Beebe Police Department

  • Agency: Beebe Police Department
  • Address: 201 W. Illinois, Beebe, 72012 AR
  • Chief: Wayne Ballew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 501-882-3365
Fax: 501-882-5055

Beebe Police Department is located at 201 W. Illinois, Beebe, 72012 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Wayne Ballew. The Beebe Police Department phone number is 501-882-3365.

Beebe Police Department News

Prayers for a brother in EMS who is fighting a hard battle tonight. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and your family!

Our thoughts and prayers for our brothers and sisters at the Batesville PD tonight.!

McGruff the Crime Dog assisted Beebe Police and Arkansas State Police with welcoming the Kindergarten kids to school this morning!! Watch out for more surprise visits to come!

This subject in this photo is a person of interest in a theft from Wal-Mart. Beebe Police seek the public’s help in identifying this subject. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 501-882-3365.

The Beebe Police Department participated in the Drug Take Back initiative! 9 boxes totaling 232.6 pounds were collected.

Come visit our special guest tonight at the Police Department!!! He will have treats for the kiddos starting at around 6:30pm!!

The following Sentencing Orders from the White County Circuit Court were released by Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew. The following individuals entered guilty pleas: Tommy Dewayne Hollis, 44, of Searcy was sentenced to 24 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for Felony Fleeing and Felony Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor In The First Degree. Detective Steven Hall and Detective Barron Dickson observed Hollis’ vehicle parked in a wooded area near the Northside Church of Christ on west Mississippi Street. When they attempted to make contact, Hollis fled the area in the vehicle. The detectives pursued the vehicle that was traveling at speeds of more than 120 MPH. Officers from Beebe as well as officers from Lonoke County and Cabot Police Department joined in on the pursuit that lasted over 25 miles. The vehicle finally came to a stop on Highway 89 outside of Cabot after Hollis’ vehicle hit spike strips that had been deployed by a Cabot Police Officer. Herburt Townsell, 45, of North Little Rock was sentenced to 36 months’ probation with the Community Correction Center for Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons. The charges stem from a traffic stop that was conducted by Officer Andrew Napolitano. Officer Napolitano stopped the vehicle driven by Townsell due to an expired registration. Inside the vehicle officers found a loaded and chambered firearm. Hubert Townsell is a convicted felon and it is illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm. Riley Franklin Weems, 24, of Hazen pled guilty to Theft of a Credit Card and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation. His original charges also included Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Those charges were Nolle Prossed. Weens' charges stem from the theft and usage of a family members credit card. Jimmy Aron Little, 37, of Beebe was sentenced to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on each of the following charges. 1. Possession of Methamphetamine 2-10 grams / 2. Tampering with Physical Evidence / 3. Possession of a Counterfeit Substance / 4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale/Inject Meth. The seizure of narcotics resulted from a traffic stop by Officer Andrew Napolitano near the intersection of Indiana & Peach Streets. Felony charges were pursued by S.I.U. detectives. Christy L. Stephens,30, of Beebe was sentenced to 48 months’ probation with the Community Corrections Center for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale Meth. She was also fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $635 in Court Costs and Fees. Detective Barron Dickson, Detective Steven Hall and Officer Blake Rogers arrested Christy Stephens for DWI Drugs and while they were conducting an inventory of her vehicle the drug paraphernalia was discovered. Candis N. Sumler, 25, of McRae was sentenced to 54 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for Possession of Methamphetamine 2 to 10 grams. She was also ordered to pay $635 in Court Costs and Fees. The seizure of methamphetamine resulted from a traffic stop made by Officer Andrew Napolitano near the intersection of W. Indiana & Peach. Felony charges were pursued by S.I.U. detectives.

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following sentencing orders by the White County Circuit Court. All suspects entered guilty pleas to the Court. Benny E. Hefner (II), 48, of Beebe was sentenced to 60 months Probation for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth". He was fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Michael W. Wade, 42, of Little Rock was sentenced to 60 months Probation for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth" and an additional 60 months Probation for "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inject Meth". Wade was fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $636.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Chase D. Benson, 24, of Beebe was sentenced to 18 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections - Community Corrections Center for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth" and an additional 18 months for a second charge of "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth". He was also ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Andre DeKeith Stewart, 20, of Little Rock was sentenced to 36 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for "Breaking and Entering". Robert Stacy Hill, 49, of Beebe, was sentenced to 24 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections - Community Corrections Center for "Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons" and an additional 24 months for "Terroristic Threatening in the 1st Degree". Jessica M. Ridings,31, of Greenbrier, was sentenced to 60 months’ Probation for "Theft of Property" and fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees.

