Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Special Operation nets 42 arrests for crimes against children

As the school year ended and summer activities kicked off, Arkansas State Police (ASP) ramped up efforts to identify and stop sexual predators during a special Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division operation called Operation Cyber Highway Safety Check. “Unfortunately, children are often alone and most vulnerable during the summer,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar.…

Read more

‘Operation Hope’ combats human trafficking in Hot Springs

Seven women believed to be victims of human trafficking were offered services, and another 25 local victims were identified as part of Operation HOPE (Help and Opportunity to Prevent Exploitation), which took place in Hot Springs this month.  Arkansas State Police (ASP) and members of the Arkansas Human Trafficking Council conducted the recovery operation over…

Read more

Don’t risk it on 4/20: Drive high, Get a DUI

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Arkansas law enforcement to urge drivers to stay sober behind the wheel. This upcoming Saturday, April 20, 2024, marks the unofficial marijuana “holiday,” and there will likely be an increase in marijuana use. Marijuana laws are changing constantly across the…

Read more

‘Operation Hart’ tackles human trafficking in Northeast Arkansas

Five women believed to be victims of human trafficking were offered services and another 30 local victims were identified as part of Operation HART (Human Anti-Trafficking Recovery Team), which took place in Jonesboro earlier this month. One suspected trafficker was identified. Arkansas State Police (ASP) and members of the Arkansas Human Trafficking Council conducted…

Read more

ASP seized more than 11,000 pounds of illegal drugs and $1.4 million from Arkansas Highways in 2023

In 2023, Arkansas State Police (ASP) saw a significant rise in illegal drug seizures during traffic stops compared to the previous year. ASP's Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) identified 138 significant seizures in 2023. The amount of cocaine seizures showed a significant increase, with a total of 353 pounds confiscated in 2023. The street value of…

Read more

Local Mountain Home, AR News



© 2024 Mountain Home Observer. All Rights Reserved.