Pine Bluff Police Department

  • Agency: Pine Bluff Police Department
  • Address: 200 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, 71601 AR
  • Chief: Brenda Davis-Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-543-5100
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Pine Bluff Police Department is located at 200 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, 71601 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Brenda Davis-Jones. The Pine Bluff Police Department phone number is 870-543-5100.

Pine Bluff Police Department News

The Pine Bluff Police Department is looking for 23 year old Ronald Sharkey. Sharkey is wanted for a shooting that happened last night. The victim of the shooting is in critical condition. A photo of Sharkey is attached. If you have information on Sharkey's location, please call the detective office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300

This is video from inside a home in Pine Bluff. The residence was burglarized about 10:00 P.M. on April 17, 2018. Anyone with information on the identity of the first 2 people who enter please call the detective division at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300. The third male entering has already been identified as 18 year old Alexander Wyatt and arrested. Thank you for any assistance on identifying these two.

PRESS RELEASE Breaking or Entering 04-09-2018 The Pine Bluff Police Detective Division is asking for your help in identifying two males wanted for the crime of Breaking or Entering of the rent deposit boxes at Pineywoods Apartments (2200 Woodgate Dr.) and Fountain Square Apartments (3201S. Beech St). Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD

The Pine Bluff Police Detective Division is asking for your help in identifying two males and two females wanted in questioning for a theft that occurred at 5501 S. Olive (Wal Mart). Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD

The Pine Bluff Police Department is looking for 26 year old Marquanthony Sullivan. Sullivan is wanted for the murder of Lonnie Urquhart Jr. on March 14, 2018 at 2920 S. Fir. Anyone with information on the location of Sullivan is ask to call the detective office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300. A photo of Sullivan is attached.

PRESS RELEASE 02/27/2018 Reward Offered for Information on Homicide The family of a 2017 murder victim is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Dimarco Wylie. The Pine Bluff Police Department is assisting the family in distributing this offer and call for help. On April 27, 2017 Mr. Wylie was one of two people shot and killed on the parking lot of the Suzanne Apartments in the 2100 block of South Blake Street. The incident was reported to the police shortly before midnight after a 911 caller reported shots were fired in the area. As officers responded an additional call report someone had been shot. Upon officers arrival they found both victims deceased from gunshot wounds. The investigation initially suspected the two had shot each other but further investigation has shown that other people were present when the incident occurred. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or dispatch at 870-541-5300. Never assume information you have is unimportant. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer Richard Wegner Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Aggravated Robbery Suspect Caught 02/26/2018 On 02/13/2018 and 02/18/2018, this office released information for help in finding the suspect involved in an aggravated robbery at the Big Red Gas Station (1802 E. Harding) and at the Fast Mart Gas Station (100 N. Walnut). Thanks to tips from the public, Ronald Young was taken into custody on 02/20/2018. Mr. Young was booked into the jail for Aggravated Robbery and Terroristic Threatening. Again thanks to the public for all your calls and texts. Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Wife of Murder Victim Asks for Help 02/23/2018 The wife of a murder victim John Stepps (pictured) is asking the public for help in bringing to justice the person or persons responsible for the murder of her husband. The Pine Bluff Police Department is extending her plea for help as well as informing the public of her desire to offer a reward. She is offering a reward of $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Mr. Stepps was shot to death outside of a vehicle in the 300 block of North Hickory on November 30th, 2017. We are asking anyone with information to contact the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via the web links listed bleow. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer Richard Wegner Public Information Officer

Press Release Aggravated Robbery 02-19-2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in these photos, who is wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery. On 2-18-2018 around 11:43 a.m, officers were dispatched to a robbery at 100 N. Walnut (Fast Mart Gas Station). An older black male with a gray beard, entered the gas station wearing sunglasses, a dark skull cap with a light colored stripe, gray hoodie, and gray pants. The male entered the business and demanded all the money from the register. The male then put his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun. The male then left the gas station in a dark colored four door passenger vehicle, possibly a Nissan, with tinted windows, factory chrome rims, and faded paint on the roof and hood of the vehicle. This male may be the same suspect in the aggravated robbery that occurred on 2-13-2018 at 1802 E. Harding (Big Red Gas Station). Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Aggravated Robbery 02-14-2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in these photos, who is wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery. On 2-13-2018 around 1:20 p.m, officers were dispatched to a robbery at 1802 E. Harding (Big Red Gas Station). An older black male with a gray beard, entered the gas station wearing sunglasses, a camouflage skull cap, black hoodie with green lining, dark pants and white low top sneakers. The male purchased a beer and cigarettes, then demanded all the money from the register. The male put his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun and threatened to shoot the clerk if she didn’t empty the register. The male then left the gas station in a white four door passenger vehicle with tinted windows. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Wal Mart Scammers 01/29/2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying four suspects in these photos in connection to Theft of Property. On January 10, 2018, the males went to Wal-Mart in Pine Bluff, AR around 11:00 p.m. and started a purchases of four preloaded Visa debit cards. Two males went to one register, while the other two males went to another register, the males had the cashiers preload four cards with $500.00 totaling $2,000. The suspects then left the store with the four cards without paying. The males were seen entering the store together and leaving in the same vehicle, which is pictured. The males also went to Benton, AR and did the same thing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Homicide 01/30/2018 The Pine Bluff Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. Officers responded to a shooting at a residence on South Richard Street at about 3:30 a.m. and found the victim in the passenger seat of a car. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Deunta Blakemore of Pine Bluff. This is an ongoing investigation and any assistance from the public would be appreciated. This is Pine Bluff’s first homicide in the city in 2018, and the first since November 30th, 2017. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via the links listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer Richard Wegner Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Arrest in August 2017 Homicide 01/23/2018 Alexis Reed was taken into custody earlier today in Louisville, Kentucky. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Murder stemming from the shooting death of Jerry Pryor on August 9th, 2017. The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. outside the Merrill Community Center located at 1002 S Ash St. Reed was identified by multiple witnesses as the person responsible for the killing. The shooting was preceded by an argument between Reed and Pryor, but the nature of the argument was unknown. Reed is being held in jail in Kentucky pending an extradition to Arkansas. No details regarding the circumstances of her arrest are available at this time. The police department would like to thank everyone who contacted us with information regarding Reed during this investigation.

