Mountainburg Police Department

  • Agency: Mountainburg Police Department
  • Address: 101 Hwy 71 NW, Mountainburg, 72946 AR
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (479) 369-2791

Mountainburg Police Department is located at 101 Hwy 71 NW, Mountainburg, 72946 AR. The Mountainburg Police Department phone number is (479) 369-2791.

Mountainburg Police Department News

Thank you Mary H. (from Wynette, MA.) for the kind words of support and the touching card. As police officers we are not fully effective without support from the communities we serve! Even though you live many miles away we appreciate your act of kindness; it is a great reminder why police officers everywhere make the sacrifices they do.

We ❤️ all things Mountainburg!!

Real Heroes...

Another senseless act of violence carried out in a place of peace. Our hearts go out to the victims and those affected by this. Remain vigilant.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! There'll be much mistltoeing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rockford, IL Police Department and this young mans family.

It’s tragic when an officer is killed in the line of duty wherever it occurs #bluefamily

It's the end of Daylight Saving. When you turn back your clocks, it's a good reminder to test smoke alarms & check their batteries and expiration dates!

We love the staff at our local Mountainburg Family Clinic!

The dynamic duo is at it again!! 🦇🍁🎃

🎃 District 3 Fire Department is handing out candy tonight at the Mountainburg Station!! Bring those little boys and girls, ghosts and goblins and have a safe Halloween 🎃

The Mountainburg Police Department is proud to welcome Officer Victoria Mathews to our team! Officer Mathews just finished the Part Time II Police Academy at the Washington County Sheriff Office. She now begins the Field Training Program within the Mountainburg Police Department. Officer Mathews is the departments first female officer in our history! As you can tell by the photos she is very happy to be here, and so are we!!

#makesensemonday Have you ever heard the term “squatters rights”? We have and it was at the center of a recent investigation. Squatters (those who stay or squat in a place) often claim rights over the spaces they have squatted by virtue of occupation, rather than ownership; in this sense, squatting is similar to (and potentially a necessary condition of) adverse possession, by which a possessor of real property without title may eventually gain legal title to the real property. MPD was recently called to intervene in a situation where people began living in a vacant home which wasn’t theirs. They thought by ‘squatting’ or living on the property it automatically became theirs. WRONG! When family of the decease home owner contacted us we were able to make them leave immediately. The law does provide for the legitimate transfer of ownership of property using a provision called Adverse Possession. § 18-11-106. Adverse possession (a) To establish adverse possession of real property, the person and those under whom the person claims must have actual or constructive possession of the real property being claimed and have either: (1) (A) Held color of title to the real property for a period of at least seven (7) years and during that time paid ad valorem taxes on the real property. (B) For purposes of this subdivision (a)(1), color of title may be established by the person claiming adversely to the true owner by paying the ad valorem taxes for a period of at least seven (7) years for unimproved and unenclosed land or fifteen (15) years for wild and unimproved land, provided the true owner has not also paid the ad valorem taxes or made a bona fide good faith effort to pay the ad valorem taxes which were misapplied by the state and local taxing authority While we are on the topic of legal possession let’s look at criminal Trespass. We are also often asked- how can I get someone to leave my home or property, they are no longer welcome here. If there is no lease agreement than it is quite simple. If the person refuses to leave they are guilty of Criminal Trespass. § 5-39-203. Criminal trespass (a) A person commits criminal trespass if he or she purposely enters or remains unlawfully in or upon: (1) A vehicle; or (2) The premises of another person. (b) Criminal trespass is a: (1) Class B misdemeanor if: (A) The vehicle or premises involved is an occupiable structure; or (B) The conduct involves the removal of a posted sign, a fence, or a portion of a fence as defined in § 2-39-102; or (2) Class C misdemeanor if otherwise committed. (c) An individual aggrieved by a violation of this section is granted a private cause of action against the person who violated this section and is entitled to recover: (1) Actual damages caused by the violation; (2) Reasonable attorney's fees; and (3) Punitive damages. If a person does not have a legal right to be in your home or in your property you can make them leave. It’s as simple as that. If there was an agreement made in the form of a lease or renters agreement, then you must go forward with legal action according to Tenters/ landlords laws.

Freeze warning ⚠️

Mountainburg has a Drug take back box located inside City Hall, available to drop medication off during the hours between 8:00-4:00

Found dog near Chester

#makesensemonday You may think this is an easy one, but some folks still don’t understand... “Is it ok for me to dump my trash on the side of the road, in a car wash bay, or otherwise on someone else’s property?” The answer is an undeniable NO. Oh wait, maybe that’s not clear enough, so .... NO!! Littering is a nuisance. Littering is disrespectful. Littering is filthy. But above all littering is a crime, and we will enforce it. 8-6-406. Unlawful to litter -- Exceptions. It shall be unlawful to drop, deposit, discard, or otherwise dispose of litter upon any public or private property in this state or upon or into any river, lake, pond, or other stream or body of water within this state.