19th, 2015 Registration may be completed by visiting the police department, downloading a registration from at www.redwhitebluefestival.com , or at ASUMH campus the day of the 5K run Make checks payable to: Mountain Home Police Department 5K Run Mail or deliver checks and registration forms to: Mountain Home Police Department Attn: Sergeant Bubba Jones 424 West 7th Street Mountain Home, AR 72653 For additional information, contact Sergeant Bubba Jones at bjones@mtnhome.k12.ar.us

Press Release 5/29/15 On May 28th, the police department received complaints of theft from a local hotel and another business. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle on 16th Street and attempted to make contact with the driver. After a short pursuit, the suspect stopped his vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended by pursuing officers. KENNETH A BOUCHER, 45 of Summit, AR is charged with shoplifting, theft of property, fleeing, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving. He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500. Carry Manuel, Chief of Police