BELLA VISTA POLICE REPORTS
Monday, March 13
12:38 p.m. Someone spotted a boot with what appeared to be a bone sticking out of it alongside the road near the intersection of Arkansas 340 and Lenham Lane. Police discovered it was a chew bone for a dog that had been left in a boot.
3:38 p.m. An Oakford Lane resident reported a vehicle sitting outside their home. Police found the truck was occupied by the resident’s son.
5:02 p.m. A vehicle’s doors were reportedly being opened and closed while it was driving near the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Riordan Road.
6:56 p.m. Renters on Melinda Lane reportedly damaged the property and didn’t return their key after moving out.
Tuesday, March 14
7:59 a.m. Someone left their garage door open on Wentworth Drive.
3:50 p.m. A distressed-looking great dane was spotted running loose on Merritt Drive, no word on meddling kids. Police discovered the dog’s owners had installed an underground fence and the dog could not actually leave the property.
9:31 p.m. A reckless driver was reportedly heading into Bella Vista on U.S. Highway 71 in a red semi towing a flatbed loaded with cement barriers.
Wednesday, March 15
3:19 p.m. A moped fell off the trailer a Jeep was towing near the intersection of U.S. highway 71 and Mercy Way.
4:17 p.m. A white Mustang was reportedly speeding and swerving on U.S. Highway 71.
6:11 p.m. Someone walked into the police department to report they ordered a computer on eBay from someone in Florida, and were instead sent a bottle of orange liquid.
11:10 p.m. An Allison Drive resident reported a truck drove past their house several times.
Thursday, March 16
7:03 a.m. Several cars parked at the soccer field across from Cooper Elementary School and people walked their kids across the street. This held up traffic on Mercy Way.
9:20 a.m. A wedding ring was reported stolen on Purton Lane.
11:18 p.m. Wayne Shipley, 49, was cited for a noise ordinance violation after neighbors reported music blaring from a home on Annette Lane. According to the dispatch report, Shipley yelled and cussed at police.
Friday, March 17
1:09 a.m. Hayden Judy, 23, and Jacob Ruskauff, 19, were arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of Kingsland Road and U.S. Highway 71 after Judy was reportedly driving nearly 90 miles per hour. Judy was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to dim, while Ruskauff was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession.
11:22 a.m. A black Chevrolet pickup was reportedly hauling a trailer at approximately 100 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 71.
12:41 p.m. Krista Marple, 38, turned herself in on a warrant for a probation violation with an original charge of larceny.
1:25 p.m. A vehicle ended up in the ravine near the intersection of Arkansas 279 and Bassingham Drive.
3:18 p.m. Police stopped an ATV rider on the nature trails near the intersection of Manchester Drive and Dorking Lane.
5:41 p.m. A back door was broken and someone reportedly entered a home on Perry Lane.
7:41 p.m. A white van was reportedly driving slowly back and forth on Lambeth Drive.
9:32 p.m. Two people were reportedly casing Walgreens off U.S. Highway 71. Police discovered they were waiting for a ride.
Saturday, March 18
4:25 p.m. A rollover accident was reported on Highlands Blvd.
8:47 p.m. Shots were heard on Ashby Lane. Police discovered the sound was caused by fireworks.
Sunday, March 19
12:28 p.m. A mushroom hunter parked alongside the road near the intersection of Highlands Blvd. and Kinross Drive.
5:39 p.m. A black Chevrolet almost hit someone on a motorcycle near the intersection of Arkansas 340 and Lancashire Blvd.