School superintendent Dr. Belinda Shook and Beebe Fire Chief William Nick being brought to the stadium by Survival Flight 6 to deliver the game ball.

Eight Arrested On Drug Charges During The Execution Of A Search Warrant Chief Wayne Ballew reports that on September 18, 2017, Beebe Police Department (BPD) Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a residence at 602 N. Cypress Street in Beebe, Arkansas. At approximately 5:00 p.m. that same day, detectives and officers with the BPD executed the search warrant. Eight individuals were found in the residence when the search was conducted. Inside the home officers also found; methamphetamine, marijuana, un-prescribed prescription medication, drug paraphernalia and items used to package and sale illegal narcotics. All eight individuals were arrested on various felony and misdemeanor charges. Michael NOKES was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of LT 2g with Purpose to Deliver Methamphetamine (Felony) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Inhale Methamphetamine (Felony) 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Pack Methamphetamine (Felony) 4. Maintaining a Drug Premise (Felony) 5. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) Donald BURNETT was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Cameron COPUS was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Pack Methamphetamine (Felony) Ashley COPUS was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Joseph HOWARD was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). James BUNKER was arrested on the following charge: 1. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Inhale Methamphetamine (Felony). Junior CARRIER was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Patrick DOUGHERTY was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor).

Thank you to Mr. Dane Grant for inviting Detective Goss to come speak with the high school kids today about investigations!!

Det. Goss and Det. Latture at the Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. #2017ACCAN

The Beebe Police Department donated a book to the Beebe Public Library. The donation was presented to Mrs. Ramona Howell by Officer Napolitano.

BBPD's Officer Napolitano and Officer Crump along with Members of Northstar Ambulance....getting down with the kiddos at this past weekends "Glow Dance Party". Thank you Candice Hilger and April Ostle for letting us come visit!!! We had a great time!!!

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On August 27, 2017, Austin Ceal (19) reported that two subjects, one of which was armed with a handgun, entered his residence and attempted to rob him. Ceal reported that the subjects were not successful in stealing any items or money from him, but they both attacked him. Ceal reported that he had to go to the hospital due to the seriousness of the attack. During the course of the investigation Detectives came to suspect that the incident occurred over a bad drug deal. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, members of the Special Investigation Unit obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence of Austin Ceal. Officers discovered two sets of digital scales with suspected marijuana residue, a box containing zip bags and two bags containing a felony amount of marijuana located in CEAL’s bedroom. Ceal’s residence is located approximately 450 feet from a Church. Austin Ceal was arrested and charged with Possession of schedule VI with the purpose to deliver a class D felony, Possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to weigh/package marijuana a class D felony and maintaining a drug premises within 1,000 feet of a certified drug free zone a class B felony.

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On August 25, 2017, members of the Special Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Beebe Police Department arrested Marlin C. Roberts Jr (48). During the months of July and August, officers conducted an undercover investigation on Roberts and purchased a large number of Hydrocodone pills with a street value of over a $1000. On the night he was arrested, Roberts brought a 9-year-old juvenile along with him. The juvenile was in close proximity during the drug transaction. Marlin C. Roberts Jr., who identified himself as a Special Investigator with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, was arrested for two counts of Delivery of More Than 28g but Less Than 200g of Hydrocodone a class A felony, one count of Delivery of More Than 2g but Less Than 28g of Hydrocodone a class B felony, one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor a class D felony and one count of The Use of a Communication Device a class C felony.

Members of the Beebe Police Department once again attending Mr. Dane Grants class. Today we worked with the students in roadside pat downs. We enjoy working with the kids and appreciate Mr. Grant for letting us help out!! Some of these photos are from the previous handcuffing technique class!

Mr. Joe Lamb of Farmers Insurance donated fire extinguishers to the Beebe Police Department Patrol Division. Thank you Mr. Lamb for your support and much appreciated donation!!

