BELLA VISTA POLICE REPORTS
Monday, Aug. 21
1:44 a.m. Police investigated a vehicle at the softball field off Glasgow Road. The occupants were there to view a meteor shower, according to the dispatch log.
7:37 p.m. Police helped move a disabled vehicle that was stuck on the on ramp from U.S. Highway 71 to Arkansas Highway 340.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
10:02 a.m. Bella Vista police arrested Elexa Dostie, 19, and Scott Dostie, 41, on Wroxham Lane. Elexa Dostie was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and Scott Dostie was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor, and unauthorized use of property to facilitate a crime, all felony charges.
1:12 p.m. Someone turned in a bag of clothes found on Lake Windsor.
3:39 p.m. Police received a walk-in report of signs stolen from in front of a residence, one of which was vandalized.
4:32 p.m. Devin Acuff, 22, turned himself in on a warrant for contempt of court, with original charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of criminal contempt.
6:30 p.m. Christy Taylor, 41, was arrested on a Benton County warrant after she was spotted laying half in and out of a truck at Sugar Creek Center.
7:43 p.m. Police pulled over a bicycle on Dartmoor Road near Cooper Elementary School and warned the rider for disregarding a traffic control device.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
5:18 a.m. Douglas Batho, 35, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree on Grisham Circle.
7:05 a.m. Police helped someone unlock a vehicle on Eleanor Lane.
9:02 a.m. Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire in an electrical socket on Ayr Circle. They discovered no fire, but there was a spark at the outlet.
9:57 a.m. Wayne Burlingame, 51, was arrested on a Benton County warrant for hot checks during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 71 near the state line.
6:22 p.m. Three people were reportedly cutting trees on a Waterside Lane property. Someone called about them and, according to the dispatch log, said it was “suspicious because we don’t have a lot of black guys around here.”
Thursday, Aug. 24
12:18 a.m. A silver truck was reportedly in the Allen’s Food Market parking lot. Police investigated and found the occupants were waiting for the bank to open.
11:20 a.m. Police arrested Martin Root, 54, and charged him with domestic battery in the third degree and criminal mischief after responding to a call about a man strangling a woman at the Bella Vista Rest Area.
10:41 p.m. Police arrested Damon Sherwood, 44, and charged him with assault and interfering with emergency communications after he reportedly put his hands around his wife’s throat and vandalized her business on Forest Hills Boulevard.
Friday, Aug. 25
1:34 p.m. Brandon Vankeirsbilk, 27, turned himself in on a warrant for failure to appear related to a speeding charge.
5:43 p.m. Two motorcyclists were reportedly riding at high speeds on Mayfair Drive.
10:40 p.m. Someone turned in a pair of prescription RayBan glasses they found on the Back 40 Trail near the Buckingham Cutoff.
11:49 p.m. Police checked on a vehicle at the Lake Avalon boat ramp and found the occupants were out fishing.
Saturday, Aug. 26
12:26 a.m. Police checked on a vehicle that appeared to have driven off the road. Rather than an accident scene, officers discovered someone was putting up yard-sale signs.
6:08 a.m. A gunshot was heard near Granshire Drive.
1:29 p.m. Police investigated a hit-and-run accident in the Sugar Creek Plaza parking lot.