Paragould Police Department

  • Agency: Paragould Police Department
  • Address: 101 North 3 1/2 Street, Paragould, 72450 AR
  • Chief: Todd Stovall (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-236-7621
Fax: 870-239-7554

Paragould Police Department is located at 101 North 3 1/2 Street, Paragould, 72450 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Todd Stovall. The Paragould Police Department phone number is 870-236-7621.

Paragould Police Department News

Always fun to get a chance to make a child’s day. Good job Fultz.

It’s that time of year again! Our friends at the Paragould Fire Department would likely remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when you roll your clocks back. It’s an easy way to keep up with maintenance on those important, potentially life-saving, devices.

A big THANK YOU to the Children's Homes for lunch yesterday. The food and the visit were both wonderful.

***Phone lines back in service*** The lines for both the police department and AMMC Ambulance are repaired and back in service. Here’s a photo of what caused the outage. Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding.

UPDATE: Phone lines are back in service ***EMERGENT MESSAGE*** The phone lines for the Paragould Police Department and AMMC Ambulance Service are currently down. Crews are enroute to correct the issue. Should you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance. We will update when the phone lines are back in service.

For the second year, the Paragould Police Department will be participating in “No Shave November”. Officers that want to participate are required to donate $20 for the month, and may grow a beard or goatee which are normally against department policy. At the end of the month, the police department will be donating the collected “entry fees” to a local charity. We would like some suggestions as to what local charities you would like considered for this donation. Please comment below with your ideas!

From Chief of Police Todd Stovall: We are receiving inquiries in reference to Halloween being moved due to the weather forecast. We will NOT be moving Halloween from its normal date of Wednesday. We are aware that other cities have moved the observance of Halloween to another date, however, the city council must approve that change. Due to the timing of the forecast, this falls between their scheduled meetings and could not be heard. Please pass this along as needed. Once again, thanks for being such a great community and if we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact us. Todd

The AT&T issue posted about previously has been corrected. All 870-586-XXXX numbers should be operating normally now and able to dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

**Update at 1:27 am** This issue has been corrected and lines are operating normally again. We have been advised by AT&T that landline phone numbers beginning with 870-586-XXXX are unable to call 9-1-1 at this time. AT&T advised that they do not have an estimated time for having the issue resolved. As of now, cell phone numbers with that prefix are working normally. This issue will mostly affect residents north of the city of Paragould in areas such as Oak Grove, Lafe, Beech Grove, etc. Should you live in those areas, have no cellular service, and need assistance (Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement), call the Paragould Police Department at 870-236-7621 and request to speak to dispatch immediately. The appropriate agency will then be dispatched to assist you. We will post a message when the issue has been resolved.

Congratulations to the Greene County Rescue Squad on their 35 years of volunteer service to the citizens of Greene County!

**UPDATE** On September 25th, 2018, Paragould Police Officers responded to a call in the Darling Street area in reference to a suicide. Officers located a deceased male identified as Gallie Charles Jr., age 60 of Paragould, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A witness on scene stated that Gallie had stated he had killed his ex-wife just prior to shooting himself. A deceased female identified as Cathy Charles, age 59 of Paragould, was located at a Paragould business minutes later with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. Cathy Charles and Gallie Charles, Jr. had recently gone through a divorce. Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.

On September 25, 2018 shortly after 6:00 P.M., officers from the Paragould Police Department, the Criminal Division and the Street Crimes Unit responded to a report of a deceased male in an area near Darling Street in Paragould. Information gathered on the scene led officers to another area near U.S. Hwy 49 and 49 B where a female was found deceased. This incident is being investigated as a murder / suicide and no further details will be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing. ###

Captain Dewayne Watson is speaking with children at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Circa 1975.

Just a friendly reminder that the sanitation schedule DOES NOT CHANGE this week due to the Labor Day Holiday today. Regular schedule all week. Have a great day!

The City of Paragould will begin testing of their early warning sirens starting Saturday 9-1-18 at noon. This will continue every Saturday at noon to ensure our early warning sirens are working properly. If we should experience inclement weather on Saturdays the sirens will not be tested. If you have any questions please contact Paragould Emergency Services. Thanks

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Any information or inquiries involving this case should be directed to the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 870-236-7612.

The Silver Alert posted earlier for Ms. Tomlinson is now cancelled. She has been located and is safe. Thank you all for your help!

******Silver Alert Cancelled****** Ms. Tomlinson has been located and is well. Thank you for all of the shares!! *****Silver Alert***** The Paragould Police Department, in coordination with the Arkansas State Police, have activated a Silver Alert for Ms. Fredea Fay Tomlinson, 77, of Paragould. Ms. Tomlinson was last seen at her residence on Vance St. approximately 7 days ago. While she has been away from home for a few days at a time, she has never been gone this long. She was reported missing today. There have been numerous attempts by family and law enforcement to contact/locate her, to no avail. It is believed by family and law enforcement that Ms. Tomlinson could be in the early stages of dementia and could be confused and disoriented. Ms. Tomlinson is described as follows: 5'5" tall 150 lbs Brown Hair Blue Eyes Unknown clothing Unknown direction of travel If anyone has any information about Tomlinson's whereabouts, or locates her, you are asked to contact the Paragould Police Department at 870-236-7621. If located outside the Paragould / Greene County area, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

With school starting in a couple of weeks, this is a good reminder for all motorists. Special thanks to GCT Tech TV for teaming up with the Arkansas State Police last year to get this very important message out to the masses.

For anyone needing the information for the upcoming Hepatitis A Vaccination Clinic. It’s being held at two locations.