A message from our friendly school resource officer...Officer Greg Meharg

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, officers responded to 1001 North Cypress Street in reference to a possible Residential Burglary. Upon arrival, they spoke with the home owner who stated he had been out of town and had just returned home. He stated that when he got home, he found his bedroom had been ransacked and many items were missing. He confronted his roommate, Brian R. Pearce (35), about the condition of his bedroom and the theft. Pearce reported to him that someone had broken into the house during the night and had stolen the items. During the investigation, the officers found Pearce was on active supervised felony parole and had a Warrantless Search Waiver on file. A search was conducted of Pearce’s bedroom and his person and officers found many of the items that had been reported stolen. Officers also found drug paraphernalia in his bedroom. Recently, Brian R. Pearce was convicted of Theft of Property, Filing a False Police Report and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Inject. He was sentenced to 30 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and was fined $510.

Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding a recent felony adjudication, from the White County Circuit Court, involving the Beebe Police Department. On August 6, 2016, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Beebe Police Department received several calls of hearing gunshots in the 2100 block of Kmak Drive in Beebe. Officers responded and found a home in the neighborhood had been burglarized. The homeowner, Albert K. Hughey (65), did not make the call to the police department, but when officers arrived he reported that masked men had busted through his front door and had stolen a few things, and then fired several shots as they were leaving the residence. Detectives working the incident believed there was more to the case than what Mr. Hughey was reporting. Neighbors reported there was a lot of traffic coming to the home and detectives later learned that Mr. Hughey was selling drugs out of the house. On September 29, 2016, Beebe Police Department Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for the Albert Hughey's residence and on September 30, 2016, the Search Warrant was executed at the residence. Once Beebe Police Officers made entry into the residence they encountered Hughey, who was armed with a 12 gauge shotgun. Hughey pointed the shot gun at officers at which time a Beebe Police Officer fired his duty weapon striking Hughey multiple times. Hughey was transported to the hospital and was later released. Arkansas State Police Special Agents handled the investigation of the officer involved shooting. Hughey was later charged with Aggravated Assault by the Arkansas State Police. On August 3, 2017 Hughey entered a guilty plea in the White County Circuit Court to the felony charges of: Simultaneous Possession of drugs and firearms (120 Months ADC); Possession of drug paraphernalia (120 Months ADC); Possession of drug paraphernalia (72 Months ADC); Possession of schedule VI controlled substance with purpose to deliver (72 Months ADC); Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver (120 Months ADC); Possession of cocaine with purpose to deliver (120 Months ADC); Aggravated Assault (72 Months ADC). Hughey also entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge of Possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver.

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Detectives with the Special Investigation Unit completed an Affidavit for Warrant for the arrest of Loretta Davie (47). On August 16, 2017, a Bench Warrant 15137 was issued from the White County Circuit Court charging Davie with Delivery of 2-10 grams of methamphetamine and Maintaining a Drug Premises in a Drug Free Zone (1,000 feet of a daycare). On August 23, 2017, Loretta Davie was arrested on the outstanding warrant by members of the Beebe Police Department. Her bond was set at $2500.

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Detectives with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) arrested Karen Sue Buckner (43). Buckner was charged with Delivery of Methamphetamine (B Felony) and Use of a communication device (C Felony). Detectives also requested that an enhancement be filed due to the delivery occurring within 1,000 feet of a certified drug free zone (Lighthouse Pentecostal Church). The court set Karen Buckner’s bond at $10,000.

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On June 15, 2017, Detectives with the Special Investigation Unit observed a black colored Buick car traveling westbound on State Highway 64. Detectives observed the vehicle using the turn lane of Highway 64 to pass motorist. Detectives also determined, through the use of radar, that the vehicle was traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. Detectives conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle as it turned onto Davidson Road. The driver of the vehicle was Joseph Stanley Hallman 45 of Beebe. During the stop detectives determined that Hallman was too impaired to safely operate a motor vehicle. Detectives placed Hallman under arrest and subsequently inventoried the vehicle to prepare it for tow. During the inventory of the vehicle detectives located a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the vehicle. Hallman was transported to the Beebe Police Department where he refused to submit to a chemical test. Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a blood draw, and Hallman was transported to a local hospital for execution of the Search Warrant. The blood test revealed that Hallman’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .14, well over the legal limit. It was later discovered that Hallman was a convicted felon and it was therefore illegal for him to be in possession of the firearm. Hallman was arrested for DWI, speeding and refusal to submit to the BAC test. Detectives also submitted an affidavit for warrant to the White County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and on August 7, 2017, a Bench Warrant was issued charging Joseph Hallman with Possession of Firearms By Certain Persons.