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Incidents reported to Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Monday, Nov. 30

7:45 a.m.Two-vehicle accident at Lee Town Road and Washburn involving Alison Berchtold, 24, Pea Ridge, and Hunter Keller, 17, Pea Ridge.There were no citations issued.

10:43 p.m. As a result of attempting to make a traffic stop, police issued a citation to Ronald Shelton, 28, of Pea Ridge, for fleeing and no seat belt in use.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

9:15 p.m. Police were notified by dispatch of a white Chevrolet pickup traveling into the city on Arkansas Highway 94 from Rogers with a possibly intoxicated driver.The vehicle was located and stopped at Fred’s on North Curtis Avenue.The driver, Brandon Sizemore, 25, Pea Ridge, was arrested for DWI and endangering the welfare of a minor as he had young children in the vehicle.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

10:10 a.m.The mother of a 16-year-old girl reported her daughter was missing. At 3:45 p.m., the mother arrived at the police station with the daughter reporting that the daughter said she’d been hiding at school all day.

11:55 p.m. A resident on Watie Street reported a rifle had been stolen from his house.There was no visible sign of forced entry.

Thursday, Dec. 3

7 p.m. A resident on Barnes Circle reported harassing phone calls.

Friday, Dec. 4

4:30 p.m. A parent of a 12-year-old girl reported her daughter had been harassed and bullied at Pea Ridge Middle School.

Sunday, Dec. 6

9 a.m. A resident on Richards Street reported missing yard decorations - a three-foot snowman and a twofoot wire reindeer.


Incidents reported to Pea Ridge Fire and Ambulance Service this week include: Sunday, Nov. 30

8:30 a.m. Medical, Chapmen Lane.

11:30 a.m. Hazmat call (mixed household cleaning chemicals), Jack Crabtree Road.

Friday, Dec. 4

9:32 a.m. Medical, N. Davis Road.

Saturday, Dec. 5

6:03 p.m. Medical, Hayden Road.

10:47 p.m. Fire, canceled en route, false alarm (bonfire), Eagle Crest Road.

Sunday, Dec. 6

1:52 p.m. Fire alarm, false alarm, Pea Ridge High School.

2:50 p.m. Medical,Wade Lane.

4:10 p.m. Medical, Greenwood Road.ARKANSAS STATE POLICE

Incidents reported to Arkansas State Police in the northeast Benton County area recently included: Thursday, Dec. 3

3:35 a.m. A one-vehicle accident involving a 2006 Peterbilt, driven by Richard Baker, 47, of Fort Smith, which traveled off the eastbound side of the U.S. Hwy. 62 in Garfield.

Baker was approaching Wimpy Jones Road and entering a left-hand curve. The vehicle struck a highway sign and two business signs, then struck a tree, causing damage to the trailer and scattering the load along the road.

The driver was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.

The spilled load did not consist of hazardous materials.

Monday, Dec. 7

7:12 a.m. John Berkley of Pea Ridge was cited for passing a stopped school bus on Arkansas Highway 72 near Mariano Road west of Pea Ridge by state police.

State police have increased patrols on State Hwy. 72 west of town recently because of increased reports of reckless drivers and several accidents, including a double fatality, officials said.


Incidents reported toVAS this week include: Sunday, Nov. 30

Four-wheeler motor-vehicle accident, transported one.

Monday, Dec. 1

Motor-vehicle accident, Ark. Hwy.

127, transported one.

Medical, U.S. Hwy 62, transferred to Rogers ALS.

Medical, Old Highway Road, transferred to Rogers ALS.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Motor-vehicle accident, U.S. Hwy. 62,transferred to Rogers ALS.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Medical,Wilson Court, BCSO canceled.

Friday, Dec. 5

Motor-vehicle accident, U.S. Hwy 62, transported one.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Medical, Hickory Hills Road, transported one.

Medical, Ark. Hwy. 127, transported one.

Medical, Shaffer Road, transported one.


