The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office arrested four during a Wednesday night saturation.
Sheriff Tim Ryals directed deputies along with criminal investigators and reserve deputies who volunteered their time to patrol the area along Highway 286.
Spokesman Adam Bledsoe said the sheriff’s office will continue to conduct saturations throughout the county in an attempt to deter crime.
"Sheriff Ryals has committed to saturating high-risk property crime areas to catch criminals and deter crime," Bledsoe said. "The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit was utilized in this operation once again. Investigators and deputies use probable cause to conduct traffic stops to make contact with subjects in violation of Arkansas law."
FCSO made four arrests during Wednesday’s saturation:Rony-rogelio Gonzales-Maldonado, 26, was arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance.Jackie Leach, 60, was arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.Christopher Davis, 28, was arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.Larry king, 43, was arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding failure to appear warrant.
Further saturations will be held based on crime statistics within the county, Bledsoe said on Ryals’ behalf.
"It is the desire of the sheriff to aggressively seek offenders who are stealing form the fine citizens of Faulkner County," he said. "Sheriff Ryals and his deputies patrol Faulkner County day and night, seeking to slow down theft and other crimes."
Bledsoe said county residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity as they see it by calling the sheriff’s department at 501-450-4914. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at www.fcso.ar.gov under the Crime Tips tab.