PRESS RELEASE Commercial Burglary 01/18/2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in these photos, who is wanted in connection with a commercial burglary. On 01-01-2018 around 2258 hours, officers found the front door to 601 N. Hutchinson (HR Food Mart) smashed in. The suspect and another male entered the business and stole several cases of beer and other items. The suspects fled the scene in what appeared to be an early 2000s gray Dodge Dakota. The Dodge Dakota was also possibly used in an attempted commercial burglary at 2811 S. Hazel (Hazel’s Bottle Shop Liquor) on 12-31-2017. The vehicle should have damage to the rear with busted tail lights. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Commercial Burglary 01/09/2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in this photo who is wanted in connection with a commercial burglary. On 12-15-2017 around 210 pm, Officers were dispatched to 900 S. Grant (Mr. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church) in reference to an alarm. The suspect in the photo took a flat screen television from the church. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

01/05/2018 Retirements and Promotions The Pine Bluff Police Department would like to thank retiring Sergeant Bill Lambert for over 22 years of service with the department. Sgt. Lambert has served in Patrol, Traffic, and the Evidence sections during his tenure with the department and is also a retired United States Marine. Please join us in thanking him for his service to both the country and to the people of Pine Bluff. We wish him the best in his retirement, may he enjoy it. Sergeant Lambert’s vacant sergeant position was filled through promotion on 01/05/2018. Detective Marcia Oliver was promoted to Sergeant in a ceremony conducted before family and friends in the lobby of the police department. Sergeant Oliver is a retired United States Army Veteran who has over 17 years of service to the Pine Bluff Police Department. She has served in the Patrol and Detective Divisions and will continue her service as a shift sergeant on the graveyard shift in the patrol division. Officer Richard Wegner Public Information Officer

The Pine Bluff Police Department is offering a $500 scholarship! Applicants must major in Criminal Justice, be a student in college at UAPB, complete the application, submit an unofficial transcript, and submit two sealed references. One applicant will be selected for the award. Applications must me postmarked or turned in no later than January 26, 2018 to: Pine Bluff Police Department 200 East 8th Ave. Pine Bluff, AR 71601 or Applications may be given to Mrs. Campbell or Mrs. Burns at the UAPB Alumni House at 27 Watson Blvd. If you have any questions feel free to contact Deputy Chief Shirley Warrior at (870)730-2073.

PRESS RELEASE Aggravated Robbery Suspect Caught 01/05/2018 On 01/01/2018, this office released information for help in finding the suspect involved in an aggravated robbery at the Family Dollar (1607 E. Harding). Thanks to tips from the public, 19 year old David Johnson was taken into custody on 01/04/2018 by the Violent Crime Task Force officers. Mr. Johnson was booked into the jail for Aggravated Robbery and Theft of Property. Again thanks to the public for all your calls and texts. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT SCAMMERS 01/01/2018 It has been brought to the attention of the Pine Bluff Police Department that there have been several scammers within the last few weeks. People of different age groups have received phone calls stating someone in their family has been involved in an accident and has had to be taken to the hospital. The scammers calling are saying the relatives need money for the hospital visit. They are also saying relatives are in jail and need money to get out. The scammers are also using a scam claiming to be a representative of the IRS or posing as officers to try to collect money. They are asking for large sums of money, by way of Wal Mart. The scammers are asking people to purchase Wal Mart cards and to give them the pin numbers to the cards. Contact with Wal Mart has been made about the scam. The Pine Bluff Police Department and Wal Mart representatives are working with each other to get this situation handled. Wal Mart has instructed their employees to ask questions when it comes to large amounts of money either being wired or purchased for the Wal Mart cards. Also it is asked of the public, if you receive any calls of that nature to ask questions and check into the situation more. Contact can be made with the Pine Bluff Police Department if any assistance is needed. Just a few tips to remember: 1. The IRS will not contact you via telephone. 2. The IRS will not accept Wal Mart gift cards as collection for debt. 3. Police Officers will not contact you to collect on any debt. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer

PRESS RELEASE Aggravated Robbery 01/01/2018 The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in these photos who is wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery. On 12-30-2017 around 830pm, the suspect started a small purchase then robbed the store of an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the store on foot and left going East on Harding Street. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below. Facebook- pinebluff.pbpd@facebook.com Text-a-Tip-274637 Keyword: PBPD Officer DeAunuana Martin Public Information Officer