Incidents reported this week to the Northeast Benton CountyVolunteer Fire Department include: Monday, Dec. 1

11:06 a.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Ark. Hwy. 127.

11:21 a.m. Controlled burn, Gann Ridge Road.

7:02 p.m. Medical assist, U.S. Hwy.


Tuesday, Dec. 2

12:21 a.m. Medical assist, Old Highway.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

3:43 a.m. Motor-vehicle accident, U.S. Hwy. 62.

Saturday, Dec. 5

2:44 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, U.S. Hwy. 62.

10:55 p.m. Assist Pea Ridge FD with grass fire, Eagle Crest.

8:19 p.m. Grass fire, Palomino Drive.PUBLIC MEETINGSMonday, Dec. 14

6 p.m. - Pea Ridge School Board, PRHS media center

6 p.m. - Seligman, Mo., City Council, City Hall Tuesday, Dec. 15

2:30 p.m. - Pea Ridge Community Library Board of Trustees, Pea RidgeLibrary.

6 p.m. - NEBCO Board of Directors, NEBCO Community Room, Garfield.

7 p.m. - Gateway Planning Commission, City Hall

The regular monthly Pea Ridge City Council meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, Dec. 29.

HOLIDAY EVENTSChristmas Eve services

6 p.m. Lost Bridge Community Church

5 p.m. First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

6 p.m. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church,

5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Bella Vista Christan Church Avoca parade

AVOCA - The AvocaCountry Christmas Parade, featuring the Rogers Heritage War Eagles marching band, will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with judging at 5 p.m. sharp at Latham Cabinets.

This year, canned food will be accepted to be donated to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. Thedrop off locations are Sunny and Hair, Latham Cabinets and the Avoca City Hall.

For more information, contact Ronnie Smith, 633-8267, Wendy Barnard, 899-8870 or Diane Bowen, 621-5921.

Seligman parade

SELIGMAN, Mo. - TheSeligman Christmas parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Line up begins at 1 p.m. at the north end of Business 37. Sign up by calling 417-662-3600 or just show up on parade day.

Santa will be at the Seligman Community Center after the parade giving out large goody bags to children.


Bloodhound - Female, call Ronda at 417-435-2722. (12/9)

Kitten - Female, 8-week-old, gray tabby, call Gayla at 417-226-4586. (11/18)

Two Papillions - Two- and threeyears old, call Roxie Goines, 417-341-1177. (11/4)

Four kittens - One cream color, two yellow and one black, call 656-3945. (10/28) LOST ANIMALS

Cat - Male, orange tabby, neutered, call Kevin 790-3756. (12/9)

Tiny Yorkie - Short haircut, has a tail, lost in Rogers-Avoca area. Call Cassandra 586-3537. (12/9)

White Terrier - Black face, neutered male, call Brenda David 287-2825. (11/4) FOUND ANIMALS

Great Dane - Female, black, call Chad Toms, 366-5971. (11/4)

To list animals in this column, call 451-1196.


Jeffrey Neal Birdsong, 47, and Susan Elaine Self, 34, both of Pea Ridge.

Joseph Andrew Laughlin, 20, and Amy Sue Shephard, 20, both of Garfield.BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICESeatbelt Checkpoints

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in this year’s Clik-It-or-Ticket campaign over the Thanksgiving holiday ended Sunday, Nov. 29, with multiple arrests and several citations issued.

Although seatbelt citations seemed lower than years past, Sheriff Keith Ferguson and his deputies believe there are still too many drivers not buckling up. He reminded citizens that seatbelt usage can and does save lives.

Statistics for the holiday’s mobilization included 848total traffic stops resulting in a total of 39 citations issued and six arrests. The breakdown of citations is: 21 seatbelt violations; one child restraint violation; four suspended driver’s license violations; three no insurance violations; 10 no driver’s license violations; four misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests.

Although the stepped up efforts have ended, deputies will continue to scan the roadways of Benton County for non-compliance of the state’s seatbelt statute.

On the Record, Pages 3 on 12/09/2009


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