TIPS collageDuring the “28-Days of Hide & Seek” initiative in February, officers with the Benton Police Department served a total of 358 warrants. There were 37 felony warrants served, and 281 misdemeanor warrants served. There were also 40 warrants served from other law enforcement agencies.

Though the “28-Days of Hide & Seek” initiative has ended, Benton Police Department officers will continue to actively serve warrants.

Anyone that has a warrant or unsure if a warrant is issued, we encourage you make contact with the Benton Police Department. A person with a warrant may be able to avoid additional fees such as impounding of a vehicle if they are arrested on a traffic stop. They may also avoid the embarrassment of being arrested in front of family members or friends or co-workers, and by being contacted at their place of employment. If a person turns themselves in at the police department, they stand a chance of being released with a court date and not being incarcerated.

The BNPD also reminds people that failing to appear for a court hearing causes a judge to automatically suspend their driver’s license and issue a Failure To Appear warrant.

If you know of someone who has an outstanding warrant, please call the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be sent to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text. An anonymous tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play. The Benton Police Department is located at 114 S. East St. in Benton.